• French
     
    Level I-French, German, Spanish
    Level I Modern Language is an academic course in which students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures. This communication is evidenced in essential language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with emphasis on the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Students begin to explore themes such as Personal and Family Life, School Life, Social Life, and Community Life. 
     
    Level II-French, German, Spanish (Grades 9 & 10)
    Level II Modern Language course continues to develop students’ proficiencies from Level I in essential language skills – listening, speaking reading, and writing – with emphasis on the ability to communicate orally and in writing. They learn to function in real - life situations using more complex sentences and language structures. They read material on familiar topics and produce short writing samples. Students continue to explore as they study the themes of Home Life, Student Life, Leisure Time, and Vacation and Travel. 
     
    Level III-French, German, Spanish (Grades 9 & 10) 
    Level III Modern Language course builds from those skills, proficiencies and understandings from Level II where students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in essential language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with emphasis on the ability to interact oral ly and in writing. They communicate using more complex language structures on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. At this level, students comprehend the main ideas of the authentic language - specific materials that they re ad and hear and are able to identify details. Students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them while studying the target language and culture.
     
    Level IV-French, German, Spanish (Grades 9 & 10)
    This course provides more advanced levels of application and comprehension in the language, and prepares students for Higher Level International Baccalaureate Language B. Students develop more sophisticated communication skills in all areas of the language with emphasis on the ability to interact orally and in writing. Authentic language - specific reading selections are emphasized at this level. Students communicate using more c omplex language structures and express abstract ideas with reasonable fluency. They are also able to describe, summarize, analyze and evaluate current events, and literary, cultural and social topics.