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

The curriculum of this course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in improving their ability to communicate in a world language. Additionally, students will be exposed to the cultural similarities and differences as they relate to Francophone cultures and countries. The class focuses on four aspects of communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will continue to


French III - 0823

Prerequisite:  80% in French II                         

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

The curriculum of this course is intended to focus students' ability and application with regard to the spoken and written communication of the French language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the Francophone culture(s) through the exploration of authentic materials. Through the continued study of thematic vocabulary and the addition of more advanced grammatical structures, students will be able to imitate appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions through social interaction.


French IV - 0824

Prerequisite:  85% in French III       

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

The curriculum of this course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in learning to communicate in a world language at an advanced level. Additionally, students will be exposed to the cultural similarities and differences as they relate to the Francophone countries. Students will acquire a working knowledge of thematic vocabulary and advanced grammatical structures to enhance their ability to communicate in all four areas of proficiency of a second language. The use of authentic materials is emphasized.


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

The curriculum of this course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in learning to communicate in French at an advanced level, as well as preparing to take the AP French exam at the conclusion of the school year. Through the use of a variety of authentic materials, students will focus on four content areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will use the knowledge acquired in previous levels of study in order to communicate with each other as well as the course instructor. Students are expected to communicate almost exclusively in French.


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 follow the story of a Roman family while practicing reading, communicating and translating in the target language.


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 and perfect their reading, communication and translation skills. 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 exam in the spring.


Italian I - 0841

Prerequisite:  None                             

Grade:  9-11

Elective                                                Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Students enrolled in this course will be introduced to basic concepts of the Italian language with an emphasis on proficiency in each of the four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will develop a working vocabulary, and will begin to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the target culture through experiences with its products and practices. During this first year, basic elements of pronunciation are stressed as we work to build the foundation for language learning.


Italian II - 0842

Prerequisite:  80% in Italian I           

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Students enrolled in Italian II will build upon the basic concepts of the language and culture introduced in Italian I. Emphasis will be placed upon developing each of the four language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Focus is placed upon fluency in speaking and sharpening of listening skills. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the target language culture through experiences with its products and practices. Frequent, short compositions will develop writing skills. This course is conducted in Italian.


Italian III - 0843

Prerequisite:  80% in Italian II         

Grade:  10-12

Elective                  Credit:  1.00         

Graded Conventionally     

Students enrolled in Italian III will build upon the basic concepts of the language and culture introduced in Italian I and II. Emphasis will be placed upon developing each of the four language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Focus is placed upon fluency in speaking and refining of listening, reading, and writing skills. Advanced grammar will be introduced and implemented into class discussion and interaction. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the target language culture through experiences with its products and practices. This course is conducted in Italian.

 


Italian IV - 0844

Prerequisite: 85% in Italian III    

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Students enrolled in Italian IV will engage in a comparison of American and Italian cultures in both contemporary and historical contexts. This course strives to develop students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives through the use of a variety of authentic materials. Students will build upon use the knowledge acquired in previous levels. Conducted in Italian, we will focus on fluency in speaking and refining of listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will prepare to take the STAMP Test (Standards Based Measurement of Proficiency) in the month of April in order to be eligible for the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy in Italian.


Italian IV AP - 0864

Prerequisite: 90% in Italian III

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

Students enrolled in Italian AP will engage in a comparison of American and Italian cultures in both contemporary and historical contexts. This course strives to develop students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives through the use of a variety of authentic materials. Students will build upon use the knowledge acquired in previous levels. Conducted in Italian, we will focus on fluency in speaking and refining of listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will prepare to take the AP exam at the end of the school year.


Spanish I - 0831

Prerequisite:  None                             

Grade:  9-11

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Spanish I will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information and basic grammatical structures. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and limited writing.


Spanish II - 0832

Prerequisite:   80% in Spanish I       

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

Spanish II builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish I. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in Spanish I: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected.


Spanish III - 0833

Prerequisite:  80% in Spanish II       

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                Credit:  1.00

Graded Conventionally

This course builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish 1 & 2. The course is a continuation and recycling of knowledge acquired in Spanish 1 and Spanish 2, as well as an introduction to new vocabulary, structures and expressions. Students will be expected to expand their vocabulary range to include more sophisticated terms, use advanced language expressions, verb tenses and grammatical concepts.


Spanish IV - 0834

Prerequisite: 85% in Spanish III      

Grade:  11-12

Elective                                                  Credit:  1.00

Weighted Grade

The curriculum of this course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in learning to communicate in a world language at an advanced level. Additionally, students will be exposed to the cultural similarities and differences as they relate to Spanish speaking countries. The class focuses on four content areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will acquire a working knowledge of thematic vocabulary and advanced grammatical structures to enhance their ability to communicate in all four content areas of a second language. The use of authentic materials is emphasized.


Spanish V AP – 0839

Prerequisite:  90% in Spanish IV

Grade:  11-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Weighted Grade                   

This is a college level course open to students who are interested in doing college-level work. Students will be expected to develop and incorporate a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar while reading, listening, writing and speaking. Extensive use of authentic materials including: newspapers, magazines, podcasts, videos, and radio programs will be used. Students will be expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish utilizing the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.


Chinese I – 0881

Prerequisite:  None

Grade:  9-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Graded Conventionally                 

Chinese I is an introduction to the Mandarin Chinese Language (Putonghua) and culture with focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills using both Pinyin phonetic system and Simplified Chinese characters. Basic grammar and vocabulary (approximately 350 words) are taught with an emphasis on the ability to communicate simple ideas in real world situations. While linguistics aspects of Chinese language are the primary focus, introduction to the social and cultural background of the language will also form an important part of study.


Chinese II – 0882

Prerequisite:  80% in Chinese I

Grade:  9-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Graded Conventionally                 

Chinese II is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in improving their ability to communicate in a world language. Additionally, students will be exposed to the cultural similarities and differences as they relate
to China and Chinese culture. The class focuses on four aspects of communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


Chinese III – 0883

Prerequisite:  80% in Chinese II

Grade:  9-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Graded Conventionally                 

The curriculum of Mandarin Chinese III is intended to engage students in communication with spoken and written Chinese language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the target language culture through experiences with its product and practices. Through the study of thematic vocabulary and more advanced grammatical structures, students will be able to imitate appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions through social interaction. The course continues to build on the four aspects of communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Chinese IV – 0884

Prerequisite:  80% in Chinese III

Grade:  9-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Graded Conventionally                 

The curriculum of this course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in learning to communicate in Mandarin Chinese at an advanced level. Through the use of a variety of authentic materials, students will focus on four content areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will use the knowledge acquired in previous levels of study in order to communicate with each other as well as the course instructor. The use of authentic materials is emphasized.


Chinese V – 0885

Prerequisite:  80% in Chinese IV

Grade:  9-12  

Elective              Credit:  1.00                  

Graded Conventionally                 

The curriculum of this course is a continuation of Chinese IV. The topics of Chinese V are the extended practice of Sports, Travel, Checking In and Arriving in the Airport. Students will focus more on grammar and writing skills.