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World Languages Course Catalog

French 1-2 (2001, 2002)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thisintroductory course, open to all students who wish to learn the Frenchlanguage, is intended to develop limited facility in each of the major communicationskills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Major emphasis is ondevelopment of the ability to speak fluently with accurate pronunciation andintonation, while fostering an appreciation of the culture.

 

French 3-4 (2003, 2004)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). This course is designed for students who havesuccessfully completed French 1-2. It is a continuation of the introductorycourse and is intended to extend students' facility in literacy and languageskills.

Reading receives increasing attention,although continuing emphasis is placed on developing the ability to speak withfluency and accuracy. Cultural appreciation also continues to be emphasized.

 

French 5-6 (2005, 2006) UC "e"requirement

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thiscourse is designed for students who have successfully completed French 3-4. Itis a continuation of the preceding course and is intended to increase students'proficiency. Emphasis on fluency with accurate pronunciation and intonationcontinues, as well as emphasis on cultural awareness and appreciation.

*Prerequisites for French SL IB

 

French SL IB 1-2 (2037, 2038)

Thiscourse prepares students to take the French IB Standard Level (SL) exam in theworld language being studied and satisfy the Group 2 requirement for theLanguage B as set forth by the International Baccalaureate Program. The classis designed to help students acquired terminology of textual analysis anddevelop skills in oral and written commentary French.

 

Spanish 1-2 (2321, 2322)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thisintroductory course, open to all students who wish to learn Spanish, isintended to develop limited facility in each of the major communication skills:listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Major emphasis is on development ofthe ability to speak fluently with accurate pronunciation and intonation, whilefostering an appreciation of the culture.

 

Spanish 3-4 (2323, 2324)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thiscourse is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 1-2. Itis a continuation of the introductory course and is intended to extendstudents' facility in literacy and language skills.

Reading receives increasingattention, although continuing emphasis is placed on developing the ability tospeak with fluency and accuracy. Cultural appreciation also continues to beemphasized.

 

Spanish 5-6 (2325, 2326)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thiscourse is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 3-4. Itis a continuation of the preceding course and is intended to increase students'proficiency. Emphasis on fluency with accurate pronunciation and intonationcontinues, as well as emphasis on cultural awareness and appreciation.

 

Spanish for Span Speakers 1-2 (2345,2346)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thiscourse is designed to improve students' ability to read and write in Spanish.It is an introductory course that gives students a rich language experience:vocabulary enrichment, primary writing skills, spelling, development of formalwriting styles, and reading.

Students participate in culturalactivities with themes based on the geography, folklore, and literature of theSpanish-speaking world.

 

Spanish for Span Speakers 3-4 (2347,2348)

CollegePreparatory Course (P). Thiscourse is a continuation of the introductory course Spanish for SpanishSpeakers 1-2. It is designed to give students further language experiences asoutlined in the introductory course. Emphasis is placed on strengtheningstudents' mastery of literacy and language skills. Focus is on usingappropriate oral and written language styles in various contexts. 

 

AP Spanish Language 1-2 (2333, 2334)

This course is designed for studentswho wish to pursue the equivalent of a third-year college-level course inadvanced composition and conversation. Course content reflects intellectualinterests shared by students and teacher in the arts, history, current events,literature, culture, and sports. The course stresses oral skills, composition,and grammar and emphasizes the use of language for active communication.Language skills are applied to various activities and disciplines rather thanto the mastery of any specific subject matter. Extensive training in theorganization and writing of compositions is an integral part of the AdvancedPlacement language course. Multicultural awareness is developed.

*Prerequisitesfor IB Spanish HL

 

AP Spanish Literature 1-2 (2339, 2340)

This course is designed for studentswho wish to pursue the equivalent of a third-year college-level course inliterature. The course stresses proficiency in language skills and the analysisof selected literary works from the countries where the language is spoken.Students read several representative works, including one or more full-lengthworks from each

Students learn to formulate andexpress critical opinions and judgments orally and in writing. Theinterrelationship between literature and culture is developed. The majoroutcomes for the course are based on guidelines from the College EntranceExamination Board.

*Prerequisitesfor IB Spanish HL

 

Spanish SL IB 1-2 (2427, 2428)

Thiscourse prepares students to take the Spanish IB Standard Level (SL) exam in theworld language being studied and satisfy the Group 2 requirement for theLanguage B as set forth by the International Baccalaureate Program. The classis designed to help students acquired terminology of textual analysis anddevelop skills in oral and written commentary Spanish.

 

Spanish HL 1 IB 1-2 (2429, 2430) "e"of a-g

Spanish HL 2 IB 1-2 (2431, 2432) "e"of a-g

TheWorld Language HL 1 IB and World Language HL 2 IB courses form an integratedtwo-year course of study that is equivalent to third-and fourth-yearcollege-level literature courses in the world language being studied. Classesare taught entirely in the language being studied and students are expected toactively participate in classroom discussion of the literary works being read.Learn to develop literary analysis and commentary skills, and provide extensivetraining in the organization and writing of literary commentary. The two yearcurriculum prepares students to take the IB High Level (HL) world languageliterature exam and satisfies the Group 2 Language B requirement for theInternational baccalaureate diploma.