academics

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

6th Spanish
This fun vocabulary centered course will introduce students to the Spanish language and the culture. It will also teach words, phrases and idioms that students will need to communicate in a Spanish speaking country. Students will also learn to tell to other Spanish speakers about themselves and learn how to read and write basic Spanish sentences.

7th Spanish
This course will introduce students to the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking world. This is the first half of the 8th grade high school level class. By the end of a successful year students will be able to be able to communicate verbally in the target language, understand common Spanish expressions, respond orally in Spanish to questions, read and write simple phrases, know basic elements of the Spanish culture and history. If successfully completed, student will move on to 8th Spanish Honors.

8th Spanish (High School Credit)
Not only are you able to earn High School Credit but it is geared to expose the student to the beginning stages of language learning. It is will provide the necessary fundamentals of the Spanish language so that the student can be successful in the ultimate goal of being a bilingual in both Spanish and English. It will give them the desire to continue on throughout their lives! This course will introduce students to the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking world. By the end of a successful year, students will be able to be able to communicate verbally in the target language, understand common Spanish expressions, respond orally in Spanish to questions about daily activities, identify and talk about classroom objects, animals, family members, clothing, food, etc., read and write simple phrases, know basic elements of the Spanish culture and history, such as cities in Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America, famous monuments, holidays, famous Hispanic people (artists, explorers, musicians, etc.).

8th Spanish Honors (High School Credit)
For those students that have successfully completed 7th Grade Spanish, they will have the opportunity to continue to the Honor’s class. This class will emphasize on the spoken language and verbal communication. They will have an “edge” when continuing onto their Spanish II or III courses. 

6th French
Beginning French is an exploratory class.  We study phrases and vocabulary necessary in order to travel to a French-speaking country.  We also look at the history of France and some of the cultural differences between France and the United States.  We use songs, rhymes and projects to help us remember the material learned and help with the pronunciation of French. This class is geared toward all students, visual, kinetic as well as auditory learners.  When you have completed this semester class you will be well prepared to understand and grasp French grammar. 

7th French
The Middle school French class is a yearlong class.  It is the first half of the high school French I.   Here the students will learn the fundamentals of French grammar and explore the French-speaking world.  We practice the new vocabulary and grammar learned through skits, guided conversations and projects.   After completing this class students can take the 8th grade French I Honors and receive high school credit.

8th French I (High School Credit)
After completing this class successfully, you will receive high school credit.  Here, you will learn the fundamentals of French grammar as well as vocabulary and phrases necessary to travel to a French-speaking country.  You will learn phrases in order to converse with native speakers. You will explore the culture of different French-speaking countries. Bienvenue à la classe de français!

8th French I Honors (High School Credit)
This is a high school class.  It will be taught mostly in French.  After completing this class students will be able to converse in French in the present tense, the future as well as in the past with native speakers of French.  We explore the history and the culture of the French-speaking world.  We will perform skits, ask and answer questions all in French.   After completing this class you will be prepared for high school French II and well on your way to becoming a fluent in French.