World Languages Course Descriptions

0500 Spanish 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: None
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture and it is designed for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. It provides the opportunity to learn vocabulary and some grammatical structures to develop foundational skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Studying the Spanish speaking cultures, making connections to own and other cultures and finding the relationships among different disciplines are part of this course.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Social Interactions
  • Contemporary Life
  • Family and Communities
  • Global Science/Social Studies

Course Description: 06101A000, Spanish I

0502 Spanish 2

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1
  • Prerequisite: Spanish 1
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers a continuation of Spanish language development by increasing the use of vocabulary and grammar structures in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to understand language in context and start using the vocabulary and grammar to build sentences in oral and written form. Through interaction, students will learn about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and see relationships among multiple disciplines.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Contemporary Life:
  • Family, Communities and Cultures
  • Global Science/Social Studies

State Course: 06102A000, Spanish II

0504 Spanish 3

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Spanish 2
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers the opportunity to advance in the Spanish language skills. Students practice language use by completing tasks with a high degree of comprehension. Students use more complex language structures in reading and writing activities and also practice oral language by engaging in short conversations. Through interaction, students will talk about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and compare relationships among multiple disciplines.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Art and Culture
  • Contemporary Life
  • Global Science, Social Studies and Culture

State Course: 06103A000, Spanish III

0506 Spanish 4

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Spanish 3
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers the opportunity to use more complex language structures to refine language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to reach a mastery level. Students use language in different contexts with high levels of understanding. Students will be practicing reading and writing by using authentic literature and practicing oral and listening skills by establishing conversations and discussing a variety of topics including everyday situations. In a variety of formats, students will talk about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and compare relationships among multiple disciplines. Students reach a high level of language proficiency

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Personal Identities and Public Figures
  • Family and the Community
  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Science and Technology
  • Culture and Literature

State Course: 06104A000, Spanish IV

0501 Heritage Spanish 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Ability to understand and speak Spanish at native or near native speaker fluency and reach an Intermediate, mid-level of proficiency in listening comprehension on the ACTFL scale.
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course is for students whose home or native language is Spanish and is intended to accommodate students’ diverse academic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds to master the Spanish language. Students will work towards achieving communicative competence in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, in order to compete within a multicultural community. Students will also gain understanding of the Hispanic culture, history and socio-economic and political issues affecting the contemporary Spanish-speaking world.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Social Interactions
  • Contemporary Life
  • Family and Communities
  • Global Science/Social Studies

Course Description: 06106A000, Spanish for Native Speakers

0511 Heritage Spanish 2

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Ability to understand and speak Spanish at native or near native speaker fluency and reach an Intermediate, mid-level of proficiency in listening comprehension on the ACTFL scale.
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course is a continuation of Heritage Spanish 1 and it is offered to students 9th-12th grades whose home or native language is Spanish to continue to support their diverse academic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The main goal is for students to master the literacy skills by increasing their ability to read, comprehend, interpret and react to a variety of authentic written texts, including literature, authentic audio and video selections and spoken language. Students will increase their production of formal and informal written language and be able to use spoken language to present information accurately. They will continue to critically and analytically explore the Hispanic culture, history and socio-economic and political issues affecting the contemporary Spanish-speaking world and be able to compete within a multicultural community.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Social Interactions
  • Contemporary Life
  • Family and Communities
  • Global Science/Social Studies

Course Description: 06106A000, Spanish for Native Speakers

0531 Heritage Spanish 3

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Ability to understand and speak Spanish at native or near native speaker fluency and reach an Intermediate High, level of proficiency in listening comprehension on the ACTFL scale.
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course is a continuation of Heritage Spanish 2 and it is offered to students whose home or native language is Spanish. This course will provide continued support of their diverse academic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The main goal is for students to continue developing existing competencies in their native language. Students will do this as they use the language to access, expand their knowledge of, and discuss concepts from other real world disciplines. They will also solidify grammatical and syntactical structures to support their oral and written communication abilities. Students will increase their understanding of the language through the interpretation and analysis of a variety of texts, including literary and non-fictional works and other genres. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation for the Hispanic culture.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Personal and Public Identities
  • Contemporary Life
  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Family and Communities
  • Science and Technology
  • Global Challenges

Course Description: 06106A000, Spanish for Native Speakers

0509 Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture AP Class (Weighted)

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 3 credits of high school Spanish or Heritage Spanish is eligible for AP Spanish
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This is a rigorous course taught exclusively in Spanish that requires students to improve their proficiency across the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to the AP themes listed below. The course provides interaction with diverse authentic resources, such as online print, audio, and audiovisual resources, traditional print resources that include literature, essays, and magazine and newspaper articles. Students communicate using rich, advanced vocabulary and linguistic structures as they build proficiency in all modes of communication toward the pre-advanced level.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Personal and Public Identities
  • Science and Technology
  • Families and Communities
  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Global Challenges
  • Contemporary Life

Course Description: 06112A000, AP Spanish Language

0510 German 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: German 1
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course is an introduction to the German language and culture and it is designed for students with little or no previous study of German. It provides the opportunity to learn vocabulary and some grammatical structures to develop foundational skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Studying the German culture, making connections to own and other cultures and finding the relationships among different disciplines are part of this course.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Social Interactions
  • Contemporary Life
  • Family and Communities
  • Global Science/Social Studies

State Course: 06201A000, German 1

0512 German 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: German 1
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers a continuation of German language development by increasing vocabulary and grammar structures use in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to understand language in context and start using the vocabulary and grammar to build sentences in oral and written form. Through interaction, students will learn about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and see relationships among multiple disciplines.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Contemporary Life
  • Family, Communities and Cultures
  • Global Science/Social Studies

State Course: 06202A000, German II

0514 German 3

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: German 2
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers the opportunity to advance in the German language skills. Students practice language use by completing tasks with a high degree of comprehension. Students use more complex language structures in reading and writing activities and also practice oral language by engaging in short conversations. Through interaction, students will talk about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and compare relationships among multiple disciplines.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Art and Culture
  • Contemporary Life
  • Global Science, Social Studies and Culture

Sate Course: 06203A000, German III

0516 German 4

  • Grade Level: 12
  • Credits Earned: 1.0
  • Prerequisite: German 3
  • NCAA Approved

Description: This course offers the opportunity to use more complex language structures to refine language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to reach a mastery level. Students use language in different contexts with high levels of understanding. Students will be practicing reading and writing by using authentic literature and practicing oral and listening skills by establishing conversations and discussing a variety of topics including everyday situations. In a variety of formats, students will talk about cultures, make connections to own and other cultures and compare relationships among multiple disciplines. Students reach a high level of language proficiency.

Major Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Personal Identities and Public Figures
  • Family and the Community
  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Science and Technology
  • Culture and Literature

State Course: 06204A000, German IV