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151   FRENCH 1

Grade Level: 9-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better in English required. Students are introduced to the language and various aspects of the French culture. The course provides the student with an opportunity to: 1) understand and use vocabulary appropriate to situations encountered in daily life, 2) ask and answer simple questions related to his interests and needs, 3) read short narrative texts, 4) write familiar words and phrases pertaining to daily routines, 5) become familiar with cultural similarities and differences, and 6) learn appropriate ways to respond in conversational settings.

153   FRENCH 2

Grade Level: 10-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite:  “C” or better recommended in French 1. Students begin with a comprehensive review of French 1, then learn to expand on these concepts. The student is able to: 1) participate in conversations and ask questions regarding routine activities and other topics, 2) interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs such as making purchases, asking directions and expressing preferences, 3) read aloud with good pronunciation and intonation, 4) understand facts from reading simple texts, 5) write briefly on familiar topics, and 6) recognize aspects of the culture, including differences and similarities in social situations.

156H   FRENCH 3 (Dual Credit - Ivy Tech)

Grade Level: 11-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better recommended in French 2. The concepts learned at the first two levels are further developed. Students are given more opportunities to speak and discuss social behaviors and values of the French people. The student is able to: 1) respond to questions and interact in a variety of social situations using more than rote memory, 2) read and comprehend written materials such as personal correspondence, magazines, advertisements and cartoons, 3) write brief compositions, 4) read short literary selections of poems, short stories and plays, and 5) describe different aspects of the French culture including music, art, literature and major historical events.

157H   FRENCH 4 (Dual Credit - Ivy Tech)

Grade Level: 12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite:  “C” or better recommended in French 3. French 4 places emphasis on preparing students for college placement exams and for college level work in French.  Students in level 4 will use knowledge gained in the first three levels to effectively communicate orally and through written documents. The student will be able to: 1) give presentations on cultural topics such as historical events and figures, 2) respond to factual and interpretive questions over written material, 3) read from a variety of materials such as excerpts from novels, poetry and essays well enough to comprehend main ideas, 4) write well-organized compositions on various topics, and 5) paraphrase what someone else has said.

161   SPANISH 1

Grade Level: 9-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better grade in English classes required. In Spanish 1 students are introduced to basic vocabulary and structures for reading, writing, speaking and understanding elementary Spanish that deal with everyday life. They will respond to and give directions and requests in classroom and public situations; they will use appropriate forms of address; they will ask and answer simple questions in conversation about specific topics; they will read words and phrases from realia such as menus and signs. Students will understand written directions, information, and short narratives; they will write in response to verbal and non-verbal cues. Illustrations, photographs, discussions and realia will encourage students to gain knowledge of the culture and lifestyles of Spanish speaking countries and become familiar with cultural similarities and differences.

163   SPANISH 2

Grade Level: 10-12 (Grade 9 with teacher permission) Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite:  “C” or better required in Spanish 1.  This level of Spanish focuses on the student being able to communicate in different verb tenses including the present, past and future.  Students will be able to express their ideas and preferences pertaining to home and school life, daily routines, professions, childhood memories, food, shopping, travel, health, and future plans and goals.  Students will also learn how to give directions in the target language. Students will be able to express themselves through simple written narratives and oral forms. They will read and understand main ideas from simple texts.  They will also learn to speak with appropriate intonation and understandable pronunciation. Additional cultural insight will be acquired through readings, advertisements, videos and realia. Some geographical and major historical events are addressed throughout this course.

165H   SPANISH 3 (Dual Credit - Ivy Tech)

Grade Level: 11-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better required in Spanish 2. Third year Spanish involves the acquisition of extensive vocabulary words and phrases building a broad foundation from which students will express themselves orally and in written form.  General topics for this year are thematically based in Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. A wide variety of grammar and culture is addressed this year with much review of Spanish 1 and 2. Themes covered are summer vacation activities, healthy lifestyles, modern life, foods and mealtimes, legends, art and music, friendships and relationships, and communication in today’s world.  Extensive and interesting cultural points are studied throughout each chapter.

167H   SPANISH 4 (Dual Credit - Ivy Tech)

Grade Level:  12 Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: ‘C’ or better required for Spanish 3.  Spanish 4 gives ample opportunity to speak, understand, read, and write in Spanish.  A review of grammar is covered weekly in the classroom and by periodically working in the computer labs.  Spanish 4 is more individualized than the other levels and is designed to include all types of students with varying interests and degrees of mastery.  Vocabulary, reading, speaking, and writing are addressed by means of a variety of current topics and themes presented by the text and through current classroom instructional strategies.

171   GERMAN 1

Grade Level: 9-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better grade required in English classes.  In German level 1 students will learn German in a cooperative, friendly, and supportive atmosphere which blends interactive, face to face instruction with digital learning for practice and support.  Students are introduced to the language and various aspects of the German culture through authentic texts meeting World Language standards in Indiana, the US, and Europe. The course provides the student with ample opportunity to: 1) understand and use vocabulary appropriate to situations encountered in daily life, 2) ask and answer simple questions related to his interests and needs, 3) listen to and read short narrative texts, E-mails, advertisements, and dialogs, 4) write familiar words and phrases pertaining to daily routines in short personal essays, E-mails, texts, and on forms, 5) become familiar with cultural similarities and differences., and 6) learn appropriate ways to respond in the classroom, conversational settings, public settings where they will need to be able to exchange personal information.

