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Middle School World Languages (E)

Chinese 1 - Course #4191 | Credit (E) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to basic Chinese grammar and a set of vocabulary generally recognized as useful in everyday communication. Using integrated pedagogical and authentic materials, the course adopts a multi-faceted approach to help students gain training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in standard Mandarin Chinese. The goal is the ability to communicate in everyday situations. Aspects of Chinese culture are also introduced.

Chinese 2 - Course #4192 | Credit (E) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Chinese 1
This course is designed for students who are familiar with the Chinese language. They will be introduced to the principles behind the writing system (radicals and phonetics) as well as the written equivalents for the vocabulary they have learned to speak and understand. Using integrated pedagogical and authentic materials, the course adopts a multi-faceted approach to help students gain training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in standard Mandarin Chinese. The goal is the ability to communicate in everyday situations. Aspects of Chinese culture are also introduced.

Chinese 3 H - Course #4193 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Chinese 2
This course is designed to teach advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course content includes the development of more abstract vocabulary, simple literature, extemporaneous speaking and conversation, and guided composition. Students will develop an appreciation for the arts and culture of countries where the language is spoken.

Chinese DLI 3 H - Course #4197 | Grade 7 | 1.0 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to challenge students to encounter authentic texts published for native speakers. Students will be asked to grapple with real-world complex issues centered on six interdisciplinary themes: global challenges; science and technology; contemporary life; personal and public identities; families and communities; and beauty and aesthetics. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement Chinese exam.

Chinese DLI 4 H - Course #4198 | Grade 8 | 1.0 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to teach advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course content includes the development of more complex vocabulary, literature, speaking, conversational skills, and written compositions. Outside cultural experiences may be expected. This course continues preparation for the Advanced Placement Chinese exam.

Chinese DLI 5H - Course #4190 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
This course continues the development of communication by integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing around AP Themes and Tasks. Cultural comparison, authentic readings, persuasive essay practice and class discussions are used to teach structure and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to take the AP exam at the end of the course. For dual immersion students only.

Chinese DLI Culture and Media - Course #4196 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 0.5 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to build skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers. Students utilize media and authentic texts to learn about the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of countries. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement Chinese exam.

French 1 - Course #4100 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to teach elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at novice-mid level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

French 2 - Course #4101 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: French 1
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the End of this course, student skill level should be at novice-high level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

French 3 H - Course #4103 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: French 2
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at intermediate-low level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards.

French DLI 3 H - Course #4101 | Grade 7 | 1.0 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to challenge students to encounter authentic texts published for native speakers. Students will be asked to grapple with real-world complex issues centered on six interdisciplinary themes: global challenges; science and technology; contemporary life; personal and public identities; families and communities; and beauty and aesthetics. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement French exam.

French DLI 4H - Course #4109 | Grade 8 | 1.0 Credits
This course continues the development of speaking listening, reading and writing skills. Narratives and dialogues are used to teach structure and vocabulary. Culture and geography of the native country and taught through reading selections. For dual immersion students only.

French DLI 5H - Course #4105 | Credit (E) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
This course continues the development of communication by integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing around AP Themes and Tasks. Cultural comparison, authentic readings, persuasive essay practice and class discussions are used to teach structure and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to take the AP exam at the end of the course. For dual immersion students only.

French DLI Culture and Media - Course #4107 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 0.5 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to build skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers. Students utilize media and authentic texts to learn about the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of countries. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement French exam.

German 1 - Course #4120 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to teach elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at novice-mid level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

German 2 - Course #4121 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: German 1
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the End of this course, student skill level should be at novice-high level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

Portuguese DLI 3H - Course #4137 | Grade 7 | 1.0 Credits
This course continues the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Narratives and dialogues are used to teach structure and vocabulary. Culture and geography of the Portuguese-speaking countries are taught through reading selections. For dual immersion students only.

Portuguese DLI Culture and Media - Course #4136 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 0.5 Credits
This course builds skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Students utilize media and authentic texts to discuss the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of the Portuguese-speaking world. For dual immersion students only. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement Portuguese exam.

Spanish 1 - Course #4180 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to teach elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at novice-mid level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

Spanish 2 - Course #4181 | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 1
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the End of this course, student skill level should be at novice-high level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

Spanish 2H - Course #4185 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 1
Spanish 2 Honors is designed for students who achieved, at a minimum, a B+ in Spanish 1 and are serious about learning and using Spanish beyond just the classroom. This accelerated course will be taught at a faster pace than a regular Spanish 2 class and will teach students to read, write, listen, and communicate in the target language, with an end goal of achieving Novice High status at the end of the year.

Spanish 3 H - Course #4183 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 2
This course is designed to teach advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally-appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of this course, student skill level should be at intermediate-low level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards.

Spanish DLI 3 H - Course #4185 | Grade 7 | 1.0 Credits
This course is specifically designed as the middle school pathway for students who have completed an elementary dual language immersion program. It is designed to teach advanced skills in listening speaking, reading, and writing. The course content includes the development of more abstract vocabulary, literature, speaking, conversations, and composition. Outside cultural experiences may be expected. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish exam.

Spanish DLI 4 H - Course #4177 | Grade 8 | 1.0 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to teach advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course content includes the development of more complex vocabulary, literature, speaking, conversational skills, and written compositions. Outside cultural experiences may be expected. This course continues preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish exam.

Spanish DLI 5H - Course #4178 | Credit (E) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
The 5H DLI course prepares students in 9th grade to take the Advanced Placement exam. The course is structured around a balanced approach to the three modes of communication--presentational, interpretive and interpersonal. Cultural comparison, stimulating readings, persuasive essay practice and class discussions are used to teach structure and vocabulary. For Dual Immersion students only.

Spanish DLI Culture and Media - Course #4179 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 0.5 Credits
This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to build skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers. Students utilize media and authentic texts to learn about the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of countries. This course begins preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish exam.

Spanish for Native Speakers 1 - Course #4187 | Credit (E) | Grade 7-9 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to teach elementary academic skills in reading and writing for the native speaker. The course content includes further development of reading and writing skills for students who already have a grasp of the spoken language. Opportunities to share cultural information from countries where Spanish is spoken will be available to students.

Spanish for Native Speakers 2 - Course #4188 | Credit (E) | Grade 8, 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Spanish for Native Speakers 1
This course is designed to cover intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course focus includes further development of reading and writing skills for students who already have a strong grasp of the spoken Spanish language.

World Language Exploration - Course #4199 | Grade 7 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is designed to provide students with a rotating introduction to languages offered at their school. Focusing on listening and speaking skills, students will develop world language study strategies and acquire a variety of vocabulary sets. The course will expand student knowledge of other languages and cultures. It will also aid them in making more informed decisions about their future language study.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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