World Languages Courses

EHS Academic Course Offerings

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II & III or Heritage Learners I, II & III and instructor permission

This college-level course is taught in Spanish to improve the students’ ability to comprehend, speak, write and read the language. Students taking this course must have completed at least three years of Spanish. This is a rigorous class intended to meet College Board expectations, where students will learn complex skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course draws on all of the students’ previous language learning, but emphasizes the use of the second language for active communication. The course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines.

FRENCH I

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Using a direct oral-aural method, French I begins the development of the four major skills of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn to apply French in a variety of real situations, gaining the confidence of self-expression in a second language. Activities are varied including dramatization, controlled culture study, songs, films and overall atmosphere to encourage full language use.

FRENCH II

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: French I

This course continues the development of the four language skills. The course deepens language ability through intensive study of grammar, culture and constant practice in oral manipulation. Along with activities used in French I to enhance language learning, this course includes an introduction to some French literature and a study of the francophone countries.

FRENCH III

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: French II

This course continues to work on oral-aural skills. Students are involved in advanced conversation exercises, supplemental readings, plays and poetry, and view French films with subtitles. The course continues a review of grammar while increasing vocabulary acquisition and study of new verb forms.

FRENCH IV

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: French III

At this level of French language study, in-depth consideration is given to all aspects of language use: speaking, comprehension, writing and reading with emphasis on history, literature, culture and conversation. Students participate in advanced conversation exercises and supplemental readings to further their ability to attain native fluency. The class is arranged on a trimester length.

FRENCH V

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: French IV

This is an independent study course that gives students opportunity for continued reading, writing and French conversations. All French grammar is reviewed.

GERMAN I

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Using a direct oral-aural method, this course begins the development of the four major skills of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn to apply German in a variety of situations.

GERMAN II

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester) Prerequisite: German I

This course is a continuation of the four major skills of language. Students learn about the culture, history and customs of Germany. The course uses German films and conversation to strengthen the language ability.

GERMAN III

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester) Prerequisite: German I and II This course provides additional reading, writing and conversations in German. The course emphasizes more reading and advanced writing along with a review of vocabulary and more study on verbs.

GERMAN IV

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: German I, II, & III This course is a reading, writing, and speaking course with emphasis on history, culture, literature and conversation. Students study advanced grammatical patterns and structures to further their ability in attaining native fluency.

INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION

(Gr 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

The Interpretation and Translation class is designed for students who have completed Spanish II for Heritage Learners or have been recommended by a Spanish or ELL instructor. This class encourages students to develop their language abilities to be able to serve as interpreters or translators. In the class the students will learn the behavioral skills required for a translator/interpreter, such as listening, shadowing, and paraphrasing. Upon the completion of the class, the students will be able to transfer meaning across languages, rather than merely a word for word translation.

SPANISH I

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course focuses on comprehension, simple conversational skills, vocabulary and reading. The class stresses simple sentence structure and question formation with a study of the present, past and present progressive verb tenses.

 SPANISH II

(Gr 10-12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester) Prerequisite: Spanish I

This course focuses on increasing students’ comprehension, conversational skills and vocabulary knowledge. The class also develops awareness of the Spanish culture. Students will be assigned more writing and simple readings. The course also introduces present tense, past tense and singular command forms.

  SPANISH III

(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Spanish II or Spanish for Heritage Learners

This course includes additional reading, writing, and conversations in Spanish. Students review vocabulary, learn new vocabulary and study all verb forms. This course also introduces the geography and cultures (which includes the foods, music, holidays and traditions) of all Spanish-speaking countries. Students are assigned readings of short stories and articles.

SPANISH II ACCELERATED

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester) Prerequisite: Approval of Spanish I & Spanish II Accelerated instructors

This course follows the Spanish II curriculum at a faster pace and in greater depth.

SPANISH III ACCELERATED

(Gr 11, 12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Spanish I & Spanish II Accelerated

This course follows the curriculum of Spanish III, at a faster pace and in greater depth. This course prepares students to take AP Spanish Language.

SPANISH I FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS

(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Prerequisite: Spanish spoken as the home language

This class focuses on grammar and improved speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills primarily in Spanish and in English. Students study basic verb tenses. In addition, students develop positive attitudes by gaining a better understanding of their heritage language. Some students may be recommended to transfer to Spanish II for Heritage Learners class. At completion of this class, students should be recommended to either Spanish II or Spanish III for Heritage Learners.

SPANISH II FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS

(Gr 10-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester) Prerequisite: Spanish I for Heritage Learners with teacher recommendation

This class is an extension of Spanish I for Heritage Learners. Students review grammatical structure, build on language skills (reading, writing, verb tenses), and expand cultural awareness.