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Chinese

Chinese I
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Duration: Two Semesters
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Chinese I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. The student will also learn how to read and write the Chinese characters (Han Zi). Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

The second semester of Chinese I continues to focus on the introduction of the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, and understanding what is heard using familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. The student will also learn how to read and write Chinese characters (Han Zi). Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced

Chinese II
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4806) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Chinese I or equivalent
Course Description:

The first semester of Chinese II focuses on the development of the spoken target language, by improving the production of sound and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. The special question patterns and the past tense are introduced. Language content is related to meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills including student creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced. Mastery of Pin-in and introduction of elementary Chinese characters complement the writing component of the course.

The second semester of Chinese II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival needs. Students create with the language and get into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Course: Chinese III
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept.: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4825) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Chinese II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

This first semester of Chinese III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of higher level verb structures and some compound complements. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse are developed beyond an introductory level.

The second semester of Chinese III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of high-level verb structures and some compound complements. Complex sentences structures and connected discourse are developed beyond and introductory level.

 Course: Chinese IV
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4812) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Chinese III or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Chinese IV continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of higher level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse move to higher levels.

The second semester of Chinese IV continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of higher level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse move to higher levels.

Chinese V
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Chinese IV or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Chinese V continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is focuses on the usage of all cases, higher level verb structures, prepositions and measure words. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse are stressed.

The second semester of Chinese V continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is focuses on the usage of all cases, higher level verb structures, prepositions and measure words. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse are stressed

French

French I
Credits: 5 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4650) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Pre-requisites: None
Fees & Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of French I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings will be introduced.

The second semester of French I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

French II
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4655) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two semesters
Prerequisites: French I or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of French II focuses on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Irregular verbs and the past tense are introduced. Language content is related to meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

The second semester of French II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Irregular verbs and the past tense are introduced. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

French III
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4660) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: French II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of French III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with the continued practice of irregular verbs and the addition of higher level verb structures, including compound tenses and the subjunctive. Introduction of complex sentence structures and connected discourse begins at this level.

The second semester of French III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with the continued practice of irregular verbs and the addition of higher level verb structures, including compound tenses and the subjunctive. Introduction of complex sentence structures and connected discourse continues this semester.

French IV
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4665) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: French III or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of French IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences is stressed.

The second semester of French IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences is stressed.

AP French Language

Dept: Foreign Language
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4670) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: French IV or equivalent
Fees and Materials: Students may be required to purchase books and supplemental materials.
Course Description:

The Advanced Placement French Language course covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French composition and conversation. It stresses oral and listening skills for active conversations which may best reflect intellectual interests such as the arts, history, current events, literature, sports, and other cultural topics. There is increased emphasis on reading authentic materials which may include newspapers, magazines, and contemporary literature. Grammatical structures are reinforced through extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. Such a course emphasizes the use of French for active communication.

The second semester in Advanced Placement French Language covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French composition and conversation. It stresses oral and listening skills for active conversations which may best reflect intellectual interests such as the arts, history, current events, literature, sports, and other cultural topics. There is increased emphasis on reading authentic materials which may include newspapers, magazines, and contemporary literature. Grammatical structures are reinforced through extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. Such a course emphasizes the use of French for active communication.

Italian

Italian I
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4700) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: None
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Italian I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings will be introduced.

The second semester of Italian I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Italian II
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4706) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Italian II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Italian II concentrates on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, though, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

The second semester of Italian II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, though, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Italian III
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4704) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Italian II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Italian III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with the continued practice of irregular verbs and the addition of higher level verb structures, including compound tenses and the subjunctive. Introduction of complex sentence structures and connected discourse begins at this level.

The second semester of Italian IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences and influences is stressed

Italian IV

Dept: Foreign Language
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4708) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Italian III or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Italian IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences is stressed.

The second semester of Italian IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences and influences is stressed.

Italian V
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: World Language
Grade Levels: 9,10,11,12
Graduation Information: This course is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.) and DCIS diploma.
Duration: Two semesters
Prerequisites: Italian IV, AP or demonstrated fluency in Italian that would allow the student to access the content of the course.
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

This course emphasizes the development of listening and reading proficiency through the study of Italian culture, film, literature, theater and music. There is increased emphasis on speaking and writing for the purposes of debate, expressing opinions and analysis of events and ideas across a wide variety of topics. The study of grammar is focused on the understanding and production of all verb tenses (except the passato remoto which appears primarily in literature and historical tracts), vocabulary acquisition and speaking and writing using complex sentence structures.

Course Outcomes:

Students will develop increased fluency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding Italian culture through and viewing, listening and reading activities.

AP Italian Language
Credits: 5 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Italian IV or equivalent
Fees and Materials: Students may be required to purchase books and supplemental materials
Course Description:

The first semester in Advanced Placement Italian Language covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Italian composition and conversation. It stresses oral and listening skills for active conversations which may best reflect intellectual interests such as the arts, history, current events, literature, sports, and other cultural topics. There is increased emphasis on reading authentic materials which may include newspapers, magazines, and contemporary literature. Grammatical structures are referenced through extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. Such a course emphasizes the use of Italian for active communication.

The second semester in Advanced Placement Italian Language covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Italian composition and conversation. It stresses oral and listening skills for active conversations which may best reflect intellectual interests such as the arts, history, current events, literature, sports, and other cultural topics. There is increased emphasis on reading authentic materials which may include newspapers, magazines, and contemporary literature. Grammatical structures are referenced through extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. Such a course emphasizes the use of Italian for active communication.

