World Languages

Chair:
Mrs. Karen BaconFrench IFrench II,  Italian III

Teacher:
Mrs. Regina Reynolds
Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV

 

Course: French I (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors)
Course #:153
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This course is an introduction to basic comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of the French language. Students practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, small groups. Some of the customs and culture of the various French speaking countries are presented.

Course: French II (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
Course #:253
Pre-Requisite: French I
Credit: 1

This course reviews the material covered in French 1 and increases comprehension, speaking, reading and writing ability. While the emphasis in Level 1 is on the sound of the language, basic grammar, and listening and speaking skills, Level II concentrates on syntax, more advanced grammar, the expansion of vocabulary, and reading and writing skills. Students practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, small groups and partner practice. For this level, students are required to have a French/English dictionary.

Course: French III (Juniors and Seniors)
Course #:353
Pre-Requisite: French II
Credit: 1

This course reviews the material covered in French 2. French 3 is designed to provide the student with greater facility in all the language skills. The course includes the study of cultures where French is spoken and the study and review of grammar. The class will be conducted primarily in the language. Students will need to purchase a French/English dictionary for this level.

Course: French IV (Seniors)
Course #:453
Pre-Requisite: French III
Credit: 1

In French 4, students continue to refine their communication skills. Through vocabulary and grammar review, students apply what they have learned in a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Students will practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, and small groups. In this level students will increase their knowledge by studying French speaking areas of the world. This class will be conducted primarily in the language. Students must purchase a French/English dictionary.

Course: Italian I (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors)
Course #:156
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This course is an introduction to basic comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of the Italian language. Students will be practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, small groups and partner practice.   It also presents some of the culture of the Italian people.

Course: Italian II (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
Course #:256
Pre-Requisite: Italian I
Credit: 1

This course reviews the material covered in Italian 1 and increases comprehension, speaking, reading and writing ability. Level II concentrates on syntax, more advanced grammar, the expansion of vocabulary, and the reading and writing skills. Students will be practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, small groups and partner practice.  Students will need to purchase an Italian/English dictionary,

Course: Italian III (Juniors and Seniors)
Course #:356
Pre-Requisite: Italian II
Credit: 1

This course reviews the material covered in Italian 2 and places a major emphasis on developing speaking and reading abilities. Other areas covered include writing, grammar review, and cultural and general knowledge of the countries where Italian is spoken. Italian III is designed to provide the student with greater facility in all the language skills. The course includes the study of Italian culture and the study and review of grammar. The class will be conducted primarily in the language. Students will need to purchase an Italian/English dictionary.

Course: Italian IV (Seniors)
Course #:456
Pre-Requisite: Italian III
Credit: 1

In Italian 4, students continue to refine their communication skills. Through vocabulary and grammar review, students apply what they have learned in a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Students will be practice language skills using computer programs, audio, visual, internet resources, small groups and partner practice.  In this level students will read authentic materials and watch authentic video to improve skills.  This class will be conducted primarily in the language. Students will need to purchase an Italian/English dictionary for this level.

 

Course: Spanish I (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors)
Course #:152
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This is an introductory course in Spanish reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture.  The emphasis is on basic vocabulary and grammar structures.  Cultural infusion through personal experiences, current events, videos, music and student presentation is an important aspect at this level.  Parts of class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  Although the students won’t understand every word, they will understand the basic Spanish, if they stay engaged.  They are expected to have basic conversations and write basic, short descriptions.  They must purchase a paperback Spanish-English dictionary.  They may use this dictionary or WordReference.com online.  They must not use translators for any class work, homework, assignments etc.

Course: Spanish II (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
Course #:252
Pre-Requisite: Spanish I
Credit: 1

This course will continue working with Spanish reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture.  Different themes will be introduced, bringing in more vocabulary and more advanced grammar structure.  Like Spanish I, cultural infusion through personal experience, current events, video, music and student presentation will be included.  They will be able to describe things with more detail in a fluid manner.  They will be able to write and converse in the present, past and future tenses.  They will also learn reflexive verbs and be able to write/speak about a typical day.  Most of this class will be conducted in Spanish.  Although the students are not fluent in this foreign language, it will be kept at their level and they will be able to understand the majority of this, if they stay engaged.  They must still have or purchase a Spanish-English dictionary.  They may use this dictionary or WordReference.com online.  They must not use translators for any class work, homework, assignments etc.

Course: Spanish III (Juniors and Seniors)
Course #:352
Pre-Requisite: (B- or higher in Spanish II)
Credit: 1

This upper level class will be conducted in Spanish with the exception of teaching complex grammar structure.  Themes and topics will expand and students will be using old and new vocabulary and grammar.  They will be assessed in reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture.  They will learn to read, understand, analyze and summarize basic, Spanish/hispanic literature.  They will also start to write short stories and essays.  They will perform oral presentations, skits, advertisements etc.   They must have a Spanish-English dictionary.  They may use this dictionary or WordReference.com online.  They must not use translators for any class work, homework, assignments etc.  Students with an A or B average will be encouraged to continue with Spanish IV, as this will help them retain the first 3 years, before taking the (often) required foreign language placement test upon entering most universities

Course: Spanish IV (Seniors)
Course #:452
Pre-Requisite: (B- or higher in Spanish III)
Credit: 1

This upper level class will be conducted in Spanish.  It will use and practice all previous vocabulary and grammar structure.  It will polish and build upon all of this knowledge.  Students will read more advanced literature and write in a more advanced, sophisticated manner.  They must have a Spanish-English dictionary.  They may use this dictionary or WordReference.com online.  They must not use translators for any classwork, homework, assignments etc.