World Languages

World Languages

Name Language Phone
Ryan Bosson
Spanish 429-3909 x222
Luke Dahlen Spanish 429-3909 x222
Roxanne Jimenez
Spanish 429-3909 x216
Dian O'Reilly
Spanish 429-3909 x214
Solange Nascimento
Spanish 429-3909 x218


Introduction: High school graduation does not require courses in a World Language. Entrance requirements for most colleges include a minimum of 20 units (two years) in the same language, but three years is recommended. The four-year plans below are models to be used as guidelines only in creating your own unique program.

A special seal on the High School Diploma is given for Biliteracy Go to: Seal-of-Biliteracy for more information - it starts in the 9th grade.

Intensive College Prep Grade Recommended Course

9 Spanish 1

10 Spanish 2

11 Spanish 3

12 AP Spanish 4

 

College Prep Grade Recommended Course

9 Spanish 1

10 Spanish 2

11 Spanish 3

12 Elective


Course Descriptions

SPANISH 1

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
9-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Elective for SHS, for UC/CSU, e
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: This class is designed to give students the basic language tools and experiences which constitute the first step toward real proficiency in Spanish. Considerable class time will be spent in communicative tasks in Spanish, i.e. exchanging experiences, information, ideas, social courtesies, etc. Instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and punctuation will be given as needed in order to facilitate and advance the communicative proficiency objectives concerning accuracy. Students will become better acquainted with the peoples and customs through an introduction to their music, art, sports, recreational activities, festivals, history and geography.

SPANISH 2

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
10-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Elective for SHS, for UC/CSU, e
Prerequisite: "C" or better in Spanish 1, or teacher permission.
Course Description: Spanish 2 is designed to expand and refine the speaking and listening skills necessary to attain competence in more complex conversations and narratives. The vocabulary will be expanded, phonics reviewed and further grammatical concepts will be introduced. The student's familiarity with the peoples and customs of the language will be exchanged through additional studies of music, art, sports, recreational activities, festivals, history and geography.


SPANISH 3

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
11-12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Elective for SHS, for UC/CSU, e, g
Prerequisite: "C" or better in Spanish 2, or teacher permission.
Course Description: All language skills previously studied will be refined through a variety of activities such as reading and discussing short stories, skits, resumes, and reports. Grammatical principles will be reviewed; new advanced structures will be presented to the student to insure increased proficiency in the language. The students will be given further examples for the application of their skills and knowledge. By the end of the third year, students will have studied all the major elements of the language. This class meets the UC advanced foreign language/mathematics/science entrance requirements.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH 4

Grade Duration Credits Repeat Status
12 Year 5/5 No

Fulfills Requirements: Elective for SHS, for UC/CSU, e, g
Prerequisite:"C" or better in Spanish 3 or Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 or instructor permission
Course Description: This class will be conducted entirely in Spanish. All language skills will be refined and developed further, including activities such as writing and enacting original skits and dialogues, formal discussions of major literary works as well as audio-visual presentations. Necessary grammatical principles will be reviewed and expanded by the student to strengthen fluency in the language. Students are expected to take the AP Spanish Language Exam in May.