In today's world the ability to use a second language brings great advantages to our students: increased earning power, broadened cultural understanding and sharpened intellectual skills. Learning a second language helps students prepare for life in a world of cultural and linguistic diversity. This course will help each student develop and maintain proficiency in Spanish in an established sequence of language classes and by speaking Spanish exclusively in the Advanced Placement Spanish Language classroom and encouraging its use in their daily interactions in the community. In adherence to the California State World Language Standards and the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, the course will address the five proficiencies: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Culture.