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** Students transferring into the district are assessed bythe appropriate foreign language teacher as to proper placement.
FRENCH I, GERMAN I, SPANISH I
Prerequisite Requirement: Basic knowledge of English grammar and syntax.
The first year class will be an introduction to the targetlanguage including appropriate oral and written practice in forming simple sentencesand using vocabulary referring to topics including, but not limited to: sports,school, shopping, weather, and food. Thestudents have frequent practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing inthe world language. Throughout the year, students are tested on theirproficiency in those areas. Cultural,geographical, and historical information will be integral parts of the worldlanguage program.
FRENCH II, GERMAN II, SPANISH II
Prerequisite Requirement: 70% grade point average or above in Level I and Teacher Recommendation.
After a review of skills acquired in the first year, thestudents will listen, speak, read, and write with continued emphasis onvocabulary, syntax, and additional verb tenses. Oral and written skills are emphasized. Culture, geography, and history of the world language continue to beintegral parts of the world language program.
FRENCH III, GERMAN III, SPANISH III
Prerequisite Requirement: Grade average in the 70's range inLevel II and Teacher Recommendation.
Communicative skills will be continued with emphasis onvocabulary, syntax, and additional verb tenses. Comprehension, accuracy and fluency are stressed at this level and arerelative to the national and PA proposed state standards for world languagelearning. Knowledge and understanding ofother cultures are integrated in the world language program.
FRENCH IV, GERMAN IV, SPANISH IV
Prerequisite Requirement: Teacher Recommendation.
As a Level IV class, this course is based incommunication. Previously learned skillsfrom earlier levels of the language should be applied. Students are expected to use the worldlanguage daily, demonstrating oral and written communicative skills. World cultures including their lifestyles,history, traditions, and literature are the basis of many activities. Students will be required to express theirown thoughts, opinions and daily routines frequently to achieve alow-intermediate level of the spoken language. Communications is the emphasis as set forth in Goal One of the nationalstandards and proposed state standards for World Languages. All Level IVclasses are Advanced 110 classes.