• Spanish II Syllabus Course No. H7012EY

    Updated Fall 2023


    Instructor Information



    Email / Phone

    Office Location & Hours

    Ruth Espinoza 


    540.662.3471 XT 45241

    Mon & Tue after school (by appointment)

    General Information



    Prerequisite: Spanish I or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

    In this course, students will advance in their language acquisition process through consistent and constant exposure to the Spanish language with the use of high frequency Spanish vocabulary. This course continues to explore language and culture simultaneously in order to increase cultural awareness and develop global citizenship.


    ***The full standards can be found here.


    Goals and Expectations

    Students will be assessed throughout the semester with quizzes, tests, projects, presentations, reading comprehension activities, writings, speaking activities, and listening activities. Students should work toward the goal of Spanish fluency. Students will be expected to participate in class and complete all required work in order to practice and polish their skills.


    Classroom Rules and Procedures

    • School wide PBIS student behavior expectations:

      1. Respect Time and Place

      2. Leave It Better Than You Found It

      3. Be Present

      4. Be the Good


    • Classroom specific Student behavior expectations:

    1.  Be prepared and on time

    2.  Respect yourself, others, and the school

    3.  Follow all policies and procedures listed in the Handley Student Handbook:

    A.       Cell phones –There will be no cell phones allowed during instructional time. Headphones should be put away, not around your neck or head or in your ears. No cellphones are required, so ALL cell phones must be out of view, and out of reach. Any cell phone will be confiscated until the end of the day. 

    4. In case of any doubt or clarification, please ASK

    5. Housekeeping routines and work procedures will be discussed during the first week of classes. 

    1.  Mindset: We learn from our mistakes, but we always do our best.


    *The expectations to earn Pride Points will be decided as a class during the first week of school*

    Course Materials

    Required Materials

    Students will be expected to bring the following materials to class everyday:

    • Supplies:

    • Chromebook

    • Composition notebook

    • Pencil case with: pens, pencils, and erasers 

     1 pack of white board markers + used, clean sock

    In class we will use the Realidades 1 and Realidades 2 texts along with other ancillary materials as deemed necessary. 



    Secondary Grading Policy Link

    Grades are based on a student’s mastery of the course objectives by the end of the grade reporting period, and are represented by points that are assigned to classroom assignments and assessments. Powerschool and canvas will display the same grades, but PowerSchool is our official reporting grade book.

    Numeric Value

    Letter Grade

    Quality Points

    90 – 100



    80 – 89



    70 – 79



    60 – 69



    59 and below





    Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated. Any cases of cheating will result in a zero. In addition, the cheating parties will be required to re-do the work. The potential to earn points will depend on the circumstances.

    . . . . 

    Using an online translator is considered cheating. Not only is it cheating, but it will most likely provide you with an incorrect translation. They are not as smart as people. Instead, use a trusted website such as WordReference for a dictionary.


    Homework will be given frequently. Students will receive 3 points for completed, mostly accurate work; 2 points for incomplete work; and 1 point for homework assignments that are not turned in. No zero will be given for homework except in cases of academic fraud. Students will receive 2 points for homework turned in late provided it is done well.

    Late Work

    All late assignments will receive an automatic penalty of 10% for every school day that the assignment is late. All students will have two weeks after an assignment due date to make up the missing assignment. After two weeks, a zero will be assigned and the opportunity to make up the assignment will have passed. Special circumstances must be communicated to the teacher.



    There will be frequent quizzes and a chapter test for each unit. There will also be a final exam at the end of the year. All missed assessments must be completed outside of class time within two weeks of the assigned date. There will be opportunities before and after school as well as during advisory time. 

    Course Planner

    Through the study of the following topics, students build the necessary skills to reach the assessment objectives through the expansion of their receptive, productive, and interactive skills. Please note that the suggested pacing listed may vary due to the needs of the class.




    By signing below, I attest that I have read and understood the contents of the 2023-24 syllabus for Spanish II, taught by Sra. Espinoza


    Student Signature: __________________________ Print: ________________________ Date: _______


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