World Languages

College bound students are encouraged to take at least 2 credits of the same world language. 

French

French I (2 terms)
French II (2 terms)
French III (2 terms)
French IV (2 terms)
French V (H) (2 terms)

Latin

Latin I (2 terms)
Latin II (2 terms)
Latin III (2 terms)
Latin IV (2 terms)
Latin V (H) Poetry and Prose (2 terms )

Spanish

Spanish I (2 terms)
Spanish II (2 terms)
Spanish III (2 terms)
Spanish IV (2 terms)
Spanish V (H) (2 terms)

French

French I
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $22.00
This course emphasizes learning basic conversational, reading, and writing skills in the French language including family life, school, restaurants, markets, transportation, food, clothing, and shopping. Videos, games, songs, skits, conversations, short readings, and essays provide further language practice. Success depends on strong study skills.

French II
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I; the Department recommends a grade of “B” or better
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $22.00
This course continues the focus on improving and building conversational, reading, and writing skills in the French Language.  More cultural topics about the French speaking world are explored including daily life, travel, parties and celebrations, and customs.  Students will again practice and enhance their language skills through videos, games, songs, skits, conversations, short readings and essays. Success depends on strong study skills.

French III
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II; the Department recommends a grade of “B” or better
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $22.00
This course completes the study of basic grammar and continues to improve listening and reading, comprehension, written and oral communication and cultural awareness. Students will be able to read and discuss short stories. Two special units include oral presentations on Paris and French impressionism, culminating in a visit to the Chicago art museum and a French restaurant. This class is conducted primarily in French.

French IV
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III; the Department recommends a grade of “B” or better
Level: Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $30.50
Students will refine and deepen their knowledge of French through conversation, reading and composition. They will study the history of France from Roman times through the 18th century, and explore the provinces of modern France. They will read and discuss various short stories as well as the novel, The Little Prince. The class is conducted in French.  As a course option, students may elect to pursue a State Seal of Biliteracy.

French V (Honors)
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French IV
Level: Sr Elective
Fee: $50.50
This honors course develops advanced speaking and writing skills and enhances cultural understanding. Students study contemporary France and Francophone countries through the use of authentic materials (video, audio, computer resources, literature) in order to develop a high degree of proficiency in the language.  Students may take the Advanced Placement exam in May.  As a course option, students may elect to pursue a State Seal of Biliteracy.

Spanish

Spanish I
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $20.50
This course introduces students to the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing by means of language drills, games, songs, role-playing, skits, and comprehensible input Students will also gain exposure to various Spanish-speaking cultures.  Success depends upon strong study skills.

Spanish II
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I; the Department recommends a grade of “B” or better for students wishing to advance
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective\
Fee: $20.50
This course continues to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Role-playing and group skits supplement language practice. Reading skills continue to develop with use of an elementary reader. Success depends upon strong study skills.

Spanish III
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II; the Department recommends a grade of “B” or better for students wishing to advance
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $30.50
Students continue to develop the communicative skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading by means of language drills, games, role-playing, and comprehensible input/output. In addition, through more in-depth reading, students survey Latin American history and cultures. Each student produces in Spanish a written and oral presentation of an individual country.

Spanish IV
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: A grade of “B” in Spanish III is recommended.
Level: Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $19.50
The major emphasis in this course is on reading, composition, culture, and conversation. The study of the Spanish culture is emphasized. Novels, short stories and plays are read and discussed in Spanish including an introduction to Cervantes’ classic Don Quijote. Spanish grammar is reviewed and many conversational activities are initiated.  As a course option, students may elect to pursue a State Seal of Biliteracy.

Spanish V (Honors)
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Spanish IV
Level: Sr Elective
Fee: $50.50
This honors course focuses on reading and conversation on topical subjects as well as listening comprehension assessment.  It also includes projects and oral presentations and individualized grammar review. Students may take the Advanced Placement exam in May.  As a course option, students may elect to pursue a State Seal of Biliteracy.

Latin

Latin I
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: A “C” average in English is recommended
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $27.00
Students will begin to learn how to read and write in Latin.  They will read stories of various historical figures and events in Latin while focusing on grammar, vocabulary and Roman mythology.  Students will practice their grammar and vocabulary through these stories and composition work while increasing their English vocabulary through Latin derivatives. Students will learn cultural and historical information through Latin readings, essays, maps, art and myths.

Latin II
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin I
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $27.00
Students will continue their study of reading and writing in Latin. This class will prepare students to read the Latin authors in their original forms in Levels III and IV. The class will study more complex grammar, reading, and vocabulary to help prepare them for the upper levels and to complete the basic grammar concepts while continuing to develop their reading and writing skills. Students will also create a project about an important person in Roman history and give a presentation to the rest of the class.

Latin III
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin II; the Department recommends a grade of “B” in Latin II for students wishing to advance.
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $3.00
Students will translate and analyze selections from the lyric poetry of Catullus and Horace and study the universal themes and poetic figures of these authors. Grammar from levels one and two will be reviewed to help with reading and writing. Students will create a story book project that will have them create a story in Latin to show their composition skills and they will present these projects to the class.

Latin IV & Latin V (H) Poetry and Prose
(2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Latin III
Level: Jr and Sr
Fee: $3.00
This course is a continuation from level III Latin. Latin IV/V Poetry and Prose will be a rotating curriculum where one year we would study the love poetry of Caesar and Cicero and the second year would be the study of Vergil’s Aeneid. This course will allow students who are looking to continue their study of Latin to be exposed to more authors as well as take more time with the complex grammar and vocabulary that enriches the text they are reading. This additional time would also allow for better mastery of the language itself as well as the skills that come with it including reading comprehension, and critical thinking to name a few.  As a course option, students may elect to pursue a State Seal of Biliteracy.