Program Description

The high school World Language Department program is designed to provide students with a broad background in French, German and Spanish. There are four skills developed in learning a world language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills are stressed throughout the program as well as the languages’ individual department, culture and history.

General Policies:

  • Freshmen may take Level I or II depending on the recommendation of the high school or the middle school World Language teacher. Those recommended for Level II who opt to repeat Level I will audit the class for no credit. Waivers are required for students NOT following recommendations.
  • Students may move up to the honors level course for the following year with the recommendation of the teacher.
  • One credit is required in a humanities-related field in order to graduate. World language is a humanities field.
  • The course sequence chart in no way mandates that a student must stay on a given program throughout his/her high school career. With effort, motivation, and improved performance, a student may move to a more challenging level of course.

Honors Level Courses:

Honors courses are designed to be a challenge to the student with excellent ability and motivation by enriching the course and/or accelerating the course content. Internal motivation is important for a student enrolling in an honors level course as they have an increased expectation of independent learning and class participation. Students wishing to be placed in an honors level class must have a desire to be academically challenged and a strong work ethic as well as a desire to continue with their second language studies throughout their high school careers.

Recommendation for Placement into Honors Level:

Placement in the honors level of a course will be determined by a teacher recommendation. Recommendations are made based on a combination of grades, work ethic, previous language performance, oral participation skills, and potential for success at the honors level. Teachers consider each student individually, striving to match the student with the course level in which he/she will be both academically challenged and motivated to succeed. Parents are welcome to contact the teacher or World Language Department Chair if concern about the recommendation arises.

College Bound Students:

College-bound students are strongly urged by the World Language Department to complete at least level four of a world language. Students who aspire to study in a world language-related field are encouraged to take five full years of world language (assuming that Level I was completed in middle school).

ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

W745 French I

Prerequisites: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

French I offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentation). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level I is considered a Novice Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Novice Low speakers may be able to exchange greetings, give their identity, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment.

W746 French II

Prerequisites: French I
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

French II offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II is considered a Novice Mid Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice Mid sublevel communicate by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited by the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

W747 French II – Honors

Prerequisites: French I
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

French II Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II-Honors is considered a Novice High Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice High sublevel are able to manage successfully a number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations. Conversation is restricted to a few of the predictable topics necessary for survival in the target language culture, such as basic personal information, basic objects, and a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. Novice High speakers respond to simple, direct questions or requests for information. They are also able to ask a few formulaic questions. Novice High speakers are able to express personal meaning by relying heavily on learned phrases or recombination of these and what they hear from their interlocutor.

W748 French III

Prerequisites: French I, II And Recommendation Of Instructor
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

French III offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standard, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is place on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III is considered an Intermediate Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the intermediate level are distinguished primarily by the ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.

W749 French III – Honors

Prerequisites: French I, II Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

French III Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III-Honors is considered an Intermediate Low level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W752 French IV

Prerequisites: French I, II, III Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

French IV offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.

W751 French IV – Honors

Prerequisites: French I, II, III Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

French IV-Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of French including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV Honors is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W753 French AP

Prerequisites: French I, II, III, IV
Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

AP French is intended to prepare students to be successful in completing the AP French Language Exam. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
AP French is considered an Intermediate-High to Advance-Low range Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Intermediate High speakers are able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations of the Intermediate level. They are able to handle successfully uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.
Speakers at the Advanced Low sublevel are able to handle a variety of communicative tasks. They are able to participate in most informal and some formal conversations on topics related to school, home and leisure activities. They can also speak about some topics related to employment, current events, and matters of public and community interest.

W705 Spanish I

Prerequisites: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish I offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentation). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level I is considered a Novice Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Novice Low speakers may be able to exchange greetings, give their identity, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment.

W707 Spanish II

Prerequisites: Spanish I Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish II offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II is considered a Novice Mid Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice Mid sublevel communicate by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited by the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

W708 Spanish II – Honors

Prerequisites: Spanish I Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish II Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II-Honors is considered a Novice High Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice High sublevel are able to manage successfully a number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations. Conversation is restricted to a few of the predictable topics necessary for survival in the target language culture, such as basic personal information, basic objects, and a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. Novice High speakers respond to simple, direct questions or requests for information. They are also able to ask a few formulaic questions. Novice High speakers are able to express personal meaning by relying heavily on learned phrases or recombination of these and what they hear from their interlocutor.

W709 Spanish III

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish III offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standard, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is place on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III is considered an Intermediate Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the intermediate level are distinguished primarily by the ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.

W710 Spanish III – Honors

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish III Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III-Honors is considered an Intermediate Low level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W712 Spanish IV

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II, III Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish IV offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.

