World Languages

Paul Asleson
German

Natasha Campbell
German

Anne Eagle
Spanish


Lance Edward 
AP Spanish

Jeremy Hernandez
Spanish

Marmee Morin
​French

Glenda Quintana
Spanish

Maribel Schaff
Spanish

Nicki Schuman
French

Spanish

Spanish 1

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Spanish 1 is an initial experience in all the communication skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) as well as an introduction to Hispanic culture.
Skills Taught - students should

  • comprehend written and spoken Spanish within first-year limitations
  • write within the scope of first-year grammatical structure
  • read aloud, pronouncing all letter combinations accurately
  • write in Spanish from dictation
  • communicate orally in Spanish within first-year scope
  • study and appreciate the Hispanic culture (history, geography, sports, recreation, food, music, religion, education, family life and expressions of courtesy)
  • differentiate between sounds aurally and orally
  • recognize cognates
  • do short oral presentation
  • do daily oral classroom work
  • converse in a simple conversation/discussion

Spanish 2

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Spanish 2 is a full-year course in second-year high school Spanish. Emphasis is on increasing vocabulary and fluency in conversation, on furthering aural comprehension, and on written expression. The course also encourages a strong awareness of the cultural aspects of the Hispanic world.
Skills Taught - students should

  • improve written and spoken Spanish within second-year limitations
  • comprehend and write within the scope of second-year grammatical structure
  • read with fluency
  • write and act out a dialogue in Spanish
  • appreciate the Hispanic culture (history, geography, sports, recreation, food, music, religion, education, family life,expressions of courtesy)
  • read and create a short story with fluency
  • increase Spanish vocabulary by using a Spanish dictionar
  • converse in a general conversation/discussion with others in the class and with invited guest speakers

Prerequisite - Spanish 1

Spanish 3

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11, 12

Spanish 3 offers a comprehensive review of major grammatical concepts.  These are reinforced by conversations, readings, compositions and presentations. Students are exposed to the diverse Spanish speaking world (Caribbean, Central America, South America and Spain) through art, artists, writers, current events, geography, history and traditions: holidays, family customs and foods.
Students are required to produce respectful work, individually, cooperatively and collaboratively. The class is conducted in Spanish.

Students should:

  • practice and reinforce more fully the major grammatical structures
  • write compositions, letters, dictations, presentations and dramatizations
  • maintain a portfolio of their writings, grammar concepts, vocabulary lists, cultural and other classroom notes
  • increase vocabulary use and the use of a Spanish dictionary
  • participate in general conversation and discussion with classmates, teacher and native speakers (guests or exchange students)
  • present to the class oral reports and dramatizations
  • increase reading fluency by reading novel passages, poems, current event issues articles and legends and completing follow-up activities
  • use multimedia ( interactive DVD, recordings, nonfiction and fact  based films, on   line textbook, teacher created website and the internet) to increase communications and listening skills, grammar mastery and cultural knowledge
  • research within our community bilingual opportunities -to put into practice their knowledge ( Yellowstone Art Museum, retirement homes, employment)

Prerequisite - Spanish 2

Spanish 4

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 12
Spanish 4 is a full-year study which includes advanced composition and conversation. Students are evaluated and given individual assistance. The computer is used to contact native speakers through e-mail and chat rooms. Native language news broadcasts and web pages will be accessed via the internet. The class is conducted in Spanish.
Skills Taught - students should

  • infer meaning by oral and written context
  • comprehend unfamiliar oral presentation within the scope of level 4
  • read unfamiliar printed material and comment on the ideas and implications which are expressed
  • read and summarize in writing designated articles
  • write original compositions, letters, descriptions, and journalistic accounts
  • increase vocabulary by utilizing the new words in written and oral Spanish.
  • participate orally
  • increase the use of a Spanish language dictionary
  • converse in Spanish with a native speaker. Be able to discuss.

Prerequisite - Spanish 3

French

French 1

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

French 1 is a full-year course in modern French language and culture. Emphasis is on communication and vocabulary, with some study of basic grammar. Students are introduced to the variety of cultures represented by French-speaking countries around the world, including Europe, North America, and Africa.

