• World Languages

     
     
    Congratulations to Sophie Gormley and Kristen Lee, recognized as outstanding World Language students.
     
    Students of the month
     
     
     
     
    After a test in French 2 class, the students were making French crepes. Enjoy the slideshow below.

World Languages

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    French 1: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grade 9
    (1 year)
    Prerequisite: "A" or “B” grade in 8th grade English & a B- average in all subjects (2.75)
    10 Credits Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grade 10-12
    (1 year)
    Prerequisite: “B-“ grade or better in previous English courses or at least a B- average (2.75)..
    10 Credits
     
    French 2: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)
    Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in French 1.
    10 Credits
     
    French 3: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in French 2.
    10 Credits
    Honors French 3: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    grades- 11-12(1 year)
    Prerequisite "A" or "B" grade in French 2
    10 Credits
    French 4: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 11-12 or with teacher approval (1 year)
    Prerequisite: “A” or "B" Grade in French 3 along with teacher approval.
    10 Credits

    AP French: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 11-12 (1 year)
    Prerequisite: “A” or “B” grade with teacher recommendation in Honors French 3 or “B” grade or better in French 4
    10 Credits
     

     

     

    FRENCH 1 DESCRIPTION: The primary objective is the development of basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. A mastery of the French sound system is emphasized as well as mastery of the most frequent patterns in conversation. The student will learn to ask, recognize and reply to basic questions without seeing printed words. Students will be able to write or present short skits.   They will develop knowledge regarding the French-speaking world, culture and geography. 

     

    FRENCH 2 DESCRIPTION: The student gains greater confidence and control as new grammatical structures and vocabulary are introduced. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are emphasized. Group discussions, dialogue and skit writing add patterned oral practice. The student will dramatically increase his/her knowledge of French culture.

     

    FRENCH 3 DESCRIPTION: Seeking to strengthen the use of the language, the student employs the listening-speaking approach with more emphasis given to reading and writing. A student should have a large vocabulary and should be able to read at a fairly rapid rate with high comprehension. Many of the fine points of French grammar are covered at this level. The student will write and present skits which reflect the materials they are covering as well as cultural events. The major portion of French grammar is covered at this level. Students who are successful in French 3 continue onto French 4 the following year.

     

    HONORS FRENCH 3 DESCRIPTION: Honors French 3 is an accelerated, in-depth third year French language program intended for the motivated language student. It is the recommended class for the students who plan to enroll in AP French. The course aims to increase the student’s ability to communicate in the target language through extensive vocabulary building and mastery of advanced grammar structures. Grammar concepts are presented in the context of contemporary and classic literature. Written and oral assignments will review the usage of most tenses. Students learn more about authentic language throughout the French-speaking world through the critique of French films, contemporary publication and current events.

     

    FRENCH 4 DESCRIPTION: An intensive "French only" environment prevails in this course designed for those who continue their study of French due to interest in conversation, current events, history or simply to review grammar before college. While continuing to develop the four language skills, emphasis is placed on proficiency of the spoken language, use of vocabulary and grammar.

     

    ADVANCEMENT PLACEMENT FRENCH LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION: Students must have completed either Honors French 3 or French 4 to sign up for this course. This comprehensive course integrates AP teaching methods into all areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on advanced vocabulary and grammar, oral presentations, essays, newspaper articles, contemporary literary texts and film. The class is conducted in French and is designed to prepare students for the AP exam. Students who are successful on the French AP exam may earn college credit.

     

     

    Spanish 1: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grade: 9 (1 year)

    Prerequisite: "A"or"B"in 8th grade English & B- average in all subjects.(2.75)
    10 Credits Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 10-12 (1 year)
    Prerequisite: "B-" grade or better in previous English courses and at least a B- average (2.75).
    10 Credits 
    Spanish 2: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)
    Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in Spanish 1.
    10 Credits
     

    Spanish 3: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in Spanish 2.
    10 Credits 

    Spanish 4: Elective Credit; Meets CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    Prerequisite: "C" grade or better in Spanish 3.
    10 Credits 
    AP Spanish: Elective Credit; Meet CSU/UC “E” Requirement
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    Prerequisite: 1) "A" grade in Spanish 3 or 2) "B" grade or better in Spanish 4.
    10 Credits 

     

    SPANISH 1 DESCRIPTION: First year Spanish students are introduced to the basic sound system of the language, and learn to reproduce those sounds both orally and in writing. Important foundations are laid upon which the grammatical structures of the language are built. Listening comprehension and simple verbal response to given stimuli are primary objectives of the level. Cultural response to given stimuli are primary objectives of this level. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking people, and current events of the modern Hispanic world form an integral part of all levels of language learning.

     

    SPANISH 2 DESCRIPTION: In Spanish 2 the major body of the Spanish grammar system is covered. Particular emphasis is placed upon oral communication, and the practical use of increasingly complicated structures.

     

    SPANISH 3 DESCRIPTION: In this first year of advanced Spanish students complete the study of all verb tenses, the five "moods" of the language, and the remaining grammatical points. Reading assignments are longer and vocabulary increases dramatically. The major portion of each class is conducted in Spanish and students are encouraged to speak the language at every opportunity, both inside and outside of class. ACE approved course.

     

    SPANISH 4 DESCRIPTION: Students who have attained measurable proficiency in the use of the language may proceed to advanced levels in which all of the linguistic skills are reinforced through concentrated practice. Students are more thoroughly acquainted with different Hispanic cultures through internet communication and video, making use of authentic Spanish presented through these mediums   Classes are conducted exclusively in Spanish and students are required to speak it at all times. ACE approved course. 

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION: After Spanish 3, or preferably Spanish 4, the exceptional student may elect to enroll in the most intensive Spanish course offered at Rio Americano. Emphasis will be placed on preparation for the AP Spanish exam, which is optional. This is considered an honors course for admission to most universities, and upon passage of the AP Spanish exam may receive college credit. ACE approved course. 

Last Modified on October 21, 2020