World Languages

  • French 5/6

    Length: Yearlong course (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: French 3/4 this course may be taken before or after UW103)

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

    Course Description:  Students will use the French language to create projects on various cultural aspects of the francophone world.  Students will study the regions of France, Africa, Asia, Canada and their cuisine.  We will also study French art and music and read literature such as Les Misérables, and Le Petit Prince. There is an opportunity to attend a French immersion camp. Culture is emphasized with some grammar review and lots of speaking opportunities. 

     

    UW French 103

    Length: Yearlong course (1.0 credit at LHS and 5 UW credits)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

     Course Description:  Earn 5 credits through the UW and satisfy entrance and exit requirements to most universities for world languages.  This is a highly interactive college level course with a task-based approach.  Students learn to use the language creatively using the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  You will be proficient at the end of the course.  Tuition is about 1/3 the cost of what you would pay for the same credits at the UW.  There is also an opportunity to attend the French immersion camp.

     

    JAPANESE 1/2 and 3/4; FRENCH 1/2 and 3/4; SPANISH 1/2 and 3/4

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisites: None

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

    Course Description:  We offer three languages-Spanish, French and Japanese.  We highly recommend that you choose the language that you are most interested in.  All three are very useful in today’s global job market and for travel.  For entrance to universities two years is the bare minimum with three years necessary for schools such as the University of Washington.  The first two years of all three languages teach you the basic vocabulary and grammar to function in the target language.  The advanced courses of 5/6 and UW courses help you become proficient.  The UW program has a tuition fee and the students can earn 5 credits at the UW.  Native speakers should start with 5/6 level or check with instructor.

     

    Japanese 5/6, 7/8, UW in H.S. Program  

    Length: Yearlong course (1.0 credit and/or 5 U.W. credits)

    District Prerequisite: Japanese 3 & 4

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

    Course Description:  Students will continue to learn to speak, read, listen and write in Japanese. Students will focus on use of plain versus polite speaking patterns and using kanji whenever possible. They will learn the basics of getting along as a foreigner in Japan. Students will continue to gain an understanding of and appreciation for cultural differences by comparing the social behaviors and values of Japanese people with their own. Students will also write brief compositions.

     

    Third year Spanish/ Spanish 5/6

    Length: Yearlong course (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Spanish 3/4 this course may be taken before or after UW103 as per teacher recommendation

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

    Course Description:  This course builds on the content of both first and second year Spanish. This course seeks to develop in students Spanish-language communication skills, cultural competency, and critical thinking. It looks for opportunities to strengthen the connections between various academic disciplines including English language arts, history, geography, and leadership. Students will practice using a variety of verb tenses with a greater emphasis on grammatical structures.

     

    Fourth year Spanish/UW 103

    Length: Yearlong course (1.0 credit at LHS and 5 UW credit)

    District Prerequisite: Spanish 3/4 (A or B students) with teacher recommendation

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Elective credit and required for direct admission to 4 year universities

    Course Description:  As a college level course eligible for university credit, the pace and content of this course are more advanced than Third year Spanish.  Students will be working on advanced verb tenses including the subjunctive, past perfect, and passive voice.  Course emphasis is on listening, writing, and use of advanced grammar concepts.  The UW 103 course follows the curriculum and text from the University of Washington courses.  Instructor permission is required before registering for this class.  It is recommended that students complete Spanish 5/6 before taking UW 103. 

Last Modified on December 26, 2017