World Languages

Elective Graduation Requirements: 7.5 Credits (total for all curricular departments)  

The PSMLA Global Scholars Program is now available in West Shore School District. The Global Scholars Program is designed to honor high schools students who successfully achieve academic and extra-curricular goals that help them to develop global awareness or competency to better prepare for personal and professional success in an increasingly global society. For more information: http://www.psmla.net/global-scholars or see the high school GSP advisor.

French

FRENCH I
444210 
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA 

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.  French culture and history are introduced through technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.    

FRENCH II
444221
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA 
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 technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in French.  


FRENCH III
444236
1 Credit      1.01 Weight
NCAA
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, and technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in French with a higher level of vocabulary building and comprehension.


FRENCH IV HONORS
444241
1 Credit      1.03 Weight
NCAA 
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French III

This 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.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in French. 


FRENCH V HONORS
444247
1 Credit      1.03 Weight
NCAA 
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of French IV Honors

The course is intended for those 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 intermediate grammatical concepts.  Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in French. 

German

GERMAN I
444310
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA 

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.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  

 
GERMAN II
444321
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA
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.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in German. 
GERMAN III
444336
1 Credit      1.01 Weight
NCAA 
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 more advanced language courses.  German, music, history, and culture are explored to broaden the student’s vocabulary through technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in German. 

GERMAN IV HONORS
444341
1 Credit      1.03 Weight
NCAA
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.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in German.

1 Credit      1.03 Weight
NCAA
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of German IV Honors

This course is intended for those students who wish to continue studying German in college.  Students are able to present information and ideas in the German language on a variety of topics while using intermediate grammatical concepts.  Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in German. 

Spanish

SPANISH I
444510
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA 

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, and culture is presented through the use of technology-enhanced multimedia technology.  


SPANISH II
444521
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
NCAA
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, and culture is presented through the use of technology-enhanced multimedia technology.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in Spanish.   

SPANISH III
444537
1 Credit      1.01 Weight
NCAA 
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.  Emphasis is on reading, writing, and speaking by means of short stories and other Spanish literary forms.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in Spanish.  

SPANISH IV HONORS
444543
1 Credit      1.03 Weight 
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.  Teachers will provide technology-enhances multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in Spanish.

SPANISH V HONORS
444557
1 Credit      1.03 Weight
NCAA 

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Spanish IV Honors

The course is intended for those 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 intermediate grammatical concepts.  Students express themselves through written and oral means in a variety of ways to include dramatic format, extemporaneous speeches, and written compositions.  Teachers will provide technology-enhanced multimedia instruction.  The expectation is that the communication in the classroom (teacher-student and/or student-student) takes place primarily in Spanish.  

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