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World Languages

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Instructors:
Carina Bethea, Susan Medina, Michelle Melara, Blair Warren and Lee West
   

International Studies - 6th grade

This is a 9-week long course on the exploratory wheel. Students enrolled in this class will be able to sample at least four languages, French, Spanish, German and Latin.  Students can experience learning vocabulary from the target language as well as learning its culture. Activities will include playing games, singing, drawing, making foldables, and using technology. Near the end of the quarter students will be required to complete a country project. This class is a good way to be introduced to language.

Spanish 1 – 6th, 7th and 8th grades

This is a year-long high school credit course with high school requirements and expectations. In level 1 Spanish classes, students learn to communicate in the target language about subjects that are meaningful to them. They will learn basic language structure. Activities include the use of an interactive notebook, foldables, dialogs, listening assignments, partner and group oral conversations and the use of technology. This is a good course to take if a student shows a strong interest in learning to communicate in another language.

Spanish II & IIH - 7th and 8th grades

This is a year-long high school credit course that can be taken upon completion of level 1. In Spanish II, students continue to develop their proficiency in communicating and interacting with other Spanish speakers. They begin to show a greater accuracy when using basic language skills. They continue to focus on communicating about their world. Activities include short compositions, oral readings, partner and group oral conversations with an emphasis on Spanish in the classroom among students. This is a good course to take if a student shows a strong desire to communicate in another language.

Spanish III & IIIH - 8th grade

This is a year-long high school credit course that can be taken upon completion of level 2.  Students will increase their cultural awareness through various thematic units. The use of technology will enhance the students’ studies. Spanish III classes are conducted almost entirely in Spanish.

French I - 6th, 7th and 8th grades

This is a year-long high school credit course with high school requirements and expectations. In level I French classes, students learn to communicate in the target language about subjects that are meaningful to them. They will learn basic language structure. Activities include the use of an interactive notebook, foldables, dialogs, listening assignments, partner and group oral conversations, and the use of technology. This is a good course to take if a student shows a strong interest in learning to communicate in another language.

French II & IIH - 7th and 8th grades

This is a year-long high school credit course that can be taken upon completion of level 1. In French II, students continue to develop their proficiency in communicating and interacting with other French speakers. They begin to show a greater accuracy when using basic language skills. They continue to focus on communicating about their world. Activities include short compositions, oral readings, partner and group oral conversations with an emphasis on French in the classroom among students. This is a good course to take if a student shows a strong desire to communicate in another language.

German I - 6th, 7th and 8th grades


This is a year-long high school credit course with high school requirements and expectations. In level 1 German classes, students learn to communicate in the target language about subjects that are commonplace in everyday conversations. They will learn basic language structure, possibly including past tense  Activities include the total physical response to commands, interactive presentational communication, interpersonal dialogues and writing and listening.  Students engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of the culture studied. They will also show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.