Spanish 4A

Enrollment Message:

A headset (headphones) with a microphone is required. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule at least one live speaking assessments during the course.

This is the first semester of a two semester course in Spanish 4. The main objective of the Spanish IV course is to develop students’ interpersonal communication skills in Spanish. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. This objective is achieved through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations, which give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking. Students are exposed to literature, historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movie, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students will also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own. Content and assignments are presented in the target language. Grammar concepts are presented in English also.  Prerequisites: Spanish 3 or equivalent

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Respond to questions using the subjunctive mood and conditional tense as well as vocabulary and culture related to the global challenges
  • Orally present information on the global challenges
  • Write a formal type of communication related to the global challenges
  • Respond to questions using the subjunctive mood and future, and past tenses, including the perfect tenses, as well as vocabulary and culture related to technology and innovation
  • Orally present information on technology and innovation
  • Use sequencing and transition words when writing modern communication
  • Respond to questions using a variety of tenses, words with Latin origin, the pronoun se, embellished adjectives, possessive adjectives and pronouns, nouns formed from verbs as well as vocabulary and culture related to family, community, and love
  • Orally present information on family, community, and love

Course Outline:

Módulo 1: Desafíos mundiales

01.00 En el mundo todos somos vecinos

01.01 Es esencial que seas saludable

01.02 Temo que el mundo no se mejore

01.03 Apoyan a fin de que ayuden

01.04 ¿Qué diría la Madre Tierra?

01.05 ¡Escribamos una comunicación formal!

01.06 ¡Conversemos!

01.07 ¿Qué harías si no tuvieras derechos?

01.08 Módulo Examen

01.08 Módulo Examen Parte 2

Módulo 2: Ciencias y tecnología

02.00 La ciencia de hoy es la tecnología de mañana

02.01 ¿Ya lo habías pensado?

02.02 ¿Cómo habrá cambiado el mundo?

02.03 ¡Espero que me des un like!

02.04 Mándame una foto por internet

02.05 ¡Escribamos un blog!

02.06 ¡Conversemos!

02.07 ¡Debatamos!

02.08 Módulo Examen

02.08 Módulo Examen Parte 2

Módulo 3: La familia y la comunidad

03.00 Amar no es solo querer, es comprender

03.01 La amistad y el amor

03.02 Las etapas de la vida: niñez y adolescencia

03.03 La estructura de la familia

03.04 Clases y papeles en la sociedad

03.05 ¡Escribamos una autobiografía!

03.06 ¡Conversemos!

03.07 Costumbres de los principios y finales

03.08 Examen Del Segmento Uno

03.08 Examen Del Segmento Uno Parte 2


Colaboración del segmento uno

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits. 

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: 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:

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java or Flash which still appear in a small percentage of our catalog. While FLVS does not offer technical support for these devices, FLVS is working to remove Flash from their remaining course content. Students will need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of those courses. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (10 or higher) and MacOS (11 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule two live speaking assessments during the course.

Technical Skills Needed: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule at least one live speaking assessments during the course.


School Level: High School
Standards: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 24055
MDE Endorsement Code: FF - Spanish
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus