World Languages

Grades 9-12
This course introduces the student to the language through the familiarization with everyday lives of French people. It stresses the systematic development of basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Supplementary materials used in the course are tapes, slides, videotapes, films, songs, computer-assisted language programs, and the language laboratory.
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French I
French II places an increased emphasis on grammatical structures and vocabulary as aids to improving the listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. French culture and history are developed through supplementary readings, as well as additional audio and videotapes, songs, pictures, slides, computer-assisted language programs, and the language laboratory. It is the aim of the staff that much of the course is taught in French.

FRENCH III
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French II

The basic grammatical concepts of French I and II are reviewed and more advanced structures are introduced. Emphasis is on oral/aural skills, as well as on improving composition skills. The development of these skills is enhanced through the use of current periodicals, essays, authentic videos, computer programs, classroom discussion, and the language laboratory. It is the aim of the staff that most of the course is taught in French, with a higher level of vocabulary building and comprehension.

Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French III


The course is intended for those students who want a greater foundation of the French language. Students are able to present information and ideas in the French language on a variety of topics while using advanced grammatical concepts. Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions. Content will be enhanced through technology.

FRENCH V
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French IV Honors

This course is intended for students who wish to continue studying French in college. Students are able to present information and ideas in the French language on a variety of topics while using advanced grammatical concepts. Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions. Contents will be enhanced with technology through the language laboratory, computers and current periodicals.


Grades 9-12
This course provides the student with a basic foundation of the German language. Areas of emphasis include simple oral and written communication, listening, elementary grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and an introduction to the cultures of the German-speaking nations. The course is enhanced by films, music, speakers, games, and the multi-media language laboratory.

Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of German I
This course provides the student with the opportunity to increase oral, aural, and written communication, to expand grammar skills, to increase vocabulary to build deeper awareness of everyday German culture. It is the aim of the staff that much of the course is taught in German. The course is enhanced by films, music, speakers, games, and the multi-media language laboratory.
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of German II
This course provides the student with a review and refinement of German grammar and improved listening comprehension skills. Special emphasis is placed on oral and written communications to prepare students for the honors and advanced placement courses. German, music, history, and culture are explored to broaden the student’s vocabulary. It is the aim of the staff that most of the course is taught in German. The course is enhanced by guest speakers, films, music, games, and the multi-media language laboratory.


GERMAN IV
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of German III

This course is intended for students who want a greater foundation of the German language. The content covers various types of complex sentences in different tenses in both active and passive voice. Students learn to present information and ideas through written and oral means while studying and using more advanced grammatical concepts. Discussions center around literature excerpts, life in Germany, and video footage.


Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of German IV Honors

The course is intended for those students who wish to continue studying German in college.. The course focuses on reading, discussing and writing about excerpts from German literature, novellas, modern day current topics about Germany, current news of life in Germany, films and German television shows.

Grades 9-12
This course emphasizes correct pronunciation and the basic skills necessary for the use of a language. Elementary Spanish grammar and natural and realistic vocabulary are introduced, enabling the student to develop beginning understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The main goal is to encourage the student to attain a measurable degree of communicative competency and proficiency in each of these four language skills through a combination of traditional and oral-aural techniques, including use of the language laboratory. Culture is presented through the use of the text, CD’s, DVD’s, songs, internet, and other media.


SPANISH II
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Spanish I

This course briefly reviews the grammar of Spanish I and introduces additional major points of grammar. Additional practice and emphasis are given to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The main goal is to encourage the student to attain a measurable degree of communicative competency and proficiency in each of the four language skills through a combination of traditional and oral-aural techniques. Culture is presented through the use of the text, CD’s, DVD’s, songs, internet, and other media, including use of the language laboratory. It is the aim of the staff that much of the course is taught in Spanish.

Grades 9-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Spanish II
This course includes a review of the grammar of Spanish I and II and introduces advanced grammar, with continued emphasis on oral-aural proficiency, utilizing the language laboratory when appropriate, as well as on writing. Emphasis is on reading, writing, and speaking by means of short stories and other Spanish literary forms. It is the aim of the staff that most of the course is taught in Spanish with a higher level of vocabulary building and understanding.
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Spanish III


This course is intended for students who want a greater foundation of the Spanish language. Students are able to present information and ideas in the Spanish language on a variety of topics while using advanced grammatical concepts. Cultures are studied in-depth. Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions.

Grades 10-12
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Spanish IV Honors

This course is intended for students who wish to continue studying Spanish in college. Students are able to present information and ideas in the Spanish language on a variety of topics while using advanced grammatical concepts. Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions.

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