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VLA World Language Course Descriptions

ASL- Intro to Sign Language
 
2 Semesters: 36 Units
 
Students in Conversational ASL will be introduced to the skills needed to communicate effectively in the target language. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of vocabulary, grammar structure, other ASL language features, culture, as well as being able to hold a simple conversation.
 
French I

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Students in French I develop knowledge and skills to begin communicating in the target language. They speak, listen, read, and write the language in short sentences and paragraphs that contain the learned vocabulary words and phrases. Students also gain insight into the target culture by examining literature, music, laws, foods, values, traditions, and behaviors.

French II

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Students in French II will participate in simple conversational situations using sentences and groups of sentences. They create with the target language by combining and recombining learned phrases and words. Students write simple messages, read texts dealing with familiar topics, and understand main ideas when listening to conversations dealing with familiar topics or themes. Students also gain an awareness and understanding of, and appreciation for, cultural contributions made by people of the target language. 

French III

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Students in French III initiate and sustain conversations by making statements, asking questions, and giving appropriate responses. They communicate using correct time frames on everyday topics, both orally and in writing. When writing, students compose cohesive paragraphs related to familiar topics and personal experiences. Students develop understanding of main ideas and significant details in extended discussions and presentations, both live and recorded. They acquire new knowledge and information from texts including short literary texts and media. Students continue to expand their knowledge and understanding of the cultural significance of the target language.

French IV

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Students in French IV speak and write the target language using coherent paragraphs. They learn to initiate, sustain, and bring to closure a wide variety of communicative tasks using appropriate time frames. They expand comprehension skills that allow them to acquire knowledge and information from comprehensive, authentic texts including literary texts and media. Students continue to develop insight into the nature of the target language and culture.

Latin I

2 Semesters: 36 Units

A student in Latin I will see the influences of the Latin language on modern English. This first-level course, consisting of thirty-six units, covers vocabulary, basic grammar, reading, word derivation and the influence of Roman civilization on the modern world. With some sincere effort, at the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to say just as Julius Caesar once did, "Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)."

Spanish I*

2 Semesters: 36 Units
Required Course Materials

Students in Spanish I develop knowledge and skills to begin communicating in the target language. They speak, listen, read and write the language in short sentences and paragraphs that contain the learned vocabulary words and phrases. Students also gain insight into the target culture by examining literature, music, laws, foods, values, traditions, and behaviors.

Spanish II

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Students in Spanish II participate in simple conversational situations using sentences and groups of sentences. They create with the target language by combining and recombining learned phrases and words. Students write simple messages, read texts dealing with familiar topics, and understand main ideas when listening to conversations dealing with familiar topics or themes. Students also gain an awareness, understanding of, and appreciation for cultural contributions made by people of the target language.

Spanish III

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Spanish III is offered to students interested in pursuing greater fluency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the target language. The students will be required to recall previously learned words and phrases and build upon them as they learn to create more native-like writing and conversation. This course also continues with a more intense study of grammar and appreciation for cultural contributions made by people of the target language.

Spanish IV

2 Semesters: 36 Units

Spanish IV is offered to those students interested in becoming proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the target language. The students will be required to review all grammatical structure and recall previously learned vocabulary to strive for a native-like proficiency level as well as continue a more intense study of cultural aspects including art and literature. The student will be responsible for comprehension and discussion of these works in the target language as well as public presentation including personal opinion.

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