IB SPANISH IV, HL
WEIGHTED: 0.666 or 1.0
Credit: 1 unit
PREREQUISITE: Spanish teacher approval AND C- or above in the previous course
This course is designed to meet the needs of the advanced native Spanish-speaking students as well as other
advanced Spanish language students. Advanced students need to demonstrate advanced language proficiency in
prior Spanish coursework and have a teacher recommendation for this course.
Students will review grammatical structures, write compositions, make oral presentations, and read and discuss a variety of
texts at an advanced level including poetry, short stories, plays and novels. In class, students are expected to work well both
independently and in groups and to speak exclusively the target language. In the examinations, students will be expected to
discuss the IBO themes in a group as well as individually; to read with comprehension a wide variety of texts; and to write and
speak with grammatical accuracy, displaying a broad range of vocabulary. Students have the option of taking the IB Spanish
HL exam. Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee requirements The
class may meet with and be combined with Spanish V, HL. The class may be offered for dual credit to eligible students.
Dual credit information can be found under the Advanced Studies section. 1.0 weighted credit will be awarded
retroactively to students who take the IB Spanish HL exam their senior year.