Spanish 3 builds on the grammar and vocabulary of Spanish 2 and introduces perfect tenses, the subjunctive mood, and more through films, music, and short stories. Students demonstrate their knowledge in presentations, projects, written compositions, traditional tests, and Harkness discussions in which they bear collective responsibility for the quality of the discourse. Students dream up their ideal city and present a detailed map for it to their classmates, using only Spanish to describe the civic challenges they tackled and the solutions they devised to those problems.
Spanish 3 Honors tackles the same material as Spanish 3, but in greater depth and at a faster pace. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish, and students are expected to regularly use the language outside of class. Students practice writing and speaking, with additional emphasis on the idiomatic expressions that are natural to native speakers. Students write in many formats–letters, stories, interviews, essays, and a personal journal. They develop a Spanish-language video commercial, read world news about Spanish-speaking countries, give one another directions around a map of Madrid. On a trip to New York City, they order dinner at a Mexican restaurant and learn about Pablo Picasso at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.