World Language Course Offerings

World Language "Level Up" Requirements
Please note- In order for a student to level up from an ACP or Interemediate course to an Honors course, the student is required to fulfill the following:
    - Successful benchmark assessment grade
    - Successful midyear exam performance
    - Teacher recommendation
    - "A" average in an ACP course or an "A-" average in an Intermediate course
    - Demonstration of strong speaking, listening, reading, writing and participation skills
    - Completion of summer packet. 

Spanish I - CP

Spanish I - CP
Grades 9, 10, 11
 

This course focuses on introducing the language with an emphasis on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammatical structures.  Vocabulary topics include:  basic conversation, descriptive adjectives, school, emotions, food, family, clothing, restaurant, house and household chores, and sports.  Grammar topics include subject pronouns, conjugating regular and irregular present tense verbs, and affirmative tu commands.  Students will learn about the customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking people throughout the world.

Spanish I -ACP

SPANISH I (ACP)
Grades 9, 10, 11
Course #0457

Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Vocabulary topics include: basic conversation, descriptive adjectives, school, emotions, food, family, clothing, restaurant, house and household chores, and sports. Grammar topics include subject pronouns, conjugating regular and irregular present tense verbs, and affirmative tú commands. Students will learn about the customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking people throughout the world.

 

Intermediate Spanish I - ACP

Intermediate Spanish I-ACP
Grades 9, 10, 11

Students will learn vocabulary and grammar necessary to speak, read, write, and comprehend in the target language.  Vocabulary topics will include school, food, family, shopping, places and events in town, transportation, restaurants, household vocabulary, and planning a party.  Grammar topics emphasize regular and irregular verbs, tener and its expressions, direct object pronouns, stem-changing verbs, ir a + infinitive, when to use ser and estar, affirmative informal commands, as well as the preterite tense.

 

Spanish I - Intermediate

SPANISH I (Intermediate)
Grades 9, 10, 11
Course #0458

Students will learn vocabulary and grammar skills necessary to speak, read, write, and comprehend in the target language.  Vocabulary topics will include school, food, family, shopping, places and events in town, transportation, restaurants, household vocabulary, and planning a party. Grammar topics emphasize regular and irregular verbs, tener and its expressions, direct object pronouns, stem-changing verbs, ir a + infinitive, when to use ser and estar, affirmative informal commands, as well as the preterite tense.

Spanish II -CP

SPANISH II (CP)
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0465

Students will learn additional vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate in the target language. Vocabulary topics will include food, the human body, health, clothing, colors, shopping, holidays and celebrations. Grammar topics will focus on the use of ser and estar, stem-changing verbs, direct object pronouns, reflexive verbs, informal commands, and the preterite tense. Students will explore the customs of various Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Spanish II -ACP

SPANISH II (ACP)
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0467

Students will continue to gain an understanding of the Spanish language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities.  Students will communicate using more extensive vocabulary and grammatical structures, focusing on the preterite tense.  Topics will include travel, vacations, sports, health, shopping, and ancient and modern Mexico. A focus on Hispanic culture and civilization accompanies the course.

 

Spanish II - Honors

Spanish II (Honors )
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12|
Course #0469

Students will continue to improve their skills in all areas in the target language including writing, speaking, listening, and reading comprehension.  Vocabulary and grammar is more advanced as is the pace.  Topics of study include vacation and travel, clothing and shopping, modern and ancient Mexico, food, film-making, and media topics.

 

Spanish III - CP

Spanish III - CP
Grades 11, 12 

This course will further develop students’ communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students must have a thorough working knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will be expected communicate in the target language.  They will utilize a more extensive vocabulary as well as more complex grammatical structures.  Topics will include travel, vacations, sports, health, shopping, and ancient and modern Mexico.  A focus on Hispanic culture and civilization accompanies the course.

 

Spanish III - ACP

Spanish III (ACP)
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0477

This course will further develop students’ communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students must have a thorough working knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will be expected to communicate in the target language. They will use more extensive vocabulary as well as more complex grammatical structures to communicate. Topics will include family, vacations, volunteerism, requests and recommendations, the media, the environment, social awareness, and presenting and supporting opinions. They will further explore Hispanic cultures and traditions.

