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Two years (2.0 credits) are required for graduation. Additional credits may fulfill elective requirements, and may be required for many colleges.

 
Spanish

Course title: Spanish 9: Literature
Credit: 1.0
Pre–requisite: None
Grade level: Grade 9
Course description: This course is part of the Integrated Uruguayan Program and covers mainly Uruguayan authors from the Twentieth Century and some authors from other Latin American Countries, like Chile or Argentina. It is optional for Advanced Spanish Language Learners and it is mandatory for students taking the national Program.

Course title: Spanish 10: Advanced Literature
Credit: 1.0
Pre–requisite: Spanish 9: Literature
Grade level: Grade 10
Course description: This course continues the studies done in the 9th Grade Spanish Literature class, dealing with more-challenging works from a greater variety of authors.

Course title: Spanish AP 10
Credit: 1.0
Pre–requisite: Spanish 9: Literature
Grade level: Grade 10
Course description: This Advanced Placement course from the U.S. Program was accepted by the Uruguayan authorities and is part of the Integrated Uruguayan Program, as well. It is optional for Advanced Spanish Language Learners and is mandatory for students taking the national Program. It is focused on the culture of the twenty countries that officially speak Spanish and the main resource is the mass media of those nations. The students are expected to take the international AP exam in May.

Course title: Spanish Literature HL/SL
Credit: 1.0
Grade level: Grades 11, 12
Course description: Spanish Literature HL/SL is available for two consecutive years for four semesters, with required readings and tasks and precise assessments, because it is seen as a pre-university literature course with well-defined objectives. It is structured in four parts, which include in-depth and detailed studies on a series of literary works from genres, styles, periods, currents and cultural contexts, derived from the development of written and oral activities, which provide the knowledge, interpretation and critique of literature in its literary, linguistic, social, historical and recreational aspects.

Course title: Spanish B HL/SL

Credit: 1.0
Pre–requisite:
Grade level: Grades 11, 12
Course description: IB Spanish, as the study of a second language, is designed for students with some previous learning of the language. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material such as everyday oral exchanges and literary texts, in order to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.

Spanish Language Learners

Course title: Spanish Language Learners: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Credit: 1.0
Grade level: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (testing is done to determine appropriate level)
Course description: The study of Spanish as a second language focuses on the four basic areas of the language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The goal of the course is to facilitate acquisition of the skills and knowledge necessary to communicate, read, and write at the intermediate levels. Units of study will include reading and writing projects, vocabulary development through activities in which students will read, write, listen, and converse formally and informally in Spanish. We will also try to strengthen the written language with units of study in grammar and spelling.

Other Languages

Course title: French: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Credit: 1.0
Grade level: Grades 9, 10
Course description: Students taking this course will learn basic French with conversation, grammar, writing, and discussion. Students are placed at the appropriate level by the teacher. This class is available depending on the numbers of students interested.

Course title: French SL

Credit: 1.0
Grade level: Grades 11, 12
Course description: IB French is designed for students with some previous learning of the language. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material such as everyday oral exchanges and literary texts, in order to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.

Course title: Portuguese: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Credit:1.0
Grade level: Grades 9, 10
Course description: Students taking this course will learn basic Portuguese with conversation, grammar, writing, and discussion. Students are placed at the appropriate level by the teacher. This class is available depending on the numbers of students interested.

Course title: Portuguese SL

Credit: 1.0
Grade level: Grades 11, 12
Course description: IB Portuguese is designed for students with some previous learning of the language. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material such as everyday oral exchanges and literary texts, in order to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.

 
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