General Course Information and Notes
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for improvement in student self-development through the study of Spanish language and culture. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- exploration of basic principles of Spanish language;
- cultural concepts related to the Spanish-speaking world, and
- comparisons between the students' own language and culture and that of Spanish-speaking countries.
M/J Exploratory Spanish introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills of listening and speaking and be introduced to basic skills in reading and writing in Spanish. Also, culture and comparisons are included in this one-semester course.
This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability, as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also reflects and includes appropriate Florida Standards benchmarks.
The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of proficiency, rather than grade levels.
Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.
Course Number: 0708100
Abbreviated Title: M/J EXPLOR SPAN BEG
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: State Board Approved