The World Languages department assists students in reaching an appropriate level of proficiency at every level using the national standards on language learning. From level 1 through AP, the teachers incorporate a variety of methods including the use of authentic audio and visual materials to strengthen the skills required to use the language. Through mission trips, trips abroad, language clubs, and community service projects students are provided opportunities to use the language in real-world contexts. In each of our classes, the cultural component is as important as the language learning.Cultural connections are consistently made through club activities, guest speakers, music, videos, pen pals, and the cultural components in our textbooks.

REQUIREMENTS:  2 units required, 4 recommended - French, Latin, and Spanish
AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, and AP French are also offered
 

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  • AP French Language

    The AP French Language course is an intensive and rigorous French study designed to develop students’ proficiency in four integrated language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers the equivalent of a third year college course in advanced French composition and conversation. The course prepares students for taking the AP French Language Exam; successful performance on the exam is equivalent to the performance of students who have completed five or six semesters of college French language courses at postsecondary institutions. The class is conducted entirely in French and authentic texts and supporting materials – films, TV programs, newspapers and magazines – are presented and discussed entirely in the language. The course integrates a variety of topics related to world cultures and current global issues. The study of the Francophone world is emphasized.
    Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of three levels of French, reasonable proficiency in using the language, and a teacher recommendation
  • AP Spanish Language

    The main objective of this course is to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language exam by focusing on continuation of Spanish grammar as well as In addition, students read selections of a wide variation in genre, theme, style, length, and degree of difficulty. Students practice all types of activities that will be included in the AP exam. AP Spanish Literature Students will read, discuss, and analyze all authentic works listed on the required reading list for the AP Spanish Literature Exam.  
    
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  • French I

    This class provides a strong foundation in the basic skills of pronunciation, grammar, oral communication, reading, and written expression of the French language as well as an introduction to French culture.
  • French I Honors

    While covering the same curriculum as French I, honors level students are assigned additional readings, projects, and assignments.
  • French II

    Students will develop the five skill areas learned in French I to a greater depth, as well as offering a more thorough study of the history and culture of all French speaking peoples.
  • French II Honors

    Students will develop the five skill areas learned in French I to a greater depth, as well as offering a more thorough study of the history and culture of all French speaking peoples.
  • French III Honors

    Students will continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with their peers and other speakers of the language, understanding oral and written messages in the target language, and making oral and written presentations in the target language.
  • French IV Honors

    For students who would like to continue their French studies, but do not necessarily wish to take the AP French Exam, the French IV course will explore literature, culture, and the diversity within the French speaking world more in depth than they have been able to in the lower levels. While grammar will not be the focus of this course, we will continue to improve upon and develop complex structures of the target language. Students will study plays, short stories, fables and novels in the target language. The relationship between French-speaking countries and Christianity are discussed throughout the year as are cultural teachings, and discussions of both French history and current events. Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III
  • Spanish I

    This course focuses on the basic foundational structure of the Spanish language, including both grammar and conversational skills as well as becoming acquainted with the Hispanic culture.
  • Spanish I Honors

    This course focuses on the basic foundational structure of the Spanish language, including both grammar and conversational skills as well as becoming acquainted with the Hispanic culture.
  • Spanish II

    This course builds on the foundations of Spanish I, allowing students to increase proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
     
  • Spanish II Honors

    Building on the foundation of Spanish I, students develop proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Spanish III

    Building on the foundation of Spanish II, students develop proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Spanish III Honors

    Students continue to develop their proficiency in the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking and will use more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics.
  • Spanish IV Honors

    This course is designed for advanced students to continue the study of the Spanish language.

World Languages Faculty

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