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World Language Course Descriptions

4710 | French 

4720 | German 

4730 | Spanish  

Level 1: 10 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – no prerequisite

Students are introduced to vocabulary and structures. Activities include dialogs, novice readings, listening selections, and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures, while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language. The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community.

 

4750 | French 

4760 | German 

4770 | Spanish

 Level 2: 10 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: recommended ‘C’ or better in Level 1

Students increase vocabulary and develop structures. Activities include dialogs, readings, listening selections, and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures, while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language. The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community.

 

4790 | French 

4800 | German 

4810 | Spanish

Level 3: 10 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: recommended ‘C’ or better in Level 2

Students enhance vocabulary and expand structures. Activities include conversations, authentic readings, intermediate listening selections, and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures, while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language. The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community.

 

4820 | French 

4830 | German 

Level 4: 10 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: recommended ‘C’ or better in Level 3

Students expand vocabulary and refine structures. Activities include conversations, authentic readings, advanced listening selections, and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures, while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language. The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community. 

 

4840S1CEFR | 4840S2CEFR  Spanish Level 4 (SPA2011/SPA2012): 10 credits/ 6 college credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: recommended ‘C’ or better in Level 3

SPA2011 - Students expand vocabulary and refine structures.  Activities include conversations  authentic readings  advanced listening selections  and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures  while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language.  The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community! At FCHS: This class is only available for FRCC College credit. 

SPA2012: Continues Spanish Language I  II and III in the development of increased functional proficiency in listening  speaking  reading  and writing the Spanish language.  This course is guaranteed to transfer to all public colleges and universities in Colorado.

 

4850 | AP French 

4860 | AP German 

4871 | AP Spanish

Level 5: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: passing grade in level 4

Students solidify vocabulary and apply structures as independent learners in preparation for the AP exam. Activities include conversations, authentic readings, advanced listening selections, and written communication. Students experience language through the study of cultures, while making connections and comparisons to their native language and developing communication skills in the target language. The study of a world language prepares students to compete in a global community!

 

 

4917 | Spanish Culture Foundations: 10 credits – grades 9, 10 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: ability to communicate in and comprehend Spanish

Spanish Culture Foundations is the first of three consecutive courses designed specifically for bilingual and native Spanish speakers. Students will increase their ability to communicate in and comprehend Spanish according to the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Biliteracy, the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, is the goal of this series of courses, so the domains of reading and writing will be particularly emphasized.  The Project Based Learning (PBL) instructional method will engage learners in learning through inquiry activities in which they work autonomously and collaboratively throughout the year around complex tasks, resulting in authentic products. PBL will invite and motivate learners of diverse proficiency levels to use and learn language through comprehensible input in the process of investigation, interaction, collaboration, and negotiation among other people, text and context. The target language is used as a means of learning.
This course will embrace the features of driving questions, constructive investigation, autonomy and realism, making learning more meaningful and meet the students' diverse needs and the Colorado State Foreign Language Standards. Spanish Culture Foundations will cover a variety of current issues through the lens of community cultural wealth.  Literary and grammatical concepts, and vocabulary building will be embedded into the curriculum. This course will include collaboration with CSU mentors and focus on the features of Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model, a strengths-based framework to understand how students of diverse backgrounds access and engage with school and community. 

 

4918 | Spanish Culture Explorations: 10 credits – grades 10, 11 – World Language/Culture – prerequisite: Spanish Culture Foundations

Spanish Culture Explorations is the second of three consecutive courses designed specifically for bilingual and native Spanish speakers. Students will continue to improve their ability to communicate in and comprehend Spanish according to the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Biliteracy, the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, is the goal of this series of courses, so the domains of reading and writing will be particularly emphasized.  The Project Based Learning (PBL) instructional method will engage learners in learning through inquiry activities in which they work autonomously and collaboratively throughout the year to complete complex tasks, resulting in authentic products. PBL will invite and motivate learners of diverse proficiency levels to use and learn language through comprehensible input in the process of investigation, interaction, collaboration, and negotiation among other people, text and context. The target language is used as a means of learning. 
This course will embrace the features of driving questions, constructive investigation, autonomy and realism, making learning more meaningful and meet the students' diverse needs and the Colorado State Foreign Language Standards. In Spanish Culture Explorations, students will explore a variety of themes including folklore and mythology, social justice, and influential Latinx.   Literary and grammatical concepts and vocabulary building will be embedded into the curriculum through personal narratives and expository writing. This course will include collaboration with CSU mentors and focus on the features of Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model, a strengths-based framework to understand how students of diverse backgrounds access and engage with school and community. 

 

4915 | Spanish Culture Connections: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 – World Language/Culture (Humanities S2) – prerequisite: Spanish Culture Explorations

Spanish Culture Connections is the third of three consecutive courses designed specifically for bilingual and native Spanish speakers.  Students will learn to communicate in and understand advanced Spanish according to the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Biliteracy, the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, is the goal of this series of courses, so the domains of reading and writing will be particularly emphasized.  The Project Based Learning, (PBL) instructional method will engage learners in learning through inquiry activities in which they work autonomously and collaboratively throughout the year around complex tasks, resulting in realistic and authentic products. PBL will invite and motivate learners of diverse proficiency levels to use and learn language through comprehensible input in the process of investigation, interaction, collaboration, and negotiation among other people, text and context. The target language is used as a means of learning. 
This course will embrace the features of driving questions, constructive investigation, autonomy and realism, making learning more meaningful and meet the students' diverse needs and the Colorado State Foreign Language Standards.  In Spanish Culture Connections, students will focus on the history of Spanish language in the US, research and analysis, literary comparison and vocabulary.  This course will include collaboration with CSU mentors and focus on the features of Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model, a strengths-based framework to understand how students of diverse backgrounds access and engage with school and community.

 

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