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World Languages Department

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS WORLD LANGUAGES

All courses listed meet the Foreign Language ("E") requirements for the University of California and the California State Universities, when the final course grade is a C or better. (Two years required, three years recommended for Cal State/UC entrance).

Spanish I FL502 Grades 9-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Students will learn how to speak, understand, read and write simple Spanish. Basic grammar and vocabulary will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to the cultures and civilization, which comprise the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish II FL503 Grades 9-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Successful completion of Spanish 1 with a C or better, or instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.
Students will continue to study the basic and intermediate verb tenses with more focus on the past and the future. There will be increased emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as further exploration of the Spanish-speaking world, its cultures and civilizations.

Spanish III FL504 Grades 10-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Successful completion of Spanish 2 with a C or better, or instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.
Spanish III is the continuation of Spanish II with more emphasis placed on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The focus will be on developing a greater ability to speak and write in Spanish using more complex grammatical structures. Knowledge of the Spanish speaking world will be stressed, including an introduction to Hispanic literature.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers I FL506 Grades 9-12 Year

Prerequisite: Placement test or instructor approval.
This class is geared to native speakers of Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on writing, reading, speaking and vocabulary development through the study of literature, culture and authentic experiences. Meets Foreign Language requirements.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers II FL507 Grades 9-12 Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish Speakers I with a C or better and approval of instructor This class is geared to native speakers who are interested in expanding their reading, writing and oral communications skills. The focus will be on authentic pieces of literature with an introduction to literary analysis, comparison and composition. Meets Foreign Language requirement.

AP Spanish Language FL508H Grades 10-12 Year

Prerequisites: Must meet two of three requirements: Passing of Spanish III/Spanish Speakers II with “B” or better; minimum 2.5 GPA, minimum CST score of Basic or above in Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This class will provide the advanced Spanish language learner with the opportunity to use Spanish for active communication in a course that is equivalent to a third-year college course. This course satisfies the Azusa Unified School District’s California universities’ requirement for foreign language. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP Spanish Language exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

AP Spanish Literature FL509H Grades 11-12 Year

Prerequisites: Must meet at least two of four requirements: a score of three or better in the AP Spanish Language exam; a grade of B or better in the AP Spanish language class; minimum of a 2.5 GPA, minimum CST score of Basic or above in Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.

This course approximates the introductory literature course taught at the college level. The reading list is an inclusive list, which introduces students to the diverse literature written in Spanish. The readings help them reflect on the many voices and cultures included in Spanish and Latin American literature. Colleges and universities easily identify this course as a third-year college introduction to Hispanic Literature. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP Spanish Literature exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

French I FL513 Grades 9-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. The course is designed to be an introduction to the French language and the many cultures and civilizations that make up the French speaking world. Students will gain a basic working knowledge of speaking, listening, reading and writing in French.

French II FL514 Grades 10-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Successful completion of French 1 with a C or better, or instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.
Students will gain more experience in French grammar, obtain knowledge of past and future verb tenses and continue cultural exposure to the Francophone world. Vocabulary will be expanded with further development of the four language skills introduced in French I. The course will also introduce selections from French world literature.

French III FL515 Grades 11-12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Successful completion of French 2 with a C or better, or instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.
Focus: more expanded vocabulary and continued expansion of verb tenses and modes, grammar rules and structure, and culture. This level will also include a thorough concentration in spoken French. Readings will include selections of literature from around the Francophone world. Depending on enrollment, this course may be taught concurrently with French IV as an alternating curricular course cycling through two years of advanced French.

French IV FL516 Grade 12 Year

One year course - two consecutive semesters. Successful completion of French 3 with a C or better, or instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.
Focus: concentration in the spectrum of French language and literature, a broadening of grammar and vocabulary, and extensive development of advanced skills. This level will also include a thorough concentration in spoken French. Readings will include selections of literature from around the Francophone world. Depending on enrollment, this course may be taught concurrently with French III as an alternating curricular course cycling through two years of advanced French. AP French options may be available depending on student level and interest.

AP French IV FL517H Grade 12 Year

Prerequisites: Must meet three of four requirements: Successful completion of French III with a B or better, 2.5. GPA or above, minimum CST score of Basic or above in Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
The class will provide the advanced French language learner with the opportunity to use French for active communication in a course that is equivalent to a third-year college course. This course satisfies the “e” 
requirement for foreign language. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP French exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00. 

American Sign Language I and II (ROP)

One year course - two consecutive semesters. These courses provides instruction and practice in vocabulary, sentence structure, elementary conversation, and literature with an emphasis on visual receptive skills. 

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