Spanish IV, a course conducted almost exclusively in Spanish, is designed as an advanced course in which students continue to cultivate their speaking and writing skills, as well as to expand their proficiency in listening and reading comprehension. The emphasis in Spanish IV is on encouraging and enabling each student to function independently in Spanish. During the course of studies in Spanish IV, students will be exposed to a variety of original Spanish texts in original Spanish press (in print and on line), Spanish radio podcasts, original video segments, and Spanish films. Students will also participate, in Spanish, in daily classroom discussions and debate, and will complete compositions in Spanish as part of their grade. Spanish IV curriculum includes a review of all main grammar points. The choice of a college-level textbook supports the transition toward college level instruction. Students will also engage in a series of projects throughout the school year.