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    High School World Languages Curriculum
     
    FRENCH I

    This course is designed to develop the student's ability in the four basic linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The student is introduced to the vocabulary, the sounds and the grammatical structure of the language and uses these components in simple conversation on a variety of topics (home, school, family, sports, etc.). The student will be expected to respond in French both orally and written to a variety of everyday situations.

     
    FRENCH II

    The student continues to develop the four basic linguistic skills. Vocabulary continues to expand. Grammatical structures and new verb forms are systematically introduced. Reading selections are longer and more complex. Students will begin to compose carefully guided paragraphs related to the theme of the lesson. More emphasis is placed on speaking in French.

     
    FRENCH III

    More complex grammatical structures are studied. Attention is paid to increasing the student's control of vocabulary and idioms. Communicative competency is increase. Compositions are longer and more complex. Reading selections are based on French history, geography, literature and culture.

     
    FRENCH IV (HONORS COURSE)

    The student is expected to communicate in French for most class work. All four skill areas become increasingly complex. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous conversation and creative composition. A course project is a requirement.

     
    FRENCH V (HONORS COURSE)

    This course is designed with an emphasis on advanced French grammar, French history, and French literature. Focus will be on listening comprehension, speaking in a forum, writing short essays, research, and the study of French history and various literary works.

     
    SPANISH I

    This course is designed to develop the student's ability in the four basic skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in their natural order. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic sounds, vocabulary and grammar from the basic text, and conversational patterns. Each lesson contains youth-oriented topics. Tapes are used for listening and repeating with accuracy. From the basic text, the students learn about the Hispanic culture. **Note: Students with a good working knowledge of English grammar and above average reading skills will be most successful in this course.

     
    SPANISH II

    This course continues instructional areas begun in Spanish I with guided conversations, added emphasis on grammatical forms, an increase in vocabulary, limited composition (carefully supervised), listening for understanding (tapes), and cultural information from reading selections in the basic text.

     
    SPANISH III

    Emphasis is placed on communicative competency and proficiency, as the students learn thematic vocabulary in context, grammar, conversations and guided composition writing. Each lesson discusses youth-oriented topics. A survey of Hispanic culture, geography, history, and literature enhances interest to the students. Presentation of every day, situational dialogues by the students greatly develop a student¡¯s oral and written communication skills. Begin an intriguing video series entitle ¨DDestinos¡¬ which enhances student¡¯s language skills and provides additional historical and cultural background of Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. A research project is a course requirement.

     
    SPANISH IV (HONORS COURSE)

    The students increase their communicative competency and proficiency through presentation of every day, situational dialogues through advanced vocabulary and grammar in context. As they acquire these refined and more creative skills, they further explore the historical, geographical, literary, and cultural aspects of the Spanish language. Continue the second part of the intriguing video series entitled ¨DDestinos¡¬. A research project is a course requirement.

     
    SPANISH V (HONORS COURSE)

    This course is designed to provide an extensive overview of Spanish grammar and Spanish literature. It offers advanced grammar study and vocabulary acquisition through communication-based activities, reading, and dialogue and essay writings. Complete the ¨DDestinos¡¬ video series. A research project each semester is a course requirement. (College credit may be earned through La Roche College provided payment of fees has been completed.)