Foreign Language

French I

French I is an introduction to the French language and francophone culture. All four of the language skills, listening, reading, writing, and speaking will be incorporated as students learn pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar to achieve a communicative purpose in a real-life context.

The text will serve as the spine for the course. Additional authentic materials such as videos, audio recordings, infographics, and readings will be added to enhance the material. Scripture memory and matters related to the francophone world will also be included. Cultural topics and themes will be added to round out the course.

Teacher Lisa Reissig
Time Fall and Spring Mondays 2pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range Middle School OR Early High School
Tuition $400.00

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.

Teacher Faith Cruz
Time Fall and Spring Tuesdays 1pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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 class 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.

Teacher Faith Cruz
Time Fall and Spring Thursdays 1pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

German III

The German III 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 professional teachers will train you read, write and speak fluent German. Our Online German Classes For High School will help you learn all the right composition skills. This class will be similar in structure and pace to German I and German II and will continue to include a weekly composer.

Teacher Faith Cruz
Time Fall and Spring Fridays 1PM EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load College Prep
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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.

Teacher Giuliana O'Connell
Time Fall and Spring Wednesdays 1pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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 II, 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.

Teacher Giuliana O'Connell
Time Fall and Spring Wednesdays 11am EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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 III, 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.

Teacher Giuliana O'Connell
Time Fall and Spring Wednesdays 3pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load College Prep
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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.

Teacher Ariana Hall
Time Mondays at 3pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00

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.

Teacher Ariana Hall
Time Wednesdays at 3pm EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $400.00
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