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Spanish Classes
 at MTHS will teach you the language through speaking, questioning, reading, and writing in a culturally and language rich environment. The courses do not stress grammatical instruction, but rather encourages grammatical correctness by modeling correct grammar through storytelling. This method promotes long-term memory retention. It will teach you to relate language to actual objects and actions.
 Top 5 Reasons
to choose this elective
Comprehend Spanish in a variety of contexts
Communicate orally and through written work in Spanish
Listen, read, and comprehendSpanish via stories and questioning
Make grammatical connectionsbetween the Spanish and English languages
Become aware of similarities and differences between your native culture and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries 
Whats the Buzz
“What you taught us in class is exactly what I needed when I began Spanish at the University of Washington. While other students in my class sat writing NOTHING when we were asked to write an essay, I was able to quickly get to work and finish the requirement before some had even begun.”  - Former student
 “I felt very well prepared for what was expected of me at the university level.” - Former student


Career Opportunities
Many employers in the United States look for applicants that have had language training.You may think it will never be useful, but you never know what your future holds. Many more opportunities are available to those who have at least SOME world language experience other than their native language.


Related Courses  Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4
Who Can Register? Anyone interested in taking Spanish as a world language OTHER THAN NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH can register for Spanish classes. (These classes are NOT meant for native speakers. The content of world language classes at MTHS are meant for non-native speakers - they are not designed to teach spelling, writing, nor grammar to the extent that a native Spanish speaker would desire.)

If you feel you have a good foundation from a prior language course at a lower level, you should obtain a teacher signature to start in Spanish 2.
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