Foreign Language Department Curriculum
CHINESE I, 9th through 12th Grades
Chinese I features daily language in various topics and settings. Students learn reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Student textbooks and workbooks are reinforced through digital software exercises. Students are introduced to idioms and proverbs, as well as various aspects of Chinese culture and traditions.
CHINESE II, 10th through 12th Grades
Chinese II continues to develop conversational language for various topics and settings. As in Chinese I, students use textbooks and workbooks with digital software excercises to reinforce the learning of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students also continue to learn from Chinese idioms and proverbs, as well as various aspects of Chinese culture and traditions.
Prerequisite: Chinese I
LATIN I, 9th through 12th Grades
Latin I is an introduction to Latin grammar with extensive vocabulary building. Translation and vocabulary make up the majority of the class. The historical and cultural significance of the Roman Empire is presented.
LATIN II, 10th through 12th Grades
Latin II is a continuation of grammar and vocabulary studied in Latin I with selected reading from Caesar's Gaelic Wars.
Prerequisite: Latin I
HONORS LATIN III/IV (Elective), 11th and 12th Grades
Latin III students will read extensively from Caesar, Ovid, Livy, and other prominent Roman writers. The study involved will be individualized, for the most part, to suit the needs of the students.
Prerequisites: Latin I, II and teacher recommendation are required
SPANISH I, 9th through 12th Grades
Spanish I includes the use of the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course primarily emphasizes grammar and vocabulary. Elements of culture and geography are also included.
SPANISH II, 10th through 12th Grades
Spanish II is a review and continuation of the skills introduced in Spanish I with an emphasis on the study of several verb tenses and more complex grammatical concepts.
Prerequisite: Spanish I