World Language Course Offerings

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WORLD LANG Courses

Academic Teaching Assistant in Middle School or High School Classes

Graduation Credits: N/A
Credit Type: School Service
Prerequisites: Teacher approval (form available)

High school students may arrange to assist in a middle school academic class in which they have significant experience with the discipline, or a high school class in which they have already earned credit. This is an opportunity to earn school service credit, but NOT academic credit. TAs are expected to check in with the cooperating teacher regularly, participate fully in each class, model class expectations, assist in supporting students and the teacher whenever possible, and engage in pre-planning if taking a lead role as teacher. Prior teacher permission is required.

 

French 1 (WRL103)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: HS None, MS Interview

This course serves as an introduction to the basic sounds, patterns, vocabulary and grammar of the French language. Students develop the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in French at a basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on basic topics. Students who seek to enroll in a level 1 world language course in grade 8 must complete an interview with the world language department leader or level 1 world language teacher prior to enrollment.

French 2 (WRL104)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: French 1

This course continues to introduce students to the foundations of French language structure and vocabulary. The emphasis on fundamentals continues in this course by helping students deepen their skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in French at a high basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in a wide variety of topics.

 

French 3 (WRL105)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: French 2

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by working entirely in French during class time. Students will be able to converse in French at an intermediate level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues in the United States and those of French speakers in other parts of the world.

Spanish 1 (WRL107)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: HS None, MS Interview

This course serves as an introduction to the basic sounds, patterns, vocabulary and grammar of the Spanish language. Students develop the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in Spanish at a basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on basic topics. Students who seek to enroll in a level 1 world language course in grade 8 must complete an interview with the world language department leader or level 1 world language teacher prior to enrollment.

 

Spanish 2 (WRL108)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 1

This course adds to the foundations of Spanish language structure and also increases vocabulary. The emphasis on fundamentals continues by helping students deepen their skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in Spanish at a high basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions in a wide variety of topics.

Spanish 3 (WRL109)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 2

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by working mostly in Spanish during class time. Students will be able to converse in Spanish at an intermediate level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues in the United States and those of Spanish speakers in other parts of the world.

 

Spanish Intensive (WRL112)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 3

Students continue to develop their language skills, and are expected to work almost entirely in Spanish during class time. The course is taught as a cultural survey rotation in which language and culture skills are taught within the context of different Spanish-speaking countries, thereby enabling students to take an advanced language course over two consecutive years. Students will be able to converse in Spanish at a mid-high level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily lives to culturally significant issues.

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