World Languages

World Languages Course Descriptions

Spanish 1-P

College Prep, Grades 9-12, Year-long
                 
Prerequisite: “C” or above in previous math and English classes, cum GPA of 2.5 or better, or teacher permission.
 
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the Spanish language and culture. Oral communicative language is stressed using controlled vocabulary in everyday conversations. The Hispanic culture and language is studied via storyboards, slides, movies, and readings. Art, technology, power point presentations, projects, games, TPR (total physical response) strategies and music are used, as are theatrical skits, to enhance language usage. 100% target language is a main focus in this course.

Spanish 2-P

College Prep, Grades 9-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1 with a grade of “B-“or better and teacher recommendation
 
Spanish 2 is a continuation of the first year with emphasis on broadening of speaking, reading, understanding, and writing skills. Students write and perform dialogues, videos and theatrical pieces using more complex and subject specific vocabulary and concepts. Movies and power point presentations are used to explore and study Spanish and Latin American cultures. 100% target language is a main focus in this course.

Spanish 3-P

College Prep, Grades 10-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 2 with a grade of “B-“or better and teacher recommendation.
 
A continuation of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, more verb tenses and more sophisticated grammar is studied. Students learn more about Hispanic culture and attitudes via movies, documentaries, magazines, newscasts, culturally authentic materials and short literary works in Spanish. 100% target language is a main focus in this course.

Spanish 4-P

College Prep, Grades 10-12, Year-long

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3 with a grade of “B” or better and teacher recommendation.
 
This course is a continuation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. More detailed grammar is studied, but an emphasis will be placed on using the language in context. Students will learn more about Spanish-speaking countries’ cultures and attitudes via movies, magazines, literature, and other culturally authentic materials. This class will be for those who are interested in enhancing their language skills and cultural knowledge, but who do not wish to take the AP exam. 100% target language is a main focus in this course.

AP Spanish-P

College Prep, Grades 11-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3 with a grade of “B” or better and teacher recommendation.
 
This course is designed for the exceptional language student who wishes to continue on with a program of reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. This course has a special emphasis on studying Spanish via thematic units, using classical and contemporary literature, along with authentic materials from the Spanish-speaking world. Grammar and vocabulary acquisition are continued. Students are presented with all preparatory materials for the AP exams. 100% target language is a main focus in this course. Texts: Pasajes, Repaso, Nuevas Vistas, Galeria and Album.

French 1-P

College Prep, Grades 9-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: “C” or above in previous math and English classes, cum GPA of 2.5 or better, or teacher permission.
 
In French 1 the emphasis is on learning the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of French. The students will learn short dialogues and vocabulary, repeat sentences that contain grammatical patterns, and build conversation through daily practice. To further develop the use of French, the students present short skits and plays, learn French songs and vocabulary games, see films, videos, and colored slides about French speaking countries.

French 2-P

College Prep, Grades 9-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: French 1 with grade of B- or above/or teacher approval.
 
This second year course in French is a continuation of the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that the students were acquiring in French 1.  Students work more on the speaking, writing, reading, and listening in the past, present and future tenses. Students present short skits and plays, learn French songs and vocabulary games, see films, videos, and colored slides about French speaking countries.

French 3-P

College Prep, Grades 10-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: French 2 with grade of B- or above/or teacher approval.
 
This is the third year course in French.  This class takes the skills learned in French 1 and 2 and builds off them to expand student’s knowledge and skill.  They begin using more complicated sentences and tenses, and begin reading short pieces of literature.  They also begin to write a page or more at a time in French.  Students present short skits and plays, learn French songs and vocabulary games, see films, videos, and colored slides about French speaking countries.

French 4-P

College Prep, Grades 11-12, Year-long
 
Prerequisite: French 3 with grade of B- or above/or teacher approval.
 
This is the fourth year course in French and continues to build on the skills learned in French 3.  French 4 focuses on advanced grammar, reading, and writing in French.  Whole works of literature are read in their entirety, along with poems and other short stories and excerpts of literature.  Students write a few pages of French at a time, working towards writing an analytical essay in French about a piece of writing. Students present short skits and plays; learn French songs and vocabulary games, see films, videos, and colored slides about French speaking countries.
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