World Language

Students will explore a variety of cultural themes through language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world, stressing the ability to speak and listen to basic daily conversation in Chinese.  Learn to read and write basic Chinese characters and develop an appreciation for the uniqueness of the Chinese culture through situational and daily conversations.  Songs, verb and vocabulary activities, videos, CDs, computer and internet lessons may aid skills.  Chinese includes World Cultures and explores various cultures using vocabulary and language skills through a variety of interactive activities, games, songs and technology.  Students passing this course receive a high school credit in world language.

Designed to introduce students to Spanish language and culture, courses in this classification prepare students to communicate authentically in Spanish by interpreting (reading, listening, viewing), exchanging (speaking and listening; reading and writing), and presenting (speaking, writing).   Students will explore a variety of cultural themes through language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, stressing the ability to ask for and give information and to describe situations in Spanish.  Develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, and increase your awareness of Hispanic culture. Spanish includes World Cultures which explores several cultures using vocabulary and language skills through a variety of interactive activities, games, songs and technology. Students passing this course receive a high school credit in world language.