Enroll in Spanish 2 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Learning a language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a
whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new
cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The
Spanish-speaking world is vast and rich, spanning Spain in the Iberian Peninsula and
many parts of North, Central, and South America, all with varied ethnic and political
histories and cultures.
In Spanish 2B, you’ll be reintroduced to Spanish in common situations, beginning with
various professions and career plans for the future. You’ll discuss traveling to different
regions and the flora and fauna found in each region and describe different types of
trips, including road trips, camping, and ecotourism. You’ll also describe different
hobbies, activities, and crafts that people enjoy. Finally, you’ll discuss about different
medical specialists, including dentists and veterinarians, and describe symptoms related
to illness and injury. You’ll build on what you learned in the Spanish 2A course to
communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as you internalize
new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of the Spanish speaking world where the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will build on
this semester’s work as you advance in your Spanish studies: everything that you learn
about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a foundation for
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Use different verbs to talk about sightseeing.
• Use direction words appropriately e.g., north (norte), south (sur), east (este), west
(oeste), to the right (a la derecha), to the left (a la izquierda), distance (distancia),
legend on map (signos).
• Correctly use the two past tenses to narrate a visit to the doctor, including when it
was (preterite) and why the person went (imperfect—wasn’t feeling well, felt sick, etc.).
• Use augmentative suffixes (-on, -ona, etc.) and diminutive endings (-ito, -cito, etc.).
• Use present subjunctive with stem-changing verbs such as cerrar (to close), pedir
(to ask for), perder (to lose), encontrar (to find), recordar (to remember), divertirse
(to have fun), and dormir (to sleep).
• Use commands related to giving directions, including irregular affirmative tú
commands—put (pon), have (ten), leave (sal), come (ven), say (di), do (haz), be (sé), go (ve).
• Introduce gerunds (present participles) to form the present progressive tense:
swimming (nadando), playing (jungando), eating (comiendo), and growing (creciendo).
• Use prepositions of place to describe relative locations of geographic features,
including next to (al lado de), on top of (encima de), behind (detrás de), in front of (delante de).