FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES 

Most states require 2 High School Foreign Language credits.

Each course below is worth 1 Foreign Language Credit.

German I

The weekly live class sessions focus on introducing new grammar and practicing conversational skills.   Homework will reinforce the grammar introduced each week.  This course begins with basic German and extends to intermediate German proficiency through rigorous but enjoyable instruction.  Students will enjoy practicing their German skills using periodic games. Classes will feature famous German-speaking composers and their works.  Each week, students will be asked to listen to or watch ERF Christian German TV/Radio which stream live.  Throughout the year, we will also look at German traditions and history.  The class includes written and oral testing.  Students should be prepared to speak on mic in class every week.   

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German II

This German II class begins with a short review of the grammar learned in German I then quickly moves on to more advanced grammar.  This course will enrich your vocabulary and teach complex sentence formulation, simple past tense, past perfect tense, adverbs, accusative, dative and genitive cases, coordinating conjunctions, prepositions, and imperative.  The weekly live class sessions focus on introducing new grammar and practicing conversational skills.   Homework will reinforce the grammar introduced each week.  Students will enjoy practicing their German skills using periodic games. Classes will feature famous German-speaking composers and their works.  Each week, students will be asked to listen to or watch ERF Christian German TV/Radio which stream live.  

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German III

The German 3 course is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of the German language in more complex ways and to continue the systematic and sequential acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, vocabulary and syntax. The course provides practice in listening comprehension, dictation, and writing exercises as well as oral assessments and practice. At this level, more emphasis is given to increased ability and effort to use the target language both spontaneously and in guided class activities. The program consists of thematic units that provide contemporary and relevant material for conversational activities. This course will be similar in structure and pace to German I and German 2 and will continue to include a weekly composer. 

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Italian I

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. Its goal is the development of five skills— listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural sensitivity—which will enable students to communicate effectively in the new language. A variety of aspects of Italian culture will be introduced through short texts as well as audio and visual materials. Each meeting will include a series of activities, which will enliven the class, and ensure focused attention on the part of the learner. Upon completion of Italian I, students will be able to understand the language used in simple, daily situations. Together with linguistic proficiency at an elementary level, students will acquire some familiarity with Italian culture. 

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Italian III

Its goal is the development of five skills— listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural sensitivity—which will enable students to communicate effectively in the new language. A variety of aspects of Italian culture will be introduced through short texts as well as audio and visual materials. Each meeting will include a series of activities, which will enliven the class, and ensure focused attention on the part of the learner. Upon completion of Italian 3, students will be able to understand complex sentences and to speak the language used in daily situations. Together with linguistic proficiency at an elementary level, students will acquire some familiarity with Italian culture.

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Italian IV

Mrs. O'Connell takes students from learners to speakers. By the end of this course, students will be able to hold steady conversations with native speakers in Italian.

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Spanish II

The Spanish II class will further the study with the essentials of the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. This is a second-year high school Spanish course. Spanish I is a prerequisite for this course.

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Spanish III

This is the third step in Mrs. Sara Lagos-Hall's series of Spanish classes!

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All Classes $200 per semester

Italian II

Students in this class have an elementary knowledge of Italian. Its goal is the development of five skills— listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural sensitivity—which will enable students to communicate effectively in the new language. A variety of aspects of Italian culture will be introduced through short texts as well as audio and visual materials. Each meeting will include a series of activities, which will enliven the class, and ensure focused attention on the part of the learner. Upon completion of Italian 2, students will be able to speak and understand the language used in simple, daily situations. Together with linguistic proficiency at an elementary level, students will acquire some familiarity with Italian culture. 

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Spanish I

The Spanish I class will acquaint the students with the essentials of the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. This first-year high school Spanish course will introduce the students to greetings, verb conjugations, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical structures. They will develop beginning reading and conversational skills. Students should have a basic understanding of English grammar before beginning the course.

 

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