World Language Education

  • Spanish I and II Elective Video

    Spanish III and IV Elective Video

    French Elective Video

    German II Elective Video

    German III Elective Video

     

    600 – French I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic vocabulary and structure of the French Language.  Students will acquire reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in the Target Language.  Students will acquire the necessary skills that enable them to function in simple conversations.  In addition to a study of language and culture through various ancillary materials, students will begin using the language in context via mini-stories and readers that will increase in difficulty as the semester progresses.

     

    605 – French II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for French I is critical for success in this course. 
    • Course Prerequisite: French I and minimum final grade average of 74%
    • Course Description: This course will build on skills developed in French I, in addition to expanding reading, writing, listening and speaking in context about a variety of concepts, such as travel and daily life. French-speaking islands of the Caribbean, as well as Canada and Africa, will be discussed in more detail. Language and cultural concepts will be presented to the students through the exploration of stories, mini-novels and articles from newspapers and magazines that increase in difficulty and utilize high-frequency vocabulary and grammar in French.


    610 – French III

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for French II is critical for success in this course.  there is only one section of French III each year and space is limited
    • Course Prerequisite: French II and an overall average of 83%
    • Course Description: In the third level, students will expand upon the skills practiced and the knowledge gained in previous levels. Ability to read and write in French will be enhanced. Students will also learn more about the people and places that make the French and France so interesting. Knowledge of other subject areas will be enriched as students write resumes, discuss contemporary social and political problems, and study French history.  Students will also read short stories that will increase in difficulty as the semester progresses, culminating in the reading and discussion of the Classic French Novel, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery.


    630 – German II  -  This will be a virtual learning platform

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for German I is critical for success in this course. 
    • Course Prerequisite: German I and minimum of final grade average of 74% 
    • Course Description: This course will further develop students’ proficiency with speaking, listening, reading and writing German. Students will acquire German in context through stories and other sources of Comprehensible Input (CI) such as books, video and music. Success in this class will be measured by students’ active engagement in communicating with the instructor and each other in the target language. Comparison of German and American cultures will aid students in becoming aware of different ways of thinking and living.

     ** This course will be both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The students are expected to attend class on scheduled days and work independently on other days completing lessons assigned by the instructor.  

     

    635 – German III  -  This will be a virtual learning platform

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for German II is critical for success in this course.  There is only one section of German III each year and space is limited.
    • Course Prerequisite: German II with a minimum final grade average of 83%
    • Course Description: Using Comprehensible Input (CI), students will help to develop vocabulary and acquire ability with language structures in order to be able to discuss and write about present, past and future experiences and values which are important to them. The final third of the course will revolve around an imaginary trip to Berlin, beginning with an overview of some of the most interesting German-speaking places. Study will include practicing the oral skills needed to function when traveling to and visiting the city. Student success in this class will be measured by students’ active engagement in communicating with the instructor and each other in the target language.

    ** This course will be both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The students are expected to attend class on scheduled days and work independently on other days completing lessons assigned by the instructor.     

     

    650 – Spanish I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: In this course, students will learn high-frequency structures through TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), and they will be introduced to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The students will acquire listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in context through stories.


    655 – Spanish II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for Spanish I is critical for success in this course
    • Course Prerequisite: Spanish I and minimum final grade average of 74%
    • Course Description: This is a TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) course that meets for a semester.  This course will review concepts from Spanish I and expand reading, writing, listening, and speaking in context mainly through the exploration of stories and discussions that increase in difficulty and utilize high-frequency vocabulary and grammar in Spanish.


    660 – Spanish III

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for Spanish II is critical for success in this course
    • Course Prerequisite: Spanish II with a minimum final grade average of 80%
    • Course Description: This is a TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) course that reviews the structures learned in Spanish I and II, emphasizing the use of more complex styles of speech and writing.  It will expand reading, writing, listening, and speaking in context mainly through the exploration of stories and discussions that increase in difficulty and utilize high-frequency vocabulary and grammar in Spanish with increased emphasis on speaking.


    665 – Honors Spanish IV

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.1
    • Placement Criteria: Passing the final exam for Spanish III is critical for success in this course
    • Course Prerequisite: Spanish III and minimum final grade average of 85%
    • Course Description: This honors level weighted course is conducted mainly in Spanish, and it reviews and expands the concepts learned in Spanish I through III. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking in context will be expanded through the exploration of authentic multimedia (such as web pages, music, magazines, and newspapers), stories and conversations, and through projects that incorporate culture. There is increased emphasis on speaking and writing.