Spanish 3 (Honors)


Course Description:
This third year of Spanish is an honors course and a continuation of the first two years. Spanish, the most-spoken, non-English language in the United States, is a necessity for many students as they seek to communicate and relate correctly with their neighbors. As they master this language at a higher level, students are encouraged and trained in aspects of biblical communication and godly relationships. Spanish III has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multi-media presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme and point students toward the biblical foundation of that theme.

Approved by:
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Recommended Prerequisites:
Spanish 2. This course will expose students to a college level experience in language mastery. Due to the rigorous curriculum of Spanish 3, students must have completed the previous Spanish course with a grade of at least a straight C or above.

Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the Spanish 3 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Grade Level:
11th – 12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • This is an honors course

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Special Partnership:
Through a partnership with Colorado Christian University (CCU), students who take this course using a Sevenstar teacher are eligible to file for a CCU college transcript.

Required Purchased Materials: