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Required: 2 units of Fine and/or Practical Arts and/or Foreign Language
Recommended: 2-3 units for college-bound students
 
German I
Grades: 9, 10, 11,12
Duration: year
Prerequisite: None
A course intended to develop communication and comprehension skills so that the student can effectively use language as a tool in all his undertakings. Much emphasis is placed upon the culture of the German speaking people.
 
German II
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: C+ or better in German I
A continuation of German I with increased emphasis on reading and writing. Short literary selections will be introduced.
 
German III
Grades: 11, 12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: C+ or better in German II. This course is designed for students having achieved proficiency and who desire to increase that proficiency through such relevant topics as Fairy Tales, The Hitler Era, Humor, Geography and Literature.
 
German IV
Grade: 12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: C+ or better in German III; teacher permission
A continuation of German III. Literary selections will be longer with an emphasis on mastering grammer concepts and increasing vocabulary. Conversational abilities will be expanded through in-class usage of German.
 
Spanish I
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn to function in an appropriate fashion in four linguistic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be introduced to the Spanish culture while studying the people and customs of Spanish speaking countries.
 
Spanish II
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Duration: year
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish I
Students will be reacquainted with skills learned in Spanish I through a systematic reentry of grammar and vocabulary. Students will continue to attain proficiency in the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language will be presented in the context of Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.
 
Spanish III
Grades 10, 11, 12
Duration: year
Prerequisite: C+ or better in Spanish II
Students will improve comprehension, reading and communication skills. Study will include review, reinforcement and refinement of grammer and vocabulary. Cultural readings and selected literary works will supplement the text.
 
Spanish IV
Grades: 12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: C+ or better in Spanish I, II and III and teacher permission. Throughout the school year students will learn extensive grammer concepts, literature, and the important historical background of the Spanish-speaking world. Furthermore, the Spanish IV student will improve all components of the langague (listening, reading, writing and communication skills).

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