Foreign Language Course Descriptions

Foreign Language Department

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Spanish I 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.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Latin I 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.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 French I 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.