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WORLD LANG Courses

Academic Teaching Assistant in Middle School or High School Classes

Graduation Credits: N/A
Credit Type: School Service
Prerequisites: Audition and/or Interview

High school students may arrange to assist in a middle school academic class in which they have significant experience with the discipline, or a high school class in which they have already earned credit. This is an opportunity to earn school service credit, but NOT academic credit. TAs are expected to check in with the cooperating teacher regularly, participate fully in each class, model class expectations, assist in supporting students and the teacher whenever possible, and engage in pre-planning if taking a lead role as teacher. Prior teacher permission is required.

 

American Sign Language 1 (WRL100)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: None

This entry-level class develops the basics of American Sign Language. Students learn vocabulary, grammatical features, and an introduction to Deaf culture. Classes include practice dialogues, presentations, and a variety of activities. Classes are taught without voice and students are expected to turn their voices off during class.

American Sign Language 2 (WRL101)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1

This intermediate class in American Sign Language continues the development of ASL communication and the understanding of Deaf culture. Students expand vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. Classes include practice dialogues, presentations, conversations, storytelling, and a variety of activities. Classes are taught without voice and students are expected to turn their voices off during class.

 

American Sign Language 3 (WRL102)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: American Sign Language 2

ASL 3 is designed to increase conversational, receptive and expressive skills. Students will dig deeper into their understanding of the structure and nuances of American Sign Language. Students will expand their knowledge of Deaf history and culture, in addition to keeping up with current trends. Classes include practice dialogues, presentations, storytelling, poetry, signing to music, and conversations. Classes are taught without voice and students are expected to turn their voices off during class.

Francophone Pop Culture and Media (WRL116)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: French 3

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills and are expected to work entirely in French during class time. The course is taught as a cultural survey rotation in which one year focuses on conversation and the next year on the same within the context of Francophone pop culture, thereby enabling students to take an advanced language course over two consecutive years. Students will be able to converse in French at a high level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues.

 

French 1 (WRL103)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: None

This course serves as an introduction to the basic sounds, patterns, vocabulary and grammar of the French language. Students develop the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in French at a basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on a wide variety of topics.

French 2 (WRL104)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: French 1

This course continues to introduce students to the foundations of French language structure and vocabulary. The emphasis on fundamentals continues in this course by helping students deepen their skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in French at a high basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in a wide variety of topics.

 

French 3 (WRL105)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: French 2

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by working entirely in French during class time. Students will be able to converse in French at an intermediate level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues in the United States and those of French speakers in other parts of the world.

Spanish 1 (WRL107)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: None

This course serves as an introduction to the basic sounds, patterns, vocabulary and grammar of the Spanish language. Students develop the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in Spanish at a basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on a wide variety of topics.

 

Spanish 2 (WRL108)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 1

This course adds to the foundations of Spanish language structure and also increases vocabulary. The emphasis on fundamentals continues by helping students deepen their skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Upon completing this course, students will be able to converse in Spanish at a high basic level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions in a wide variety of topics.

Spanish 3 (WRL109)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 2

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking by working entirely in Spanish during class time. Students will be able to converse in Spanish at an intermediate level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues in the United States and those of Spanish speakers in other parts of the world.

 

Spanish Intensive (WRL112)

Graduation Credits: 10
Credit Type: World Language
Prerequisites: Spanish 3

Students continue to develop the four basic language skills, and are expected to work entirely in Spanish during class time. The course is taught as a cultural survey rotation in which language and culture skills are taught within the context of different Spanish-speaking countries, thereby enabling students to take an advanced language course over two consecutive years. Students will be able to converse in Spanish at a high level to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions on topics ranging from their own daily routines to culturally significant issues.

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ENGLISH LA | HISTORY/SS | MATH | SCIENCE | WORLD LANG
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