20 French Rd, Depew NY 14043
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Foreign Language - Mr. Michael Hockwater

email: mhockwater@school.olbsdepew.org

Spanish 6

Spanish 6 is an introductory Spanish course meant to give students a taste of the Spanish language and culture. Students will build and bolster their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Some major topics of study that will be explored in this course include the Spanish alphabet, numbers, colors, greetings and introductions, gender of nouns, noun and adjective agreement, present tense verb conjugation, expressing likes and dislikes, describing where they live, and household chores. Students may also begin to study stem-change verbs and irregular verb conjugation, commenting on food, giving polite commands, direct object pronouns, asking and expressing how someone feels, and talking about plans and holidays. In addition to the Spanish language, students will learn about the history, people, and cultures of Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish 7

Spanish 7 is an intermediate Spanish course that builds off of the language skills learned and acquired in Spanish 6. Students will bolster their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and improve their fluency and proficiency. Some major topics of study that will be explored in this course include expressing possession, describing family members, describing people and their clothing, describing school (classes, objects, schedules, etc.), ordering food at a restaurant, telling time, expressing emotion, discussing sports, describing the weather, and stating opinions. In addition to the Spanish language, students will also learn about the history, people, and cultures of Spanish speaking countries, with an emphasis on Puerto Rico.

 Spanish 8

Spanish 8 is an intermediate-advanced Spanish course that builds off of the language skills learned and acquired in Spanish 6 and 7. Students will bolster their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and improve their fluency and proficiency. Some major topics of study that will be explored in this course include asking for and giving directions, buying and selling goods, describing daily routines, describing your house, giving orders, planning a party, identifying and describing professions, describing things in the past tense, and talking about the future. In addition to the Spanish language, students will also learn about the history, people, and cultures of Spanish speaking countries, with an emphasis on Mexico and Spain.

Character Education

Character Education 4/5 is an exciting new course that seeks to instill good qualities and Christian values in students to create the leaders of tomorrow. Students will complete the “Leader in Me” program, which includes lessons on being proactive, planning for the future, making priorities, and building strong positive relationships with others. Class will include strong team and character building games and activities, as well as lessons on these and other life skills and tips.
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In addition to participating in Character Education, students will also be introduced to the basics of the Spanish language. Spanish 4/5 is an introductory Spanish course meant to give students a taste of the Spanish language and culture. Students will build their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Some major topics of study that will be explored in this course include the Spanish alphabet, numbers, colors, greetings and introductions, gender of nouns, noun and adjective agreement, and simple Spanish syntax/sentence structure. Students will also learn about the history, people, and cultures of Spanish speaking countries, with an emphasis on Latin American countries and Mexico.