• World Languages

    P-French 1                                                                                    Course #3510
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    French 1 is a college-preparatory course that introduces students to the French language and culture. The course emphasizes basic communication skills, vocabulary building, reading and writing. A beginning pen pal program and active cultural experiences are included if possible. Students are able to relate to French teenagers’ life through different media. French Internet sites are explored, and French is spoken a great deal of the time.
     
    P-French 2                                                                                    Course #3520
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            French 1 or teacher recommendation Graduation:           Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    Students will continue to communicate more fully in oral and written French. Students are able to expand their communication skills through interviews, oral presentations and an e-mail correspondence with French classes in the France is possible. They also plan and write (in French) an itinerary for a trip to Paris. A grade C or better in previous French class will assure greater success in this class. Student speak French most of the time.
     
    P-French 3                                                                                    Course #3530
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            French 2 or teacher recommendation Graduation:           Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    French 3 challenges students to speak, read and write at more advanced levels. Students “visit” French-speaking areas such as Africa, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Tahiti. They read about and discuss the culture and literature of these areas through various sources including the Internet. They write a journal and complete individual and group multimedia projects. Various contemporary folk and fairy tales are also part of the course of study. Students are encouraged to speak and write with greater fluency and detail. French is spoken most of the time in class.
     
    P-French 4                                                                                    Course #3540
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            French 3 or teacher recommendation Graduation:           Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    French 4 challenges students to speak, read and write at an advanced level and to learn more complex grammatical construction. Students read short stories, plays and other French literature and write short compositions to gain language ability and literary understanding. Instruction only is almost exclusively in French with minimal clarification in English. Students complete individual and group projects using multimedia technology and continue learning about French culture, geography and history from various sources. A grade of C or better in previous French class will assure greater success in this class.
     
    P-German 1                                                                                  Course #3550
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    German 1 is a college-preparatory course that introduces students to the German language. Students achieve basic proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension, and begin building a German vocabulary. Instruction is provided in German with clarification in English to assure student understanding. Students complete individual and group projects. Students explore German culture, geography and history through German books, periodicals and internet sites.
     
    P-German 2                                                                                  Course #3560
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            German 1 or teacher recommendation Graduation:         Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    German 2 expands the student's ability to communicate in German. Students improve their skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension and enrich their German vocabulary. Students begin learning about topics such as German film, fashion, and tourism. Students continue learning about culture, geography, and history from German- language books, periodicals, and Internet sites. A grade of C or better in previous classes will assure greater success.
     
    P-German 3                                                                                  Course #3570
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            German 2 or teacher recommendation Graduation:         Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    German 3 challenges students to speak, read and write at an advanced level and to learn more complex grammatical construction. Students read short stories, plays and other German literature and write short compositions to gain language ability and literary understanding. Instruction is almost exclusively in German with only minimal clarification in English. Students complete individual and group projects using multimedia technology and continue learning about German culture, geography and history from various sources including the Internet.
     
    P-German 4                                                                                  Course #3580
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            German 3 or teacher recommendation Graduation:         Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:       1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    German 4 challenges students to speak, read and write at an advanced level and to learn more complex grammatical construction. Students read short stories, plays and other German literature and write short compositions to gain language ability and literary understanding. Instruction is almost exclusively in German with minimal clarification in English. Students complete individual and group projects using multimedia technology and continue learning about German culture, geography and history from various sources including the Internet. Students in German 4 have the option of taking the German Advanced Placement examination.
     
    P-Spanish 1                                                                                  Course #3610
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    Spanish 1 is an introduction to Spanish emphasizing basic vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure. Learning the basics of speaking and writing in Spanish could be integral to securing a better job in the future. It can also make travel in Spanish-speaking countries more enjoyable.
     
     
     
     
    P-Spanish 2                                                                                  Course #3620
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Spanish 1, or Spanish 1 in 8th grade or Spanish for Spanish Speakers I or instructor approval
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    Spanish 2 students continue to practice speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. They learn some practical conversational skills as well as learn about some countries and cultures where Spanish is spoken. Students may be asked to keep journals with short entries and incorporate what they have learned into short essays. A grade C or better in previous Spanish class will assure greater success in this class.
     
    P-Spanish 3                                                                                  Course #3630
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Spanish 2 or Spanish for Spanish Speakers II or instructor approval
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    Students are challenged to read, write, and speak at more advanced levels. They read short stories and excerpts from Hispanic literature. They also write original compositions and conversations in Spanish, which may include informal productions of skits or the keeping of a journal. Hispanic culture is also interwoven into the course for greater cross-cultural understanding. Some new grammar is introduced and previously learned grammar is strongly reinforced. A grade C or better in previous Spanish class will assure greater success in this class.
     
    P-Spanish 4                                                                                  Course #3640
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Spanish 3 or Spanish for Spanish Speakers II or instructor approval
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    Spanish 4 will continue expanding students’ ability to communicate in Spanish. Students will continue increasing their vocabulary and reading and writing skills. They will also continue to learn more about the culture of the countries where Spanish is spoken.
     
    P-Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Language               Course #3642 Level:                9 – 12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Graduation:              Fine Arts/World Language requirement College Prep:    1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    This college-level course emphasizes Spanish for active communication, covering oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. It develops useful language skills that can be applied to various activities and disciplines. It focuses on: comprehension of formal and informal spoken Spanish; acquisition of vocabulary; accurate reading of newspapers, magazines, and modern Spanish literature, composition of expository passages, and expression of ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. It provides extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. A mandatory parent meeting is held Spring Semester.
     
    P-Spanish for Spanish Speakers I                                         Course #3670 Level:                 9-12
    Length:                      Year Class (10 credits) Prerequisite: Native Spanish speaker Graduation:    World Language requirement College Prep:        1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    This course is designed for fluent speakers in basic Spanish who need further development of academic Spanish. It emphasizes vocabulary development, listening comprehension, grammar, reading and writing skills. Students will be expected to read and analyze simple literature.
     
    P-Spanish for Spanish Speakers II                                        Course #3676 Level:                 9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Native Spanish speaker. or complete
    Spanish for Spanish Speakers I course Graduation:        World Language requirement
    College Prep: 1 year World Lang. (e) requirement
    This course is a continuation course of Spanish for Spanish Speakers I. Students continue to develop their skills in reading, writing, and speaking including writing an autobiography. Students study a variety of Hispanic literature (i.e. short stories, oral history, poetry and drama).