 

Hispanic Culture and Civilization

Hispanic Culture and Civilization
Grades 11, 12
Course #0478

This course focuses on the ways of life in Spanish-speaking cultures, and the legacy of and differences between those cultures and their own. Students explore the distinct heritages and systems of government in the various countries and acquire a clearer understanding of and appreciation for the worth of all peoples. The further development of the students’ conversational Spanish skills will be an integral component of the course work.

Spanish III - Honors

Spanish III (Honors)
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0479

This course is designed to further students’ proficiency at the intermediate/advanced level.  Emphasis is on developing interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills.  Vocabulary focuses on environmental concerns, social awareness, professions/careers, travel, technology, suburban and urban life, and literature.  Grammatical concepts emphasize the more advanced structures. In addition, the students will compare and contrast various Hispanic cultures and traditions.

Honors Spanish Literature

Honors Spanish Literature
Course #0486

This course explores a variety of Spanish literature in all genres.  Students increase their communicative proficiency through critical reading, interpretation, discussion, presentation and comparison of authentic poetry, short stories and novels.

Spanish IV - ACP

Spanish IV (ACP)
Grades 11, 12
Course #0488

This course will develop and refine students’ communicative proficiency at the advanced level through more in-depth activities and projects.  Students must demonstrate strong speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and will be expected to communicate in the target language.  Students will communicate about topics or situations they are likely to encounter using more advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures, focusing on the subjunctive and present perfect subjunctive.  Topics include professions, heroes, technology, communications, life in the city, and planning for the future and careers.  Students will expand their knowledge of Hispanic culture.

Spanish IV - Honors

Spanish IV (Honors)
Grades 11, 12
Course #0489

This course is designed to further students’ communicative proficiency at the advanced level.  Emphasis is on developing  interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills.  Vocabulary focuses on societal issues, economics, higher education, finance, the arts, media, advertising and literature.  Grammatical concepts  emphasize the more advanced verb tenses to increase fluency and proficiency in the language.  In addition, the students will compare and contrast various Hispanic cultures as well as reading authentic works of Hispanic literature.

AP Spanish Language Culture

AP Spanish Language and Culture
Grades 11, 12
Course #0490

This course is intended to further student's communicative proficiency in the target language through integrating the core linguistic skills (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational)) throughout the course.  The course is designed to present a variety of activities and practices with the study of each unit.  This allows the students to express, inquire and use different strategies in a variety of cultural contexts, thus honing student’s ability to listen, speak and use resources that they may apply their skills.  The objective of student abilities include: spoken/written interpersonal communication, audio/visual interpretive communication, written/print interpretive communication and spoken/written presentational communication.    The course themes students will encounter include:  beauty and aesthetics, global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities and families and communities. The class is taught entirely in Spanish in order to motivate students to use their Spanish language skills throughout the year and refrain from falling back into their native tongue.

 

Latin I

Latin I
Grades 9, 10, 11
Course #0491

The aim of the first year of Latin is to teach the student to read, analyze and translate elementary Latin.  Students will understand basic grammatical forms and develop a mastery of prescribed vocabulary.  Derivation of words and short narratives from Roman history and literature prepare students for linguistic development and impart valuable insight into Roman language, life and culture.

Latin II

Latin II
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Course #0492

This course reviews the principles of Latin I and aims to further the student’s ability to read, comprehend and translate Latin in increasing difficulty.  This course helps to expand the student’s understanding and appreciation of Roman culture and customs. The student will understand advanced grammatical forms and continue to master vocabulary.

 

AP Latin

AP Latin
Grade 11, 12
Course #0496

This course is designed to prepare students for the Latin Advanced Placement Exam . Students will develop the ability to read, translate, analyze and interpret the poetry and prose passages required on the AP Latin reading list from both Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War. Students will also examine and understand these passages in a variety of contexts including historical, political, social, and cultural. They practice sight reading from a variety of Latin authors, and will review and reinforce their grammatical and syntactical knowledge.

