World Languages


COURSE OFFERINGS


SPANISH 1
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year
UC Requirement Fulfilled: e
Prerequisite: none
Course Description: This is a beginning level Spanish course focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish, and developing cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking world. Students learn to produce simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range that enables them to make simple statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates, months, weather, clothing, classes and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin cultural exploration of the countries where Spanish is spoken.


SPANISH 2
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: e

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 1

Course Description: Building on the knowledge acquired in Spanish level one, students will be able to ask and answer many sophisticated questions. Expressions used will increase in length and some creativity will begin to be evident. Ways of expressing actions in the present and future will be reviewed and the past tenses will be introduced. Active vocabulary will increase to at least 800 words, including such topics as food, transportation, school, holidays, stores, entertainment, sports, health, and giving and understanding directions. Cultural awareness will increase.


SPANISH 3
Grade Level: 9-12 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: e

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 2

Course Description: Students will be able to form complete sentences and will be able to sustain some lengthy conversations. They will be able to be quite creative with expanded knowledge of their target language. Productive vocabulary will be at least 1000 words, many of which extend into areas beyond survival needs. Students will be introduced to the literature of their target language.


  WORLD LANGUAGE

Grade level: 9 Length: 1 year

UC Requirement Fulfilled: b

Prerequisite: none

Languages a-g approved: American Sign Language, French and Spanish

Course Description: This is a beginning level World Language course focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing in specific languages other than Spanish 1, and developing cultural awareness of the speaking world. Students learn to produce simple questions, answers, and descriptions, use basic grammar forms, and should develop a vocabulary of at least 500 words and phrases. Students develop a vocabulary range that enables them to make simple statements, to describe common objects, numbers, colors, family, time, dates, months, weather, clothing, classes and teachers, and to express actions about free time activities. Students begin cultural exploration of the countries where this language is spoken.

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