World Language

World Language

World Lanugage

603 Introduction to World Languages 1

CP| Grades 10, 11 | Credit 1

In World Languages 1, students are introduced to a variety of languages. This course in designed to give students an opportunity to gain understanding of a language that they might want to study in the future. The course takes a multi-perspective approach for teaching the culture of the people that speak Romance languages along with fundamental communication skills in the target languages. The course also focuses on making comparisons between Romance languages and English, both in their vocabulary and grammar. In World Languages 1, students obtain a basic knowledge of Spanish and French, and Italian. The course combines listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target languages through the use of multimedia resources and hands-on activities.


613 Introduction to World Languages 2

CP | Grades 11, 12 | Credit 1

In World Languages 2, students are introduced to a variety of languages and obtain, a basic knowledge of German, Latin, and Japanese. This course gives students an opportunity to gain understanding of a language that they might want to study in the future. The course takes a multi-perspective approach for teaching the culture of the people who speak the target languages and fundamental communication skills. The course also focuses on making comparisons between target languages and English in their vocabulary and grammar. Activities are used to engage students and make language learning exciting. The course combines listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target languages and English, as well as multimedia resources.

PREREQUISITE:
Must have successfully completed Introduction to World Languages 1

French

611, 612 French I

H, CP – French I | Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course is an introduction to the French language and the culture of the French-speaking world. The objective of this course is to help students to develop an acceptable degree of proficiency in the four language skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Cultural material is integrated into the learning process to develop an understanding and appreciation of the cultural heritage and lifestyles of the French-speaking world. A more rigorous testing and grading standard is placed on those students earning Honors credit for the course.

621, 622 French II

H, CP – French II | Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course strengthens and broadens the skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading the French language acquired during French I. More complex grammatical structures and verb tenses are added to those taught during the first year of study. Students read longer texts and writing skills are further developed through guided composition. Auditory and speaking skills are developed more fully through classroom conversation and listening activities. This course continues to integrate cultural material into the learning process, expanding the students’ appreciation of the cultural heritage and lifestyles of the French-speaking world. A more rigorous testing and grading standard is placed on those students earning Honors credit for this course.

PREREQUISITE:
H – Must have taken Honors French 1, or have the recommendation of the TCHS French teacher
CP – must have successfully completed CP French 1

631 French III

H – French III | Grades 11, 12 | Credit 1

During this course the student continues to expand and perfect all of the language skills learned during the first two levels and to broaden the study of the rich culture of the French-speaking world. Students compose original writing in French and begin to read French literature in the original language. Significant oral participation in French is expected of students at this level.

PREREQUISITE:
Must have maintained at least a C+ average in French 2

641 French IV

H – French IV | Grade 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course is designed for students who wish to explore the French language and culture in more depth. It provides a thorough review of French grammatical structures and verb tenses. French literature, art, music and history are explored with increased emphasis on oral and written communication. Students are expected to work on a large
variety of activities that stress verbal fluency and aural comprehension, as well as perfecting writing skills in the French language.

PREREQUISITE:
Must have maintained at least a C+ average in French 3

Spanish

651, 652 Spanish I

H, CP – Spanish I | Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course represents an introduction to the Spanish language and to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The specific objective of this course is to help each student develop an acceptable degree of
basic proficiency in the four basic language skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Cultural material is integrated into the learning process to enable the students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the cultural heritage and lifestyles of the Spanish-speaking world. A more rigorous testing and grading standard is placed on those students earning Honors credit for the course.

661, 662 Spanish II

H, CP – Spanish II | Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course aims to strengthen and broaden the skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading the Spanish language acquired during
Spanish I. More complex grammatical structures and verb tenses are added to those taught during the first year of study. Students begin reading longer texts in Spanish and writing skills are developed through guided composition. Auditory and speaking skills are developed more fully through conversation and listening activities. This course continues to integrate cultural material into the learning process, expanding students’ appreciation of the cultural heritage and lifestyles of the Spanish-speaking world. A more rigorous testing and grading standard is placed on those students earning Honors credit for this course.

PREREQUISITE:
H – Must have taken Honors Spanish 1 or have the recommendation of the TCHS Spanish teacher
CP – Must have successfully completed CP Spanish 1

671, 672 Spanish III

H, CP – Spanish III | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

During this course, students continue to expand and perfect all the language skills learned during the first two levels and to broaden their study of the rich cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Students compose original writing in Spanish and give presentations using the target language. Significant oral participation in Spanish is expected of students at this level. Cultural readings in Spanish continue to be an integral part of this course.

PREREQUISITE:
H – Must have maintained at least a C+ average in Honors
Spanish 2 or at least an A average in CP Spanish 2
CP – Must have successfully completed CP Spanish 2

681 Spanish IV

H – Spanish IV | Grades 11 – 12 | Credit 1

This course provides a thorough review of Spanish grammatical structures and verb tenses. The study of Spanish vocabulary is broadened with an emphasis placed on idiomatic expression. Reading about the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world and selected readings from Spanish literature provide material for compositions and conversation in Spanish. In addition, weekly conversations in Spanish on topics of interest to the students are integrated into the course. The video program, DESTINOS, is an integral part of this course.

PREREQUISITE:
C+ average in Honors Spanish 3 or B+ average in Spanish 3 CP