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World Language Department Courses

German Language Offerings

 

301131 German I (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                                1.0 credit

 

This course introduces students to the language and culture of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.  The four communication skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) are learned and practiced using communicative activities, including paired speaking exercises, peer interviews project presentations.  Topics include the alphabet, numbers, and greetings, introducing yourself and your family, free time activities, school, birthdays and effective pronunciation.

 

 

301231 German II (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                               1.0 credit

 

This course is designed to increase students’ skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening to German.  Students will continue to use a variety of activities to improve their abilities in the four communication areas, including written and oral presentations.  Language structure and vocabulary are expanded to allow students to express their own ideas in relation to the topics discussed.  Topics include making plans, food, weather, sports, clothing, friendships, home life and nature. 

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German I with a grade of ‘C’ or higher

 

 

301321 German III (Weight – 1.2)  (Grades 10, 11, 12)                                                               1.0 credit

 

This course continues study of the German language with a more in-depth look at language structure, with an emphasis on expressing oneself correctly.  Cultural study increases as students explore vacation destinations, health, and environmental practices and foods in Germany.  At this level students are expected to converse in German during class and write for effective communication.

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German II with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and teacher

                        recommendation

 

 

301421 German IV (Weight – 1.2)  (Grades 10, 11, 12)                                                               1.0 credit

 

The course is aimed primarily at developing a higher degree of fluency in a broad range of topics.  Students will learn the skills and structures needed to become lifelong learners and use the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment both within and beyond the school setting.  At this level class is conducted in German. 

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German III with a grade of ‘B’ or higher and teacher approval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Language Offerings

 

Suggested course of study for *students taking only two levels of Spanish:

Spanish I      Freshman year

Spanish II    Sophomore year

 

*Students who are not proficient in Language Arts are encouraged to wait until their sophomore year to take world language, as success in a second language builds upon skills in the first language.

Suggested course of study for Spanish college-bound students:     


Spanish I & II
         Freshman/Sophomore year    Spanish IV/CHS Spanish 201            Junior year    

Spanish III              Sophomore year                     CHS Spanish 202                                Senior year

 

*Heritage speakers (students whose parents speak Spanish), native speakers (students born in Spanish-speaking countries), and students transferring to Donegal who have taken Spanish before must take a placement test.  Contact your guidance counselor for more information.

 

302131 Spanish I (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                                1.0 credit

 

This course introduces students to the language and culture of Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries.  The four communication skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) are practiced using various activities, including videos, teacher-directed activities, and paired speaking exercises.  Topics include basic conversation, including expressing likes and dislikes, describing people, and talking about school and home, with a focus on the present tense. 

 

302231 Spanish II (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                               1.0 credit

 

This course is designed to increase students’ skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening to Spanish.  Students will continue to use a variety of activities to better their abilities in the four communication areas, including small projects and presentations.  Language structure and vocabulary are expanded to allow students to express their own ideas in relation to the topics discussed.  Vocabulary includes daily routines, the body and health, weather, clothing, shopping, travel, and careers, with a focus on past tense. 

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Spanish I with a grade of ‘C’ or higher

 

 

302321 Spanish III (Weight – 1.2)                                                                                              1.0 credit

 

This course is offered for the student with a genuine interest in the Spanish language.  It expands the study of the Spanish language with a more in-depth look at language structure focused on the imperfect and future tenses.  Cultural topics pertaining to specific Spanish-speaking countries are also explored.  At this level students are expected to be willing and able to converse in Spanish during class, as well as to write for effective communication.  Imperfect, conditional, and future verb forms are introduced, and the class is conducted mostly in Spanish.

 

Prerequisite:  Completion of Spanish II with a grade of ‘A’ or teacher recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

302711 Spanish IV/SPANISH 201 – CHS/HACC Intermediate Spanish I (Weight – 1.3)              1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

 

This course reviews the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and introduces advanced language structures. Extensive practice in conversation and composition is incorporated into each topic of study. Students will read and analyze works of acknowledged literary and cultural merit in order to familiarize themselves with the history, geography, culture (music, art, famous people), and current events of the Spanish-speaking world. Students are expected to interact with each other and the teacher in Spanish. This class is conducted in Spanish.

This course is available as a Harrisburg Area Community College course. Completion of this HACC course results in the awarding of 4.0 college credits, transferable to any college or university that accepts transcripts from HACC. A nominal course fee is required by Harrisburg Area Community College in order to participate.

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish III with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and teacher recommendation

302811 SPANISH 202 – CHS/HACC Intermediate Spanish II (Weight 1.3)                                 1.0 credit

(College in the High School Course) - Approval of school counselor and principal required.

This Harrisburg Area Community College course focuses on continued study of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and practice in conversation and composition. Further practice in oral and written skills and continued reading of works of literary and cultural merit will prepare students for advanced study of the language. Culture is presented through literature, Spanish-language movies and music, and the use of Spanish realia such as newspapers and magazines. Students are expected to interact with each other and the teacher in Spanish and to handle the language with a degree of fluency. This course is conducted in Spanish. Completion of this course results in the awarding of 4.0 college credits, transferable to any college or university that accepts transcripts from HACC. A nominal course fee is required by Harrisburg Area Community College in order to participate.

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish IV or HACC SPANISH 201 with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and teacher recommendation

 

 

 

 


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