Spanish 1E

SHS Spanish Syllabus 


Señora Martha Vargas


956-580-5300 Ext.1124

Conference Time





Mondays and Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 and by appointment.



Buen Viaje 

Course Description:

The course begins with a review of essential Spanish I and II skills.  Level of instruction assumes a basic knowledge of grammar concepts and vocabulary introduced in Spanish I and II.  Emphasis is on communicating in Spanish through speaking and writing.  Students will participate in individual, paired, and group activities as well as complete written and oral exercises to practice higher level vocabulary and grammar concepts.  Students will also study Hispanic culture, geography, and history.  In addition, they will be introduced to the works of some major writers of the Spanish-speaking world.  The primary focus of this course is to increase the students' ability to communicate in Spanish with ease and confidence.

Classroom Expectations:

1.  Be on time to class, remain seated, and begin preparing your materials for the day’s lesson.

2.  Bring your materials to class EVERYDAY (binder/pen/pencil).

3.  If absent, it is YOUR responsibility to ask for your make-up work from the teacher or a group partner.

4.  Always be respectful to your peers, teachers, classroom guests and/or substitutes.

5.  Obscene language and bad manners will not be tolerated.

5.  You are NOT allowed to leave the classroom, unless you have permission from the teacher or substitute.

6.  No food and drinks allowed.

7.  Use the following heading on your paper for ALL ASSIGNMENTS:

 Top Right Hand Corner- First & Last Name



       First Line- Title of assignment and page numbers

Grading policy:

60% Major Assignments

40% Minor Assignments

**see link for district grading policy for specifications**

Throughout the year, you will have to complete Major projects - they will require online research and work outside of class. I will allow time for you to begin the project in the computer lab, however you will need to finalize these projects at home. If you do not have access to a computer and a printer at home, please make the necessary arrangements with time.


Statement for Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school.  No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person's original ideas or writings as one's own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.

 *Students may address me as Señora Vargas.

*All the rules in the student handbook apply to this class.

*Please do your best to make sure that all of your actions in the classroom are appropriate and considerate of others.

*If you are not clear about an activity, assignment or teaching point, please ask right away and attend tutorials.

*The classroom needs to be neat and clean at the end of each period. Please help put books away neatly and help pick up trash, even if it isn't yours.  Have pride in your school! 


Tentative Outline

Unit Topics


Who Am I?


All about me

My education


My Heritage

Meet my family

CH. 2 Los países andinos- Geografía y cultura



The Hispanic World

At the restaurant

CH. 3 El Cono Sur- Geografía y cultura



Places to Visit

Let's Go Places

CH. 4 La América Central- Geografía y cultura



My hobbies

Sports, games, activities

Medical emergencies

CH. 5 México- Geografía y cultura



And Now What...?

My future

CH. 6 El Caribe- Geografía y cultura






Dear Parents,



Please read over the Spanish 3E syllabus on the SHS faculty web page and sign below to confirm that you have done so.  The syllabus will be reviewed and discussed with all students during the first days of class.  Please return this form to school, with your son or daughter.  You may keep the bottom portion for your records.


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Students will have access to the course syllabus at any time on the SHS faculty webpage.  If you would prefer a hard copy, I will be happy to provide one for you. My phone number is (956) 580-5300 extension 1124 or my school e-mail  Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I look forward to teaching your child and creating a positive learning experience for all!