Foreign Languages Electives

DEPARTMENT:  World Languages (Foreign Languages)

 

Course Name:  German I  

Grade(s):   09  10 11  12    Course Length:  1 year        Credits: 1.0   Prerequisite(s): C or better in the previous year’s English class.

Description:   Students will learn basic conversational German and will also be able to read and translate into English a simple passage from German.  A comparison of German and American customs is taught in order to create an appreciation of German culture. Students learn German language and culture by a variety of techniques:  conversation in class, films, slides, educational games, various projects and CDs

 

Course Name:  German II  

Grade(s):     10  11 12         Course Length:  1 year            Credits: 1.0                Prerequisite(s): C or better in German I

Description:  Students increase their ability to converse and react in German.  Conversations are longer and cover a variety of situations that might be encountered in German society.  German culture continues to be studied.

 

Course Name:  German III (Honor Course; holds a weight of 5.0 towards final GPA)

Grade(s):  11 12                   Course Length:  1 year            Credits:  1.0                Prerequisite(s):  C or better in German II

Description: Students increase their ability to converse and react in German.  German culture continues to be studied.

 

Course Name:  German IV (Honor Course; holds a weight of 5.0 towards final GPA)

Grade(s):  12                   Course Length:  1 year            Credits:  1.0                Prerequisite(s):  C or better in German III

Description: Students will be expected to read, write, speak, and listen to sentences in German. Students will in German discuss: grocery shopping, outdoor activities, holidays, past activities, daily newspapers and magazine articles, computer related topics, health related problems, traffic situations or accidents, as well as interesting cultural excerpts.  

 

Course Name:  Spanish I

Grade(s):   09  10 11  12 Course Length:  1 year                Credits: 1.0          Prerequisite(s): C in previous year’s English class

Description:  Spanish I is an introduction to the language, culture, and history of Spanish speakers in Spain, Latin America, and the United States.  Students will learn basic vocabulary and simple grammar in a variety of situations. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills will be developed by various techniques, which may include TPR activities, role plays in real-life situations, oral and written exercises.  Students will be exposed to the customs, music, and food of Hispanic people.

 

Course Name:  Spanish II

Grade(s):  10 11 12           Course Length:  1 year           Credits: 1.0                   Prerequisite(s): C or better in Spanish I

Description:  Students will acquire a higher level of speaking, writing, and reading skills in Spanish.  Conversational skills are more developed, and cover a variety of situations that might be encountered in a Spanish-speaking country.  Hispanic culture continues to be studied.

 

Course Name:  Spanish III (Honor Course; holds a weight of 5.0 towards final GPA)

Grade(s):   11  12         Course Length:  1 year             Credits: 1.0                Prerequisite(s): C or better in Spanish II

Description:  The course is an continuation of the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of the previous years’ instruction.  Students will learn more specialized vocabulary and advanced grammatical structures, and demonstrate oral proficiency in more complicated situations at a higher level of linguistic competence.  The study of history and culture will allow students to expand reading and writing skills. Several projects will be required.

 

Course Name:  Spanish IV (Honor Course; holds a weight of 5.0 towards final GPA)

Grade(s):    12          Course Length:  1 year             Credits: 1.0               Prerequisite(s): C or better in Spanish III

Description:   Authentic texts and materials will provide context for oral proficiency  practice and interaction with other students. Emphasis given to acquiring vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures will enable students to expand their reading and writing skills.  Several projects will be required.

 

 

More Electives:

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Fine Arts (Art & Music) Electives

Family/Consumer Sciences (Home Economics) Electives 

Industrial Technology and Engineering Electives

Language Arts Electives

Social Studies Electives 

Foreign Languages Electives

Science Electives

Math Electives 

Physical Education Electives

 

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