 

Latin III

Latin III
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0497

Latin III ACP students begin to read unedited writings of the Romans themselves such as Caesar, Ovid, Livy, and Seneca. Students also read and discuss Aesop’s Fables in Latin.  Basic Latin grammar is reinforced as well as new grammatical terms introduced. Although primarily a reading based course, students may deepen their understanding of the classical world through projects, skits, discussions, and videos.

Honors Latin III/IV Prose

Latin III/IV Prose - Honors
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0498

Latin III/IV Honors Prose continues to focus on the acquisition of skills for reading Latin and the appreciation of those skills in the student’s daily life.  A thorough review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary will continue, followed by new syntax and an emphasis on reading Latin.  Students will read and analyze an extensive amount of original Latin prose, mostly from various writers of the Golden Age of Classical Latin literature.

Honors Latin III/IV Poetry

Latin III/IV Poetry - Honors
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0499

Latin III/IV Honors Poetry continues focus on the acquisition of skills for reading Latin and the application of those skills in the student’s daily life. A thorough review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary will continue, followed by new syntax and an emphasis on reading Latin.. Students  read a more extensive amount of Latin poetry, including the varied writers of the Golden Age of Classical Latin literature, with special emphasis on Vergil, demonstrate higher levels of comprehension and language manipulation, and develop a greater understanding of connections between the ancient and modern worlds.

 

French I

French I
Grades 9, 10, 11
Course #0417

This course instructs students to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the target language; oral proficiency and basic grammar skills are stressed.  In addition, the students will be introduced to the Francophone countries of the world and will learn about their cultures. Cultural information is intercalated in each lesson throughout the textbook.  Proficiency in the target language will be attained through communicative and cooperative pair activities in context. CD’s, videos, computer software, select Internet sites, and authentic reading materials will be used to enhance the quality of the student’s learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.  

French II

French II
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Course #0427

French II is designed to further develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as their knowledge of francophone literature and cultures, through the use of audio and visual presentations, grammar exercises, computer software programs and authentic reading materials. Oral proficiency and precise expression are reinforced daily, and emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and grammar skills at this level. Proficiency in the target language will be attained through communicative and cooperative pair activities in context. The Discovering French Nouveau program provides CD’s, DVDs, select Internet sites, and literary excerpts which enhance the quality of the student’s learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.  

French III - Honors

French III-Honors
Grades 10, 11, 12
Course #0439

French III-Honors is a full-year course for 10th and 11th grade students.  This course is designed to further develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through the use of audio and visual prompts, computer software, and authentic reading materials. Oral proficiency and precise grammar are reinforced daily, and new emphasis is placed on reading comprehension and writing skills at this level. Students will hear and see authentic dialogues and engage in role-playing/ pair-share; computer software programs and select Internet sites are used to drill grammar proficiency, reinforce correct pronunciation and build vocabulary by topic. The Discovering French Nouveau program provides CD’s, DVDs, and level appropriate literary excerpts, which enhance the quality of the student’s learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.

French IV - Honors

French IV-Honors
Grades 11, 12
Course #0449

French IV-Honors is an advanced level course designed to further the proficiency of students in reading, writing, listening and speaking French. A commitment to the development of superior reading comprehension and writing skills in the target language is required at this level. The text provides an historical survey of France from the Celtic invasion to World War II, intercalated with excerpts from literary masterpieces from each period.  The text also provides a comprehensive grammar review, which draws upon the literature therein for examples of usage and structure.  The workbook offers additional reading selections with comprehension and writing exercises, as well as practice drills on grammar and structures. Oral proficiency and precise grammar are practiced daily; the class is conducted in French and it is anticipated that students will speak in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.

AP French V

French V-Advanced Placement
Grade 12
Course #0452

French V-AP is a college-level course designed to refine further the proficiency of secondary school students in reading, writing, listening and speaking French.  This course provides an academically challenging environment wherein students prepare to sit for the Advanced Placement French Language Exam offered in May, and which facilitates students’ transition from high school to college level academics.  The course includes a comprehensive review of French grammar, extensive work with usage of precise vocabulary and syntax, as well as contextual, verbal and written analyses of excerpts from authentic sources, current events and literary excerpts.

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