World Languages

  • ***For admission to four-year colleges/universities, two years of the same language are required. This is also a high school graduation requirement unless your personal pathway plan indicates different course options.***

     

    American Sign Language

     

    American Sign Language 1st Year (ASL 201/202)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 - NCAA approved

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees may apply

    American Sign Language I is a beginning course in American Sign Language, introducing students to the language and culture of the Deaf. The course will provide insights into Deaf cultural values, Deaf attitudes, historical aspects of the language, and the Deaf community.  Two years of ASL satisfies the world language requirement for Washington colleges and universities; college credit can be earned while taking this course in high school.

     

    American Sign Language 2nd Year (ASL 251/252)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 -  NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Sign Language 1 with a grade of “C-” or better.

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees may apply

    American Sign Language II is a continuation of ASL I with greater emphasis on ASL grammar and concentrated effort to develop the student’s expressive and receptive skills.  Students will study appropriate language, grammar, cultural behaviors, and social relations. Two years of ASL satisfies the world language requirement for Washington colleges and universities; college credit can be earned while taking the course in high school.

     

    American Sign Language 3rd Year  (ASL 351/352)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 - NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Sign Language 2 with a grade of “C-” or better.

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees may apply

    American Sign Language III is a more in-depth study of American Sign Language and Deaf culture, in addition to further cultural and grammatical understanding and interpreting skills. Greater attention is given to sign inflection, production, and idiomatic conventions through meaningful conversation and context. College credit can be earned while taking the course in high school.



    French

     

    French 1st Year (WLF 101/102)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    In this beginning class, students are introduced to French language and cultures. Through practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students can attain basic communication skills, appreciation for French speaking cultures, and an understanding of the connections between the French and English languages.  Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the French culture.

     

    French 2nd Year (WLF 251/252)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  French 1st Year with a grade of “C-” or better.

    Students will continue to develop skills introduced in French 1st year.  Students will acquire more vocabulary and use more complex grammatical structures with the goal of more functional communication abilities. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the French culture.


    French 3rd Year (WLF 351/352)

    Grade Level:  11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  French 2nd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    In this class, students continue to improve skills, acquire more vocabulary, and use more complex grammatical structures.  In addition, more emphasis is placed on literature, creative projects and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, and personal development and expression.  Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the French culture.

     

    French 4th Year  (WLF 451/452)

    Grade Level:  12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  French 3rd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    For the motivated language student, this class offers more opportunities for study of literature, creative projects, and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, personal development, and expression. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the French culture.

     




    German

     

    German 1st Year (WLG 101/102)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    In this beginning class, students are introduced to German language and cultures. Through practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students can attain basic communication skills, appreciation for German speaking cultures, and an understanding of the connections between the German and English languages.  Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the German culture.

     

    German 2nd Year (WLG 251/252)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  German 1st Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    Students will continue to develop skills introduced in German 1st year. Students will acquire more vocabulary and use more complex grammatical structures with the goal of more functional communication abilities.  Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the German culture.

     

    German 3rd Year (WLG 351/352)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  German 2nd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    In this class, students continue to improve skills, acquire more vocabulary, and use more complex grammatical structures. In addition, more emphasis is placed on literature, creative projects and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, and personal development and expression. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the German culture.



    German 4th Year  (WLG 451/452)

    Grade Level: 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  German 3rd Year with a grade of “C-“ or better

    For the motivated language student, this class offers more opportunities for study of literature, creative projects, and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, personal development, and expression. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the German culture.

     




    Japanese

     

    Japanese 1st Year (WLJ 201/202)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Students are introduced to Japanese culture and language. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be emphasized.  Students will learn Japanese alphabets--hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

     

    Japanese 2nd Year (WLJ 251/352)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Japanese 1st Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    Students will continue to increase their vocabulary and improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Students will continue with individual projects and cultural experiences. Students will learn more complicated kanji, and sentences.

     

    Japanese 3rd Year (WLJ 451/452)

    Grade Level:  12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Japanese 2nd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    This course focuses on listening, speaking, and reading Japanese literature, writing, researching, and presenting cultural projects to the class.  Students will study the Japanese language to accelerate real life language skills for career, travel and personal development.

     

    Japanese 4th Year (WLJ 461/462)

    Grade Level:  12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Japanese 3nd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    This course builds on students previous knowledge and supports students as they develop the productive, receptive, and cultural skills necessary to communicate with native speakers of Japanese. Students’’ proficiency levels at the end of the course are expected to reach at least the Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid range, as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

     


     

    Spanish

     

    Spanish 1st Year (WLS 101/102)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0    NCAA approved

    In this beginning class, students are introduced to Spanish language and cultures. Through practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students can attain basic communication skills, appreciation for Spanish speaking cultures, and an understanding of the connections between the Spanish and English languages. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the Spanish culture.

     

    Spanish 2nd Year (WLS 251/252)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0   NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Spanish 1st Year with at grade of “C-“ or better

    Students will continue to develop skills introduced in Spanish 1st year.  Students will acquire more vocabulary and use more complex grammatical structures with the goal of more functional communication abilities. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the Spanish culture.

     

    Spanish 3rd Year (WLS 351/352)

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Spanish 2nd Year with a grade of “C-” or better

    In this class, students continue to improve skills, acquire more vocabulary, and use more complex grammatical structures.  In addition, more emphasis is placed on literature, creative projects and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, and personal development and expression.  Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the Spanish culture.

     

    Spanish 4th Year (WLS 451/452)

    Grade Level: 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Spanish 3rd Year with a grade of “C-” or better.

    For the motivated language student, this class offers more opportunities for study of literature, creative projects, and improving real life fluency for careers, travel, personal development, and expression. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the Spanish culture.

     

    Spanish for Native Speakers 1 (WLS 105/106)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0          NCAA approval has been requested.

    Prerequisite: Ability to understand and communicate verbally and be able to write simple basic sentences in Spanish. Results of placement test.

    Beginning course designed for students who can speak Spanish but wish to improve their reading, writing, speaking and vocabulary skills. This literature-based course includes basic principles of composition grammar, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation accents and paragraph organization. Class conducted in Spanish.

     

    Advanced Placement Spanish Language (WLS 461/462)

    Grade Level:  11, 12

    Credit:  Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Spanish 3, 4 with a grade of “C” or better or teacher recommendation

    This course is a rigorous, college level course and requires higher levels of thinking and work load. This course is designed as a college-level comprehensive course covering the Spanish language. The course will cover the four major skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Much attention is paid to grammatical accuracy and vocabulary development. The course is the equivalent of a third-year university Spanish course. Reading and writing are intensive. Students may participate in song, dance, and food from the Spanish culture. Completion of the Advanced Placement Exam is required.

     

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