Foreign Language Course Descriptions

Foreign Language Department

German I (Grade 9)

This is an introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the German language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to be capable of the following: understand sentences and frequently used expressions; communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring exchange of information; and describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters of immediate need.  At the beginning level, students will demonstrate an ability to actively communicate in a variety of situations, using the language effectively to express themselves. 

Prerequisites: None                                                                Full Year course – 1 credit

HP French 1 (Grade 9)

This is a rigorous introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the French language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring exchange of information, and describe in simple terms aspects of their background and immediate environment.  At the Honors level, students will demonstrate an ability to think in French through expressing themselves in the language, elaborating their responses, and interacting in impromptu situations.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit

ACP French 1 (Grade 9)

This is an introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the French language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring exchange of information, and describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters of immediate need.  At the ACP level, students will demonstrate an ability to actively communicate in a variety of situations, using the language effectively to express themselves.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit

CP French 1 (Grade 9)

This is an introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the French language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases, answer questions about familiar topics, and interact in a simple way with some support.  At the CP level, students will apply vocabulary and grammar concepts to understand print and audio selections as well as to construct their own personal expression.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit

 HP Spanish 1 (Grade 9)

This is a rigorous introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the Spanish language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring exchange of information, and describe in simple terms aspects of their background and immediate environment.  At the Honors level, students will demonstrate an ability to think in Spanish through expressing themselves in the language, elaborating their responses, and interacting in impromptu situations.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit

 ACP Spanish 1 (Grade 9)

This is an introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the Spanish language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring exchange of information, and describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters of immediate need.  At the ACP level, students will demonstrate an ability to actively communicate in a variety of situations, using the language effectively to express themselves.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit

CP Spanish 1 (Grade 9)

This is an introductory course designed to equip the student with a working knowledge of the Spanish language and the ability to communicate in familiar situations.  The aim of the course is for students to understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases, answer questions about familiar topics, and interact in a simple way with some support.  At the CP level, students will apply vocabulary and grammar concepts to understand print and audio selections as well as to construct their own personal expression.  In addition, this course will have a cultural focus, with emphasis placed on customs, history, current events, and geography of Spanish-speaking countries.  Students must note that CP Spanish 1 and 2 do not fulfill the prerequisites to advance to HP Spanish 3 and AP Spanish study.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit