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Welcome to the Foreign Language Course Catalog

Welcome to the Foreign Language Course Catalog page. We trust that you will find this page useful in your search for information about our school's Foreign Language program. On this page you will find the name of each course that is offered, and a description of that course. Please use the navigation menu to go back to the Academic Home page to check out the rest of Viola High School's other academic offerings.



Spanish I

A full year course for students in grades 9-12, Spanish I provides basic instruction in pronunciation, aural comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar necessary to master limited speaking and reading skills. Hispanic culture, traditions, and current events are introduced on the appropriate level through selected readings, audio/video recordings, and other authentic materials. Listening, speaking, writing, role-playing, and group activities are designed to instruct, reinforce, and connect language skills. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework for Spanish I and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics.


Spanish II

A full year course for students in grades 10-12, Spanish II reinforces and expands the skills introduced in Spanish I. Additional vocabulary and grammar are introduced to offer more advanced communication opportunities. Aural comprehension, practical speaking ability, guided reading, writing, and grammar are stressed in support of communication skills. Authentic reading materials are included. Increased listening skills are developed. Hispanic culture and history are included throughout the course with connections to targeted language skills. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework for Spanish II and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics.

Prerequisite: Spanish I