Spanish is the second largest language spoken in the United States. By learning Spanish, students at Christ the King will be better able to communicate with Spanish speakers. Latin American countries are among the United States’ most important trading partners. Being able to speak Spanish greatly enhances students’ resumes, and makes them more competitive in the workplace.
Courses offered by the Foreign Language Department at Christ the King
Spanish I - Beginning in the student's sophomore year, this course teaches basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills. Students learn to recognize common language patterns and cognates. Students read short passages and write simple sentences and paragraphs. The cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries and regions are also explored. In addition, communication in Spanish is a key focus. Students will be able to ask and answer questions, have dialogues, and make simple presentations in Spanish.
Spanish II - In the second year of Spanish, routines and common activities in life are are the focus. Students learn to communicate more effectively using various verb tenses. The culture and various customs and routines of Spanish-speaking countries or regions are explored and students begin to draw connections to their own lives. Readings and written passages involve more complex grammar and vocabulary.
Spanish III - Third year Spanish brings depth to the students' knowledge as the focus shifts to an overall perspective of the world, environment, and current events. Students communicate about topics that are both useful and relevant to the world they live in. Students are able to read, write, understand, and speak in various tenses more seamlessly.