Spanish II emphasizes the foundation skills of speaking, listening, writing, and
reading, taught through the application of simple grammatical concepts, and
practice in listening and speaking—individually, and in pairs and groups. Upon completion of this course, students will
be able to comprehend elementary spoken Spanish, develop and use vocabulary for
practical, everyday use, speak sufficiently correct pronunciation to be
understood, read and write simple Spanish paragraphs, and discuss and be
sensitive to relevant aspects of Hispanic culture.
In this course, students will learn basic theater principles in stage movement, voice, diction, and pantomime. We will study the history and vocabulary of theater, practice techniques to overcome stage-fright and develop self-confidence. The learner will concentrate on improvisational techniques and acting skills for in-class performances as well write original scenes and act in established scenes. We will also develop oral interpretation skills, study the works of selected major playwrights.