Spanish 2

Course Description

Students build upon the foundation developed in Spanish 1. They continue to build vocabulary, learn new verb tenses and other grammar concepts, and they increase their ability to communicate with others. They learn new concepts, like reflexive verbs, infinitive expressions, commands, and the imperfect tense. Semester B will continue building on vocabulary, grammar concepts, and communicating effectively in the target language. Students will explore new countries where Spanish is spoken and continue to keep abreast of current events in the Spanish-speaking world.

Course Requirements

Grade Level





2 Semesters

Credit Value



Spanish 1

Semester A

Enduring Understandings of this Course:

  • Comprehension of the material presented in Spanish 1 is vital for success in Spanish 2.
  • The present progressive is useful to describe what is happening now, but English speakers must take care not to overuse it in Spanish.
  • The reflexive tense is primarily used to discuss actions that are done to oneself.
  • Object pronouns are vital to communication in Spanish and English.

Semester B

Enduring Understandings of this Course:

  • Certain verbs in Spanish require the use of an indirect object pronoun.
  • The Preterite tense is a common and important way to express the past in Spanish.
  • Like the Preterite, the Imperfect also plays an important role in discussing the past.
  • The Preterite and the Imperfect have distinct shades of meaning and must be used accordingly.