Course Descriptions

The World Language curriculum is a college preparatory and honors level program designed to prepare students for life in a global society. Oral proficiency is stressed along with listening, reading, and writing skills. The study of culture, in an effort to promote understanding, is also an integral part of each course and is introduced through readings, recordings, and a video component.

L120 FRENCH 1 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

French 1 is a College Preparatory course that familiarizes the beginning student with the French sound system, basic grammar, basic vocabulary and introduces French culture. There is an emphasis on participation to promote oral proficiency. It is strongly recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L220 FRENCH 2 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: French 1 with a 78% average or better)
French 2 is a College Preparatory course that reinforces the study of the French sound system and continues the study of basic grammar, vocabulary and French culture. Listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities are developed. It is strongly recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L310 FRENCH 3 (H) 10-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: French 1 and 2 and honors application process)
French 3- H continues the study of basic grammar and increases the vocabulary range of the student. The study of French culture is also continued. More emphasis is placed on oral participation to develop proficiency. French literature is introduced.

L410 FRENCH 4 (H) 11-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: French 3-H and honors application process)
French 4-H completes the study of basic grammar. Speaking, reading, listening and writing skills are further developed through spontaneous and prepared talks. French literature is read and discussed. The study of French culture continues.

L400 AP FRENCH 5 12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: French 4-H and AP application process)
AP French 5 Language approximates the intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing atmosphere of a third year, college level course. This course is conducted entirely in French and students are expected to participate fully in developing their oral/aural skills. French Literature, history, advanced grammar and culture will be further studied. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is not only given AP credit, but also is eligible to take the AP French Language examination for possible college credit.

L121 GERMAN 1 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

German 1 is a College Preparatory course that familiarizes the beginning student with the German sound system, basic grammar, basic vocabulary and introduces the culture of German speaking countries. Oral participation is necessary in order to develop proficiency. Written work includes homework, dialogues, and brief paragraphs. It is strongly recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L221 GERMAN 2 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: German 1 with a 78% average or better)
German 2 is a College Preparatory course that reinforces the study of the German sound system and continues the study of basic grammar, vocabulary and German culture. Understanding, reading and writing abilities as well as oral proficiency are developed. Oral participation and written work continue to be emphasized. It is strongly recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L311 GERMAN 3 (H) 10-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: German 1 and 2 and honors application process)
German 3-H continues the study of basic grammar and increases the vocabulary range of the student. More emphasis is placed on creative self-expression through speaking and writing assignments. Brief authentic texts are read. Homework, writing assignments, and a project are required.

L411 GERMAN 4 (H) 11-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: German 3-H and honors application process)
German 4-H students build on the information and skills learned in levels 1 through 3-H. Speaking proficiency is developed through discussions. Writing ability is developed through story and essay writing. Modern German Literature is read and discussed. Basic grammar is reviewed as needed and the finer points of grammar are studied in order to develop writing proficiency. Homework, essays, and a life story project are required.

L401 AP GERMAN 5 12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: German 4-H and AP application process)
AP German 5 Language approximates the intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing atmosphere of a third year, college level course. These skills are given special attention through a sampling of German literature, literary history, and grammar review. This course is conducted primarily in German and students are expected to participate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is not only given AP credit, but is also eligible to take the AP German Language examination for possible college credit.

L122 SPANISH 1 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

Spanish 1 is a College Preparatory course that familiarizes the beginning student with the Spanish sound system, basic grammar, basic vocabulary and introduces the culture of Spanish speaking countries. Oral participation is necessary in order to develop proficiency. It is strongly recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L222 SPANISH 2 (CP) 9-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Spanish 1 with a 78% average or better)
Spanish 2 is a College Preparatory course that reinforces the study of the Spanish sound system and continues the study of basic grammar, vocabulary and Hispanic culture. Understanding, reading and writing abilities as well as oral proficiency are developed. Oral participation continues to be emphasized. It is recommended that only students enrolled in a College Preparatory or Honors level English consider this course.

L312 SPANISH 3 (H) 10-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Spanish 1 and 2 and honors application process)
Spanish 3-H continues the study of basic grammar and increases the vocabulary range of the student. More emphasis is placed on creative self expression and proficiency, both oral and written. The study of Hispanic history and culture is continued and there are also various written and oral projects assigned.

L412 SPANISH 4 (H) 11-12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Spanish 3-H and honors application process)
Spanish 4-H students build on the information and skills learned in levels 1 through 3-H. Speaking proficiency is developed through class discussions. Writing ability is developed through composition and essay writing. Basic grammar is reviewed and finer points of grammar are studied in order to develop writing proficiency.

L402 AP SPANISH 5 LANGUAGE 12 6/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Spanish 4-H and AP application process)
AP Spanish 5 Language approximates the intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing atmosphere of a third year, college level course. Special attention is given to these skills through a series of lectures, short stories, plays and essays. There is also a varied study of Hispanic culture. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish and students are expected to participate. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is not only given AP credit, but also is eligible to take the AP Spanish Language examination for possible college credit.

L320 RUSSIAN 1- CP (L) (s) 11-12 12/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Two years of study of another world language with an 85% average or better.)
Russian 1 is a College Preparatory course that familiarizes the student with the Russian sound system, basic grammar, basic vocabulary and introduces the Russian culture. This course will be offered during the first semester through distance learning. The course will meet daily as a double period. (Due to the nature of distance learning, Russian 1 is being proposed as a course offering, but is not guaranteed.)

L321 RUSSIAN 2- CP (L) (s) 11-12 12/6 1.00

(Prerequisite: Russian 1 with a 75% average or better)
Russian 2 is a College Preparatory course that reinforces the study of the Russian sound system and continues the study of basic grammar, vocabulary and the Russian culture. Listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities are developed. This course will be offered during the second semester through distance learning. The course will meet daily as a double period. (Due to the nature of distance learning, Russian 2 is being proposed as a course offering, but is not guaranteed.)