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French Language Teachers

Kim Kennedy

Karen Olson

Spanish Language Teachers

Erin Carmena

Noe Gonzalez

Kim Kennedy (Co-chair)

Eric Lowy

Clarissa Yeo

Mandarin Language Teachers

Hua Jung Lee

Jenny Wang (Co-chair)

World Languages

California State Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages

One year of foreign language, visual/performing arts or technology is required for graduation.  Two years of foreign language required (3 recommended) for UC/CSU.

French

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Course Descriptions French

FRENCH 1                                            (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              All Grades

 

French 1 (P) is a course in which students will be introduced to basic communication skills in speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is given to the development of listening comprehension and speaking, as well as exploring the various aspects of French culture.

 

FRENCH 2                                            (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              All Grades

 

Prerequisite: French 1 (P) with a C or better, teacher recommendation, or proficiency exam score.

 

French 2 (P) is a continuation for students of elementary French with an emphasis in oral communication skills. Learning new vocabulary and speech patterns will enable students to express their own ideas in a way that will successfully communicate wants and needs to a native speaker. There will be further study of French culture.

 

FRENCH 3                                            (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              10th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite: French 2 with a grade of C or better.

French 3 (P) is a continuation of studies in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students develop expanded vocabularies. Emphasis is placed on communication of ideas and needs. Cultural topics are investigated through cooking, drama activities, and singing. Reading in the target language is also expanded to include short stories and plays.

 

FRENCH 4                                            (HP)

(UC/CSU)                                              11th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite: French 3 with a grade of B or better.

 

French 4 (HP) is a comprehensive study of the French language with emphasis on acquiring skill in expressing ideas in both oral and written form. The class studies literature and advanced composition, as well as continuing study of French culture. Students become fluent in conversational French.

 

AP FRENCH 5                                     (HP)

(UC/CSU)                                              11th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite: French 4 with a grade of B or better.

 

French 5 (AP) is a university level course in the French language. Students work to refine their skills in spoken French as well as to perfect skills in advanced written composition. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to take the Advanced Placement Exam.  All enrolled students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam in May.

Course Descriptions - Spanish

SPANISH 1 *                                       (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              All Grades

 

Spanish 1 (P) is a course in which students have the opportunity to learn the basic communication skills of listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis will be given to the development of oral fluency skills and improving pronunciation.

There is also an introduction to the culture of Spain, Latin America and Southwestern United States.

SPANISH 2 *                                       (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              All Grades

 

Prerequisite: Spanish 1 with a C or better, teacher recommendation, or proficiency exam score.

 

Spanish 2 (P) further develops the basic communication skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Cultures of Spanish-speaking areas around the world are reviewed and studies.

 

* Native speakers will be placed in appropriate courses  
    based on the evaluation of their instructor.

 

SPANISH 3                                          (P)

(UC/CSU)                                              All Grades

 

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 with a grade of C or better.

 

Spanish 3 (P) continues studies in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students develop expanded

vocabularies. Emphasis is placed on communicating one’s ideas and needs. Cultural topics are investigated through cooking, drama activities and singing.

 

SPANISH 4                                          P

(UC/CSU)                                             11th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite: Spanish 3 with a grade of B or better.

 

Spanish 4P is a comprehensive study of the Spanish language with emphasis on acquiring skill in expressing ideas in both oral and written form. Spanish plays, short stories, and poems are read and discussed. The class studies literature and advanced composition as well as a continuing study of the Spanish culture. Students become more articulate in conversational Spanish.

 

SPANISH 4                                          HP

(UC/CSU)                                             11th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite:  Students will be invited to take this class based on their performance at the 3rd year level and their Spanish 3 teacher’s recommendation.  

 

This course is an intense preparation for college level language studies, conducted entirely in Spanish and prepares students to successfully complete the Spanish AP Exam.  Mastery of basic communication skills, which include listening, speaking, reading and writing, will be emphasized.  This course will also include various readings from contemporary and traditional literature, developing higher level linguistic skills such as persuasion, analysis, and expression of complex ideas.   

 

AP SPANISH 5                                    (HP)

(UC/CSU)                                             11th - 12th Grades

 

Prerequisite: Spanish 4HP with a grade of B or better.

 

Spanish 5 (AP) is a university level course in the Spanish language. Students work to refine their skills in spoken Spanish as well as to perfect skills in advanced written composition. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to take the Advanced Placement Exam.  All enrolled students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam in May.

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