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World Languages

For the Advanced Studies Diploma, students must successfully complete 3 levels of one language or 2 levels of one language and 2 levels of a different language. All Level I languages are taught during the Spring Semester and all Level II languages are taught during the Fall Semester. Since students only take one level per year this allows students to take their beginning levels during two consecutive semesters.

FRENCH I #5110 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)   

Prerequisite: 70 or better in English

The student begins to develop the elementary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also examines the cultural and geographical aspects of the French speaking countries. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction. Students will be taught how to take responsibility for learning a foreign language.

FRENCH II #5120 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                                                                                                                                                   

Prerequisite: 70 or better in French I

The student continues to develop the elementary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course continues the examination of the French speaking countries. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.  There is heavy emphasis on the culture of French speaking areas.

FRENCH III #5130 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                                                                                                                                                        

Prerequisite: 70 or better in French II

This course advances the study of the basic grammar, vocabulary, and cultural items necessary for future study or travel. Reading and creative use of writing and speaking for personal expression are increasingly emphasized. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.

ADVANCED FRENCH IV #5140 (Grades 10, 11, 12)  Prerequisite:  80 or better in French III or recommendation of the teacher

In this advanced level course, students are expected to have already demonstrated mastery of the grammar, vocabulary, and cultural knowledge necessary for a basic level of proficiency in the language and to integrate this knowledge in more advanced levels of speaking, reading and writing. Primary emphasis is on self-expression and creative use of the language.  This course is designed for the more advanced fourth year student who wants the challenge of working more independently and creatively.   Because this course is equivalent to an intermediate level college course, this is a weighted credit course and the student is expected to perform at that level.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH V #5150 (Grades 11, 12)                                                                                                         

Prerequisite:  80 or better in French IV or recommendation of the teacher

This advanced level course will prepare students to take the AP French exam.  This course will focus on higher level oral and written communication.  Students will perfect their French skills as they read authentic materials, write papers, do research projects and study French cinema and music.  Because this course is equivalent to an intermediate level college course, this is a weighted credit class and the student is expected to perform at that level.

GERMAN I #5210 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)

Prerequisite: 70 or better in English

The student begins to develop the elementary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also examines the cultural and geographical aspects of the German speaking countries. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.  Students will be taught how to take responsibility for learning a foreign language.

GERMAN II #5220 (Grades 10, 11, 12)

Prerequisite: 70 or better in German I

The student continues to develop the elementary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course continues the examination of the German speaking countries. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.

GERMAN III #5230 (Grades 11, 12)                        Prerequisite: 70 or better in German II

This course advances the study of the basic grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural items necessary for future study or travel. Reading and creative use of writing and speaking for personal expressions are emphasized. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.

ADVANCED GERMAN IV #5240 (Grades 11, 12) Prerequisite:  B or better in German III or recommendation of the teacher

In this advanced level course, students will have already demonstrated mastery of the grammar, vocabulary, and cultural knowledge necessary for a basic level of proficiency in the language and to integrate this knowledge in more advanced levels of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students will read some examples of German literature.  Because this course is equivalent to an intermediate level college course, this is a weighted credit course and the student is expected to perform at that level.

SPANISH I #5510 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                  Prerequisite: 70 average or better in English

The student begins to communicate effectively and accurately through the development of the elementary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also examines the cultural and geographical aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.  Students will be taught how to take responsibility for learning a foreign language.

SPANISH II #5520 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                Prerequisite: 70 average or better in Spanish I

The student continues to communicate effectively and accurately through the on-going development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course continues the examination of the Spanish- speaking countries.  A firm foundation in the previous year’s vocabulary and grammar is expected.  A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.

SPANISH III #5530 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: 70 or better in Spanish II

This course advances the study of the basic grammar, vocabulary, and cultural items necessary for future study or travel. Reading and creative use of writing and speaking for personal expression are increasingly emphasized.  A firm foundation in the previous years’ vocabulary and grammar is expected.  The course focuses on effective communication through reading, writing, listening, and speaking with accuracy. A major focus of this class is frequent and accurate oral participation and group or pair interaction.

SPANISH IV #5540 (Grades 10, 11, 12) Prerequisite: 80 or better in Spanish III or recommendation of teacher

Introduces understanding, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure.  This course will include weekly practice of all language acquisition skills. Daily assignments are to be expected.  Part I of II.

SPANISH V #5550 (Grades 11, 12)                                   Prerequisite: B or better in Spanish IV or recommendation of teacher

Introduces understanding, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes more complex Spanish sentence structure. This course will include weekly practice of all language acquisition skills.  Daily assignments are to be expected. Part II of II. This course is offered 2nd semester.

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