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Spanish III, Part One

Grow confident in Spanish through this college preparatory course. With only 20 students in your class and additional pre-recorded lectures, your classroom time will be especially engaging and fruitful.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish II or equivalent

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester of Foreign Language or Spanish


In this advanced level course, students will gain confidence in their spoken Spanish. Advanced grammar, reading comprehension, and speaking practice will be a significant part of this course. The class will include a general review of beginning and intermediate Spanish grammar, in addition to introducing advanced grammar. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand complex grammar sentences that let them express their ideas, doubts, desires, and suggestions. This class includes a special emphasis on cultivating engaging conversations among students, accomplished through the discussion of short stories in Spanish.


1. Review Past Tense Verbs

2. Past Tense Verbs vs. Imperfect Tense Verbs

3. Saying what you were going to do

4. Present Perfect vs. Past Tense

5. Review DOP, IOP, Double Pronouns

6. Present Perfect and Reflexive verbs, Reciprocal Actions

7. Review Commands

8. Conditional

9. Pluperfect

10. Passive Voice

11. Se impersonal

12. General Review

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Complete Spanish Grammar (Gilda Nissenberg, PhD)

Homework: Every week students will watch a short-recorded lecture to learn the weekly grammar topic, complete workbook exercises, and take a weekly online quiz. Students will complete other assignments to practice listening, reading, and pronunciation. Some examples of these assignments are listening to a Spanish song, reading and listening to a short story in Spanish, and memorizing one prayer each semester. Students should assign at least one hour every day to practice Spanish.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Wednesdays, September 4 to December 4, 2024 (No class Oct. 23 & Nov. 27)

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

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