French 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR001
Students in French 1 learn the basics to speak, understand, read, and write in French. Most of the course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. French I introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the French-speaking world. This class corresponds to French language levels A1/A1.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
French 12 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR002
French 2 is for students who wish to pursue the study of French beyond the first-year level. This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date material included is meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday French life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the French language. Corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): French 1 (grade C- or above)/ Teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
French 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR003
French 3 is an intermediate and upper intermediate level of language proficiency that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in French II. Students learn to apply their French language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, etc. to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed a developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): French 2 (grade C- or above)/ teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
French 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR004
French 4 is designed to emphasize active communication and is conducted exclusively in French. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The course focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss French language films. French 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue French throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): French 3 (grade C- or above)/teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB French ab Initio CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR005
French ab Initio is studied over 2 years. It meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO guidelines. This, like all IB courses, is a two-year program over grades 11 and 12. All students enrolled in an IB course must sit the exam at the end of year 2. This course is offered at Standard Level only.
Pre-requisite(s): French 1 and teacher approval or a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB French B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR006
This is a course for students whose native language is not French. The aims of the language B program are: to develop students’ powers of expression in both oral and written communication; to promote the ability to respond to the language demands of transactional and social contacts; to provide students with an efficient tool for possible further study or job opportunity; to help students to gain insights into how users of the specific language think; and to provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Written and spoken communication will be assessed through internal (school) and external (IBO) assessment. This, like all IB courses, is a two-year program over grades 11 and 12. All students enrolled in an IB subject must sit the external exam at the end of year 2.
Pre-requisite(s): French 3 and teacher approval with a diagnostic test. Open to grade(s): 11,12
AP French Language and Culture CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: FR007
This course is designed as the culmination of students’ French studies in high school and is intended to serve as a preparation for the AP French Language and Culture examination. AP French Language and Culture is intended for students that have already reached a solid level of fluency and vocabulary, have already learned the grammar structures that are necessary to communicate independently both in written and oral communication and can understand authentic documents and recordings in the target language. A typical student of French in our school would have ideally successfully finished the French 4 level and has completed a diagnostic exam in order to take this course or would need an instructor’s recommendation.
Pre-requisite(s): French 4 and teacher approval with a diagnostic test Open to grade(s): 11,12
German 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR001
Students in German 1 learn the basics to speak, understand, read, and write in French. Most of the course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. French I introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the German-speaking world. This class corresponds to German language levels A1/A1.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department. Students need to pass this class with a minimal grade of C in order to progress to German 2.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
German 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR002
German 2 is for students who wish to pursue the study of German beyond the first-year level. This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date material included is meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday German life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the German language. Corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department. The required minimum grade in order to proceed to the next level of German is C-.
Pre-requisite(s): German 1 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
German 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR003
German 3 is an intermediate and upper intermediate level of language proficiency that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in German 2. Students learn to apply their German language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, etc. to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed a developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue German throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department. The required minimum grade in order to proceed to German 4 is C-.
Pre-requisite(s): German 2 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB German ab Initio CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR005
German ab Initio is studied over 2 years. It meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO guidelines. All students enrolled in an IB course must sit the exam at the end of year 2. This course is offered at Standard Level only.
Pre-requisite(s): German 2 and Teacher approval/diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB German B CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR006
German B is an additional language-learning course designed for students with some previous learning of German. It may be studied at either SL (standard level) or HL (higher level). 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. Written and spoken communication will be assessed through internal (school) and external (IBO) assessment. This, like all IB courses, is a two-year program over grades 11 and 12. All students enrolled in an IB subject must sit the external exam at the end of year 2.
Pre-requisite(s): German 4 or teacher approval. Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB German A CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: GR007
German A is for students whose mother tongue is German. The course promotes respect for the literary heritage of German while students continue to develop oral and written skills. Through a wide range of literature, the course encourages appreciation of the artistry of literature and an ability to reflect critically on their reading both in a literary and cultural context. This language A course does not limit the study of works to the products of one culture or in any one language. The study of works in translation is especially important for introducing students, to other cultural perspectives. The response to the study of literature is through oral and written communication, thus enabling students to develop and refine their command of language. All students enrolled in an IB subject must sit the external exam at the end of year 2. This, like all IB courses, is a two-year program over grades 11 and 12.
