This course is designed as a continuation of Spanish I, II & III. Students will be guided toward functional communicative proficiency. The goals are to enable students to function in a Spanish-speaking culture, use the language for a lifetime of personal enjoyment and enrichment, appreciate the role of Hispanic cultures in a global context, and to continue expanding their communicative proficiency for further education or for the workplace. Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the cultures that use the target language. Students will make connections between their native language and the target language. Multiple ways of viewing the world will increase within the students cognitive realm.