Japanese

Japanese I
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4790) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: None
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Japanese I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening skills. Secondary focuses include learning to read and write the two elementary syllabaries and having an awareness of cultural differences. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

The second semester of Japanese I continues to focus on the introduction of the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, and understanding what is heard using familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening skills. Secondary focuses include learning to read and write the two elementary syllabaries and having an awareness of cultural differences. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Japanese II
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4795) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semester
Prerequisites: Japanese I or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Japanese II focuses on the development of the spoken target language, by improving the production of sound and learned utterances, but expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Irregular verbs and the past tense are introduced. Language content is related to meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills including student creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced. Mastery of hiragana and katakana syllabaries and introduction of elementary kanji complement the writing component of the course.

The second semester of Japanese II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival needs. Students create with the language and get into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced

Japanese III
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4800) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Japanese II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

This first semester of Japanese III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of irregular verbs and higher level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse are developed beyond an introductory level.

The second semester of Japanese III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of irregular verbs and high-level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse are developed beyond an introductory level.

Japanese IV
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4788) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Japanese III or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Japanese IV continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of irregular verbs and higher level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse move to higher levels.

The second semester of Japanese IV continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with additional practice of irregular verbs and higher level verb structures. Complex sentence structures and connected discourse move to higher levels.

Lakota

Lakota I
Credits: 5 per Semester
Department: Foreign Language
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation 1nfo: This course is applicable toward the Elective (general courses.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: None
Fees/Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Lakota I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings will be introduced.

The second semester of Lakota I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Lakota II
Credits: 5 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Lakota I or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Lakota 2 concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis is placed on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Irregular verbs and the past tense are introduced. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

The second semester of Lakota II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Irregular verbs and the past tense are introduced. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival skills, including students creating with the language and getting into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Spanish

Spanish I
Credits: 5 per Semester
Department: Foreign Language
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Info: This course (#4760) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Spanish I focuses on the introduction to the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings will be introduced.

The second semester of Spanish I focuses on the spoken target language, learning to produce sounds and learned utterances, understanding what is heard, and the ability to use familiar speech patterns. There is emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills, with an introduction to reading and writing skills. Language content is related to meeting novice survival needs. Basic grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Spanish II
Credits: 5.00 per Semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4767) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Spanish I
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Spanish II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content focuses on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival needs. Students create with the language and get into, through, and out of real-life situations.

The second semester of Spanish II continues to concentrate on the development of the spoken target language by improving the production of sounds and learned utterances, by expanding the understanding of what is heard, and by using basic but longer, more complicated speech patterns. Emphasis continues on proficiency-based development of listening and speaking skills. Language content continues to focus on meeting novice to intermediate-low survival needs. Students create with the language and get into, through, and out of real-life situations. Varied grammatical concepts within culturally appropriate settings are introduced.

Spanish III

Dept: Foreign Language
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4770) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Spanish II or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Spanish III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with the continued practice of irregular verbs and the addition of higher level verb structures, including compound tenses. Introduction of complex sentence structures and connected discourse begins at this level.

The second semester of Spanish III continues to emphasize the development of listening and speaking proficiency. There is increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar is more intensive with the continued practice of irregular verbs and the addition of higher level verb structures, including compound tenses and the subjunctive. Introduction of complex sentence structures and connected discourse continues this semester.

Spanish IV

Dept: Foreign Language
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4775) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Spanish III or equivalent
Fees and Materials: None
Course Description:

The first semester of Spanish IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences is stressed.

The second semester of Spanish IV continues to heighten the development of listening and speaking skills. There is an increased emphasis on reading and writing for communication across a variety of topics. The study of grammar focuses on review and refinement of previously taught structures. A continued awareness of the richness of cultural differences is stressed.

AP Spanish Language
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4784) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Spanish IV or equivalent
Fees and Materials: Students may be required to purchase books and supplemental materials
Course Description:

Advanced Placement Spanish Language covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. It stresses oral and listening skills for active conversations which may best reflect intellectual interests such as the arts, history, current events, literature, sports, and other cultural topics. There is increased emphasis on reading authentic materials which may include newspapers, magazines, and contemporary literature. Grammatical structures are referenced through extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions. Such a course emphasizes the use of Spanish for active communication.

AP Spanish Literature
Credits: 5.00 per semester
Dept: Foreign Language
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Graduation Information: This course (#4786) is applicable toward the graduation requirement for Elective (gen.)
Duration: Two Semesters
Prerequisites: Spanish IV or equivalent
Fees and Materials: Students may be required to purchase books and supplemental materials
Course Description:

A.P. Spanish Literature is the equivalent of a college third-year Introduction to Hispanic Literature, covering selected works from the literatures of Spain and Spanish America. Because students read and analyze Hispanic literature orally and in writing in Spanish, the language proficiency reached by the end of the course generally is that of college students who have completed a third-year Spanish course in grammar, composition, and conversation. Students study in depth a selection of works from specific authors. They are expected to read one or more full-length works of each author as well as some shorter works. Works of other authors reflecting varied historical periods, geographical areas, and genres (including poetry) are also read. Central themes and preoccupations of each author are discussed and interpreted via expository writing.