World Languages

Standards

The goal of the World Language program is to promote language proficiency in order for students to engage in meaningful communication and appreciate cultures different from their own. This program is founded on the belief of the Massachusetts Common Core of Learning that all students should converse, read, and write in at least one other language in addition to English.

Grade 7 Spanish

This course is an introduction to Spanish and explores the first four units of Spanish 1.

Grade 8 Spanish

This course is a continuation of grade 7 and explores the last four units of Spanish 1.

French I

In this course students will begin developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in French within the novice to intermediate proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will also begin to explore the culture and customs of the French-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

French II

In this course students will continue developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in French within the high-novice to mid-intermediate proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will continue to explore cultures and customs of the French-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

French III

In this course students will continue developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in French within the high- intermediate proficiency level in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will continue to explore cultures and customs of the French-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

French IV

In this course students will fine tune their interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in French within the high- intermediate to mid-advanced proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will conduct deeper exploration into the cultures and customs of the French-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Latin I

This course emphasizes vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language. Translation is both from Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin II

This course continues the emphasis on the vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language begun in Latin I. Translation is from both Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans with emphasis on the historical impact of Julius Caesar. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin III

Latin IV

Spanish I

In this course students will begin developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in Spanish within the novice to intermediate proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will also begin to explore the culture and customs of the Spanish-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Spanish II

In this course students will continue developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in Spanish within the high-novice to mid-intermediate proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will continue to explore cultures and customs of the Spanish-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Spanish III

In this course students will continue developing interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in Spanish within the high- intermediate proficiency level in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations. Students will continue to explore cultures and customs of the Spanish-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Spanish IV

In this course students will fine tune their interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills in Spanish within the high- intermediate to mid-advanced proficiency levels in order to communicate meaningfully in real-world situations . Students will conduct deeper exploration into the cultures and customs of the Spanish-speaking world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Advanced Placement Spanish Language

In this course students will demonstrate their skills and abilities in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes in Spanish at the advanced proficiency level. They will develop a deeper understanding of various aspects of the cultures and customs of the Spanish-speaking world through a thematic study of engaging topics and make connections and comparisons to their own. As an Advanced Placement course, college level content will be covered and students will take the Advanced Placement Exam.

Advanced Placement Spanish Literature

In this course students will develop their critical reading and analytical writing skills as they continue to develop a high level of proficiency in all modes of communication. They will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of various aspects of cultures and customs of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic literary works, art, film, articles and literary criticism and make connections and comparisons with their own. As an Advanced Placement course, college level content will be covered and students will take the Advanced Placement Exam.

Advanced Placement French

In this course students will demonstrate their skills and abilities in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes in French at the advanced proficiency level. They will develop a deeper understanding of various aspects of the cultures and customs of the French-speaking world through a thematic study of engaging topics and make connections and comparisons to their own.As an Advanced Placement course, college level content will be covered and students will take the Advanced Placement Exam.

Spanish for Native Speakers 1

In this course heritage speakers will develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in Spanish. They will fine tune their interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills through a thematic study of engaging topics. They will explore the culture and language of the Hispanic world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

Spanish for Native Speakers 2

In this course heritage speakers will continue to develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in Spanish. They will fine tune their interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills through a study of engaging topics aligned with the Advanced Placement thematic units. They will explore the culture and language of the Hispanic world and make connections and comparisons with their own.

American Sign Language 1

This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

American Sign Language 2

This course is a continuation of ASL 1 focusing on the fundamental elements of American Sign Language in a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, the students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

American Sign Language 3

This course is a continuation of ASL 2, developing grammar and vocabulary skills, with emphasis on students expressive and receptive skills. Topics include abstract concepts of language and the deaf culture's values, attitudes, and community.

American Sign Language 4

This course is a continuation of ASL 3. Further development of intermediate-level receptive and expressive ASL vocabulary, grammar, fingerspelling, and conversational behavior; Deaf culture and ASL linguistics.

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