World Languages

Myrna Moffat

Department Chair

Students taking a World Language will obtain a high degree of oral/expressive, written, and reading/receptive proficiency at the conclusion of study. All offered languages are modern languages, with the exception of Latin. Along with the study of language, students will also be exposed to the history, geography, and culture of language studied. Most colleges and universities require a minimum of 2 years of the same language studied, with preference given to 3 years of study.

Courses

WL0906 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: HSPT score as an incoming Freshmen; minimum of C average in English courses; or teacher approval.

This course covers beginning American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, incorporating written and video resources, hands-on activities, and guest presenters.

**NCAA Approved

WL1006 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in ASL 1 and permission of instructor in writing.

This course is a continuation of American Sign Language 1. Deaf culture and history are included. Notebook maintenance by student is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL1106 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in ASL 2 and permission of instructor in writing.

This course covers advanced ASL grammar and vocabulary, visual literature, and film. Notebook maintenance by student is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL0908 - CHINESE/MANDARIN 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: HSPT score as an incoming Freshmen; minimum B average in English courses; or teacher approval.

The beginning, first year course will focus on learning the phonetic system, writing simplified Chinese characters, as well as using Mandarin to conduct simple conversations. There will also be opportunities to explore the Chinese culture.

**NCAA Approved

WL1008 - CHINESE/MANDARIN 2 (FULL YEAR)

New course for the 16/17 school year

Prerequisite: C average in Mandarin/Chinese 1 and teacher recommendation.

Mandarin 2 continues to develop the language holistically found in daily communication and cultural development. This content will include how East interacts with West (reflected in language) in modern times. Mandarin 2 embodies content, critical thinking, and multiple perspectives in increasing sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.

**NCAA Approval Pending

WL1108 - CHINESE/MANDARIN 3 (FULL YEAR)

*New Course for the 17/18 School Year

Prerequisite: C average or higher in Mandarin 2 and permission from instructor.

Mandarin 3 builds on Mandarin 1 and Mandarin 2’s mastery in integrated listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It challenges advanced students with more complex language features embodying graphophonics (particularly accents), syntax and semantics. Mandarin 3 will also address issues surrounding China-world relations.

**NCAA Approval Pending

WL0903 - FRENCH 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: HSPT score as an incoming Freshmen; minimum of C average in English courses; or teacher approval.

This course covers beginnings of French language and French culture. Focus will be on the spoken language, as well as French history, customs, geography, civilization and literature. Notebook maintenance is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL1003 - FRENCH 2 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in French 1 and written permission of instructor and/or placement test.

This course is a continuation of beginning French, culture, and geography. Notebook maintenance is required by students.

**NCAA Approved

WL1103 - FRENCH 3 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in French 2 and written permission of instructor and/or placement test.

This honors course covers advanced-level French and French history covering the Gallo-Roman period to the French Revolution. Notebook maintenance is required of students.

**NCAA Approved

WL125 - FRENCH 4 HONORS (FR103 UW 5 Credit Course) (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in French 3 and written permission from instructor and/or placement test.

This college-level course covers advanced level French using the French 103 syllabus, and the history of modern France.

**NCAA Approved

WL1200 - FRENCH 5 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in French 4 and written permission of the instructor.

This honors course continues the study of advanced-level French language, literature, writing, and composition.

**NCAA Approved

WL0904 - LATIN 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: HSPT score as an incoming Freshmen; minimum of C average in English courses; or teacher approval.

Latin 1 introduces students to Latin vocabulary, declensions, conjugations, mythology, and Roman customs.

**NCAA Approved

WL1004 - LATIN 2 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in Latin 1 and permission of instructor.

Continuing elements of Latin 1, the students read and analyze more difficult Latin texts.

**NCAA Approved

WL1104 - LATIN 3 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in Latin 2.

Students review/update skills acquired in Latin 1 and 2, and read/analyze selections from Roman authors Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, and Vergil.

**NCAA Approved

WL1112 - LATIN 3 HONORS (LT 103 UW 5 Credit Course) (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in Latin 2 and permission of instructor.

This college-level course covers advanced-level Latin grammar using the UW Latin 103 syllabus and Classical civilization.

**NCAA Approved

WL1220 - LATIN 4 VERGIL HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor in writing.

Students review/update skills and read/analyze selections from Vergil’s Aeneid. A college may award a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam in the spring with anywhere from 3 to 5 college credits.

**NCAA Approved

WL1222 - LATIN 5 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor in writing.

This honors course continues the study of advanced-level Latin language, writing, composition, civilization, and literature, including Cicero’s Cataline, Pro Archia, and others.

**NCAA Approved

WL901 - SPANISH 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: HSPT score as an incoming Freshmen; minimum of C average in English courses; or teacher approval

This course covers beginning Spanish grammar and Hispanic culture. Spanish readings emphasize grammar and culture. Notebook maintenance is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL1001 - SPANISH 2 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in Spanish 1 and permission of instructor in writing and/or placement test.

This course covers intermediate Spanish grammar and Hispanic culture. Spanish readings emphasize grammar and culture. Notebook maintenance is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL1100 - SPANISH 3 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 73% average in Spanish 2 and permission of instructor in writing and/or placement test.

This course covers advanced-level Spanish grammar, geography and culture of Mexico, and introduction to Hispanic literature. Notebook maintenance is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL123 - SPANISH 4 HONORS (SP 103 UW 5 Credit Course) (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in Spanish 3 and permission of instructor in writing and/or placement test.

This college-level course covers advancedlevel Spanish using the UW Spanish 103 syllabus, history of Spain (from the period of its first inhabitants to present day), and introduction to Hispanic literature. Notebook maintenance is required.

**NCAA Approved

WL133 - SPANISH 5 HONORS (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: 81% average in Spanish 4 and permission of instructor in writing and/or placement test.

In this course, the focus is reading and comprehension of Hispanic literature. We also continue the study of advanced-level Spanish grammar, conversation, writing, and composition. Spanish 5 students may assist as teachers’ assistants to the Spanish department.

**NCAA Approved

WL0912 - HERITAGE SPANISH 1 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: Students must already speak and understand Spanish; teacher recommendation required.

This course is designed to build upon the language base that students of Spanish heritage have acquired outside the educational system. This course assists students in attaining greater literacy, grammar, writing and comprehension skills in the Spanish language. Additionally, this course includes cultural awareness of the Hispanic world and is entirely taught in Spanish.

**NCAA approval pending

WL1012 - HERITAGE SPANISH 2 (FULL YEAR)

Prerequisites: C average in Heritage Spanish 1 and teacher recommendation.

This course will build on the skills acquired in Heritage Spanish 1. Students will read a variety of Spanish literature; continue to write clear, grammatically correct paragraphs; speak in order to express their advanced level of critical thinking through projects and presentations, while increasing their sophisticated grammar and vocabulary. Opportunities for further development of Hispanic culture and heritage will be explored.

**NCAA Approval Pending