World Languages Courses

  • AP World Languages


    28425 AP SPANISH 4

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11-12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP SPANISH 3, SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 3, SPANISH 3, OR BY SPECIAL EXAMINATION OR AUTHORIZATION.

    AP Spanish 4 is intended to be the equivalent of the first two years of college Spanish, which follows the AP curriculum outlined by the College Board. The goal of the class is to prepare the student to successfully take the AP 4 Exam. The class focuses on Spanish language proficiency through mastery of fluency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening with understanding so that these skills are applied automatically. It seeks to develop language skills and insight that can be applied to various activities and disciplines.


    28530 AP SPANISH 5

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: AP SPANISH 4, BY SPECIAL EXAMINATION, OR A NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKER

    AP Spanish 5 is intended to be the equivalent of a third-year college introduction to Literature in Spanish, covering selected works from the literatures of Spain and Spanish America, which follows the AP curriculum outlined by the College Board. Because the students read and analyze literature in Spanish both orally and written, the language proficiency reached by the end of the Advanced Placement course is generally equivalent to that of college students who have completed a fifth or sixth semester of Spanish in composition, conversation, and grammar.


    24425 AP FRENCH 4

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP FRENCH 3

    The purpose of this course is to prepare students to succeed on the Advanced Placement exam. The goal is to create reasonable fluency in the four communication areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At this level, the instruction becomes more individualized as students exhibit individual strengths and weaknesses. Technology, including the language laboratory, the Internet, authentic video, audio, and literature provide the students with opportunities to increase skills. The class is taught in French with the exception of grammar explanations. A number of texts are provided for mastery of the fours skills. Students can expect to produce compositions as well as oral presentations.


    25425 AP GERMAN 4

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: THE AP GERMAN COURSE BUILDS ON A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS OF GERMAN INSTRUCTION, IDEALLY FROM A PRE-AP 2 AND PRE-AP 3 CLASS BACKGROUND. REGULAR CLASSES ARE POSSIBLE WITH TEACHER APPROVAL

    AP German 4 prepares and evaluates a student’s ability to communicate in modern German. Language communication is both input (reading and listening) and output (speaking and writing). A student should demonstrate the ability to respond to German prompts, whether written or spoken, in correct and idiomatic German. Grammar is tested widely in the AP Exam. Writing is not only an accumulation of good German usage but is a skill in its own right. Much individualized practice is given to help the student improve in writing and grammar usage.


    26425 AP LATIN 4: Vergil

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP LATIN 2, A LINGUISTICS-BASED GRAMMAR AND TRANSLATION COURSE, AND PRE-AP LATIN 3, A STUDY OF THE GENRES OF HISTORY AND EPIC POETRY, PREPARES THE STUDENT WITH THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND NECESSARY TO ATTAIN THE LEVEL OF READING COMPETENCY, LANGUAGE SOPHISTICATION, AND CULTURAL AWARENESS NEEDED TO APPRECIATE AND MASTER THE MATERIALS REQUIRED IN THE AP CURRICULUM.

    AP Latin 2: Poetry presents Vergil’s poem, The Aeneid, as both a literary work and a historical document. Students continue their development of translation skills (including grammar and vocabulary) and understanding of form and effect of literary tropes, extending to poetic conventions of meter and style in classical Latin. Independent reading and research in historical influences and review of cultural topics, Roman and Greek mythology plus analyses of styles and influences and historical/ political contexts prepare the student for the Advanced Placement examination. The materials covered compares with a third fourth or fourth- level college Latin course.


    26530 AP LATIN 5: LITERATURE: Lyric Poetry

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP LATIN 2, A LINGUISTICS-BASED GRAMMAR AND TRANSLATION COURSE, AND
    PRE-AP LATIN 3, A STUDY OF THE GENRES OF HISTORY, PREPARES THE STUDENT WITH THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND NECESSARY TO ATTAIN THE LEVEL OF READING COMPETENCY, LANGUAGE SOPHISTICATION, AND CULTURAL AWARENESS NEEDED TO APPRECIATE AND MASTER THE MATERIALS REQUIRED IN THE AP CURRICULUM.

    AP Latin 5: Literature presents a comparative study of the lyric poetry of Catullus and Ovid. Students learn the literary elements of the genre and a corpus of texts from two authors. They continue their development of translation skills (including grammar and vocabulary) and understanding of form and effect of literary tropes. These skills are extended to poetic conventions of meter and style in classical Latin, independent reading and research in historical influences, and review of cultural topics (Roman and Greek mythology), and prepare the student for the Advanced Placement examination. The materials covered compares with a third or fourth-level college Latin course.