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World Languages

World Language Department  2016-2017 School Year

Course Listing

FRENCH 1

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: None

The first level of the French language class introduces and teaches students to listen, speak, read and write in French. Instruction emphasizes pronunciation and elementary communication. Students will develop basic survival skills through the study of grammar and vocabulary necessary. An integral component is the cultural introduction to the traditions and customs of French-speaking people.

FRENCH 2

Grades 10 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of French 1 course (C- or better)

The second level of the French language continues the traditional college preparatory sequence. The course begins with a systematic review of the materials presented in Level 1. Subsequent units present new material to provide greater depth in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on grammar.

FRENCH 3

Grades 11, 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of French 2 course (C- or better)

This is an advanced course in French. Its goal is intermediate proficiency in all four of the skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This includes grammar review, idiomatic speech and expressions and some literature. Ability to express oneself both orally and in writing is the primary goal of French 3.

FRENCH LANGUAGE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

Grade 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of previous French courses

This advanced course is for fourth-year French language students. It will provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of a third-year college course in French language. The course will develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Instructional materials will include a variety of audio and/or video recordings that develop students’ listening abilities. The course provides instruction and frequent opportunities to write a variety of compositions in French. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement French Language exam in May.

JAPANESE 1

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: None

This first level of Japanese study includes listening, speaking, reading and writing in Japanese. Instruction emphasizes accurate pronunciation and fluency and seeks to develop basic skills in high frequency language situations. Study of fundamental grammar is used to help students produce accurately; communication is the key goal of the class. An integral component of the course is study of the cultural traditions and perspectives of the Japanese people.

JAPANESE 2

Grades 10 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Japanese 1 course (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

The pace of the second level of Japanese study is faster than that of the first level. Students taking Japanese 2 have proven that they can devote disciplined and efficient study towards developing Japanese language skill. In addition to covering more complex language situations, the course provides greater depth to the material covered in Japanese 1 and begins to prepare students for further study outside of high school, whether at a university or in an occupation.

JAPANESE 3

Grades 10 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Japanese 2 course (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

The focus in the third level of Japanese study is comfortable communication, both spoken and written. Students in Japanese 3 not only further their linguistic ability, but also begin to select elements of Japanese history and culture for research. Various projects become central to the course, one of which has students using the internet with students in Japan. In addition, students are required to create projects in which they use an extensive amount of complex Japanese.

JAPANESE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

Grades 11, 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Japanese 3 course (C- or better)

The goal of AP Japanese is to further develop Japanese language skills to communicate with native speakers in a culturally appropriate way and to demonstrate their skills by passing the AP exam. In order to achieve these goals, the course focuses on developing a deeper understanding of Japan and its people through learning about its history, religion, and other traditions, as well as about current social issues and daily life. The course provides opportunities for hands-on experience in Japanese culture and direct communication with native Japanese speakers. Students will be prepared to take the AP exam.

SPANISH 1

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: None

The first level of the Spanish language class is the beginning of the traditional college preparatory sequence and gives students the opportunity to listen, speak, read and write in Spanish. Instruction emphasizes accurate pronunciation and fluency and seeks to develop basic survival skills through the study of grammar and vocabulary necessary for elementary communication. An integral component is the cultural introduction to the traditions and customs of the Spanish-speaking people.

SPANISH 2

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 1 course (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

The second level of the Spanish language is the second year of the traditional college preparatory sequence. This course begins with a systematic review of the materials presented in Level 1. Subsequent units present new material to provide greater depth in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with an emphasis on grammar and the understanding and appreciation of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

SPANISH 3

Grades 9 - 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 2 course (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

Spanish 3 is the third year of the traditional college preparatory sequence. Its goal is intermediate proficiency in all four areas of communication expanding knowledge of grammar and vocabulary as well as idiomatic speech and expressions. Activities include conversations, role-plays, presentations and writings, which emphasize the ability to express oneself, as well as literary readings.

SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

Grades 9 - 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Native speaker or near native fluency

The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language skills of Spanish-speaking students. This is a two-semester, college prep course for native Spanish speakers. It provides an intensive involvement in the development of the following skills in Spanish: 1) reading, 2) writing, 3) speaking/listening, 4) correct usage of grammar and 5) critical thinking. The main goal of this course is proficiency in all of the above areas.

SPANISH LANGUAGE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

Grades 10 - 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish for Heritage Speakers or Spanish 3 with a C- or better or teacher recommendation

This is an advanced class. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language skills of students in preparation for the Spanish Language Advanced Placement Test. Activities in the course are designed to enhance all skills, including writing, listening, speaking and grammar study. Students will also read and analyze Spanish and Latin American literature and write compositions in Spanish. Students will be prepared to take the advanced placement test in Spanish language in May.

SPANISH LITERATURE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

Grades 10 - 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation or passing Spanish Language (Advanced Placement) with a C- or better

This is the most advanced Spanish class offered at Silver Creek. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language/literature skills of students in preparation for the Spanish Literature Advanced Placement Test. Activities in the course will include reading a survey of Spanish and Latin American literature as mandated by the College Board. Students will engage in classroom discussions, analysis of literary works and compose essays reflecting upon those works. Students will be prepared to take the advanced placement test in Spanish literature in May.

VIETNAMESE 1 FOR VIETNAMESE SPEAKERS

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: At least one parent who speaks Vietnamese

The first level of the Vietnamese language class gives students the opportunity to listen, speak, read and write in Vietnamese. Instruction emphasizes accurate pronunciation and fluency and seeks to develop basic survival skills through the study of grammatical structures, usage forms and vocabulary necessary for elementary communication. An added component is the cultural introduction to the traditions and customs of the people who speak Vietnamese.

VIETNAMESE 2 FOR VIETNAMESE SPEAKERS

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Vietnamese 1 (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

The second level of the Vietnamese language is the second year of the traditional college preparatory sequence. The course begins with a systematic review of the materials presented in Level 1. Subsequent units present new material to provide greater depth in the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and in the understanding and appreciation of the cultural content of Vietnam.

VIETNAMESE 3 FOR VIETNAMESE SPEAKERS

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Vietnamese 2 (C- or better) or teacher recommendation

This is an advanced two-semester college prep course for native Vietnamese speakers. The main goal of this course is the continuing proficiency development of various skill areas. The study and analysis of Vietnamese literature is emphasized. Students at this level write compositions, poems and book reports. They also make presentations and write research papers.

VIETNAMESE 4 FOR VIETNAMESE SPEAKERS

Grades 9 – 12 (year): G, CSU, UC (e)

Prerequisites: Students should have Vietnamese as their primary language

This is an advanced two-semester college prep course for native Vietnamese speakers. The main goal of this course is the analytical study of Vietnamese literature. The students who enroll in this course should already have competence in the analysis of grammar and have superior competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Department Chair

Eachus, Señora
Teacher / World Languages Department Chair

Teachers

BUENROSTRO ALEMAN, ADRIAN
Teacher
Cardott, Anthony
Teacher
Cuevas, Ms.
Spanish Teacher
Czech, Lorena
Teacher
Eachus, Señora
Teacher / World Languages Department Chair
HUTCHINSON, RAMONA
Teacher
KHA, TAN
Teacher
MARTINEZ, GISELLE
Teacher
Martinez, Lydia
Performing Arts Teacher
Nguyen, Quang
Teacher
Perez, Celina
Teacher
RAMIREZ, ROBERT
Teacher
RENE, MITCHY
Teacher
ZARATE, MARLYN
Teacher

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