W711 Spanish IV – Honors

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II, III
Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish IV-Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of Spanish including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV Honors is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W717 Spanish V Honors Dual Credit

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II, III, IV Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

Spanish V Honors Dual Credit offers students the opportunity to obtain three College credits while in high school, in addition to Honor high school credit. This rigorous course will expand students’ knowledge in the target language. Additionally, it will empower students to pursue excellence by providing them with the opportunity to experience the rigor of a College class. This class will follow the Eastern Illinois University syllabus for Intermediate High level World Language. The course is designed around the thematic units which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Spanish V Honors Dual Credit is considered an Intermediate High level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Intermediate High speakers are able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units and the assessments are more rigorous.

W715 Spanish AP

Prerequisites: Spanish I, II, III, IV Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

AP Spanish is intended to prepare students to be successful in completing the AP Spanish Language Exam. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
AP Spanish is considered an Intermediate-High to Advance-Low range Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Intermediate High speakers are able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations of the Intermediate level. They are able to handle successfully uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.
Speakers at the Advanced Low sublevel are able to handle a variety of communicative tasks. They are able to participate in most informal and some formal conversations on topics related to school, home and leisure activities. They can also speak about some topics related to employment, current events, and matters of public and community interest.

W725 German I

Prerequisites: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

German I offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentation). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level I is considered a Novice Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Novice Low speakers may be able to exchange greetings, give their identity, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment.

W726 German II

Prerequisites: German I Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

German II offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II is considered a Novice Mid Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice Mid sublevel communicate by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited by the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

W727 German II – Honors

Prerequisites: German I Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

German II Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level II-Honors is considered a Novice High Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Novice-level can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled.
Speakers at the Novice High sublevel are able to manage successfully a number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations. Conversation is restricted to a few of the predictable topics necessary for survival in the target language culture, such as basic personal information, basic objects, and a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. Novice High speakers respond to simple, direct questions or requests for information. They are also able to ask a few formulaic questions. Novice High speakers are able to express personal meaning by relying heavily on learned phrases or recombination of these and what they hear from their interlocutor.

W728 German III

Prerequisites: German I, II Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

German III offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standard, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is place on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III is considered an Intermediate Low Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the intermediate level are distinguished primarily by the ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.

W729 German III – Honors

Prerequisites: German I, II Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 10, 11, 12
1 Credit

German III Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level III-Honors is considered an Intermediate Low level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Low sublevel are able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W730 German IV

Prerequisites: German I, II, III Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

German IV offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.

W731 German IV – Honors

Prerequisites: German I, II, III Recommendation Of Instructor Required To Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

German IV-Honors offers a study in the fundamental aspects of German including vocabulary, verb conjugation, and other grammatical concepts. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
Level IV Honors is considered an Intermediate Mid level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, typically in present time.
Speakers at the Intermediate Mid sublevel are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units, and the assessments are more rigorous.

W732 German V Honors Dual Credit

Prerequisites: German I, II, III, IV Recommendation of Instructor Required to Enroll
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

By taking German V Honors Dual Credit, students will obtain College credits while in high school, in addition to Honor high school credit. This rigorous course will expand students’ knowledge in the target language. Additionally, it will empower students to pursue excellence by providing them with the opportunity to experience the rigor of a College class. This class will follow the Eastern Illinois University syllabus for Intermediate High level World Language. The course is designed around the thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is place on both comprehension and production of the language.
German V Honors Dual Credit is considered an Intermediate High level. According to ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Intermediate High speakers are able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations of the intermediate level. They are able to handle successfully uncomplicated asks and social situation requiring an exchange of basic information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.
Honors classes are accelerated classes that expand more on the thematic units and the assessments are more rigorous.

W734 German AP

Prerequisites: German I, II, III, IV Recommendation of Instructor Required to Enroll.
Open To: 11, 12
1 Credit

AP German is intended to prepare students to be successful in completing the AP German Language Exam. The course is designed around thematic units, which combine the language functions with the culture being studied. These concepts are taught using AP’s 3 modes of assessments (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). In addition, the course objectives are aligned with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, which are designed to help students become more proficient at listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. Emphasis is placed on both comprehension and production of the language.
AP German is considered an Intermediate-High to Advance-Low range Level. According to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, Intermediate High speakers are able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with the routine tasks and social situations of the Intermediate level. They are able to handle successfully uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.
Speakers at the Advanced Low sublevel are able to handle a variety of communicative tasks. They are able to participate in most informal and some formal conversations on topics related to school, home and leisure activities. They can also speak about some topics related to employment, current events, and matters of public and community interest.