This course is designed for 10th grade students who have successfully completed Spanish 2.5. Through thematic units students expand their skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Students increase their knowledge of grammar concepts and vocabulary with an emphasis on using Spanish proficiently in oral and written communication. The ability to read and comprehend extended text passages is also a learning objective in this course. Performance tasks are a consistent part of assessment. In order to promote language proficiency, this class is taught in Spanish.