• WORLD LANGUAGES

    Course Title

    Spanish I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1512)  (2nd Semester - 1522) Also Offered Online

     

    Course Description

    In this course students begin developing proficiency in the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. It is a vocabulary-rich environment where survival skills are taught along with cultural information about the many Spanish-speaking countries. Activities include dialogue, role-playing, celebrations, films, videos, recordings, games, food study and other activities which provide an overview of the language.

    Prerequisite

    There are no prerequisite

     

    Course Title

    Spanish II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1533) (2nd Semester - 1543) Also Offered Online

    Course Description

    In this course students continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. It also continues to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of the diverse countries whose language they are learning. Emphasis is on a thorough tense study, grammatical structure, and language development.

    Prerequisite

    Spanish I

     

    Course Title

    Honors Spanish II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1588)  (2nd Semester - 1590)

    Course Description

    This course covers the same topics and concepts as Spanish II but does so in greater depth and with expanded vocabulary development. It is intended for students who plan to continue into Spanish III and AP Spanish.

    Prerequisite

    Spanish I

     

    Course Title

    Honors Spanish III

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1553)   (2nd Semester - 1563)

     

    Course Description

    Students continue to develop the oral and written language skills acquired in Spanish I and II. Spanish III extends the students’ knowledge of the language by exploring Spanish literature, politics, history, and daily  life more in depth. Readings, skits, short stories, role-playing, video presentations, and comprehension games are used to reinforce skills.

    Prerequisite

    Spanish II

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement Spanish Language

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1585)   (2nd Semester – 1586)

     

    Course Description

    This course conforms to the College Board topics for the AP Spanish Language exam. Students will use the language for active communication. The course stresses the ability to understand Spanish in various contexts; to develop a vocabulary sufficient for reading newspapers, magazines, literary texts, and other non-technical writing; and to express oneself in speech and in writing coherently, fluently, and accurately.

    Prerequisite

    Spanish III

     

    Course Title

    Spanish for Native Speakers Level I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1571)   (2nd Semester - 1572)

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course focuses on the development of communicative competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening and viewing, as well as on understanding Hispanic cultures and issues of identity of heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States. Students will also develop an awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, including language variation, customs, geography, history, and current events. During this course, students will gain confidence using Spanish to express their own thoughts on social and academic themes, interact with other speakers of the language, understand oral and written messages, make oral and written presentations, reflect on language variation, and critically view and evaluate media resources and web sites.

    Students will be able to understand material presented on a variety of topics related to contemporary events and issues in Hispanic communities. This course is intended for native Spanish speaking students only.

    Prerequisite

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


     

    Course Title

    Spanish for Native Speakers Level II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1574) (2nd Semester - 1575)

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course focuses on the development of advanced communicative competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening and viewing, as well as on understanding Hispanic cultures and issues of identity of heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States. Students will also continue to develop awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, including language variation, customs, geography, history, and current events. During  this course, students will gain proficiency in using Spanish in increasingly complex ways to express thoughts on social and academic themes, interact with other speakers of the language, understand oral and written messages, make oral and written presentations, reflect on language variation, and critically view and evaluate media resources and web sites. Students will be able to understand material presented on a variety of topics related to contemporary events and issues in Hispanic communities. This course is intended for native Spanish speaking students only.

    Prerequisite

    Spanish for Native Speakers Level I and/or permission of instructor

     

    Course Title

    French I

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1592)  (2nd Semester - 1602)

     

    Course Description

    In this course students begin developing proficiency in the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. This vocabulary-rich environment will teach students basic survival skills as well as general cultural information of French speaking countries. Activities include: dialogue, role-playing, culture days, food experimentation, oral presentations, and films.

    Prerequisite

    There are no prerequisites.

     

    Course Title

    French II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1613) (2nd Semester - 1623)

    Course Description

    In this course students continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Emphasis is on a thorough tense study, grammatical structure, and language development. Discussion of French culture, history, and literature will be introduced in context with learning the language.

    Prerequisite

    French I

     

    Course Title

    Honors French II

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1615)  (2nd Semester – 1625)

    Course Description

    This course covers the same topics and concepts as French II but does so in greater depth and with expanded vocabulary development. It is intended for students who plan to continue into French III and AP French.

    Prerequisite

    French I

     

    Course Title

    Honors French III

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1633) (2nd Semester - 1643)

    Course Description

    Students will continue to develop the oral and written language skills acquired in French I and II. They will explore French culture through films, videos, and literary selections. Activities include: reading plays, short stories, poems, role-playing, video presentations, library research, Internet exploration, and creative writing.

    Prerequisite

    French II

     

    Course Title

    Honors French IV

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1653) (2nd Semester - 1663)

    Course Description

    French IV is designed to immerse students further into the topics addressed in French I, II, and III. Topics include: analysis and study of the history of France, French literary selections, poems, short stories, plays, short novels, film, and other artistic media. Students develop oral, written, reading and listening skills.

    Prerequisite

    French III

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement French Language

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1645)  (2nd Semester – 1646)

     

    Course Description

    This course conforms to the College Board topics for the AP French Language exam. Students will use the language for active communication. The course stresses the ability to understand French in various contexts; to develop a vocabulary sufficient for reading newspapers, magazines, literary texts, and other non-technical writing; and to express oneself in speech and in writing coherently, fluently, and accurately.

    Prerequisite

    French III


     

    Course Title

    German I (Located at SHS, UGHS, WHS)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1665)   (2nd Semester – 1667)

     

    Course Description

    In this course students begin developing proficiency in the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing German. It is a vocabulary-rich environment where survival skills are taught along with cultural information about German speaking countries. Activities include dialogue, role-playing, celebrations, films, videos, recordings, games, food study, and other activities that provide an overview of the language.

    Prerequisite

    There are no prerequisites.

     

    Course Title

    German II (Located at SHS, UGHS, WHS)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1666)   (2nd Semester – 1668)

    Course Description

    Students continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German. Emphasis is on a thorough tense study, grammatical structure, and language development. Discussion of German culture, history, and literature will be introduced in context with learning the language.

    Prerequisite

    German I

     

    Course Title

    Honors German II (Located at SHS, UGHS, WHS)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1675)   (2nd Semester – 1676)

    Course Description

    This course covers the same topics and concepts as German II but does so in greater depth and with expanded vocabulary development. It is intended for students who plan to continue into German III and IV.

    Prerequisite

    German I

     

    Course Title

    Honors German III (Located at SHS, UGHS, WHS)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1672)   (2nd Semester – 1674)

     

    Course Description

    Students will continue to develop the oral and written language skills acquired in German I and II. They will explore German culture through films, videos, and literary selections. Activities include: reading plays, short stories, and poems, role-playing, video presentations, library research, Internet exploration and creative writing.

    Prerequisite

    German II

     

    Course Title

    Honors German IV (Located at SHS, UGHS, WHS)

    Course Number

    (1st Semester – 1677)   (2nd Semester – 1678)

    Course Description

    This course is designed to immerse the student in more advanced topics. Reading skills are developed by using poems, short stories and a variety of events. Listening is enhanced by using tapes, films, and CD’s. Students create personal writing examples. Speaking and writing skills are further developed.

    Prerequisite

    German III

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Placement German Language and Culture

    Course Number

    (1st Semester - 1760)   (2nd Semester – 1761)

     

    Course Description

    This course conforms to the College Board topics for the AP German Language exam.

    Students will use the language for active communication. The course stresses the ability to understand in various contexts; to develop a vocabulary sufficient for reading newspapers, magazines, literary texts, and other non-technical writing; and to express oneself in speech and in writing coherently, fluently, and accurately.

    Prerequisite

    German III