During the 2009-2010 school year, I am responsible for Spanish instruction at the second, third and fourth year levels. For the subsequent year, I have developed an Independent Study Honors Spanish 5 course for juniors who need an additional year of Spanish prior to graduation.
Annually, I assess my students learning styles, strengths and weaknesses and interests. I employ the data gathered as a framework for incorporating a variety of instructional techniques tailored to appeal to each student's learning style. I focus on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking - through a variety of media: podcasts, online grammar activities, online reading comprehension activities and the use of open source recording software for oral production.
My students utilize a Moodle course I have created for extension activities during out of class hours. These activities are designed to reinforce what was learned the previous day in class.
The goal of Spanish 2 is mastery of basic phrases, questions, answers and vocabulary along with introductory sentence structure, questions, commands, and some finer points of grammar such as direct and indirect objects and their sentence structure.