Course Guide: World Languages

Online Courses

American Sign Language 1, 2, 3

Arabic 1, 2 & 3

Chinese 1, 2, 3 & 4

WL5100ON

Latin 1, 2, 3 & 4

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French 1

WL5110 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

  • Demonstrate novice (basic) proficiency in all communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing.)
  • Complete activities and projects to support language and culture.
  • Study cultures of various French-speaking countries.

French 2

WL5120 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

  • Improve communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high novice proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Complete activities and projects to support culture and language development.

Teacher recommendation

French 3

WL5130 (1 credit)

  • Complete intensive, context specific practice in communication.
  • Demonstrate levels of proficiency in the intermediate range in communication.
  • Expand the study of cultures of various French-speaking countries.
  • Complete instruction conducted in French.

Teacher recommendation

French 4 Honors

WL5140W (1 credit)

  • Improve oral and written expression of accurate, idiomatic French, along with enrichment of vocabulary.
  • Examine authentic literature.
  • Complete all instruction and participation using the language.

Teacher recommendation

French 5 Honors

WL5150W (1 credit)

  • Utilize conversation, review of selected points of grammar, reading of literary and non-literary texts, discussion of current events, and videos conducted in French.

Teacher recommendation

Spanish 1

WL5510 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

  • Demonstrate novice (basic) proficiency in all communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Complete activities and projects designed projects to support culture and language development.
  • Study geography and cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish 2

WL5520 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

  • Improve communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high novice proficiency in all forms of communication.
  • Complete activities and projects to support culture and language development.
  • Continue the study of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Teacher recommendation

Spanish 3

WL5530 (1 credit)

  • Participate in intensive, context-specific practice in communication with more exposure to authentic literature in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate levels of communication in the intermediate range
  • Expand the study of cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Teacher recommendation

Spanish 4 Honors

WL5540W (1 credit)

  • Demonstrate levels of proficiency approaching the high intermediate range with exposure to more complex structures and literature.
  • Instruction in Spanish with student participation in all activities using the language.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manipulate and create in the language with increased proficiency in a culturally appropriate manner.

Teacher recommendation

AP Spanish

WL5570W (1 credit)
AP exam fee

  • Increase proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Write essays on literary topics
  • Study Spanish and Latin American history, art and literature after 1492

Teacher recommendation

ESL I

WL5710 (1 credit)

  • Develop social and academic vocabulary.
  • Begin/improve writing for communication and academic purposes.
  • Practice oral/aural skills.
  • An interdisciplinary course of English Language instruction for ELs who are developing and bridging levels of English proficiency into academic vocabulary and grammar. The content areas of Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Language Arts will be explored through non-fiction material and presented through blended learning and differentiated interactions. Preparation for WIDA Access testing and grade-level content SOLs will be emphasized. The prerequisite requirement to be determined by WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment scores.

ESL 2

WL5720 (1 credit)

  • Expand social and academic vocabulary.
  • Improve ability to read and write for communication and academic purposes.
  • Practice oral/aural skills.