Foreign Language




Criteria for the taking of Latin or German or Spanish

ü  Testing = Stanine of 6 or higher on their standardized test

ü  English Class = Grade of C or higher

 

If student/parents desire only 2 years of a language, student should begin their language studies Junior Year.

If student/parents desire only 3 years of a language, student should begin their language studies Sophomore year.

If student/parents desire 4 years of language or are using Latin as the base for their other language studies, student should begin their language studies Freshman year.



Spanish 1 *
FOR1001 – All Grades – Full Year
Spanish 1 is an elective two-semester course which emphasizes basic vocabulary, grammar, and forms needed to speak and write simple Spanish sentences. It includes a study of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: C in English

Spanish 2*
FOR1002 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full year
Spanish 2 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It also emphasizes reading, writing and listening skills with a goal of increasing ability in oral Spanish. Prerequisite: C in Spanish 1

Spanish 3*
FOR1003 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Spanish 3 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It emphasizes literature, composition and conversation skills with a goal of competence in Spanish communication.
Prerequisite: C in Spanish 2

Spanish 4*
FOR1004 – 12th Grade – Full Year
Spanish 4 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It emphasizes literature, composition and conversation skills with a goal of competence in Spanish communication.
Prerequisite: C in Spanish 3

Latin 1*
FOR1005 – 9th Grade – Full Year
In this course the rudiments of grammar are taught. Memorization of basic vocabulary, declensions of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, and conjugations of verb—active and passive—is stressed. The basic elements of translation are included in this course.
Prerequisite: C in English

Latin 2*
FOR1006 – 10th Grade – Full Year
This course reviews basic grammar and finishes the first year book and a complete study of grammar. During the second semester selections from Caesar's Wars, books I-VII are translated. Form and syntax are studied in connection with Gallic wars.
Prerequisite: Latin I

German 1*
FOR1009 – All Grades – Full Year
The student begins his study of German in the context of total communication in a living language. Simple vocabulary and grammar are learned as the student begins to communicate through hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Aspects of contemporary German culture are emphasized.
Prerequisite: C in English

German 2*
FOR1010 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on knowledge acquired in the first year. More emphasis is placed on communication in German only. Important aspects of German history and emigration are emphasized. Portions of the gospels and Luther's Catechism are read. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available.
Prerequisite: German I

German 3*
FOR1011 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on knowledge acquired in the first two years. The goal of total communication in the target language is achieved. Important aspects of German history and contemporary culture are studied in the German language via media. Samples of simple German literature are explored. Bible reading and the study of the catechism continue. Written and oral reports in German are required. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available.
Prerequisite: German 2

German 4*
FOR1012 – 12th Grade – Full Year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on the knowledge acquired in the first three years. The total communication experience is deepened as fourth-year students assume a teaching/tutoring role for the third year students. German literature, German history, and German culture are more thoroughly explored via the media. Independent research and writing, as well as oral reports in class, are performed in the target language. Bible reading is continued and other church literature is read. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available.
Prerequisite: German 3