Modern Languages (10-12)

French 10

This is an intermediate Language course designed to fine tune and expand students’ ability to communicate in French. They will learn more sophisticated vocabulary and grammar to further develop their skills. Similarly to previous French courses, French 10 is project based with many student centered activities. Participation is the key to success in this course. The thematic units in French 10 are: Family & Friends, Celebrations, Daily Routine.

Prerequisite – successful completion of French 9 with “S” work habit

French 11

This is a course which will enrich both the functional and cultural aspects of the students’ learning experience. Students will engage in spontaneous French conversations which explore a variety of topics. This course predominantly focuses on collaborative assignments. Therefore attendance and active participation are the key to success in this course. The thematic units in French 11 are: Back to School, Workplace, Health & Fitness. Prerequisite – successful completion of French 10 with “S” work habit

French 12

This is a senior level language course. Students will be given the opportunity to choose the topics they wish to explore relative to French culture and language. This course is not only student centered but rather student guided where their experience is more of a language learning lab and the teacher is a facilitator. Access to a computer with internet will be integral for success.
Prerequisite – successful completion of French 11 with “G” work habit

Spanish 10

This course is an intermediate language course and a continuation from Spanish 9. Students will continue to develop and improve language acquisition through reading, writing, listening and speaking. This project based course will continue to immerse students in Spanish culture from around the world and learn about family, home, fashion, travel, and media.  Prerequisite: Spanish 9 with “S” work habit

Spanish 11

Through the appreciation of Spanish culture, students will learn more about the traditions and backgrounds of all Spanish speaking counties. More emphasis will be placed on Language acquisition through speaking and writing. Themes include: school, celebrations, community and the past. Students will also work collaboratively on a culminating project to demonstrate their previously acquired language skills or for those students who are interested in continuing onto Spanish 12. Plan for a Spanish Immersion experience.  Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or Intro-Spanish 11

Spanish 12

This is a senior level language course. Students will interact in spontaneous and meaningful real-life situations using more complex vocabulary and grammar. Activities will include a self-directed analysis and discussion of Spanish culture culminating in an interactive group inquiry project, or immersion experience in a Spanish speaking community abroad. The teacher will act as a facilitator and guide students towards the completion of the project.