WORLD LANGUAGES

  • Two (2.0) World Language credits are required for graduation. Students may earn their two required World Language credits both in World Language courses or may choose to earn one credit in a World Language course, and another with the substitution of any course that meets the requirements for Visual, Performing or Applied Arts (VPAA) or any EFE course. Beginning with the class of 2025, students must earn two credits in the same World Language.


    Chinese I A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9051-7
    Prerequisite: None
    This course focuses on the basic elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students begin oral communication immediately, while written communication skills are developed gradually. Students are introduced to a rich variety of activities that develop the communicative skills. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

    Chinese I B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9051-8
    Prerequisite: Chinese I A
    Chinese I B continues the Chinese Level I course. It focuses on the basic elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students continue to develop oral, reading, and written communication skills. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

    Chinese I C
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9051-9
    Prerequisite: Chinese I B
    Chinese I C completes the Chinese Level I course. It deepens focus on the essential elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students will further develop oral, reading, and written communication skills for a variety of audiences. Technology is used to reinforce learning. This whole language learning will lead students to achieve a beginning level of communication competence in Chinese.

    Chinese II A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9052-7
    Prerequisite: None
    Chinese II A focuses on the continued development of competence in Chinese and knowledge of the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    Chinese II B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9052-8
    Prerequisite: Chinese II A
    Chinese II B continues the Chinese Level II course. It focuses on the elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students continue to develop oral, reading, and written communication skills. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

    Chinese II C
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9052-9
    Prerequisite: Chinese II B
    Chinese II C completes the Chinese Level II course. It deepens focus on the essential elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students will further develop oral, reading, and written communication skills for a variety of audiences. Technology is used to reinforce learning. This whole language learning will lead students to achieve communication competence in Chinese.

    Chinese III A
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9053-7
    Prerequisite: Chinese II C
    Chinese III A focuses on the continued development of competence in Chinese and knowledge of the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    Chinese III B
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9053-8
    Prerequisite: Chinese III A
    Chinese III B continues the Chinese Level III course. It focuses on the elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students continue to develop oral, reading, and written communication skills. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

    Chinese III C
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9053-9
    Prerequisite: Chinese III B
    Chinese III C completes the Chinese Level III course. It deepens focus on the essential elements of Chinese and the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Students will further develop oral, reading, and written communication skills for a variety of audiences. Technology is used to reinforce learning. This whole language learning will lead students to achieve communication competence in Chinese.


    French I A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9021-2
    Prerequisite: None
    French 1 A focuses on the basic elements of French and the cultures of the French-speaking world. Students begin oral communication immediately while written communication skills are developed gradually. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

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    French I B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9021-3
    Prerequisite: French I A
    French I B completes the French Level I course. It continues the focus on the basic elements of French and the cultures of the French-speaking world. Students continue to develop oral and written communication skills. Technology is used to reinforce learning.

    French II A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9022-2
    Prerequisite: French I B
    French II A focuses on the continued development of competence in French and knowledge of the cultures of the French-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    AND

    French II B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9022-3
    Prerequisite: French II A
    French II B completes the French Level II course. It continues to focus on the development of competence in French and knowledge of the cultures of the French-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    French III A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9023-7
    Prerequisite: French II B
    French III A focuses on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students use basic language structures with increasing accuracy and begin to combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. A component is the use of French beyond the classroom in the real world. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    AND

    French III B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9023-8
    Prerequisite: French III A
    French III B continues to focus on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students use basic language structures with increasing accuracy and begin to combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. An important component is the use of French beyond the classroom in the real world. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    AND

    French III C
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9023-9
    Prerequisite: French III B
    French III C is recommended for students wishing to continue their French studies in preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) French course. It continues to focus on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students use basic language structures with increasing accuracy and begin to combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. An important component is the use of French beyond the classroom in the real world. Technology is used to enhance learning.


    Latin I A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9041-2
    Prerequisite: None
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin I A focuses on the basic elements of Latin and the culture of ancient Rome. While students begin oral communication immediately, the primary objective is to learn to read Latin with confidence. Listening, speaking, and writing skills are developed gradually. The course includes an introduction to Roman mythology and a study of English words derived from Latin.

    Latin I B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9041-3
    Prerequisite: Latin I A
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    This course focuses on the basic elements of Latin and the culture of ancient Rome. While students begin oral communication immediately, the primary objective is to learn to read Latin with confidence. Listening, speak-ng, and writing skills are developed gradually. The course includes an introduction to Roman mythology and a study of English words derived from Latin.

