Aquinas High School
MR. JOHN WISSING
University of Salamanca (Spain); University of Wisconsin - La Crosse; Saint Mary's University
+ years with Aquinas Catholic Schools
+ years total teaching experience
I live, work, and play in La Crosse. When I am not at Aquinas, I spend much of my time cycling the Driftless or relaxing on the Mississippi.
It has one blue wall - jazz blue to be exact.
SPANISH I - This is an introductory course in which the primary goal for the student is to develop proficiency in the four basic skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing in a way that makes language a meaningful activity. This course presents the language within the context of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world and culture.SPANISH III - This course is designed to build confidence in the use of the Spanish language and to advance proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural enrichment activities while they enjoy the study of Hispanic cultures.SPANISH V HONORS - This course will provide realistic experiences and situations that further strengthen the students’ proficiency in the four skill areas—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There will be individual, as well as, class projects to further develop and strengthen language skills and cultural competency. There will be an emphasis on authentic language and practical vocabulary to use in communicating real-life situations. The course will integrate literary and cultural readings to further develop cultural concepts and insights into the daily lives of native Spanish speakers. The course uses a college-level intermediate Spanish textbook. A literary reading as well as a composition will be assigned over the summer break. The students will be required to take the National Spanish Exam.