|Spanish 4 is designed for the student who has successfully completed Spanish 3 and is enthusiastic about speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary acquisition continues to be a primary focus. Reading and writing assignments increase in length and complexity. Students read abridged versions of classics such as Lazarillo de Tormes and Don Quijote as well as short stories, fables, poetry and a brief history of Mexico. After a review of the present, preterit, imperfect, future and conditional tenses, students will learn to use the perfect tenses. In the third quarter they will be introduced to present and imperfect subjunctive verbs. Fourth quarter verbs focus on commands. Much of the class is conducted in Spanish. Speaking and listening skills are strengthened through work in the Language Lab and interviews of Spanish speaking members of the community.