In this course students will begin to study grammar more closely within the context of exercises and readings, as well as master advanced grammatical structures. Prominent Spanish and Hispanic literary works will be introduced and students will also examine other authentic texts such as news-print and magazines. Students will have opportunities to explore contemporary culture through film, print, field trips and travel. This course will be taught primarily in Spanish and students will be expected to use the language when communicating. The course prepares students to take the IB Standard Level Exam in Spanish.