World Languages

  • FRENCH I 5110
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 8-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    French I provides the beginning-level student with immediately useful language skills in French. It allows maximum conversational interaction both among students and between teacher and student. Speaking, reading, listening, and writing activities, based on real-life situations, are incorporated throughout the program. The student explores culture through authentic readings and digital media.

    School(s) offering course: All MS, All HS

    FRENCH II 5120
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in French I

    French II further develops and advances the skills of speaking, listening,writing, and reading. These skills are incorporated with cultural units. The program continues to provide for the student practice in real-life situations encountered in Francophone cultures.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    FRENCH III 5130
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in French II

    French III is designed to increase the student’s ability to understand and speak functional French as effectively as possible. The student reads longer, authentic selections which are used to generate more meaningful writing. Listening comprehension focuses on real-life experiences, and cultural knowledge will include France and the Francophone world with their varied customs and points of interest.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    FRENCH IV 5140
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in French III

    The focus of French IV integrates listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture to develop increased proficiency in all skills, to promote cultural awareness, and to enhance the ability to discuss important topics and write more complex material which may include activities that follow the format of the Advanced Placement French Language Examination.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    AP FRENCH LANGUAGE 5170
    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 12
    Prerequisite(s): French I, II, III, IV

    The Advanced Placement Program in French Language is intended for those who have chosen to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French writing and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. Course content might include intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher (the arts, history, current events, literature, culture, sports, etc.). Materials may include recordings, films, newspapers, and magazines. The course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in  themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than to the mastery of any specific subject matter. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions must be an integral part of the Advanced Placement French Language Course. Students who choose this program should have a basic knowledge of the language and culture of French-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    LATIN I 5310
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 8-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    First year Latin provides the student with an opportunity to learn the vocabulary and grammar of Latin, while emphasizing its influence and its relationship to English. In addition to basic language skills, there is a strong emphasis on ancient Roman culture, history, and civilization. A Latin student will develop reasoning skills, study habits, concentration, and increase his or her English vocabulary and writing skills.

    School(s) offering course: All MS, All HS

    LATIN II 5320
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in Latin I

    The study of Latin II increases the student’s knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. The student progresses from simple constructed stories about Roman life to more complicated readings. The student continues to develop an awareness and appreciation of the contributions of Greek and Roman culture to our modern Western Civilization. The student will develop an awareness of background information on Julius Caesar and Caesar’s Gallic War campaign.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    LATIN III 5330
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in Latin II

    By studying the works of Caesar and Cicero, the student will learn about the life and times of the Roman Republic. Opportunity to study selected passages of Latin literature will be given. Grammar reinforcement will be included with each reading selection as needed.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    SURVEY OF LATIN LITERATURE 5340
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): Latin I, II, III

    Through selections of Latin history and literature spanning from Plautus in the 3rd century B.C. to Apuleius in the 2nd century, students will practice reading syntax in context. The historical and cultural context of the chosen selections is emphasized.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    AP LATIN 5370
    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite(s): Latin I, II, III, Survey of Latin Literature

    The AP Latin course promotes reading Latin poetry and prose with historical and literary sensitivity. Students are encouraged to develop linguistic skills by engaging in multiple activities, including translating poetry and prose from the required reading list, precisely and literally; reading passages of poetry and prose with comprehension; and analyzing literary tests in clear, coherent written arguments, supported by textual examples. The readings will be from Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    SPANISH I 5510
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 8-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    Spanish I provides the beginning-level student with immediately useful language skills in Spanish. It allows maximum conversational interaction both among students and between teacher and student. Speaking, reading, listening, and writing activities, based on real-life situations, are incorporated throughout the program. The student explores culture through authentic readings and digital media.

    School(s) offering course: All MS, All HS

    SPANISH II 5520
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in Spanish I

    Spanish II further develops and advances the skills of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. These skills are incorporated with cultural units. The program continues to provide for the student practice in real-life situations encountered in Hispanic cultures.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    SPANISH III 5530
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in Spanish II

    Spanish III is designed to increase the student’s ability to understand and speak functional Spanish as effectively as possible. The student reads longer, authentic selections that are used to generate more meaningful writing. Listening comprehension focuses on real-life experiences, and cultural knowledge will include the Hispanic world with their varied customs and points of interest.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    SPANISH IV 5540
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite(s): “C” average in Spanish III

    The focus of Spanish IV is to continue the development of proficiency in speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. The student will communicate ideas more effectively by linking together the four skills and integrating culture into everyday situations, study authentic readings, and write more complex material which may include activities that follow the format of the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Examination.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    AP SPANISH LANGUAGE 5570
    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 12
    Prerequisite(s): Spanish I, II, III, IV

    The Advanced Placement Program in Spanish Language is intended for those who have chosen to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish writing and conversation. It encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. Course content might include intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher (the arts, history, current events, literature, culture, sports, etc.). Materials may include recordings, films, newspapers, and magazines. The course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than to the mastery of any specific subject matter. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions must be an integral part of the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Course. Students who choose this program should have a basic knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

    School(s) offering course: All HS