Skills Taught - students should
  • understand a basic level of spoken French
  • talk about themselves and their everyday life in clear andunderstandable French, both in conversation and in short oral presentations
  • write what they can say
  • read short articles and stories
  • appreciate the variety of francophone cultures in the world (education, recreation, social activities, family, food)
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French 2

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
French 2 is a full-year course in which the skills begun in French 1 are developed more fully. Emphasis continues to be on communication, with an expanding vocabulary and study of more advanced grammatical systems, and students deepen their awareness of francophone cultures.
Skills Taught - students should

  • increase their understanding of spoken French
  • expand their speaking skills through classroom discussion and both spontaneous and prepared dialogues
  • write about a variety of subjects in more complex language
  • comprehend longer and more difficult reading selections, including a short novel in French
  • increase their appreciation of francophone culture (city, tourism, health, education, food)

Prerequisite - French 1

French 3

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11, 12

French 3 is a full-year course in which student continue to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Communication continues to be of prime importance; a more comprehensive vocabulary and a broader understanding of structure are reinforced through conversation and composition. Reading expands to include an unedited French novel. Francophone culture continues to be important.

Skills Taught - students should

  • understand oral presentations within the scope of level 3
  • converse in a general conversation or discussion and develop their speaking skills toward an independence of self-expression
  • formulate a fairly rounded concept of francophone culture
  • read French from a variety of sources
  • write with greater fluency, both in directed and original composition


Prerequisite - French 2

French 4

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 12
French 4 is an exploration of a variety of areas, including extended literary readings, cultural investigations, and composition. Advanced grammatical concepts are expanded, language skills are strengthened through conversation and composition. The class is conducted in French.
Skills Taught - students should

  • conduct an independent conversation in French
  • understand spoken French with ease
  • read and discuss French literary works
  • write original compositions
  • read and summarize in writing designated articles


Prerequisite - French 3

German

German 1

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

German 1 is a full-year course. It is designed for the development of listening and speaking skills together with reading and writing. This course emphasizes oral communication and listening comprehension in a culturally authentic context.
Skills Taught - at the end of the school year students should be able to

  • engage in conversation
  • provide and obtain information
  • express feelings and emotions
  • exchange opinions
  • do short oral presentations
  • comprehend native speakers through video and cassette tapes
  • learn about everyday life, social institutions, art and literature, cultural attitudes and priorities.

German 2

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Continue the development of listening and speaking skills in those students who completed the German 1 course. Students will have an ability to interact with others using listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, all integrated with culture, gives students the confidence to use the language "on their feet."

Skills Taught

  • at the end of the school year students should be able to
  • continue to develop communication skills on the proficiency-based role playing and creative expression
  • create and play out fairy tales in German
  • strengthen linguistic skills and establish interaction with peers
  • learn about contemporary culture and everyday life in German speaking countries through the Internet, electronic mail and the World Wide Web
  • widen their cultural horizons
  • understand the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own


Prerequisite - German 1

German 3

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11, 12
German 3 is a full-year course and is taught in German. Students polish their communication skills and are introduced to some more advanced units of German history, culture and literature. During the year, students read two books written for German teenagers.
Skills Taught - students should be able to

  • talk with increasing ease about themselves and issues important to them
  • write using the future and conditional as well as the present and present perfect tenses. Their compositions should be longer and show increasing fluency in the use of adjective endings and both subordinate and coordinating conjunctions.
  • read longer, more difficult passages and two books written for German teens
  • understand most conversational German when spoken at a normal speed
  • be able to compare various aspects of the German and American cultures


​Prerequisite - German 2

German 4

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11, 12

German 3 is a full-year course and is taught in German. Students polish their communication skills and are introduced to some more advanced units of German history, culture and literature. During the year, students read two books written for German teenagers.

Skills Taught - students should be able to

  • talk with increasing ease about themselves and issues important to them
  • write using the future and conditional as well as the present and present perfect tenses. Their compositions should be longer and show increasing fluency in the use of adjective endings and both subordinate and coordinating conjunctions.
  • read longer, more difficult passages and two books written for German teens
  • understand most conversational German when spoken at a normal speed
  • be able to compare various aspects of the German and American cultures

Prerequisite - German 2