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World Language

 
World Language
 

The World Language program offers the study of language in the context of culture and global understanding. Students study grammar and vocabulary to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while learning about customs, literature and history. Our goal is to enable students to become effective communicators in a second language, to apply their knowledge of language and culture, and to appreciate the diversity of the global community in which they live.
 
In levels one and two, mastery of core competencies typically would be indicated by a grade of C or better, whereas a grade of B- or better would indicate mastery of core competencies in levels three and four.
 
 
 
French I (Std. A) 0501 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
French I introduces students to the Francophone world by developing their ability to understand, speak, read, and write in French. Emphasis is on developing and using vocabulary, grammar and linguistics in the context of daily living. Students make connections between their lives and the lives of French speaking people.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Social
 
 
French II (Std. A)  0510 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
French II offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the French language and their ability to communicate. Emphasis is on applying vocabulary, grammar and linguistics through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities expanding their knowledge of the cultures .
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies of French I
 
 
French III (Std. A)  0515 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
French III builds on the basic communication skills and concepts acquired in previous courses. Emphasis is on communicating in the language, demonstrating knowledge of culture, using correct vocabulary grammar and conventions. Classroom interactions are conducted primarily in French. Students complete daily reading and writing assignments in the language.
Expectation: Knowledgeable person, Self-Directed Learner
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies of French II
 
 
French IV (Honors) 0553 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
French IV offers the student opportunity to gain higher order thinking and reasoning skills in the context of language learning. Emphasis is on reading and interpreting authentic French texts, on increasing conceptual knowledge of literature, and on advanced grammar and writing skills. Classroom interactions are conducted primarily in French.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Complex Thinker
Prerequisite: Mastery of core competencies of French III
 
 
French V (Honors) 0554 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
French V offers the student the opportunity to gain higher order thinking and reasoning skills in the context of language learning. Emphasis is on reading and interpreting authentic French text, on increasing conceptual knowledge of French history, and on advanced grammar and writing skills. Classroom interactions are conducted primarily in French.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Complex Thinker
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies of French IV
 
 
French VI (Adv.
French Studies)
(Honors) 
 
 
0555 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
Advanced French Studies is a course designed for the independent student who wishes to further their knowledge of the French language, history, culture and literature. This course offers students the opportunity to further their French-speaking skills while gaining more exposure to a wide variety of topics in French literature. Students will continue with French classics and add exposure to West African literature as well as legends from other Francophone countries. Students can expect to research and discuss and write about the literature, culture and history of Francophone cultures in French. (Combined with V)
 
 
Latin I (Std. A)  0586 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
Latin I introduces students to the Romans, their language, culture, history, geography and mythology by developing their ability to read, understand, write and communicate in Latin. Latin vocabulary presentation gives attention to English derivatives and similarities in the words of other languages. Students make connections to their lives and the lives of the ancient Romans.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Social Prerequisite: C or better in English 8
 
 
Latin II (Std. A) 0590 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Latin II continues the study of Latin I by offering students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the language and of the ancient Roman civilization while making connections to contemporary society. Emphasis is on applying Latin vocabulary, grammar and linguistics through listening, reading, writing, and translation activities.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Mastery of core competencies of Latin I
 
 
Latin III (Honors)  0594 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Latin III offers students the ability to expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar acquired in previous courses while studying a variety of prose and poetry in authentic Roman texts. Emphasis is placed on reading, translating, and interpreting the works in order to develop higher thinking and reasoning skills.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Self-Directed Learner
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies of Latin II
 
 
Latin IV Prose (Honors)  0591 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
Latin Prose offers students further study of ancient Roman prose authors, such as Cicero, Caesar, and Livy. Notable works by ancient authors challenge students to expand their knowledge of the Romans, and make connections to Latin contemporary society. Students apply advanced vocabulary, grammar, and linguistics in translations while demonstrating their understanding by comparing and contrasting ideas about governments, rules, and societies.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Complex Thinker
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies in Latin III 
 
 
Latin V Poetry (Honors)  0592 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
Latin Poetry offers students a focused study of ancient Roman poets, such as Vergil and Catullus. Students study epic poetry through Vergil’s Aeneid and apply rules of Latin poetic forms. The poems of Catullus and others offer the student additional study in meter, scansion, and interpretation. Students demonstrate their understanding by comparing and contrasting the poems and ideas.
Expectation: Knowledgeable person, Self-Directed Learner
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies in Latin III
 
 
Spanish I (Std. A)  0566 
1 Credit Grades: 9-12
Spanish I: Introduces students to the world of Spanish speakers by developing their ability to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish. Emphasis is on developing and using vocabulary, grammar and linguistics in the context of daily living. Students make connections between their lives and the Spanish speaking world.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Social Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 8 
 
 
Spanish II (Std. A)  0570 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
Spanish II: Offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and their ability to communicate. Emphasis is on applying vocabulary, grammar and linguistics through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities while expanding their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Mastery of core competencies 
 
 
Spanish III (Std. A)  0575 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Spanish III: Continues to build on the basic communication skills and concepts acquired in previous courses. Emphasis is on communication in the Spanish language, demonstrating knowledge of culture, correct vocabulary and proper use of grammar. Classroom interactions are conducted primarily in Spanish. with Students completing daily reading and writing assignments in the target language.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Self-Directed Learner
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies in Spanish II 
 
 
Spanish IV (Honors)  0582 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
Spanish IV: Offers students the opportunity to gain higher order thinking and reasoning skills in the context of language learning. Emphasis is on reading and interpreting authentic Spanish texts, on increasing conceptual knowledge of Latin American literature, and on advanced grammar and writing skills. Classroom interactions are conducted primarily in Spanish.
Expectations: Knowledgeable person, Complex Thinker
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies in Spanish III
 
 
Spanish V (Honors)  0583 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
Spanish V: Offers students the opportunity to gain higher order thinking and reasoning skills in the context of language learning. Students learn the influences of the socioeconomic and political realities of the Spanish speaking world and how these affect contemporary society. Knowledge of advanced grammatical and writing skills required. Classroom interactions are conducted in Spanish.
Expectation: Knowledgeable person, Complex Thinker
Prerequisite: Mastery of the core competencies in Spanish IV