World Language Department

Below are the detailed descriptions of the world language courses being offered for the 2021-2022. Refer to the curriculum map see which courses are available for each class (freshmen, sophomore, juniors, seniors).

415 Spanish I
1.0 credit Required

Spanish I introduces the student to spoken and written Spanish as well as to the many cultures of the Spanish speaking world. A basic vocabulary of 1200-1500 words is used. The emphasis in the first year is on comprehension, speech, written communication and culture.

Text: ¡Exprésate! Level I. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2006. (ISBN 10: 0-03-067678-9; ISBN 13: 978-0-030-67678-9). Additional practice and activity worksheets are provided.

425 Spanish II
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Spanish I (415) or Teacher Approval

Spanish II continues to develop the necessary skills in reading, conversation, writing and listening. Lessons are taught primarily in Spanish. Students learn about various cultures of people who speak Spanish, focusing on Mexico, Spain and the United States. Spanish students are encouraged to be sensitive to differences in how people think, live and behave. Audio/Visual materials are used.

Text: ¡Exprésate! Level II. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2006. (ISBN 10: 0-03-071271-8; ISBN 13: 978-0-03-071271-5). Additional practice and activity worksheets are provided.

435 Spanish III 
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B in Spanish II (425) or Teacher Approval

Spanish III is designed for students who have successfully completed Level II Spanish. Students continue to advance their skills by more interactively using their grammar, writing, comprehension, and speaking skills. Less emphasis is placed on using the assigned text in place of using skills previously learned in more spontaneous ways such as daily conversation, free form writing and direct application of the language. Outside resources are utilized such as web-based exercises, voice recording software and cultural awareness via the study of Spanish songs and contemporary artists.

Text: ¡Exprésate! Level III. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2006. (ISBN: 0-03-071272-6). Additional practice and activity worksheets are provided.

445 Spanish IV
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B in Spanish III (435) or Teacher Approval

Spanish IV is a fast-paced course focusing on necessary pre-AP skill sets for students who have successfully completed Spanish III. Major emphasis is placed on developing comprehension, refining writing skills, reviewing previously acquired grammatical concepts, and introducing new, more complex structures. Reading includes excerpts from Spanish literature.

Text:  Nuevas Vistas. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003. (ISBN: 0-03-055213-3). Additional practice and activity worksheets are provided.

418 French I
1.0 credit Required

Students are introduced to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French. The course includes basic situations of traveling, asking directions, ordering, and talking about yourself as well as learning about French speaking cultures. Paris is the cultural focus. Students are expected to learn cultural differences and similarities and an appreciation for another culture as well as their own.

Text: T’es branché? 1st Edition. EMC Publishing, 2019. (ISBN: 978-1-53381-628-3)

428 French II
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B in French I (418) or Teacher Approval

French II builds on the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing from level I. There is an emphasis on verbs, past and present tenses. Lessons are taught primarily in French. Students learn some history and culture of French speaking countries and comparisons with their own culture. Everyday vocabulary and situations are the basis for verbal interaction.

Text: T’es branché? 2nd Edition. EMC Publishing, 2019. (ISBN: 978-1-53381-629-0)

438 French III
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B in French II (428) or Teacher Approval

French III continues developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on oral communication as well as vocabulary and grammar development through various activities and texts. Contemporary issues, art, history, and music will be explored by class interests. More complex grammar structures are introduced.

Text: Discovering French, Level III. McDougal Littell, 2004. (ISBN 10: 0-395-87486-6; ISBN 13: 978-0-395-87486-8)

448 French IV
1.0 credit Elective
Prerequisite: Grade of B in French III (438) or Teacher Approval

French IV continues developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Emphasis is on oral communication as well as vocabulary and grammar development through various activities and texts. Contemporary issues, art, history, and music will be explored by class interests. Grammar structures will be reinforced and built upon. Students will read Le Petit Prince.

Text: Additional college level texts and resources are provided.