French I - 0821  (1.00 year)

Prerequisite:  none              

Grade:  9-12

Elective Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

The curriculum of this course is intended to engage and introduce students in the beginning fundamentals of the French language.  Students will become familiar with different perspectives of the Francophone culture(s) through experiences with its products and practices. The course concentrates on the four aspects of communication:  listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will develop a working vocabulary and basic grammatical patterns.

 

French II - 0822

Prerequisite:  80% in French I                          

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

 In French II, students continue to develop communicative language skills as they expand their knowledge of structure and vocabulary and their understanding of European, African, Asian, North American, and Caribbean francophone cultures. 

 

French III - 0823

Prerequisite:  80% in French II                         

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

This course introduces students to more advanced language structures and vocabulary while continuing to build interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication skills. Students explore and analyze meaningful and relevant cultural issues as they examine a variety of traditional and contemporary sources and media.  

 

French IV - 0824

Prerequisite:  85% in French III       

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

 In French IV students will further develop their language skills while exploring French culture in a more in-depth manner. The course will include a review of language structures as well as an extensive reading and writing component. Students will be expected to communicate exclusively in French in class.

 

French V - 0825

Prerequisite:  85% in French IV       

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:    1.00

Weighted Grade

 French V is a continuation of French IV and includes an introduction to Francophone literature.

 

French IV AP – 0827; French V AP - 0828

Prerequisite:  90% in French III or IV

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

 AP Students will engage in supplemental studies and activities in preparation for the AP Language and Culture Examination which they are required to take in the Spring.

 

Latin I - 0811

Prerequisite:  None                             

Grade:  9-11

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Latin I is an introduction to the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary, and to the history and culture of Roman Civilization.  We will follow the story of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus and his family through the eruption of Mt. Vesusius and into Roman Britain and Alexandria.

 

Latin II - 0812                       

Grade:  9-12

Prerequisite:  80% in Latin I

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

 Latin II continues the study of grammar and vocabulary.  Students continue with the story line from Latin I into Roman Britain again.  From there they will delve into real Roman authors. 

 

Latin III - 0813

Prerequisite:  80% in Latin II            

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

 Latin III students will complete their formal grammar study.  They will continue their studies with Roman Comedy, reading a play by Plautus and learning about Roman Theatre. Students will also study Roman poetry with Catullus and many facets of Roman daily life, including Roman Christianity, with Pliny the Younger.

 

Latin IV - 0814

Prerequisite:  85% in Latin III          

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

Latin IV students will cover many great Roman authors. They will study Vergil and Caesar. They will also choose from a variety of other authors and themes according to their interests.

 

Latin IV AP – 0817

Prerequisite:  90% in Latin III          

Grade:  12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade 

 In Latin IV AP, students will study two major works of Literature: Caesar’s de bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid.  Students will become familiar with the history and culture of the time in which both were written and also analyze each as a literary work.  Students will have extra training to prepare them for the AP Latin: Vergil exam in the spring.

 

Italian I - 0841

Prerequisite:  None                             

Grade:  9-11

Elective                                                Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Italian I is an introduction to the language and culture of Italy.  Students will be exposed to basic language structures and vocabulary and will begin to explore Italian culture.  Topics include Italian activities, school life and the geography of Italy.  Students will begin to develop reading, writing and communicative skills and will be expected to use as much Italian as possible in class. 

 

Italian II - 0842

Prerequisite:  80% in Italian I           

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

In Italian II students will continue to develop communicative, reading and writing skills and will expand their knowledge of language structures and vocabulary.  Topics include Italian food, families, clothing, fashion, and future professions.  Students will be expected to use as much Italian as possible in class.

 

Italian III - 0843

Prerequisite:  80% in Italian II         

Grade:  10-12

Elective                  Credit:  1.00         

Graded Conventionally     

In Italian III students will be introduced to more advanced language structures and vocabulary while building communicative and reading skills.  Advanced writing skills will be further developed.  Students will explore Italian cities, travel, Italian society today, as well as historical people and events.  The course will be conducted primarily in Italian.  

 

Italian IV - 0844
Prerequisite: 85% in Italian III

Italian IV AP - 0864
Prerequisite:  90% in Italian III
      

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

In Italian IV students will further develop their language skills while exploring Italian culture in a more in-depth manner.  The course will include a review of language structures and exploration of higher-level grammatical concepts.  Students will be required to read and respond to a wide variety of publications and literature, as well as analyze and discuss a wide variety of cultural issues.  The course will be conducted exclusively in Italian. Students are required to take the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam in the Spring.

 

Spanish I - 0831

Prerequisite:  None                             

Grade:  9-11

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Spanish I is an introduction to the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America.   Students will be exposed to basic language structures and vocabulary, and will begin to explore Hispanic cultures.  Topics include family, foods, activities, clothing, school life and the geography of Spanish speaking countries.  Students will begin to develop reading, writing and communicative skills and will be expected to use as much Spanish as possible in class.

 

Spanish II - 0832

Prerequisite:   80% in Spanish I       

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Spanish II is a continuation of the study of the language and cultures of Spain and Latin America.  Students will be introduced to more advanced language structures and vocabulary.  They will continue to explore Hispanic cultures.  Topics include airline travel, health, art, childhood memories, social events and food/restaurants.  Students will continue to develop reading, writing and communication skills.  They will be expected to speak Spanish as much as possible in class.

 

Spanish III - 0833

Prerequisite:  80% in Spanish II       

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

In Spanish III students will be introduced to more advanced language structures and vocabulary while building communicative and reading skills.  Advanced writing skills will be further developed.  Students will explore modern social issues, linguistic and cultural diversity as well as historical people and event in the Spanish speaking world.  The course will be conducted primarily in Spanish.

 

Spanish IV - 0834

Prerequisite: 85% in Spanish III      

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

In Spanish IV students will further develop their language skills while exploring Hispanic cultures in a more in-depth manner.  The course will include a review of language structures as well as an extensive reading and writing component.  Students will be expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish in class. 

 

Spanish V - 0835
Prerequisite: 85% in Spanish IV

Spanish V AP – 0839
Prerequisite:  90% in Spanish IV

Grade:  11-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Weighted Grade                   

This will be a continuation of Spanish IV. The course will include a review of language structure as well as extensive reading and writing activities.  Oral presentations and discussions will be emphasized and students will be expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish. Students are required to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam in the Spring.