Enroll in Spanish 3 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 3A, you’ll be reintroduced to Spanish in common situations, beginning with
various daily routines, describing friends and family, childhood memories and activities,
and childhood hopes and aspirations. You’ll discuss and describe art, such as paintings
and sculptures, and literature, such as novels and novellas, and give reactions and form
opinions about art and literature. You’ll also understand the process of selecting and
applying to a university, aspirations at the university, and dealing with leaving home and
moving into a dormitory. Further, you will describe university life and expectations from
the university experience. You’ll explore the dynamics and challenges of multiethnic and
developing societies, environmental and social issues, causes and possible resolutions,
and learning about unfamiliar countries using technology. Finally, you’ll discuss current
events reported in the media, different types of classified and other types of
advertisement in the media (both print and online), the sections and supplements of a
newspaper or magazine, and various jobs available in the media.
You’ll build on what you learned in Spanish 2 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 further learning.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Investigate, subject pronouns, reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns, possessive
adjectives, and definite and indefinite articles.
• Investigate the present tense, the preterite tense, the imperfect tense, and the
present subjunctive forms of regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs, and some
verbs that have a special meaning in the preterite.
• Investigate adjectives for nationalities, personality and physical traits, size, color,
and emotions, and noun-adjective agreement, and identify adverbs of time and sequencing terms.
• Apply the construction preterite + hace +.time to express how long ago something happened.
• Investigate comparatives and superlatives.
• Analyze the different meanings and uses of the verbs ser and estar.
• Apply verbs like gustar (gustar, faltar, encantar, parecer, aburrir, fascinar,
interesar, disgustar) with indirect object pronouns, and investigate direct and indirect object pronouns.
• Apply the regular and irregular conditional mood, the present progressive tense, and
the regular and irregular future tense, and the phrase ir + a + infinitive.
• Apply the imperfect progressive and the future progressive tense.
• Analyze the use and formation of negative and affirmative tú, nosotros, usted, and
ustedes commands, and the correct placement of direct and indirect object
pronouns (and double object pronouns) when using commands.
• Apply the imperfect subjunctive, the imperfect subjunctive with si clauses, and the
conditional mood with the imperfect subjunctive.
• Apply adverbial conjunctions of time and the subjunctive with adverbial conjunctives
of time, and introduce and apply contrasting (adversative) conjunctions.