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 3B, you’ll be reintroduced to Spanish in a variety of situations, beginning with
multiculturalism, bilingualism, cultural influences on traditions, customs, food, and social
experiences, and legends and folklore from different cultures. You’ll discuss and
describe genres of music, poetry, drama, and short stories, and proverbs from different
cultures. You’ll also explore how geographical features affect the weather, and how the
geography and weather affect the clothing, food, and livelihoods of the local population.
You’ll also understand the history of Venezuela and how the Spanish conquerors and
indigenous people shaped the culture of the country, and you’ll learn about the South
American independence movement, including some significant freedom fighters and
their struggles to win independence. You will also discuss religions practiced in
Argentina, the cultural icons of the country and how they compare to cultural icons from
other countries, sports and activities in Argentina, some national symbols, such as the
gauchos, and idioms and sayings from Argentina. Finally, you’ll discuss types of wildlife
and natural and agricultural resources found in Costa Rica, the human resources of the
country that help overcome economic and natural disasters, and how to write formal
and informal letters to share experiences.
You’ll build on what you learned in Spanish 3A 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:
• Correctly apply the present subjunctive, the imperfect subjunctive, the present
perfect subjunctive, the past perfect subjunctive, and the pluperfect subjunctive.
• Investigate the imperfect and the preterite tenses.
• Investigate the conditional mood, the conditional mood with si clauses, and the future tense.
• Correctly apply the present perfect tense, the conditional perfect tense, the future
perfect tense, and the future progressive tense.
• Analyze the different uses of the words que, por, para, and hay.
• Analyze the use and omission of definite and indefinite articles.
• Identify the obsolete future subjunctive and analyze how it has been replaced by the
• Correctly apply comparisons of equality and inequality and analyze comparatives and superlatives.
• Correctly apply verbs that change spelling in the preterite tense.
• Correctly apply impersonal expressions with se and apply hay que.
• Correctly apply the passive voice with ser + past participle.
• Analyze the use and placement of negative and affirmative words.