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World Languages

French I 

Students are introduced to the sounds, vocabulary and syntax of the language. At this level, the main emphasis is on speaking and understanding. Students become familiar with various aspects of culture, geography, history, art and people. Emphasis is placed on proficiency activities to develop survival skills within the culture.

French II

Skills introduced in Level I are reviewed and perfected. There is increased emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Culture is an important aspect of learning the lifestyle.

French III

Topics from the first two levels are reviewed and perfected. Additional emphasis is placed on the construction and comprehension of written work. Culture is incorporated. Students will maintain face-to-face conversations in a restrictive setting, and write paragraphs on familiar topics. 

French IV

The basics will be reviewed and incorporated in speaking and writing. Selected readings are used to reinforce culture. Students will actively engage in discussions using a wide range of vocabulary and grammar structures. Students will write organized paragraphs on topics grounded in personal experience. They will comprehend and use social conventions and courtesies.

French V

Students enhance proficiency skills through discussions and writings on a variety of topics. Students will read representative literature. Materials utilized include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, plays, poems and grade appropriate readings highlighting important events in history.

German I

Students are introduced to the sounds, vocabulary and syntax of the language. At this level, the main emphasis is on speaking and understanding. Students become familiar with various aspects of culture, geography, history, art and people. Emphasis is placed on proficiency activities to develop survival skills within the culture.

German II

Skills introduced in Level I are reviewed and perfected. There is increased emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Culture is an important aspect of learning the lifestyle.

German III

Topics from the first two levels are reviewed and perfected. Additional emphasis is placed on the construction and comprehension of written work. Culture is incorporated. Students will maintain face-to-face conversations in a restrictive setting, and write paragraphs on familiar topics. 

German IV

The basics will be reviewed and incorporated in speaking and writing. Selected readings are used to reinforce culture. Students will actively engage in discussions using a wide range of vocabulary and grammar structures. Students will write organized paragraphs on topics grounded in personal experience. They will comprehend and use social conventions and courtesies.

German V

Students enhance proficiency skills through discussions and writings on a variety of topics. Students will read representative literature. Materials utilized include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, plays, poems and grade appropriate readings highlighting important events in history.

Spanish I

Students are introduced to the sounds, vocabulary and syntax of the language. At this level, the main emphasis is on speaking and understanding. Students become familiar with various aspects of culture, geography, history, art and people. Emphasis is placed on proficiency activities to develop survival skills within the culture.

Spanish II

Skills introduced in Level I are reviewed and perfected. There is increased emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Culture is an important aspect of learning the lifestyle.

Spanish III

Topics from the first two levels are reviewed and perfected. Additional emphasis is placed on the construction and comprehension of written work. Culture is incorporated. Students will maintain face-to-face conversations in a restrictive setting, and write paragraphs on familiar topics. 

Spanish IV

The basics will be reviewed and incorporated in speaking and writing. Selected readings are used to reinforce culture. Students will actively engage in discussions using a wide range of vocabulary and grammar structures. Students will write organized paragraphs on topics grounded in personal experience. They will comprehend and use social conventions and courtesies.

Spanish V

Students enhance proficiency skills through discussions and writings on a variety of topics. Students will read representative literature. Materials utilized include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, plays, poems and grade appropriate readings highlighting important events in history.

Heritage Spanish III

This course promotes true bilingualism for students. Students gain a foundation in writing and reading skills in the Spanish language in addition to strengthening preexisting listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Accentuation, advanced grammar, and extensive reading and writing are integral components of the course.

Latin I

Level I concentrates on the grammar and vocabulary of the Latin language through a beginning study of Roman literature. Basic Roman history, culture and mythology are also presented.

Latin II

Level II continues the structure of the language. Additional vocabulary is introduced. Roman history and culture are studied in greater detail with an emphasis on the heroes of Greco-Roman mythology. 

Latin III

The intent of this course is to develop the strategies of language acquired in the early years of Latin language study and refine them through practice in reading, writing, and speaking.  This increase of knowledge will be accompanied by focused vocabulary and cultural topics.  These topics will be divided among the quarters as follows:  Literature, Medicine, Law, and Travel.

Latin IV

The intent of this course is to develop the strategies of language acquired in the early years of Latin language study and refine them through practice in reading, writing and speaking.  This increase of knowledge will be accompanied by focused vocabulary and cultural topics.  These topics will be divided among the quarters as follows:  Poetry, Nature, Government, and Occupations.

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