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Latin II

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  C- average in Latin I.

In Latin II, students will continue their study of the basics of Latin grammar and expand their vocabulary.  Students will read extensive passages of Latin for comprehension and compose complex Latin sentences.  Students will also continue their study of Roman culture, including participating in a traditional Roman banquet.

Latin III (Honors)

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  B- average in Latin II.

Latin III completes the Ecce Romani course.  The students will study more advanced Latin grammar, such as Indirect Statement and Sequence of Tenses.  Students will study passages from Roman authors, such as Catullus and Caesar. Students will also deepen their understanding of Roman politics and culture and how it influenced modern society.

AP Latin

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 12

Prerequisite: B- average in Latin III.

Students will do an intensive study of Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars.  They will expand their vocabularies and master all aspects of Latin grammar through translation and composition.  In addition, students will study the various figures of speech common in ancient Latin poetry and prose. Students will be required to take the AP Latin exam.

French I, Spanish I

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Recommendation:  C- average in previous English class.

Level I World Language courses enable students to discuss the many reasons for learning languages and to develop an understanding of the people who speak them.  Students develop strategies and skills in interpreting written and spoken language on familiar topics, exchanging basic information, and presenting on a variety of familiar topics.  Students strengthen their language proficiency and cultural knowledge by using current digital media and authentic resources. Instruction is 90% + in the target language as outlined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards.

Honors Spanish I

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: B- average in previous English class; previous Spanish is recommended.

This accelerated course is intended for motivated students who seek to immerse themselves in the language for an in-depth study opportunity and effective communication skills. Instruction will be 90%+ in Spanish and is guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards. Topics explored include school and family life, health, celebrations, and community with comparisons between cultures. Upon successful course completion, students will continue to Honors Spanish II and then be eligible for Spanish IV or the Marian Spanish dual credit college course.

Honors Spanish II

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: B- average in Honors Spanish I.

This accelerated course is intended for motivated students who seek to immerse themselves in the language for an in-depth study opportunity and improved oral proficiency. Instruction will be 90%+ in Spanish and is guided by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards. Topics explored include health, school and social life, pop culture, and world events with comparisons between cultures. Upon successful course completion, students will be eligible to enroll in Spanish IV or the Marian Spanish dual credit college course.

French II, Spanish II

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:  C- average in French I/Spanish I.

Level II World Language courses build on students’ foundation to further develop strategies and skills in interpreting written and spoken language on familiar topics, exchanging basic information, and presenting on a variety of familiar topics.  Instruction enables students to participate in classroom and extracurricular activities related to the language studied as well as to participate in conversations dealing with daily activities and personal interests. Students are able to ask questions regarding routine activities, participate in conversations on a variety of topics; relate a simple narrative about a personal experience or event, interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, such as asking permission, asking for or responding to an offer of help, and expressing preferences pertaining to everyday life. Students strengthen their language proficiency and cultural knowledge by using current digital media and authentic resources.  Instruction is 90% + in the target language as outlined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards.

French III, Spanish III (Honors)

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:  B- average in French II/Spanish II. 

Level III World Language courses are intended for motivated students wishing to acquire the language and further their communicative skills and knowledge of the people, products, and perspectives of the target culture.  Instruction enables students to understand and appreciate other cultures by comparing social behaviors and values of people using the languages being learned. Students are willing to initiate and participate in discussions concerning these cultures and their communities.  In addition, students are able to respond to factual and interpretive questions and interact in a variety of social situations, such as expressing regrets, condolences, and complaints, and using more than rote memory formula phrases, and read for comprehension from a variety of authentic materials.  Students present in speech and writing to inform, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics. Students are held to a collegiate standard of work and commitment. Students strengthen their language proficiency and cultural knowledge by using current digital media and authentic resources. Instruction is 90% + in the target language as outlined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards.

French IV, Spanish IV (Honors)

2 Semesters, 2 Credits Grades Available: 11, 12

Prerequisites:  B- average in French III/Spanish III.

Level IV World Language courses are intended for motivated students wishing to acquire the language and further their communicative skills and knowledge of the people, products, and perspectives of the target culture.  Students participate in conversations with native and advanced non-native speakers, either in their community or in the school. This course also enables students to interact in complex social situations, and express opinions and make judgments, and present on a variety of topics, adjusting their speech to the audience. Students strengthen their language proficiency and cultural knowledge by using current digital media and authentic resources.  Instruction is 90% + in the target language as outlined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards.

French (F200)

1 Semester (Fall) - 3 Credits Grades Available: 11 & 12

This is a Dual Credit course offered through Indiana University. You must complete the Indiana University application and have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA. Students are charged a discounted Indiana University tuition rate.

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