World Languages

French
French I (2 terms B208)
French II (2 terms B210)
French III (2 terms B212)
French IV (2 terms B214)
French V (H) (2 terms B215)

Latin
Latin I (2 terms B216)
Latin II (2 terms B218)
Latin III (2 terms B220)
Latin IV/V(H) Poetry and Prose (2 Terms B222/ B224)

Spanish
Spanish I (2 terms B200)
Spanish II (2 terms B202)
Spanish III (2 terms B204)
Spanish IV (2 terms B206)
Spanish V (H) (2 terms B207)

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: $32.00
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: $55.00
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.

Latin I  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: None
This course introduces students to the communicative skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking by means of language drills, games, songs, role-playing, skits, and comprehensible input. Students will also gain exposure to the history and mythology of Rome. Students will increase their English vocabulary through learning Latin derivatives, and learn about the daily life of the Romans. Success depends on strong study skills and being open to learning.

Latin II   (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin I
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: None
This course continues to develop communicative skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will begin to transition into reading authentic Latin texts in their original forms. Students will achieve this through language drills, games, songs, role-playing, skits and comprehensible input. Success depends on strong study skills and being open to learning.

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: None
Students will continue to develop their communicative skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This class will focus on reading on reading the Roman authors including Julius Caesar and Catullus. Students will begin to study the universal themes addressed by these authors and what they meant to the Romans.  Students will create a Latin newscast that will require them to show their understanding of the history, and authors covered in class. It will also provide an opportunity to showcase the development of their communicative skills in Latin. Success depends on strong study skills and being open to learning.

Latin IV/V Poetry and Prose (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Latin III
Level: Jr and Sr
Fee: None
Students will continue to develop their communicative skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This class will have a rotating curriculum where one year we will study Vergil’s Aeneid and the other will study the lyric poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Students will continue to discuss and study the universal themes taught by these authors and what they meant to the Romans. Students will complete a project for both classes that will include interpretation and analyzation of the universal themes discussed over the previous course of study. The projects will also provide an opportunity to showcase the development of their communicative skills in Latin. As a course option, students may elect to pursue the State Seal of Biliteracy.

Spanish I  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: None
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: None
This course continues to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Role-playing and group skits supplement language practice. 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: $7.00
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 a written and oral presentation of an individual country Spanish.

Spanish IV  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: A grade of “B” in Spanish III is recommended.
Level: Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: None
The major emphasis in this course is on reading, composition, culture, and conversation. The study of the Spanish culture is emphasized, which is read and discussed in Spanish, as well as 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: $56.00
This honors course focuses on all 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Using topical subjects, students will practice all skills at an advanced level. It also includes projects and oral presentations and a comprehensive grammar review. As course options, students may elect to pursue the State Seal of Biliteracy and the Advanced Placement exam.