World Language

WORLD LANGUAGE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FRENCH I                                                                                                                                 1 CREDIT

French I is designed to meet the foreign language component of the college bound student’s high school curriculum as well as the needs of any student who desires to be proficient in a second language. Throughout the academic year the students will study French through a variety of situations common to daily life in France and francophone countries. The students will be required to comprehend vocabulary and grammatical structures in order to accurately communicate in French. Students will be expected to develop skills necessary to understand spoken and written language as well as to respond orally and in writing. All students will be required to work collaboratively and individually for mastery of subject material.

FRENCH II                                                                                                                              1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Pass French I and have teacher permission.

French II is designed to continue the second part of meeting the foreign language component of the college bound student’s high school curriculum. As in French I, students participate in situations common to those in which one finds oneself in francophone country,  Daily class activities will develop the student’s abilities in the four skill areas of listening comprehension, reading, writing and speaking in French. At this level more original expression in the language will be required and students are expected to speak French as much as possible.

RS FRENCH III - Honors                                                                                                     1 CREDIT

Prerequisite:  Pass French II and have teacher permission. French III is designed to provide an arena in which the college bound student will enhance communication skills in the target language of French. Throughout the academic year the students will study France, French culture, and French history. Students will draw on their mastery of basic grammar skills from the preceding two years in order to participate in activities. Reading material of various levels will be offered in order to augment the vocabulary and grammar. Classes are held in the target language as much as possible.  This class may provide Running Start credit for Elementary French I.

RS FRENCH IV / V - Honors                                                                                               1 CREDIT

Prerequisite:  Pass French III - Honors and have teacher permission.

French IV/V is designed for practice of the skills mastered during the previous three to four years.  Units are built according to different themes that include a great deal of new vocabulary in addition to more complicated grammatical structure.  Possible topics include: French for business, art and music, current events, film and literature. Classes will be help entirely in the target language.  This class may provide Running Start credit for Elementary French II.


SPANISH I                                                                                                                               1 CREDIT

Spanish I is designed to meet the foreign language component of the college-bound student’s high school curriculum. It is an introduction to both language and culture. It is also designed to prepare a student with organizational, time management and study skills. Students will study a variety of situations common to daily life in many Hispanic settings. Critical thinking, values comparisons, and technology will be incorporated. Students will be required to memorize vocabulary and grammatical structures to establish a foundation for accurate communication. Students will develop skills to understand and respond to spoken and written language. Students will be required to work collaboratively, cooperatively and individually for mastery of the subject material.

SPANISH II                                                                                                                               1 CREDIT Prerequisite:  Pass Spanish I and have teacher permission.

A sequential course, Spanish II builds on the proficiency gained in Spanish I.  Students will show their competency and control of the subject material providing more detailed responses.  Increasingly more difficult structure and content are expected in written and oral language. Authentic performance and assessment opportunities will be situational.  Daily class activities will develop the students’ abilities in the four skill areas of listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking. At this level more original expression in the language will be required and students are expected to speak Spanish as much possible.  The skills gained in this course will serve as a basis for more advanced study.

RS SPANISH III – Honors                                                                                                  1 CREDIT Prerequisite:  Pass Spanish II and have teacher permission..

Spanish III continues to reinforce and expand the skills and content learned in the first two years of language study. Students will be required to show mastery of more complex grammatical features and performance functions. Culture, current events, contemporary issues and values will be studied through readings, music and media from different geographical areas. Students will also examine careers and post secondary studies.  Classes are held in the target language as much as possible. This class may provide Running Start credit for Elementary Spanish I.

RS SPANISH IV/V/VI - Honors                                                                                           1 CREDIT Prerequisite:  Pass Spanish III/IV/V and have teacher permission.

Spanish IV further develops students’ communicative and interpretative skills.  Themes include a great deal of new vocabulary in addition to more complicated grammatical structures. Students will study Hispanic artists, authors, musicians, current events and components relevant to future professions and goals of individuals in the class to help them understand issues and competition they will face in the global marketplace. The student is expected to accomplish independent/individual study projects in addition to collaborative assignments.  Classes will be held entirely in the target language. This class may provide Running Start credit for Elementary Spanish II.


 

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