World Languages

World Language Courses

 

Exploratory Language provides a basic introductory study of three languages (Spanish, French and German). Students are introduced to these languages and cultures so they may make an informed decision about what language to study as a major. Goals of the course: Students will be able to introduce themselves, recognize words that are similar in their native language and the target language, use local currency to make purchases, identify traditions that are relevant to the countries that practice them, use expressions of courtesy as appropriate in various cultures/situations. Each language will also incorporate an individual cultural component germane to the target language. A student may begin the study of a foreign language in either eighth or ninth grade by choosing one of four languages: Latin, Spanish, French or German. World language courses successfully completed in eighth grade are recorded on the high school transcript.

Major Elective Offering

 

Latin 1 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4115A

Spanish 1 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4215A

French 1 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4315A

German 1 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

Full Year, 6 Periods Per Cycle
4415A

Minor Elective Offering

 

EXPLORATORY LANGUAGE

Full Year, 2 Periods Per Cycle
8400

Exploratory Language courses are offered in seventh grade. The students are provided with initial learning opportunities in Spanish, French and German for one extended marking period each. Fundamental communication skills and culture are emphasized. The purpose of the program is to help students make a more informed decision in their choice of language for eighth grade. Students assigned to Remedial Math and/or Reading may not be scheduled for Exploratory Language. Exploratory Language is a Pass/Fail course.

Important: When students are selecting their World Language course, they are required to designate their first choice as well as an alternate choice.

Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade class  = Seventh Grade Course /  Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course = Eighth Grade Course

Final deadline for students and/or parents to initiate requests for course changes is May 1, 2020.