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Welcome to our World Languages Department page. Below are all available classes within this department.

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German classes

Spanish classes

American Sign Languages classes

German

German 1

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding.  The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation.  An introduction to reading and writing will also be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

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German 2

This course will reinforce the fundamental skills previously acquired by the students.  The content includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness; and expansion of the listening and oral skills acquired in German 1. Reading will receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective.  This course will continue the cultural survey of German speaking people.

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German 3 Honors

The purpose of this course is to master and expand the skills previously acquired by the students.  The content will include expansions of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions based on selected readings.  Student’s acquisition of grammatical concepts will be strengthened by analyzing reading selections.  Contemporary vocabulary will be stressed through activities having to do with the everyday life of German-speaking people.

 

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German 4 Honors

The purpose of this course is to expand the skills previously acquired by the students.  The content will include more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions with emphasis on conversational skills.  There will be additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes including writing.  Reading selections will be varied.

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Spanish

Spanish 1

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the target language and its culture and to develop communicative skills and cross-cultural understanding.  The content will include beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation.  An introduction to reading and writing will be included, as well as the fundamentals of grammar and culture.

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Spanish 2

The purpose of this course is to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired previously by the students.  This course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness.  The content will include an expansion of listening and oral skills.  Reading and writing will receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective.  This course will continue the cultural survey of Spanish-speaking people.

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Spanish 3 Honors

The purpose of this course is to master and expand the skills acquired previously by the students.  The content will include expansion of vocabulary and conversational skills through discussions based on selected readings.  Student’s acquisition of grammatical concepts should be strengthened by analyzing reading selections.  Contemporary vocabulary will be stressed through activities imitating the everyday life of Spanish-speaking people.

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Spanish 4 Honors

The purpose of this course is to extend the skills previously acquired by the students.  The content will include more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills.  There will be additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes including writing.  Reading selections will be varied.

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AP Spanish

The purpose of this course is to develop oral and written fluency in the language.  The content will include the requirements of the Advanced Placement program guidelines.

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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1

The purpose of this course is to provide a review of fundamental grammar and culture for students who speak Spanish as a native language, focusing on oral and written communication free from English interference.  The content will include the reinforcement of the students' ability to communicate ideas and feelings, both orally and in writing, the development of comprehension skills through the study of reading selections, cultures of different Spanish-speaking countries, and the recognition of the different levels of language usage including regional dialects.

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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2

The purpose of this course is to continue the development of oral communication skills by giving oral information, explanations, and messages both by composing originally in Spanish and through translations from English to Spanish.  Writing skills include practice in describing; i.e. fictional characters, famous Hispanic personalities, facts, and situations.

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American Sign Language

American Sign Language 1

The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in American Sign Language through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the development of receptive and expressive signing skills and on the acquisition of applied grammar. Cross cultural understanding and real life applications will be emphasized.

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American Sign Language 2

The purpose of this course is to enable students to reinforce the fundamental skills acquired by the students in American Sign Language 1. The course develops increased receptive and expressive skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language 1 while communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language is continued.

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