    Latin II A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9042-2
    Prerequisite: Latin I B
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin II A focuses on the continued development of competence in Latin and knowledge of the culture of ancient Rome. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language and increase their ability to read Latin by developing the basic language skills. The study of Roman mythology and derivation of English words from Latin continue at this level. 

    AND

    Latin II B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9042-3
    Prerequisite: Latin II A

    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin II B completes the Latin Level II course. It focuses on continued development of competence in Latin and knowledge of the culture of ancient Rome.

    Latin III A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9043-7
    Prerequisite: Latin II B
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin III A focuses on further development of competence in reading Latin with more complex grammatical structure. A more formal study of English derivatives and the opportunity to use written and spoken Latin-based English words are incorporated at this level. Interwoven with the Latin readings are topics from Roman mythology, history, and culture.

    AND

    Latin III B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9043-8
    Prerequisite: Latin III A
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin III B continues to focus on further development of competence in reading Latin with more complex grammatical structure.

    Latin III C
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9043-9
    Prerequisite: Latin III B
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Latin III C is recommended for students wishing to continue their Latin studies in preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Latin course.  It continues to focus on further development of competence in reading Latin with more complex grammatical structure.


    Spanish I A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9011-2
    Prerequisite: None
    Spanish I A focuses on the basic elements of Spanish and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.  

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    Spanish I B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9011-3
    Prerequisite: Spanish I A
    Spanish I B completes the Spanish Level I course. It focuses on the basic elements of Spanish and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students begin oral communication immediately, while written communication skills are developed gradually. Technology is used to reinforce classroom learning. 

    Spanish II A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9012-2
    Prerequisite: Spanish I B 
    Spanish II A focuses on the continued development of competence in Spanish and knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    AND

    Spanish II B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9012-3
    Prerequisite: Spanish II A
    Spanish II B completes the Spanish Level II course. 
    It focuses on the continued development of competence in Spanish and knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Reading material on familiar topics and writing short, directed compositions reinforce oral skills. Students have a growing awareness of the structure of the language.

    Spanish III A
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9013-7
    Prerequisite: Spanish II B
    Spanish III A focuses on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students use basic language structures with increasing accuracy and begin to combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. A component is the use of Spanish beyond the classroom. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    Spanish III B
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9013-8
    Prerequisite: Spanish III A
    Spanish III B focuses on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students use basic language structures with increasing accuracy and begin to combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. A component is the use of Spanish beyond the classroom. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    Spanish III C
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 9013-9
    Prerequisite: Spanish III B
    Spanish III C is recommended for students wishing to continue their Spanish studies in preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish course. It focuses on various topics with an emphasis on the practical use of the language. Students continue to use language structures with increasing accuracy and combine learned material in new ways to express their thoughts. A component is the use of Spanish beyond the classroom.


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD LANGUAGE COURSES
    Due to the rigor of AP courses, students are strongly encouraged to complete a summer assignment as suggested by the AP teacher. Content from summer assignments will be included on an assessment during the first trimester. A packet with detailed course information is available in the principal’s office. AP courses are intended for students in grades 10-12.

    [AP] [W] [C] Advanced Placement French Language and Culture
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 9092-789
    Prerequisite: French III C
    This is a rigorous course in which students reach a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking the French language. Students are taught advanced conversational skills to lead them toward greater functionality in the francophone culture. Advanced writing skills are also introduced using literature as a springboard for writing and discussion. Technology is used to enhance learning.

    [AP] [W] [C] Advanced Placement Latin
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 9094-789
    Prerequisite: Latin III C
    This is a rigorous course in which students study the Latin poet Vergil and his magnum opus, The Aeneid. Students will read, translate, understand, analyze, and interpret the books of The Aeneid required by the AP syllabus. In addition, students will study the cultural, social, and political context of the poem.

    [AP] [W] [C] Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 9091-789
    Prerequisite: Spanish III C
    This is a rigorous course in which students cover advanced Spanish writing and conversational skills. The course encompasses listening/oral skills, reading, comprehension grammar and composition. The course provides an opportunity for students to continue their success in the Spanish program and to prepare for higher-level programs in college. Extensive training in organization and writing of compositions are an integral part of this course.