• Erica Morse
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    Erica Morse
    International Club Co-Sponsor
     
    Grade(s) Taught: 10-11
    Subject(s): (Spanish II)
    School Phone: 985-386-3514
    Room Number: 83
    First year at PHS: 2013
     
    Conferences Available by Appointment.
     
    Tutoring: Every Morning at 7:00-7:30am. Make an appointment with Ms. Morse at least one day in advance to get a Hall Pass.
     
     
    Ms. Morse graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Spanish Education with a minor in Hispanic Ethnic Studies. She scored Advanced in Spanish on the Oral Proficiency Interview by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Ms. Morse is a highly qualified, Praxis certified teacher having passed the exams for the Principles of Learning and Teaching and World Languages: Spanish.
     
    Spanish I & II coursework includes developing skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish. Detailed descriptions below.
    SPANISH I
     
    Elementary listening and reading, speaking, and writing skills are the focus of level one Spanish. Pronunciation, grammar, and intonation practice help the student point a basic vocabulary toward active use of Spanish as a language. As these skill-getting efforts improve, they move into skill-using communications: (1) oral conversations of phonetically acceptable language; (2) reading graded and language-controlled materials; (3) listening to Spanish and writing the spoken word accurately in Spanish; and (4) listening tasks of increasing difficulty. The cultural component includes words, phrases, and ideas connected with daily life such as greetings, school life, time/money/numbering, and simple geography.
     
    SPANISH II
     
    Level 2 begins with a brief review of Level 1. To the skills of listening, speaking, basic grammar, and phonology are added those of syntax mastery, expanded vocabulary, reading, and writing. Students learn to: (1) express themselves in group settings; (2) read and comprehend explanatory materials in Spanish; (3) write in Spanish short paragraphs and letters using correct idiom; and (4) listen to and comprehend information from oral Spanish. Culture study includes a view of history, government, and civilization of Spanish-speaking societies.