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WORLD LANGUAGES

LACHSA  WORLD LANGUAGES

 

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WORLD LANGUAGES

SPANISH I

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course offers a methodical presentation of the fundamental structure of the language. Students develop foundational listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

SPANISH II

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
9TH-10TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides instruction in more complex grammar and more advanced oral and written expression in the language. Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish I.

SPANISH III

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
10TH-11TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course continues to develop proficiency skills in writing, reading, and speaking, along with the introduction of literature. Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish II.

SPANISH IV

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
11TH-12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course continues a more in-depth coverage of culture and Spanish Literature by presenting more advanced vocabulary, grammatical concepts, writing, and conversational skills. All grammatical concepts are thoroughly reviewed and expanded, and students will be applying these to writing compositions.  Reading strategies and fundamentals of formal composition are introduced in conjunction with level- appropriate literary selections. The Spanish IV class is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. Students are expected to have acquired strong oral communication skills prior to the study of Spanish IV through practice with designated partners, other classmates, and teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish III.

FRENCH I

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

French 1 introduces the students to basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Pronunciation, grammar, and everyday vocabulary are stressed as indispensable tools for comprehension and expression. French and Francophone values, customs, culture, and everyday life are also highlighted.

FRENCH II

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
9TH-10TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course continues with basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure and grammar while emphasizing idiomatic construction and expression. Simplified authentic readings, oral discussion and conversation are based on current real-life topics appropriate to the students’ age and experience and that of their peers in Francophone communities. Students are encouraged not only to compare but also to understand that cultural practices are products of culture and to gain a wider understanding of the meaning and value of culture and how this applies to language. Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I.

FRENCH III

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
10TH-11TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an opportunity to acquire intermediate fluency in spoken French with emphasis on natural, colloquial usage and the development of analytical reading and writing skills. A variety of authentic audio, video and written texts are included. Students will listen to songs, narrations of newspaper and magazine articles, dictations, news reports, movie reviews, and other types of sound recordings. It emphasizes the use of set-up phrases, idiomatic expressions, correct pronunciation and intonation, development of useful vocabulary, and ability to communicate without hesitation in a given situation as well as the careful construction of written expression and the use of limited language skills to effectively read authentic documents requiring fluency. Speaking activities include role-plays, oral reports, speeches and picture story telling. Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II.

FRENCH IV

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WORLD LANGUAGES
GRADE(S)
11TH-12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course encourages student fluency in spoken and written French. The emphasis is on reading for analysis and written expression. Written texts include literature and newspaper and magazine articles. Students will develop speaking skills through verbal interaction with classmates and the instructor. Speaking activities continue to include role-plays, oral reports, speeches, and picture story telling. Writing a variety of compositions, answering essay questions on assignments and tests, and journal writing will enhance writing skills. Prerequisite: Completion of French III.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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