Spanish 2B (Grades 6-8)

Enrollment Message:

See Technical Requirements for device restrictions related to Middlebury Interactive courses. A headset with a microphone is needed with all World Language courses.

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. Students continue their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Prerequisites: Spanish 2A (Middlebury - Grades 6-8)

Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Engage in language learning

• Master common vocabulary terms and phrases

• Comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns

• Participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts

• Generate language incorporating basic vocabulary and grammar patterns

• Read, write, speak and listen for meaning in basic Spanish

• Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries

• Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Course Outline:

Unit 28

Vocabulary: • Directions

Grammar: • Commands - affirmative

Culture: • Introduction to Puerto Rico

Pronunciation: • The 2 "G" sounds

Unit 29

Vocabulary: • Transportation

Grammar: • Commands - negative tú

Culture: • Arroz con Grandules

Unit 30

Vocabulary: • Medical Words

Grammar: • Commands - pronouns placement

Culture: • Idioms

Pronunciation: • GUE & GUI

Unit 31

Vocabulary: • Sports

Grammar: • Present Progressive

Culture: • Puerto Rican Festivals

Midterm Review and Test

Unit 32

Vocabulary: • Outdoor Activities

Grammar: • Present Progressive with Direct Object Pronouns

Culture: • Fort San Felipe del Morro

Pronunciation: • QU

Unit 33

Vocabulary: • Travel

Grammar: • Preterite AR Verbs

Culture: • Manuel Alonso

Unit 34

Vocabulary: • Computers (part 1)

Grammar: • Preterite ER & IR Verbs

Culture: • Puerto Rican Music

Pronunciation: • Z

Unit 35

Vocabulary: • Computers (part 2)

Grammar: • Review

Culture: • Places to see in Puerto Rico

Unit 36 - Final Review and Test

Resources Included:

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: This course has specific device requirements.

Middlebury (MIL) CAP course content is delivered through LTI in Brightspace and rendered for view and submission of student work within iFrames embedded in Brightspace content pages.

MIL courses are NOT supported on Chromebooks, iPads, or Android devices for access via LTI in a third-party LMS.

BROWSERS: Minimum supported, compatible browsers include:

  • Chrome 66
  • Firefox 58
  • Safari 13 (desktop and laptop devices only; iPad or iPhone not compatible) *NOTE: Macintosh Safari 13 Browsers must have "Prevent cross-site tracking" turned OFF in order to permit sending of cookies.
  • Microsoft Edge 15

PC Device Minimum Requirements for MIL courses:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280x1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled

Macintosh (MAC) Device Minimum Requirements for MIL courses:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or above
  • Mac OS X v10.9 or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280x1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: A headset with a microphone is needed with all World Language courses. This course has specific device requirements and restrictions. See the Technical Requirements field of this syllabus for further details.


School Level: Middle School
Standards: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
NCAA Approved: N/A - Grade Level
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 56100
MDE Endorsement Code: FF - Spanish
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Middlebury
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus