Foreign Language


 
Alley, John   
 
Spanish I, Spanish II


Cooter, Jessica  
 
Spanish III, Spanish IV/V Honors


Heagy, Christine
 
Latin II, Latin III, Latin IV Honors


Morgan, Jon
 
Spanish II, Spanish III

 
Turner, Kendra
 
French II, French III, French IV/V Honors, Spanish III


Department Chair: John Alley
 

Course Offerings

Spanish

Spanish I:

Spanish I is an introduction to the basic elements of spoken and written Spanish and to the cultures in which Spanish is spoken. Basic structures and vocabulary are developed through practice with the interactive processes of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Students are encouraged to use Spanish as much as possible by communicating in real-life contexts about topics that are meaningful to them. Students develop a familiarity with the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and their relationship to our own. 

Spanish II:

Spanish II reviews the basic elements of spoken and written Spanish and expands students’ control and creative use of the language, as well as their proficiency in the communication processes. The history, geography, traditions, significant persons, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures are explored in more depth, primarily in Spanish and in culturally accurate settings.

Spanish III:

In Spanish III, students continue to develop their proficiency in the communication processes by interacting with other speakers of Spanish, comprehending oral and written messages in Spanish, and using Spanish in oral and written presentations. Students enhance their knowledge of the history, geography, traditions, perspectives, and significant persons of Spanish-speaking cultures, use Spanish to experience literature and the arts, and explore ways in which their knowledge of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures can enrich their lives.

Spanish IV:

Spanish IV enhances students’ creativity and expands their written and oral skills. In this course, students use Spanish to engage in discussions and create compositions and oral presentations in order to compare and contrast cultural elements in the Spanish-speaking cultures.

Spanish V:

As an immersion course, Spanish V provides students with an opportunity to use Spanish in a variety of contexts. Students read literature, deliver presentations, write creatively, discuss social issues, and explore how their knowledge of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures can enrich their lives and careers.

French

French II
French II reviews the basic elements of spoken and written French and expands students’ control and creative use of the
language. Students continue to develop their communication skills in all four language areas—listening, speaking,
reading, and writing. The art, music, history, geography, traditions, significant persons, and perspectives of Frenchspeaking
cultures are explored in more depth, primarily in French and in culturally accurate settings.

French III
French III expands students’ control and creativity in French in culturally accurate settings. Students use French to
enhance their knowledge of history, geography, traditions, perspectives, and significant persons of French-speaking
cultures. They also continue to explore French literature, art, and music, as well as to create their own spoken and written
works.

French IV Honors
French IV continues to expand students’ control of and creativity in French. Students use French to study in depth the
history, geography, traditions, perspectives, and significant persons of French-speaking cultures. Students read literature,
study art and music, write compositions, and prepare oral presentations.

French V Honors
As an immersion course, French V provides students with an opportunity to use French in the same context as, and with
the same perspectives of, French native speakers. Students read more complex literature, perform plays, watch and
listen to media targeted to native speakers, write creatively, and discuss social issues and current events. Students who
successfully complete this course will be prepared for advanced French study in college.

Latin

Latin II:
Latin II includes a review of the first year course and continued study of basic Latin grammar. Students continue to
develop the skills necessary to become effective translators. Major areas of study include Roman history, Greek and
Latin word origins, and mythology. Students deepen their understanding of Roman culture and the influence of the Latin
language and classical civilization.

Latin III: 
In Latin III, students study more advanced Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary in order to translate passages of
greater difficulty. Greek and Roman mythology and their influence on our literature, art, and vocabulary receive special
emphasis. Roman civilization, history, and social customs are also explored in depth.

Latin IV Honors:
In Latin IV, students will review grammar, syntax, and vocabulary while reading primarily the works of the Roman poets
Ovid, Catullus, Martial, and Horace and the Roman prose writers Livy, Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Juvenal, Aesop, and
Augustus. Emphasis will be placed on reading Latin literature for enrichment and appreciation and for a broader
perspective of classical mythology and Roman history, culture, and daily life. The student will continue to explore the
influence of Latin language and Roman civilization on the modern world.

Latin V Honors:
In Latin V, students will continue review of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary while reading the works of major Roman
authors. Students will also continue to explore the influence of Latin language and Roman civilization on the modern
world.