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FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Foreign language learning involves five categories of standards: communication, culture, connection, communities, and comparisons. Through the foreign language:

  1. Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  2. Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

 
Spanish I

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: Year; subsequent to passing 1st semester
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in Language Arts in previous year of study

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Spanish I is an introduction to the student of a new language and to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. The goal of this class is to acquire skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing within the limits of beginning vocabulary and grammatical structures. Readings about the culture, customs, and traditions of the Spanish speaking people are incorporated into each lesson. Daily written and oral assignments along with quizzes and tests are used to measure progress.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Pronunciation
2. Vocabulary
3. Grammatical structures
4. Present tense (regular verbs)
5. Geography. Spanish speaking countries

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Use the target language to engage in conversations.
2. Presents information, concepts, and ideas to an audience on a variety of topics.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of traditional ideas and perspectives.
4. Recognizes that different languages use different patterns of communication.


 
Spanish II

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: Year; subsequent to passing 1st semester
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Spanish II is a review and continuation of the Spanish language and culture. The objective of the course is to increase skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students will learn more about Hispanic history and culture. Daily oral and written work along with quizzes and tests are used to measure progress.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Pronunciation
2. Vocabulary
3. Grammatical structures
4. Present tense and irregular verbs
5. History. Ancient Civilizations.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Use the target language to engage in conversations.
2. Presents information, concepts, and ideas to an audience on a variety of topics.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of traditional ideas and perspectives.
4. Recognizes that different languages use different patterns of communication and applies this knowledge to the native language.


 
Spanish III

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year; subsequent to passing 1st semester
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Spanish II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Spanish III provides further study and practice of the Spanish language and culture. This class places further emphasis on speaking. Students study vocabulary of various situations: the restaurant, airport, vacation and the city. We also review all the grammatical structures learned in Spanish II. Readings from Hispanic authors are incorporated into the lessons. Daily oral and written work along with tests and quizzes are used to measure progress.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Pronunciation
2. Vocabulary
3. Grammatical structures
4. Verb tenses (past, present, future & conditional)
5. Unit oral presentations
6. Special units on cultural topics

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Use the target language to engage in conversations.
2. Presents information, concepts, and ideas to an audience on a variety of topics.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of traditional ideas and perspectives.
4. Recognizes that different languages use different patterns of communication and applies this knowledge to the native language.


Spanish IV

GRADE: 12
SEMESTERS: Year; subsequent to passing 1st semester
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Spanish III

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Spanish IV is designed for students to build on the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to Spanish. Readings and projects are incorporated into each lesson and unit. Daily work is one of the ways to measure student progress.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Vocabulary
2. Grammar
3. Verb tenses (past, present, conditional, future, progressive, perfect for indicative mood, subjunctive mood & commands)
4. History, Literature, the Arts, and Various topics

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Use the target language to engage in conversations.
2. Presents information, concepts, and ideas to an audience on a variety of topics.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of traditional ideas and perspectives.
4. Recognizes that different languages use different patterns of communication and applies this knowledge to the native language.

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