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Languages other than English

  • Spanish I, II & II PAP, III PAP, IV AP, V Grades 9-12 / 1.0 credit
  • French I, II & II PAP, III PAP, IV AP - Grades 9-12 / 1.0 credit

Spanish I

Fosters an increased appreciation of the Hispanic influence on American culture as well as the history of Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasizes reading, writing, listening, and active oral communication skills.

French I

Stresses an awareness of France and francophone countries, customs, and attitudes valuable for travel and study of dance, music, and other liberal arts. Emphasizes the skills of reading and writing in French, while, through a variety of oral activities, developing skills in daily communication.

Spanish II and French II

Expands language competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a proficiency-oriented curriculum. Emphasizes vocabulary development, comprehension, and fluency in reading and writing. Fosters increased knowledge and awareness of the culture, history, and civilization of the specific language. Note: Spanish II and French II students beginning ninth grade at the second level must take a third year to meet minimum diploma requirements for the Recommended and Advanced diploma.

Spanish II Pre-Advanced Placement and French II Pre-Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 93 Average (R) or Administrator Approval. Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Expands language competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a proficiency-oriented curriculum. Emphasizes vocabulary development, comprehension, and fluency in reading and writing. Fosters increased knowledge and awareness of the culture, history, and civilization of the specific language.

Spanish III and French III

Level III courses develop higher level proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) acquired in the second year. Emphasis is placed on role playing and speaking almost exclusively in the specific language involving everyday situations. Fosters increased knowledge and awareness of the culture, history, and civilization of the specific language.

Spanish III Pre-Advanced Placement and French III Pre-Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level II and Administrator Approval. Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Completes foreign language requirement for the Recommended Diploma Plan for students who began with Level II in high school; completes the Advanced Diploma requirement. Students may prepare for the SAT II test and/or The Advanced Placement Examination.

Spanish IV Advanced Placement and French IV Advanced Placement

Prerequisite: 88 Average (A) or Administrator Approval. Provides opportunities for the exceptional and highly motivated student. Students may prepare for the SAT II test in the language and/or The Advanced Placement Examination.

Spanish V

This course will continue to fine-tune students' skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing while exploring Spain and Latin America. This course also enables students to use previously mastered material on a daily basis as they read and speak about a variety of topics and literature. Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including: oral/aural assignments, presentations, dialogues, short compositions, and other displays. Students are expected to participate using the target language and are required to take the Advanced Placement Examination.

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