Spanish II

Pre-Requisites: Spanish I
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks


In Spanish II, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1
  • Miami and the Hispanic Influence in Florida
  • Cuban Culture influence in Miami
  • Table setting
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Colors
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Weather Expressions
  • Library and Classroom objects
  • Family Members
  • Cognates
  • Accent marks
  • Subject pronouns
  • Present tense
  • –ar,-er, & -ir verbs
  • Verb: hay
  • Present tense Irregular verbs: Hacer, Poner, Salir, Tener, Traer, Ir, Ser, Estar, Tener, Venir
  • Nouns and Adjectives: gender, number, and agreement
  • Verb: Gustar
  • Present tense Stem-Changing verbs: e-ie, o-ue
  • Present tense Irregular verb: Dar
  • Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Possessive Adjectives
  • Questions Words
  • The Coast of Mexico
  • Yucatan
  • Mayans
  • The Body
  • Toiletries
  • Time telling vs. time of activities (son las vs. a las)
  • Present tense Regular Reflexive verbs and Pronouns
  • Present tense stem-changing reflexive verbs
  • Irregular Present tense verbs: Ser & Estar
  • The Interior of Mexico
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Aztecs
  • Hotel & Vacation
  • Preterite tense of Regular –ar verbs
  • Preterite tense of verbs with spelling changes:  -car,-zar, -gar
  • Preterite verbs
  • Making payments vocabulary
  • Cleaning vocabulary
  • Irregular preterite verbs
  • The culture of Guatemala
  • The superlative adjectives
  • Post office vocabulary
  • Computer vocabulary
  • Telephone vocabulary
  • Conocer y Saber
  • Negative Expressions
  • Nobel Peace Prize winners, Asturias and Menchú
  • The Culture of Costa Rica
  • Animal vocabulary
  • The imperfect tense
  • Irregular imperfect verbs
  • Comparisons with adjectives
  • Comparisons with adverbs
  • Demonstrative adjectives
Segment 2
  • The culture of Panama
  • Car/traffic/driving vocabulary
  • Comparisons
  • Superlatives
  • Preterite vs Imperfect
  • The culture of Colombia and Venezuela
  • Body part/hospital/illness vocabulary
  • Imperatives
  • Dolerse
  • Direct/indirect/double object pronouns
  • The culture of Puerto Rico/Cuba/La República Dominicana
  • Famous Hispanic artists
  • Art/movie vocabulary
  • Gustar and gustar like verbs
  • Future tense
  • Irregular future tense verbs
  • Places in the US with Spanish names
  • English words with Spanish origins
  • Currency of other countries
  • Famous Hispanic Americans
  • Airport vocabulary
  • Phrases indicating time
  • Hace/que in present and preterite
  • Acabar de
  • Present progressive
  • Past progressive

Grading Policy

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

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