AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CREDIT: 1.00
In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. They are also further exposed to the world of literature and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic written texts, including newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings that develop students’ reading and comprehension abilities. The class is conducted completely in Spanish and includes frequent writing and integration of skills with a rigorous review of grammatical structures. We encourage all students throughout their Spanish studies to practice the target language consistently with their teacher and peers. Students will expand their interpersonal communication skills in Spanish through daily classroom interactions in the language. This includes casual conversations with the teacher and classmates as well as formal discussions.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): SPANISH IV or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
CHINESE LANG/CULT CREDIT: 1.00
In this first level of a foreign language course, students develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. A study of culture is included in each course.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
FRENCH I CREDIT: 1.00
This is a course for students beginning their study of French, which emphasizes basic language skills (listening, writing, reading, and comprehension). At the end of this course, students will be able to use elementary grammatical structures and some basic vocabulary to carry out basic communication in everyday situations. The students will also gain a fundamental understanding of the contemporary French culture.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
FRENCH II CREDIT: 1.00
In this course, students concentrate on speaking and conversation by correctly using basic grammar (present, past, future tenses, imperative, subjunctive) and advanced vocabulary. The students will be able to understand the rhythms of the language and gain a more profound appreciation of the French culture.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): FRENCH I (grade C- or above) / Teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
FRENCH III CREDIT: 1.00
This is an intermediate study of the French language that will focus on studies on grammar, complex and idiomatic expressions through the use of already consolidated vocabulary, and understanding of the French culture and reality. Selections of literature and short written compositions will be read and analyzed.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): FRENCH II (grade C- or above) /Teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
FRENCH IV CREDIT: 1.00
The main goal of this course is to increase student fluency and facilitate complex conversations on a diverse array of topics. Studies focus on Francophone media and literature, providing insights into French culture and society.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): FRENCH III (grade C- or above) or Teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
GERMAN I CREDIT: 1.00
At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will be able to understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. He/she can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. He/she can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Note: The required minimum grade in order to proceed to the next level is C-.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
GERMAN II CREDIT: 1.00
At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). The student can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The student can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Note: The required minimum grade in order to proceed to the next level is C-..
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): GERMAN I, diagnostic test and/ or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
GERMAN III CREDIT: 1.00
At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. He/she can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. The student can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Note: The required minimum grade in order to proceed to the next level is C-.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): GERMAN II or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
GERMAN IV CREDIT: 1.00
At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will be able to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. He/she can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. The student can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): GERMAN III or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ITALIAN I CREDIT: 1.00
Italian I emphasizes basic language skills (listening, writing, reading and understanding). Basic structures (present simple, present perfect, past descriptive, and future simple tenses; gender and number of nouns, adjectives, and pronouns, etc.) and basic vocabulary and expressions are covered. It is expected of students completing the course to be able to understand and carry out simple conversations in Italian.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ITALIAN II CREDIT: 1.00
In Italian II students focus on expanding their vocabulary, as well as gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the compound grammatical tenses and structures. They learn to apply this knowledge in dialogues and conversations taking place within the class in various simulations taken from everyday life. Additional materials and adapted texts help students understand and appreciate the history, culture, and lifestyle of the contemporary Italian.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ITALIAN I, diagnostic test and/or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ITALIAN III CREDIT: 1.00
Students in this Intermediate course develop language skills to be able to successfully communicate everyday events and issues. Complex grammar such as the subjunctive and conditional tenses, the passive voice, direct and indirect speech, and idiomatic expressions are covered. Previously mastered language skills are revised and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Excerpts from original literary texts and poetry are included at this level. Students are required to do considerable written work for this course
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ITALIAN II or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
ITALIAN IV CREDIT: 1.00
The main goal of this course is to increase students’ communicative fluency so as to enable complex conversations on a diverse array of topics. Studies are based on rich additional material in order to master the language of the Italian media, literature, opera, and poetry, facilitating a comprehensive insight into the dynamics and development of the Italian society.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ITALIAN III, diagnostic test or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN I CREDIT: 1.00
This sequential program emphasizes the acquisition and development of skills for students who wish to learn the Macedonian language as a foreign language. The curriculum is focused on the individual student and is driven by individual need. It includes instruction in reading, writing and speaking. Vocabulary, grammar and composition are explained in the appropriate detail. Recent communicative approaches to language teaching are applied in the context of a small group. A variety of practical activities are introduced to improve the student’s confidence and use of communication skills. Also, it introduces students to Macedonian culture, tradition and art.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 10 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SPANISH I CREDIT: 1.00
This course is an introduction to the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The emphasis is placed on basic communication skills, both receptive and productive (i.e. listening, reading, speaking, and writing.) The curriculum includes situational vocabulary and basic grammar (present, preterit, high frequency irregular verbs, modal verbs, prepositions.) Working methods will include grouping in pairs and small groups in order to build conversation skills and self-confidence.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SPANISH II CREDIT: 1.00
This course is designed to continue building the base of knowledge of the beginning Spanish language learner. As the course is proficiency-based, students concentrate on speaking Spanish correctly using richer vocabulary and basic to complex grammatical structures (present, future, past tenses; modal verbs; imperative, subjunctive mood). The focus of this course is on students being able to function in real life situations and gaining a contextual understanding of different Hispanic cultures.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): SPANISH I or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SPANISH III CREDIT: 1.00
This is an intensive course where students will acquire a wider knowledge of more complex structures and expressions; students will make every effort to master the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communication in real-life situations. By the closing stages of the course, students will have extensive understanding of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Students will learn to communicate successfully in this language. Students will think determinedly as they apply learned abilities to new situations, solve problems, and deduce more complex language structures. In addition, students will gain a wider knowledge of human culture of the diverse Spanish-speaking world. Students will be expected to read, speak, and write about comparative topics such as the differences of culture and customs between Spanish-speaking countries and their own way of life, as well as current events and various selections of authentic literature. Students will be required to keep a diary throughout the year.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): SPANISH II or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
SPANISH IV CREDIT: 1.00
The fourth year of Spanish is a continuation of the first three years. The student will continue to sharpen the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills throughout activities which are based on proven methods of pedagogy in foreign language instruction. Throughout the course, students will learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Cultural variety is embedded throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner gain appreciation for the diversity and the cultures, peoples, and geopolitics of the Spanish-speaking world.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): SPANISH III or Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
GERMAN B CREDIT: 1.00
German B is an additional language-learning course designed for students with some previous learning of that language. It may be studied at either SL or HL. The main focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of language skills. These language skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and will be related to the culture concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): German II and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
IB French B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.00
The general purpose of the Language B course in French is to provide students with the opportunity to master the grammatical foundations of the language, increase their oral and writing skills, and encourage an exploration of the cultures for which the French language is the primary means of expression.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): French II and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None