Foreign Language

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit
    Spanish 
    0600 Spanish 1 9-12   1
    0605 Spanish 2 9-12   1
    0606 Spanish Language for Native Speakers 2 9-12   1
    0610 Honors Spanish 3 9-12  AAC 1
    0611 Honors Spanish 3 for Native Speakers 9-12 AAC 1
    0616 Advanced Placement Spanish 4 9-12 AAC 1
    0618 Advanced Placement Spanish 4 for Native Speakers 9-12 AAC 1
    0617 Advanced Placement Spanish 5 9-12 AAC 1
    0619 Advanced Placement Spanish 5 Literature for Native Speakers 9-12 AAC 1
    French
    0640 French 1 9-12   1
    0645 French 2 9-12   1
    0650 Honors French 3 9-12 AAC 1
    0660 Advanced Placement French 4 9-12 AAC 1
    American Sign Language
    0670 American Sign Language 1 9-12   1
    0675 American Sign Language 2 9-12   1
    0680 Honors American Sign Language 3 9-12 AAC 1
    0685 Honors American Sign Language 4 9-12 AAC 1

Course Descriptions

  • Spanish:

    Spanish 1 (0600)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation NCAA

    This course teaches phonics, basic speech patterns, and sentence structure. Emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition, with exercises in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Culture is introduced.

    Spanish 2 (0605)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Foundation NCAA

    This course teaches skills in using Spanish for everyday life situations. Emphasis is on grammar, with several past tense, present tense, and command verb forms. Subjunctive forms are introduced. Cultural studies are included.

    Spanish Language for Native Speakers 2 (0606)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Spanish for Spanish Speakers

    Foundation NCAA

    This course continues to build on a student’s oral skills in Spanish to increase and expand reading and writing abilities. It develops critical thinking skills in Spanish that will be transferable to English. Students successfully completing this one credit course will be prepared for Honors for Spanish Speakers 3. Students must be recommended by their teacher or counselor to participate in this course.

    Honors Spanish 3 (0610)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12 Prerequisites: None

    NCAA AAC Arts & Humanities

    This course offers advanced conversational and writing skills and literature.

    Honors Spanish 3 for Native Speakers (0611)

    1 Credit - Grades 10-12 Prerequisites: Spanish for Spanish Speakers

     

    NCAA AAC Arts & Humanities

    This course builds on a student’s oral skills in Spanish. It increases and expands a student’s skills in oral, written and interpretive modes.

    Advanced Placement Spanish 4 (0616)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or equivalent proficiency

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    This course is an intensive study of the Spanish language using a differentiated curriculum aimed at preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Advanced Placement Spanish 4 for Native Speakers
    (0618)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Spanish 3 or equivalent proficiency

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    This course is an intensive study of the Spanish language for native speakers using a differentiated curriculum aimed at preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Advanced Placement Spanish 5 (0617)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Spanish 4 or equivalent proficiency 

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    The curriculum requires a close reading of literary texts in all genres in Spanish, covers critical analysis of the forms and content of literary works in Spanish, and provides for active participation in Spanish on literary topics. The course is aimed at preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature exam.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Advanced Placement Spanish 5 Literature for Native Speakers (0619)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Spanish 4 or equivalent proficiency

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    This course requires close reading of literary texts in all genres of Spanish. It covers critical analysis of the forms and content of literary works in Spanish and provides for active participation in Spanish on literary topics. Students receive one credit for the course with the possibility of a second credit upon successful completion of an end-of-course exam. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exams in Spanish Language and Spanish Literature. 

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    French:

    French 1 (0640)

    1 Credit - Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Foundation NCAA

     

    French 1 introduces the vocabulary, grammar and language skills necessary for a basic study of French. 

    French 2 (0645)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Foundation NCAA

    French 2 continues the development of skills necessary for the more complex strategies of the French language.

    Honors French 3 (0650)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    NCAA AAC Arts & Humanities

    French 3 focuses on advanced conversational and writing skills.

    Advanced Placement French 4
    (0660)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: French 3 or equivalent proficiency

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary

    French 4 is the intensive study of French language using a differentiated curriculum aimed at preparation for the Advanced Placement exam.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    American Sign Language:

    American Sign Language (ASL) 1 (0670)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    Foundation NCAA

    Students develop the ability to perform the tasks of the novice language learner. The novice language learner, when dealing with familiar topics, should: understand short-signed phrases when attending and respond expressively with learned material; produce learned signs, phrases, and sentences; detect main ideas in familiar material that is signed; be able to transcribe American Sign Language (ASL) into English gloss; recognize the importance of communication and how it relates to the American deaf culture; and recognize the importance of acquiring accuracy of expression by knowing the components of ASL, including grammar.

    American Sign Language (ASL) 2 (0675)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: ASL 1

    Foundation NCAA

    Students further their knowledge and practice in the areas of communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities during this second year of ASL as listed in ASL 1. 

    Honors American Sign Language (ASL) 3 (0680)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: ASL 1 and 2

    NCAA AAC Arts & Humanities

    Students expand their ability to perform novice tasks and develop their ability to perform the tasks of the intermediate language learner. The intermediate language learner, when dealing with everyday topics, should: participate in simple face-to-face communication; create statements and questions to communicate independently when signing; understand main ideas and some details of signed material on familiar topics; understand simple signed statements and questions and transcribe these into written English; meet limited practical and social communication needs; use knowledge of the culture in the development of communication skills; use knowledge of the components of American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar, to increase accuracy of expression; and cope successfully in straightforward social and survival situations.

    Honors American Sign Language (ASL) 4 (0685)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: ASL 1, 2, and 3

    NCAA AAC Arts & Humanities

    This advanced level course, conducted in ASL, furthers the study of ASL grammar and literature as well as deaf history, culture and community. Students will also be afforded opportunities to further their sign fluency with other ASL learners and will be encouraged to become involved in the local deaf community. Students will also explore professions which utilize ASL skills including interpreting aspects of ASL. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of technology and products and their role in linking the hearing and deaf communities. This is a full year course.