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World Languages

World language courses can only be enrolled in during the fall semester.
 
It is recommended that students take French 1, Italian 1, or Spanish 1 in ninth grade.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” in English
 
A beginning course in the study of grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills. The development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills is emphasized. An introduction to the respective country’s history and culture is included.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in previous language course or teacher recommendation
 
A continuing course in the study of grammar, conversation, dialogue, vocabulary building, elementary readings, and culture. Interpretive, interpersonal and presentational assignments and projects require an increasing intensity of focus and practice as the student progresses toward intermediate levels of proficiency.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in previous language course with teacher recommendation
 
Level three is an intermediate course in conversation, reading, writing, grammar, and culture. Skills will be acquired and practiced in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes, as students progress through increasingly advanced levels of proficiency.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “B” or better in previous language course with teacher recommendation
 
An advanced course emphasizing literature, writing, grammar, and conversation.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” in English
 
A beginning course in the study of grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills. The development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills is emphasized. An introduction to the respective country’s history and culture is included.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in previous language course or teacher recommendation
 
A continuing course in the study of grammar, conversation, dialogue, vocabulary building, elementary readings, and culture. Interpretive, interpersonal and presentational assignments and projects require an increasing intensity of focus and practice as the student progresses toward intermediate levels of proficiency.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in previous language course with teacher recommendation
 
Level three is an intermediate course in conversation, reading, writing, grammar, and culture. Skills will be acquired and practiced in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes, as students progress through increasingly advanced levels of proficiency.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “E” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: "B" or better in Spanish 3, teacher recommendation
 
This course is designed for students who have built a strong foundation in all four skills of second language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The curriculum is offered to those who have an interest in continuing the study and/or use of the language beyond the high school preparation courses and are prepared for a rigorous and challenging course of study. It includes a survey of literature from various Latin American and Spanish authors and poets, cultural topics, and current events around the world. Interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational assignments and projects integrate critical thinking; require analysis and synthesis of articles and broadcasts as well as reflection on personal experiences. The course is designed to correlate with the six themes outlined and required by the College Board. This class includes a comprehensive review of previously acquired proficiency in grammar in intensive preparation for the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam.