World Languages

French I College Preparatory

French I students listen to, read, write and speak French through a study of relevant thematic units. Level I students work to build the knowledge base of vocabulary and grammar structures and the skills for communication at a basic level.

Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. There are nightly assignments, and in some units students do unit projects, reports and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level II French must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

French II College Preparatory

French II students increase their knowledge base of vocabulary and grammar and their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in a thematic format similar to that used in French I. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects, reports and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level III French must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in French I or permission from teacher

French III College Preparatory

French III students continue to build their knowledge and skills in French through studies of culturally, socially and personally relevant themes. The class reads short stories. Students in this class increase their knowledge base and understanding and use of more sophisticated grammar structures in order to broaden their communication skills. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects, reports and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level IV French must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in French II or permission from teacher

French IV College Preparatory

In French IV students continue their study of culture and their development of a broader vocabulary and grammar base, striving for more sophisticated and sustained communication. Students read short stories. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects, reports and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in French III or permission from teacher

Spanish I College Preparatory

Level I Spanish focuses on building competency so that a student might successfully interact at a basic level to exchange information about individuals and interests. Our units of study are theme-based and include information, practice and performance of the communication skills each day in class, and information and practice to help students make cultural connections. There are nightly assignments. Assessment is in listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects, reports and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level II Spanish must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

Spanish II College Preparatory

In level II Spanish, vocabulary is developed in theme-based units. Students develop an understanding of and the ability to use grammar that supports broader communication, such as tenses and pronouns. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects and/or presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level III Spanish must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in Spanish I or permission from teacher

Spanish III College Preparatory

In level III, vocabulary is developed in theme-based units; the history, geography, culture and people of Spain are the areas of study for the units in Spanish III. The grammar base is expanded to help students produce and comprehend more sophisticated communication. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects and in others, reports and presentations. (1 credit)

Students wishing to advance to level IV Spanish must conclude the year with a 70 or higher or have permission from the teacher.

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in Spanish II or permission from teacher

Spanish IV College Preparatory

Level IV units are built around investigation and discussion of social issues, and of cultural themes. Emphasis is placed on stating and supporting opinions. In level IV students continue to build upon their knowledge base of vocabulary and more advanced grammar structures. Students should expect to practice the communication skills each day in class, to complete nightly assignments, and to regularly demonstrate what they've learned through performances of those skills and knowledge

base. These assessment performances are through listening, reading, speaking, writing, knowledge base and cultural connections. In some units students do unit projects, and in others, reports and presentations. (1 credit)

Prerequisite: 70 or higher in Spanish III or permission from teacher