Spanish II – GROUP 1
After beginning with a review, Spanish II continues to build upon the concepts learned in Spanish I. Students will continue to explore the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. They will also learn to talk about travel and vacations, communicate their daily routine, express events in the past, shop for clothing, as well as discuss sports and movies.
Learning Spanish is a skill-based activity much like learning to play a sport or a musical instrument. As a result, this course will be very interactive. Each class period, students will engage with the instructor and their fellow classmates in games and activities that develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities. In order to fully participate, each student must come to class with a headset microphone.
Each week, homework will be assigned to reinforce the topics covered in class. In addition to the textbook activities, practice exercises include online exploration and grammar drills, Quizlet flashcards, videos, audio activities and mini-compositions. Assessments include tests, quizzes, and oral evaluations.
Please view prerequisites and required supplies below.
Placement test and answer key for Spanish II are here.
Date & Time
¡Avancemos! Student Edition Level 2, ISBN: 9780547871936, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, 2013.
¡Avancemos! Cuaderno: Práctica por niveles (Student Workbook) Level 2, ISBN: 9780618782192, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, 2007.
Short story for spring semester, TBD
Martha Phillips was raised in a bilingual home and, thanks to her parents, is proficient in Puerto Rican Spanish, southern English, and Spanglish. She has lived in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and, as a military brat, many places in between.
Martha has a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M.A. in Spanish American Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Guilford College.
Martha’s experience is not limited to the collegiate level. She has taught Spanish in high school and middle school, English as a Second Language from the preschool to the adult level, and has homeschooled her own delightful daughters for the past 19 years