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    Instructors: Jack Clinton  |   Meredith Ward

    RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES*

    *Foreign Languuage is not officially required for graduation, but is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those students pursuing a degree at a 4-year institution - 1 year for in-state colleges, 2 years (same language) for many out of state institutions

    FRENCH I (24102) – Elective, Open to grades 9 – 12, Offered 2020-21
    Prerequisite:  None
    Required Materials: French/English Dictionary, 3-Ring 3-inch Binder
    Skill level ~ novice low to novice mid-level learners

    French I offers students the opportunity to develop their foundation of the French language.  This course will begin with the basic pronunciation of letters and sounds, and students will also learn how to introduce themselves and greet others.  Students will learn basic classroom commands and will learn vocabulary that allows them to hold simple discussions in French regarding various subjects including interests, weather, time, and asking for directions . Students will conduct many writing and speaking activities using new vocabulary and the present tense of various verbs. The basis of this course will be founded in learning French vocabulary, constructing basic sentences in French, and discovering cultures that use French on a day-to-day basis.

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    FRENCH II (24103) – Elective, Open to grades 10 – 12, Offered 2021-2022
    Prerequisite: French 1
    Required Materials: French/English Dictionary, 3-Ring 3-inch Binder
    Skill level ~ novice mid to novice high-level learners)

    French II offers students the opportunity to continue building on their foundation of the French language.  This course will begin with a review of the concepts covered in French I.  Students will learn vocabulary that allows them to hold simple discussions in French regarding various subjects including, sports and fitness, directions, travel, health, food, and school. Students will conduct many writing, reading, and speaking activities using new vocabulary and the present and past tense of various verbs. They will also be introduced to many irregular verbs and grammar conventions. The basis of this course will be founded in learning French vocabulary, constructing basic paragraphs in French, honing French grammar skills, and discovering cultures that use French on a day-to-day basis.

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    FRENCH III (24104) – Elective, Open to grades 10 – 12, Offered 2020-2021
    Prerequisite:  French I & II
    Required Materials: French/English Dictionary, 3-Ring 3-inch Binder
    Skill level ~ intermediate low to intermediate mid-level learners

    French III offers students the opportunity to continue building on their foundation of the French language. This course will begin with a short review of the concepts covered in French I and French II. The basis of this course will be founded in learning French vocabulary, constructing increasingly complex sentences and  paragraphs in French, honing French grammar skills, and discovering cultures that use French on a day-to-day basis through authentic materials such as movies, videos, magazines, and blogs. Students further develop reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills through short stories, plays, poetry, oral presentations, written exercises, and print and audio/visual media. Students will conduct many writing, reading, and speaking activities using new vocabulary. This class will delve into the remaining verb tenses and moods that have not yet been covered in French I and II. Students will be expected to know the grammar and idioms much more specifically and be able to respond to spoken prompts. Students will be expected to read, write and speak French with much more accuracy than in the previous French classes. Students will read ONE unabridged work.

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    SPANISH I (24052) – Elective, Open to grades 9 – 12
    Prerequisite:  None
    Required Materials: 3-Ring Binder, Spanish/English Dictionary

    Spanish One is the entry level into the Spanish language. Students will learn basic conversation skills such as greetings and asking directions.  Students will have many speaking assignments and will speak Spanish daily in class. Students will begin easy reading tasks and basic writing assignments.  Some of the assignments will be as basic as creating comics to relate simple events. Students will also take part in many cultural studies and activities such as cooking, singing and studying Hispanic holidays.  There will also be some videos that accent grammar lessons and movies that explore Hispanic culture.  In this class we will study most areas of Spanish grammar.  

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    SPANISH II (24053) – Elective, Open to grades 9 – 12
    Prerequisite: Spanish I
    Required Materials: 3-Ring Binder, Spanish/English Dictionary

    This class will build on Spanish One. It will cover the present tense and command forms of the verbs. It will also cover past and future tenses. It will also work more rigorously with the construct of more difficult phrases using various pronouns and adjectives. The Vocabulary will be larger and build on what was learned in Spanish One. This vocabulary will deal with things such as cooking and restaurants, travel, airport and public transportation. Students will also learn important idioms that cover such situations.

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    SPANISH III (24054) – Elective, Open to grades 10 – 12
    Prerequisite: Spanish 1 & 2
    Required Materials: 3-Ring Binder, Spanish/English Dictionary (College Credit – Textbook)

    This class will also be available for college credit. This class will delve into most verb tenses of the Spanish language. Much more emphasis will be paid to specific vocabulary concerning travel and daily needs. Students will be expected to know the grammar and idioms much more specifically and be able to respond to spoken prompts. Students will be expected to read, write and speak Spanish with much more accuracy than in the previous Spanish classes.