Spanish 2B

Enrollment Message:

Students will require a computer device and/or headphones with speakers and a microphone. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule one or more live speaking assessments during the course.

This is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence. In this Spanish II course, you will explore the products, practices, and perspectives of various countries in the Spanish speaking world and compare them with your own. You will be introduced to reading, writing, listening, and speaking strategies to help you negotiate meaning of authentic Spanish language. You will be studying topics such as: daily routines, life events, shopping, the fives senses, eating out, vacations, giving advice and suggestions, and entertainment. You will be performing interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication tasks in Spanish to level up your proficiency. Prerequisites:  Spanish 2A or the equivalent of three prior semesters of high school Spanish

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

  • Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
  • Use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence when interacting with others.
  • Build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
  • Evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the target language and its cultures.
  • Use the target language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the target language and their own.
  • Use the target language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
  • Use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.

Course Outline:

Module 7: Going Shopping, Explaining and Asking Follow-up Questions, Using Irregular Verbs, and Varying Uses of Pronouns

Module 8: Expression related to the Five Senses and Using the Imperfect Tense

Module 9: Going Out to Eat and Using Stem Changing Verbs and Object Pronouns

Module 10: Planning Your Travel Vacation and Using Preterite Verbs ending in -car, -gar, -zar and Prepositions Para vs Por

Module 11: Location, Giving and Receiving Directions, and Using Adverbs

Module 12: Giving Advice, Suggestions, and Opinions and Using Exclamatory Phrases and Interjections

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 diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor 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:

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.

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 one or more 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: 24053
MDE Endorsement Code: FF - Spanish
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus