Spanish IV is an intermediate course taught mostly in Spanish. This course will stress the production of written and spoken Spanish for practical communication in student-centered learning environment using the target language as the primary means of communication. Intermediate and advanced grammar and vocabulary will be taught through culturally centered, thematic units using authentic materials such as newspapers, radio or television broadcasts to expose students to real-life applications and situations. Thematic units of study include but are not limited to Relationships, Tourism and Travel, Visual and Performing Arts, The Environment, and Technology.  Assessments are based on performance in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.