World Language Courses

Requirements: All students must take a minimum of three years of a world language sequence for graduation. 

French I    

This course introduces the student to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French.  It also includes the culture of France. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5101)

French I - Honors   

This course introduces the student to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French.  It also includes the culture of France.  The Honors course requires the use of the target language more extensively and additional readings. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5102)

French II     

This course furthers the development of the four basic skills and explores specific aspects of French culture in France and in the Francophone countries. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5201)

French II - Honors      

This course furthers the development of the four basic skills and explores specific aspects of French culture in France and in the Francophone countries. The Honors course requires the use of the target language more extensively and additional readings. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5202)

French III

This required course offers more extensive study of the four skills as well as preparation for the SAT Subject Test in French.  The course includes a study of the history and culture of France and francophone countries. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5301)

French III - Honors   

This required course offers more extensive study of the four skills as well as preparation for the SAT Subject Test in French.  The course includes a study of the history and culture of France and francophone countries. The Honors course requires the use of the target language more extensively and additional readings. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5302)

French IV     

This course is designed for students of French III who wish to further their studies of French.  Emphasis on meaningful in-class communication, in-depth exploration of francophone cultures and a review of the main elements of French grammar is also included according to students’ needs.  A strong emphasis is placed on the improvement of students’ writing and conversational skills; and all students are required to use the target language as much as possible in class.  Students will build on structures, vocabulary and skills learned in previous French courses. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5401)

French IV – Honors/Middle College Program     

This course is designed for students who wish to further their studies of French and learn more about the diversity of the Francophone culture.  The course seeks to develop oral communicative skills and improve the reading and the writing skills.  A review of the main elements of grammar is included.(Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5402)

French V - Language and Culture
  Advanced Placement   

This college level course prepares the students for the Advanced Placement French Language and Culture Examination.  Essential to the course is the development of a high degree of competency in three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational.  Students will work with authentic literary selections, magazine and newspaper articles, radio and French TV programs.  French grammar and francophone culture and literature are studied in the context of the six themes: 1- Global Challenges; 2- Science and Technology; 3- Contemporary Life, 4- Personal and Public Identities, 5- Families and Communities and 6- Beauty and Aesthetics. (Grade 12) (Course # 5404)

Italian I   

This course introduces students to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  It also includes the culture of Italy. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5121)

Italian I - Honors     

This course introduces the student to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  It also includes Italian culture.  Honors is taught at a more rapid pace with higher expectations of students in all skills.  Students are required to do additional readings. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5122)

Italian II        

This course is designed to continue the process of developing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing the Italian language.   This is achieved through the teaching of structures in context and the presentation of various aspects of Italian culture. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5221)

Italian II - Honors   

This course is designed to continue the process of developing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing the Italian language.   This is achieved through the teaching of structures in context and the presentation of various aspects of Italian culture. Tests, projects, midterms, and finals will be more challenging than Italian II.(Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5222)

Italian III   

This course offers a more extensive study of the four skills.  This course includes the study of Italian culture.  Graded readers will be used as a basis for conversation and writing activities in the target language.  This course also  requires extensive use of the target language. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5321)

Italian III - Honors    

This course offers a more extensive study of the four skills.  This course also includes the study of Italian culture.   Graded readers and simplified literature will be used as a basis for conversation and writing activities in the target language.  This course also requires extensive use of the target language. Tests, projects, midterms, and finals will be more challenging than Italian III. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5322)

Italian IV   

This course is designed for students who wish to further their study of Italian.  Graded readers will be used as a basis for conversation and writing activities in the target language. A comprehensive review of grammar is included, along with the introduction of new structures and vocabulary. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5421)

Italian IV - Honors/Middle College Program        

The primary goal of this course is to work toward developing and refining students’ abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to increase their understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Italian history and culture. Grammar will be reviewed and expanded, with some new topics introduced throughout the year, and an emphasis on the application of this knowledge to the four areas mentioned above. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5422)

Italian V - Language and Culture
  Advanced Placement  

This college level course prepares the students for the Advanced Placement Italian Language Examination.  Essential to the course is the development of a high degree of competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Classes are conducted in Italian.  Students will work with authentic literary selections, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and radio.  An AP student must be able to give oral presentations in Italian.  Advanced Placement Italian is equivalent to a 4th semester college course. (Grade 12)

Latin I

Latin I introduces students to Latin vocabulary and grammar, to Latin's practical application to English and romance languages, to the National Latin Exam, to basic learning skills for all courses, and to time honored values for a lifetime. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5131)

Latin II - Honors  

Latin II students are expected to learn advanced grammar, translation, and Latin vocabulary; to take the national Latin Exam; and to master additional study skills and classical values.Prerequisites: A minimum average of 70% in Latin I, or a passing grade on the Latin I placement exam. Note: Honors students may take the SAT Subject Test – Latin Language in June - ONLY.  Students MUST consult with their College Counselor AND Teacher before taking this exam.   (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5232) 

