International Baccalaureate Spanish II (Higher Level & Standard Level)

IB Spanish is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of another language and culture. While the main objective of the class is to provide the student with the ability to communicate effectively and confidently, the exploration of Spanish literature, art ,and history enhance the linguistic study. Written and oral activities are highly interactive, allowing students to study, analyze and draw conclusions. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, challenge topics, and think creatively while comparing and contrasting ways of life in Spanish-speaking countries to ours.

This course is intended for self-directed students who have chosen to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be reading and analyzing prose and poetry written by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers. Investigation of other cultures may include research, current events, and class presentations.

At the Higher Level students read more texts, complete longer and more complex assignments, and have more rigorous assessment standards.

* International Baccalaureate courses are two years, taken during a student’s 11th and 12th grade years.

International Baccalaureate Spanish 2 Instructor: Diana Fiori