173   GERMAN 2

Grade Level: 10-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better grade in German 1.  In German level 2 students will continue to learn German in a challenging, but cooperative, friendly, and supportive atmosphere which blends interactive, face to face instructions with digital learning for practice and support.  Students begin the year with a comprehensive review of German 1 vocabulary, listening and communication skills. Grammar will be reviewed and taught within the context of each new unit adding to what they have learned in level 1.  Students are able to participate in conversational exchanges about activities and interests with more sophistication as they learn to 1) ask questions about routine activities and other topics, 2) interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs such as making purchases, asking directions, ordering food in a restaurant, making vacation plans, using public transportation, making an appointment, and conducting themselves in a doctor’s office, 30 communicate and read aloud with good pronunciation and intonation, 4) understand facts from reading simple texts in class, as well as through digital media, 5) write briefly on familiar topics in comparison compositions, E-mail, letters, invitations and semi-formal business letters, and 6) compare the cost of living, as well as aspects of culture found in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with their own culture.

176H  GERMAN 3

Grade Level: 11-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or above in German 2. German Level 3 is, often, taught in conjunction with German Level 4 so it is taught as if it is a rolling year, where students will be learning the same skills but different content in levels 3 & 4.  Students will be preparing for the AP Exam, which they will be able to take as Level 4 students. While the learning, atmosphere will continue to be cooperative, friendly and supportive fact to face and digitally, the students will be expected to analyze more rigorous, authentic reading  and listening materials found in their textbook as well as everyday advertisements, data charts and tables, business letters, podcasts, and news media. Students will have to be able to identify the purpose of their reading and then synthesize the information learned about German, Swiss and Austrian cultures so that they can write comparisons, make presentations, and participate in constructive, as well as persuasive discussions surrounding the 6 basic AP themes.  The 6 themes include everyday contemporary life, family and community life, political and economic challenges posed by rapid globalization, advancements in science and technology, recognizing the difference between stereotypes and authentic personal.

177H   GERMAN 4

Grade Level: 12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

German Level 4 is, often, taught in conjunction with German Level 3 so it is taught as if it is a rolling year, where students will be learning the same skills but different content in levels 3 & 4.  Students will be preparing for the AP Exam, which they will be able to take as Level 4 students. While the learning atmosphere will continue to be cooperative, friendly and supportive face to face and digitally, the students will be expected to analyze more rigorous, authentic reading and listening materials based on geographical regions found in their textbook, as well as everyday advertisements, data charts and tables, business letters, podcasts, and news media.  Students will have to be able to identify the purpose of their reading and then synthesize the information learned about German, Swiss and Austrian cultures so that they can write comparisons, make presentations, and participate in constructive, as well as persuasive discussions surrounding the 6 basic AP themes including everyday contemporary life, family and community life, challenges posed by rapid globalization, advancements in science and technology, recognizing the difference between stereotypes and authentic personal and public identities, as well as beauty and aesthetics found in literature, fashion, art, and architecture.  Each theme is taught within the context of German regions, with a chapter on Austria Switzerland.

181   LATIN 1

Grade Level: 9-12  Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: “C” or better grade in English  required.

Latin 1 students learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and structure of the Latin language. As they read and discuss short passages, they learn about Roman history, mythology, literature, and daily life.  Students gain mastery of the Latin language through translating passages and composing sentences in Latin. Students will understand more about the English language through the study of Latin grammar.  Students will be able to recognize the cultural influence the Romans had on art, literature, government, philosophy, architecture, law, and medicine. Latin 1 requires no background in other foreign languages and will benefit anyone who wants to communicate better in English and increase English vocabulary.   

183   LATIN 2

Grade Level: 10-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Latin 2 or permission. Latin 2 reviews Latin 1 and continues vocabulary building and mastery of grammatical structures. More advanced readings prepare students for reading Latin literature, history and mythology. Excerpts from Caesar's Gallic Wars start students examining the events and thinking that shaped Roman history.

Through the story of Jason and the Argonauts, students study ancient mythology.  Students add to their language skills as they read longer and more complex texts; they apply knowledge of the period to their analysis of texts; they expand their command of language constructions and vocabulary; they summarize or paraphrase longer texts to demonstrate understanding of passages; they write short, well organized essays on topics from Roman history, literature and culture.

186H or 187H    LATIN 3 AND 4

Grade Level: 11-12   Term: All Year (2 credits)

Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in previous Latin class or permission. Third and fourth year Latin combine to offer students four semesters of detailed study of a range of Latin literature. Students continue mastery of vocabulary and mechanics of language.  By reading a variety of Latin prose, oration and poetry, they also gain an understanding of classical values, practices and beliefs. Students read, discuss and analyze excerpts from original texts and learn to evaluate literary styles. Students write a researched essay on a given topic from Roman history or culture. Latin 3 and 4 prepare students to take the achievement test for college placement and prepare students for college level work in Latin.

192 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2

Grade Level: 10-12         Term: All Year (2 credits)        

Continuation of American Sign Language: Fundamentals of ASL conversation and storytelling; basic information about the Deaf community and Deaf Culture.  Students will be able to have deeper, more meaningful conversations about life, feelings, emotions, Deaf Culture ad family. They will be able to sign and retell more complex folklore, lyrics, poetry, plays and stories with a wider range of classifiers and more natural manual and non-manual markers.  Students will also expand their knowledge on the Deaf community and its culture: Audism, language deprivation, language appropriation, jobs involving ASL, and Do’s and Don’ts of the hearing community.


 
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