World Language: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: 7/15/2020 8:01 PM

Many students will have an opportunity to begin the study of a World Language during middle school. The World Language program at Springton Lake includes both French and Spanish. Eligible students who begin the formal study of a World Language with the exploratory program in 6th grade (one semester of Spanish and one semester of French) will continue their study of the language of their choice for their 7th and 8th grade years. Eligible students who did not begin the study of a World Language in 6th grade will be placed in Spanish 1A or French 1A regardless of their current grade level. Upon successful completion of Spanish 1A or French 1A (7th grade course) and Spanish 1B or French 1B (8th grade course), students will have completed the first year of their high school graduation requirement for World Language.

 

Please note: Students wishing to switch the language that they are studying may do so in the ninth grade.  Also, students who did not begin the study of a world language at the Middle School may do so at the High School.

 

Introduction to French

In this half of the exploratory program, students begin developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French.  Emphasis is placed on basic introductory and conversational vocabulary as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Francophone world.

 

Introduction to Spanish

In this half of the exploratory program, students begin developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  Emphasis is placed on basic introductory and conversational vocabulary as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Spanish-speaking world.

 

French 1A

In this first full year of language study, students who have completed the exploratory program and who have chosen French for their middle school language of study, will continue developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French.  Emphasis is placed on basic grammatical structures and vocabulary development as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Francophone world. 

 

Spanish 1A

In this first full year of language study, students who have completed the exploratory program and who have chosen Spanish for their middle school language of study, will continue developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  Emphasis is placed on basic grammatical structures and vocabulary development as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Spanish-speaking world.

 

French 1B

In this second full year of language study, students who have completed both beginner courses will continue developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Emphasis is placed on more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary development as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Francophone world. 

 

Spanish 1B

In this second full year of language study, students who have completed both beginner courses will continue developing the linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  Emphasis is placed on more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary development as well as cultural aspects of the past and contemporary Spanish-speaking world.