This course helps students improve basic language arts skills in preparation for the Spanish high school equivalency exam. An English component is also included. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and delivery of the course is in Spanish. Reading skills are taught through literature, social studies, and science. Students learn strategies for finding main idea, drawing conclusions, and making inferences. Writing instruction proceeds from sentence and paragraph structure to essay development. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling techniques are integrated as needed.