Spanish 4

UC Scout World Language courses are intended for high school students. Each UC Scout World Language course is based on the themes of Global Challenges, Beauty and Aesthetics, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, and Science and Technology. UC Scout World Language courses are standards and proficiency-based, weaving the California World Languages Standards of Communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), Cultures, and Connections with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards Comparisons and Communities into each level of instruction. Conversational practice is a requirement in World Language courses. To meet this expectation, students will meet with their instructor, via Zoom, for a total of three sessions throughout the term. These conversations, called "Interpersonal Communication Assignments," allow students the opportunity to engage in spontaneous discussions in the target language with immediate support and feedback.

This course includes conversation development onĀ topics such as historical and cultural products, challenges facing the global community, making plans for the future, international travel, expressing preferences, visiting historical sites, driving, appropriate work behavior, the cinema, and studying the work of artists. Students will continue to learn grammar concepts such as expressing preferences and dislikes, irregular verbs, the subjunctive, using verbs as nouns, the passive voice, demonstrative adjectives, relative clauses, the narrative past, the past perfect, and the superlative. This class is conducted in Spanish.


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Unit 1

  • Introduction to Semester 1
  • Travel by Plane
  • Where are you going/Where are you coming from
  • Expressions for Times of Day
  • Asking Someone How Someone Liked Something

Unit 2

  • Continents: Climates
  • Irregular Verbs (stem changing verbs in preterit)
  • Opposites
  • Historical Sites: Useful Phrases
  • Irregular Verbs (Spelling changing verbs - car/gar/zar

Unit 3

  • Driving
  • If/Then Clauses
  • Verbs Used as Nouns
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Passive Voice

Unit 4

  • Jobs-Etiquette
  • Modal Verbs with the Passive Voice
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Transitional Words
  • Exclamations

Unit 5

  • Movies/Adverbs of Negation
  • Expressing Favorites
  • Compound Words
  • The Past Pluperfect
  • Passive Voice, Narrative Past

Unit 6

  • Filmmakers/Poets/Authors
  • The Superlative
  • Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
  • False Friends
  • Expressing Enthusiasm, Disappointment, and Sympathy


Unit 7

  • Introduction to Semester 2
  • Cultural Identities
  • Passive Voice Impersonal Se
  • Expressing Approval and Disapproval
  • Giving and Responding to Compliments

Unit 8

  • Political interests
  • Expressing Possession
  • Adverbs
  • Verbs vs Familiarity
  • Plurals

Unit 9

  • Personal Priorities
  • Double Infinitives
  • Infinitive Clauses
  • Conversational Past
  • Asking for Help in the Imperative

Unit 10

  • Schooling and Planning for the Future
  • Past Subjunctive
  • Agreeing with Reservations; Justifying Your Answers
  • Past Participles as Adjectives
  • Expressing Obligation

Unit 11

  • Poems/Short Stories
  • Creating Nouns from Verbs
  • Review of past tense verbs: imperfect and preterite
  • Past Perfect with Modals
  • Verb-Preposition Combinations

Unit 12

  • Refugees
  • Forming Questions
  • Infinitives Used as Nouns
  • Extending and Responding to an Invitation
  • Relative Pronouns After Prepositions

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