Latin III – Honors  

This course is an introduction to Roman lyric and elegiac poetry of antiquity, including authors Catullus, Ovid and Horace. Latin III students will read selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses with study of the more important Greek and Roman myths in translation and their modern reception, with special reference to the fine arts: music, sculpture, painting, and literature. Special attention is given to the style, versification and variations in grammar peculiar to poetry. Students are expected to participate in the National Latin Exam. Prerequisites: Minimum average of 70% in Latin II-H  (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5332) 

Latin III – High Honors     

AP Latin is a two-year course of study which begins in Latin III High Honors. Students must sit for the AP Latin exam at the end of the second year. In the Latin III High Honors course of study students will read selections from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, with emphasis on Rome’s military goals and Caesar’s both personal and political aims in the invasion of Gaul. Vocabulary development and sight translation are essential to this course.  Students are expected to participate in the National Latin Exam. Prerequisites: Minimum average of 92% in Latin II-H and Teacher recommendation. Note: High Honors students are encouraged to take the SAT Subject Test – Latin Language in June.  Students MUST consult with their College Counselor AND Teacher before taking this exam. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5333)

Latin Literature IV – Honors 

Latin IV Honors is a continuation of Latin III – Honors.  Students are expected to participate in the National Latin Exam. Prerequisite: 70% or better in Latin III – H. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5432) 

Latin Literature V – Advanced Placement   

The students will read selections from Vergil’s Aeneid. Special attention is given to the style, versification and variations in grammar peculiar to poetry. Vocabulary development and sight translation are essential to this course. The history, mythology and culture of the Augustan Age are emphasized. Students who are currently taking Latin III High Honors and wish to sit for the AP Latin Exam in May must be approved by the instructor and must meet with the Latin teacher after school at least two hours per cycle (times and days of the week to be determined) to review the required AP readings in Caesar and advanced concepts and grammar unique to the exam. Prerequisites: Minimum average of 90% or above in Latin III-HH, and teacher recommendation Note: All students take the AP Latin Exam in May. Note: AP students are encouraged to take the SAT Subject Test – Latin Language in June for future college placement. Students MUST consult with their College Counselor AND Teacher before taking this exam. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5434)

Spanish I      

This course introduces the student to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Spanish and Latin American culture is studied with an emphasis on its influences in the United States. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5141)

Spanish I - Honors    

This course introduces the student to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Spanish and Latin American culture is studied with an emphasis on its influences in the United States.  Honors is taught at a more rapid pace with higher expectations of students in all skills. Students are required to do additional readings and simple translations. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5142)

Spanish II         

This course continues the development of the four basic skills.  Various aspects of Latin American culture are presented.   (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5241)

Spanish II - Honors      

This course continues the development of the four basic skills.  Various aspects of Latin American culture are presented.  This honors course is taught at a more rapid pace with higher expectations of students in all skills. (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5242)

Spanish III         

This course reviews the structure of the Spanish language and provides for additional practice in the four basic skills.  It also includes a study of the culture and literature of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5341)

Spanish III – Honors      

This course reviews the structure of the language and provides for additional practice in the four basic skills.  It also includes a study of the culture, geography, history and literature of Spain.  Honors is taught at a more rapid pace with higher expectations of students in all skills, requiring students to use the target language more extensively and do additional readings and translations. (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5342)

Spanish III – High Honors         

This course reviews the structure of the Spanish language and provides for extensive practice in the four basic skills.  It also includes a more in-depth study of the culture, geography, history and literature of Spain.  High Honors is taught at a more rapid pace with considerably higher expectations of students in all skills, requiring students to use the target language more extensively and do additional readings and translations.  (Grade 10, 11 or 12) (Course # 5343)

Spanish IV        

This course is designed for those students who have successfully completed Spanish III and who wish to further their studies.  The students will review all of the main elements of Spanish grammar that will be applied to conversation and written work.  Emphasis is placed on the use of the four skills of the language – reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The students will have a workbook for grammar skills and a reader that deals with stories from Spanish and Latin American countries. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5441)

Spanish IV – Honors        

This course is a complete review of grammar.  Some Spanish and Latin American authors will be studied. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students are required to respond in the target language.  Speaking, listening and writing skills are emphasized. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5442)

Spanish IV – High Honors            

This course is a complete review of grammar and the four basic skills in Spanish. The course includes a study of the various genres of Spanish and Spanish American authors and their works.  A functional approach is used to present the language and to encourage students to use it in everyday situations. The class involves a high level of speaking and writing skills. The course includes a pre-AP component. Juniors are encouraged to take Spanish AP as seniors. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5443)

Spanish V Language – Advanced Placement 

This college level honors course prepares the student for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language examination.  Essential to the course is the development of a high degree of competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Classes are conducted in Spanish.  Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Spanish literary selections, Spanish magazine articles, newspaper articles, Spanish TV and radio.  An AP student must be able to give oral presentations in Spanish.  Advanced Placement Spanish is equivalent to a 3rd year college course. (Grade 11 or 12) (Course # 5444)

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