Information on the five categories are as below:
Beginner: currently enrolled in or completed LWSBD/BO in the first semesterIntermediate: currently enrolled in or completed LWSCU/CO in the first semesterAdvanced: currently enrolled in or completed LWSDU/DO in the first semester
Spanish Plus:✓ Students who began studying Spanish prior to high school in an Ontario school setting (i.e., International Languages classes embedded into the school day in elementary school; grade 7 and/or 8 additional classes)✓ I.B. students are required to participate in the “Spanish Plus” category, except those who are registered in the Ab Initio program.✓ Students with additional exposure to the Spanish language outside of school credit classes: -students in A.P. Spanish programs, -recent international exchange/study participants (during high school)-students who have traveled to or lived in a Spanish-speaking country for 3 months or longer at any time
Hispanohablante:✓Any student that speaks Spanish with his/her family members at home (or if the parents/guardians/relatives speak Spanish at home to the student)✓Any student that grew up in a Spanish-speaking country or any student who has lived in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of two (2) years✓Any student that socializes in Spanish with Spanish-speaking people✓Any student that has studied Spanish formally for five (5) or more years in a school that follows a European or US-American based curriculum)
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