World Languages

FRENCH I:  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12   (full year)
Prerequisite:  None

This course is offered to students who are beginning their study of French.  The French speaking world is introduced by studying both the language and cultural aspects.  Students will begin to develop skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  Basic vocabulary and grammar concepts are taught in this course.    Students must pass each semester in order to continue on with the course.

FRENCH II:  Grades 10, 11, 12   (full year)
Prerequisite:  French I with "C-" or better or   instructor approval

This course is designed for the second year French student.  The students review and expand upon the vocabulary, grammar, and skills introduced during the first year.  Grammar concepts that will be taught allow students to function in both the present and the past tense. 

FRENCH III: Grades 11, 12   (full year)
Prerequisite:  French II with "C-" or better or Instructor approval

This course is offered to third year language students.  It is designed to further develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Class discussions in French on various topics encourage students to increase their oral skills.  New emphasis is given to writing and to reading longer selections in French.

FRENCH IV:  Grades 11, 12   (full year)
Prerequisite:  French III with "C-" or better or Instructor approval

This course offers the advanced language student the opportunity to continue to improve their language skills and knowledge of the French culture.  The course is taught primarily in French.  The focus of this course is French history and literature, past and present cultural aspects of French life, and grammar review along with new grammatical concepts. 

SPANISH I:  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (Full Year)
Prerequisite: None

This course is offered to students who are beginning their study of Spanish.  The Spanish-speaking world is introduced by studying both the language and cultural aspects.  Students will begin to develop skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  Basic vocabulary and grammar concepts are taught in this course.  Students must pass each semester in order to continue on with the course.

SPANISH II:  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (Full Year)
Prerequisite:  Spanish I with "C-" or better or Instructor approval

This course is designed for the second year Spanish student.  The students review and expand upon the vocabulary, grammar, and the skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) introduced during the first year.  Grammar concepts that will be taught allow students to function in both the present and past tenses.  Students must pass each semester in order to continue on with the course.

SPANISH III:  Grades 10, 11, 12 (Full Year)
Prerequisite:  Spanish II with "C-" or better or instructor approval

This course is offered to third year language students.  It is designed to further develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Class discussions in Spanish on various topics encourage students to increase their oral skills.  New emphasis is given to writing and to reading longer selections in Spanish.  Many new grammar concepts will lead to greater fluency.  Students must pass each semester in order to continue on with the course.

CIS SPANISH 1003 (IV):  Grades 11, 12   (Full Year)
Prerequisite:  Spanish III; Commitment to speak only Spanish in the class.  Sophomores must have teacher permission & have taken Spanish III.

CIS Spanish 1003 is offered for college credit as part of the College in the Schools (CIS) program offered through the University of Minnesota.  Upon passing the course, 5 university credits are awarded.  The course allows students the opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills in Spanish, and places an emphasis on improving their listening and speaking skills.  Cultural topics are also covered.

CIS SPANISH 1004  (V):  Grades 11, 12   (Full Year)
Prerequisite:  CIS Spanish 1003; Commitment to speak only Spanish in the class

CIS Spanish 1004 is a continuation of CIS Spanish 1003and also offered for college credit as part of the College in the Schools (CIS) program offered through the University of Minnesota.  Upon passing the course, 5 university credits are awarded.  The course allows students the opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills in Spanish, and places an emphasis on improving their listening and speaking skills.  Cultural topics are also covered.