Elective Classes

Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages Courses:

French I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: A beginning course designed to give students the experience of learning a second language and gaining an appreciation of the cultures and places in which French is spoken. Major emphasis is on the conversational skills of listening and speaking.


French II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: A continuation of French I with greatest emphasis on conversation skills and reading. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic command of elementary sentence patterns and grammatical structures.

Prerequisites: French I.


French III

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course continues to develop the student’s knowledge of grammar and sentence patterns in French as it is spoken. Reading and writing skills are developed through the use of cultural material.

Prerequisites: French I and II.


French Language & Culture (AP)

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of
35 communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French.

The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in French III course and French teacher approval.

Spanish I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Beginning Spanish, instruction in the basics of grammar and vocabulary with emphasis on listening and reading comprehension and speaking.


Spanish II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Continued instruction in basics of grammar and vocabulary, with continued emphasis on listening and reading comprehension, oral and written communication.

Prerequisites: Spanish I.


Spanish III

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition. Emphasis on written communication and reading of some short works by Spanish authors.

Prerequisites: Spanish I and II.


Spanish Language & Culture (AP)

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in French III course and French teacher approval.

Latin I: Online course

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: High school students begin their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. Note: Computer headset with microphone capability is required.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 and Counselor approval.


Latin II: Online course

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Students continue their introduction to high school Latin by continuing to cover the fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, a notable ancient myth in Latin, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. Note: Computer headset with microphone capability is required.

Prerequisites: Latin I credit and Counselor approval.

Foreign Languages Faculty:

Nelson Malpica
nmalpica@ebrschools.org

Blair Seawell
bseawell@ebrschools.org

Elective Classes

Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages Courses:

French I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: A beginning course designed to give students the experience of learning a second language and gaining an appreciation of the cultures and places in which French is spoken. Major emphasis is on the conversational skills of listening and speaking.


French II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: A continuation of French I with greatest emphasis on conversation skills and reading. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic command of elementary sentence patterns and grammatical structures.

Prerequisites: French I.


French III

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course continues to develop the student’s knowledge of grammar and sentence patterns in French as it is spoken. Reading and writing skills are developed through the use of cultural material.

Prerequisites: French I and II.


French Language & Culture (AP)

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of
35 communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French.

The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in French III course and French teacher approval.

Spanish I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Beginning Spanish, instruction in the basics of grammar and vocabulary with emphasis on listening and reading comprehension and speaking.


Spanish II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Continued instruction in basics of grammar and vocabulary, with continued emphasis on listening and reading comprehension, oral and written communication.

Prerequisites: Spanish I.


Spanish III

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition. Emphasis on written communication and reading of some short works by Spanish authors.

Prerequisites: Spanish I and II.


Spanish Language & Culture (AP)

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in French III course and French teacher approval.

Latin I: Online course

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: High school students begin their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. Note: Computer headset with microphone capability is required.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 and Counselor approval.


Latin II: Online course

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Students continue their introduction to high school Latin by continuing to cover the fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, a notable ancient myth in Latin, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. Note: Computer headset with microphone capability is required.

Prerequisites: Latin I credit and Counselor approval.

Foreign Languages Faculty: