Foreign Language

Spanish I

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Credit: 1

During the first year of Spanish, students will learn the beginning stages of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the Spanish language. In addition, students will learn about a number of cultures and communities within the Spanish-speaking world and how these groups affect the language itself.

Spanish II

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

During the second year of Spanish, students will learn the secondary stages of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the Spanish language. In addition, students will learn about a number of cultures and communities within the Spanish-speaking world and how these groups affect the language itself.

Spanish III

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

During the third year of Spanish, students will further develop their skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the Spanish language. In addition, students will learn about a number of cultures and communities within the Spanish-speaking world and how these groups affect the language itself. The appropriate Ohio state content standards, benchmarks, and indicators are listed within this document.

AP Spanish IV

Grade Level: 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

All the students participating in this course must have a high level of the Spanish language. They must be outstanding in the four categories (reading, speaking, listening, and writing). This class will be in Spanish most of the time. A grammar review from the last three years will be executed throughout the year. The aim of this course is to approach our students to the Spanish language by using Spanish in all different contexts. Obtaining a great fluency is expected in the current course. We will learn history, geography, and specific cultural concepts from the 20th and 21st century by reading press articles and books, watching Spanish movies and documentaries. Finally, we will prepare for the AP and college placement exams.

Latin I

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Credit: 1

Students in Latin I will learn the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation of the Latin language. They will also learn a greater appreciation for language itself, for their potential to learn other languages, and especially for their own native English by realizing the many English words that are derived from Latin. An important outcome will be the ability to communicate more effectively. Students will also research and learn about Roman civilization and mythology.

Latin II

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

The HP/ACP Latin II Curriculum is designed to build upon what the student has learned during the first year of high school Latin. After a review of material previously taught, the course will continue to expand upon that base of knowledge as set forth in the Ecce Romani series. New constructions will be studied as they arise in the course of reading and recitation. This course will also explore the writings of Julius Caesar, specifically his account of the military campaign in Gall. The general goal of this course is increased fluency in the translation and understanding of Latin on its own terms.

Latin III

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

The HP Latin III Curriculum is designed to build upon what the student has learned during the first two years of high school Latin. After a review of material previously taught, the course will continue to expand upon that base of knowledge as set forth in the Ecce Romani series. New constructions will be studied as they arise in the course of reading and recitation. This course will also explore the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero, specifically his treatise on Friendship (“De Amicitia”). The general goal of this course is increased fluency in the translation and understanding of Latin on its own terms.

AP Latin IV

Grade Level: 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

This AP Latin course is designed to give students the experiences needed to be successful on the College Board AP Latin exam. The course’s goals are to develop the students’ abilities to translate the required passages from Caesar’s De bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid into English as literally as possible, to help them understand the context of the written passages (including the political, historical, literary, and cultural background of each author and text), and to help them understand the reasons behind the particular style of writing and the rhetorical devices employed. The course should also help students to be successful in analyzing Latin passages to understand how and why the author uses the language in a particular way and the effects he is hoping to produce. Students will learn to analyze the text and draw their own logical conclusions. This course should give students tools to read Latin prose and poetry aloud and with accurate comprehension and appreciation. For the Vergil text, students will learn dactylic hexameter and how it is used to enhance the text and create effect.

French I

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Credit: 1

This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the French idioms, basic grammatical concepts and a vocabulary of approximately 1000 words. Skills taught are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. An understanding of the French people and their language is emphasized and made interesting through books, videos, and coordinated listening activities.

French II

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

This is a second-level language course designed both to reinforce and to advance beyond the skill learned in French I. Objectives include accurate pronunciation, an enlarged working vocabulary, fluent reading comprehension, and the ability to communicate in both speech and writing. A greater understanding of those people and countries where French is spoken is emphasized.

French III

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

This is a third-level language course designed to prepare the student for an intensive study of French literature and/or French culture. The course is a combination of grammar, vocabulary, lessons in culture, and lessons in French literature. The grammar is taught by reviewing skills learned in French I and French II combined with lessons that teach new grammatical constructions, new verb tenses, and new types of discourse. The cultural lessons and lessons in literature are designed so as to make use of the grammar, vocabulary, and tenses that are learned. The overall goal of the course is to develop within each student a thorough knowledge base of the French language so that the student may go on to further endeavors, be it further study or an actual experience in a French speaking nation, with the necessary skills and experiences to be successful.

AP French IV

Grade Level: 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

This course emphasizes the use of the French language for active communication, and has for its objectives the development of: A) the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts; B) a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary, and C) the ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French. The course seeks to develop language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) that can be used in various activities and disciplines. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions is emphasized. This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement French Language examination.

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