Foreign Language Courses

The Foreign Language Department offers elementary, intermediate and advanced courses in French, Spanish and German. Students on the University Path and the Single Path must have two units of credit in the same foreign language to meet graduation requirements.

Course: French I
Grades: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: None
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course is an introduction to the language and culture of the French-speaking countries. Conversational French and simple grammatical structures are studies at this level. A limited number of verb tenses will be explored.

Course: French II
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: French I
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course continues the study of the French-speaking people, their language, culture, and history. More intense reading, writing, speaking and listening activities are expected of students at this level. Additional verb tenses and more complex grammatical structures are a part of the curriculum.

Course: Honors Advanced French
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: French II and Teacher Recommendation
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course provides an expansion of the literary, historical and cultural studies begun in French I and II. Oral presentations, conversational skills, longer reading passages and advanced writing skills are expected of students at this level. Remaining verb tenses and grammatical structures are completed. Credit can be received for French III or French IV.

Course: Spanish I
Grades: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: None
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course explores the Spanish spoken in Spain and in Central and South America. Emphasis is on building vocabulary, conversational expressions, and simple grammatical structures. Spanish and Hispanic cultures will also be studied.

Course: Spanish II
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish I
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course develops the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills begun in level one. More complex grammatical structures and verb tenses are a part of this curriculum. Study of Spanish-speaking cultures is continued.

Course: Honors Spanish A
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish II and Teacher recommendation
Fall Term, 1 Credit

This course extends continued experiences with learning Spanish. Vocabulary, language structure and cultural lessons will be taught through an accelerated use of the spoken language. A video series and a select movie will enhance the listening skill. Various verb tenses and other grammatical structures too complex for the first two levels of Spanish will be presented.
Note: Students taking both Advanced Spanish A and Advanced Spanish B can earn 2 more credits of Spanish beyond Spanish I and Spanish II.

Course: Honors Spanish B
Grades : 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish II and Teacher recommendation
Spring Term, 1 Credit

This course extends continued experiences with learning Spanish. Vocabulary, language structure and cultural lessons will be taught through an accelerated use of the spoken language. Continuation of a video series and another select movie will enhance the listening skill. More verb tenses and other grammatical structures too complex for the first two levels of Spanish will be presented.
Note: Students taking both Advanced Spanish A and Advanced Spanish B can earn 2 more credits of Spanish beyond Spanish I and Spanish II.

Course: German I
Grades: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: None
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course provides an exciting introduction to the German language and culture. Conversational German and grammatical structure are emphasized with some attention to German Culture.

Course: German II
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: German I
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course continues the discovery of the German people and their language. Conversation, reading, writing, and a more intense study of grammatical structures will be emphasized.

Course: Honors Advanced German
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: German II and Teacher recommendation
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course is a survey of German literature, featuring authors from Goethe and Schieller to modern writers such as Grass and Boll. It also includes a review of grammar structures and further development of composition and conversation skills.