Pre-requisite(s): Native Speaker Level Knowledge and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11,12
Italian 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT001
Students in Italian 1 learn the basics to speak, understand, read, and write in French. Most of the course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. Italian I introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the Italian-speaking world. This class corresponds to Italian language levels A1/A1.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Italian 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT002
Italian 2 is for students who wish to pursue the study of Italian beyond the first-year level. This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date material included is meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday Italian life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the Italian language. Corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): NoneItalian 1 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Italian 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT003
Italian 3 is an intermediate and upper intermediate level of language proficiency that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in Italian 2. Students learn to apply their Italian language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, etc. to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed a developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 2 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
Italian 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT004
Italian 4 is designed to emphasize active communication and is conducted exclusively in Italian. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The course focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss French language films. Italian 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Italian throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 3 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB Italian ab Initio CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT005
Italian ab Initio is studied over 2 years. It meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO guidelines. All students enrolled in an IB course must sit the exam at the end of year 2. This course is offered at Standard Level only.
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 2 and Teacher approval/diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB Italian B CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: IT006
Italian Language 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 should 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 should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.
Pre-requisite(s): Italian 4 or teacher approval. Open to grade(s): 11,12
Spanish 1 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP001
Students in Spanish 1 learn the basics to speak, understand, read, and write in French. Most of the course concentrates on vocabulary and structure in a cultural context. Spanish I introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar, and verb structures. Different games and activities, reading, and writing are incorporated into the learning process.. Students are also introduced to the geography and customs of the Spanish-speaking world. This class corresponds to Spanish language levels A1/A1.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 2 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP002
Spanish 2 is for students who wish to pursue the study of Spanish beyond the first-year level. This course actively reinforces grammar, teaches culture and serves as a point of departure for meaningful oral and written exchange in the target language. Conversation is the focus in this course. The up-to-date material included is meant to stimulate student interest and provide information about everyday Spanish life and culture. The activities based on this material create an ideal medium for the practical application and conversational practice needed to facilitate acquisition of the Spanish language. Corresponds to A2/A2.2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 1 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 3 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP003
Spanish 3 is an intermediate and upper intermediate level of language proficiency that continues on from the concepts and skills learned in Spanish II. Students learn to apply their Spanish language skills to familiar settings at work, school, during leisure time, etc. to produce simple connected text and conversation on a wide range of topics. Readings are aimed a developing the ability to understand concrete and abstract topics, express their point of view and speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This course corresponds to level B1 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 2 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12
Spanish 4 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP004
Spanish 4 is designed to emphasize active communication and is conducted exclusively in Spanish. The goal is proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. English should be avoided in the classroom. The course focus is mastery of language skills as well as the content of the written texts. Students engage in discussions of literature, and view and discuss French language films. Spanish 4 corresponds to B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Students may pursue Spanish throughout the four years of high school and will be able to sit for the IB Exams (A-B Initio or Language B). Language level of instruction is determined on a language diagnostic test given by the high school language department.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 3 or teacher approval Open to grade(s): 10,11,12
IB Spanish ab Initio CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP005
Spanish ab Initio is studied over 2 years. It meets the needs of students who have had little opportunity to study the language and are interested in learning a foreign language as part of their IB Diploma. This course aims to develop students’ ability to communicate in speech and in writing enabling them to deal adequately with familiar and practical needs; introduce students to the culture of countries where the language is spoken; provide a foundation for further study of the target language; provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation; and encourage positive attitudes to the learning of other languages, their speakers and countries. Assessment is per the IBO guidelines. All students enrolled in an IB course must sit the exam at the end of year 2. This course is offered at Standard Level only.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 2 and Teacher approval/diagnostic test at the beginning of the year. Open to grade(s): 11,12
IB Spanish B SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP006
Spanish Language 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 should 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 should be related to the culture(s) concerned. The material is chosen to enable students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding. This, like all IB courses, is a two-year program over grades 11 and 12.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 3 or teacher approval. Open to grade(s): 11,12
AP Spanish Language and Culture CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: SP007
Students develop a command of the Spanish language, proficiently integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking, and aural comprehension skills including through authentic audio and video recordings. Students are exposed to literature and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through written texts, newspapers, magazines and other non-technical writings to develop reading and comprehension abilities. The class is conducted completely in Spanish including frequent writing and integration of skills with a rigorous review of grammatical structures. Students are required to practice Spanish consistently with their teacher and peers to expand their interpersonal communication through classroom interactions in Spanish both in casual conversations and formal discussions.
Pre-requisite(s): Spanish 4 or teacher approval. Open to grade(s): 11,12
Chinese Language and Culture (Mandarin) CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: CH001
This is an entry level Chinese (Mandarin) course. Students develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. This course is designed to introduce students to the language and for those or for students who wish to pursue their personal interests in Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn Pinyin, radicals, frequently used characters, word usage, sentence patterns, and grammar. Students will develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in Mandarin Chinese. The students will also acquire the knowledge of Chinese culture and history. This course is for beginning students or non-native speakers only.
Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9,10,11,12