Chinese-Mandarin 1

W21011 – W21012

Course Fee
Chinese 1 is an elementary course. It is designed for students who have no previous background in learning Chinese. It introduces the Chinese (Mandarin) phonetic system, basic grammatical structures, and functional daily language use. It covers about 200 characters and associated phrases. It emphasizes the training of all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) as well as understanding of the socio-linguistics and socio-cultural factors that are important to cross-cultural communication. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.*
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Chinese-Mandarin 2

W22011 – W22012

Course Fee
Chinese 2 continues to focus on the introduction to the Chinese (Mandarin) language grammatical system as well as the functional use of the language. It develops learners’ communicative competence from general description of events to specific descriptions, from sentences to discourses with contexts, from simple expressions to frequently used syntactic structures. The learning activities encourage cooperative learning, use of information technology, and creative learning and thinking. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Chinese-Mandarin 1 – or Teacher Recommendation

Chinese-Mandarin 3

W23011 – W23012

Course Fee
Chinese 3 is an intermediate-level Mandarin Chinese language course designed for those students who can demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading & writing. It introduces sophisticated topics and emphasizes using of authentic materials. Cultural learning and development of insight into the nature of the language and culture are integrated into the curriculum. Students are expected to reach higher levels of proficiency in the target language. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Chinese-Mandarin 2 – or Teacher Recommendation

Chinese-Mandarin 4

W240W1 – W240W2

Weighted
Course Fee
This course continues to use various authentic materials to enhance student Chinese proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students exchange, support, and discuss their opinions and individual perspectives on a variety of topics dealing with contemporary and historical topics. Students identify, analyze and discuss patterns of behaviors and/or interaction in the context of Chinese culture. Various literary genres and the visual and performing arts will be introduced to deepen student understanding of its cultural significance. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Chinese-Mandarin 3 – or Teacher Recommendation

Blended Chinese-Mandarin 4 (NNHS only)

W240G1 – W240G2

Weighted
Course Fee
This course continues to use various authentic materials to enhance student Chinese proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students exchange, support, and discuss their opinions and individual perspectives on a variety of topics dealing with contemporary and historical topics. Students identify, analyze and discuss patterns of behaviors and/or interaction in the context of Chinese culture. Various literary genres and the visual and performing arts will be introduced to deepen student understanding of its cultural significance. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Chinese-Mandarin 3 – or Teacher Recommendation

AP Chinese Language & Culture

W250A1 – W250A2

Weighted
Course Fee
This AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed to further immerse students into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. This AP course prepares students to demonstrate their level of Chinese proficiency across the three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) and the five learning standards of: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Teacher Recommendation Required

Blended AP Chinese Language & Culture (NNHS only)

W250T1 – W250T2

Weighted
Course Fee
This AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed to further immerse students into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. This AP course prepares students to demonstrate their level of Chinese proficiency across the three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) and the five learning standards of: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Teacher Recommendation Required

Modern Chinese Literature

W270W1 – W270W2

Weighted
Course Fee
A continuation of AP Chinese Language and Culture, this course is designed to provide further practices in formal and informal discourse in speaking and writing, as well as in effective reading and writing strategies. Through reading and composition, students will be exposed to aspects of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture by studying modern Chinese literature and discussing social and cultural issues in the contemporary Chinese-speaking society. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: AP Chinese Language & Culture, Blended AP Chinese Language & Culture, or Teacher Recommendation Required

French 1

W31011 – W31012

Course Fee
In French 1 students begin to develop language skills for a French-speaking environment through frequent conversational activities. These include ordering in a restaurant, greeting friends, shopping for clothes, and talking about one’s family, hometown, and daily activities. Students practice listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students use additional resources to enhance the curriculum. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

French 2

W32011 – W32012

Course Fee
Level 2 continues to build cultural knowledge and skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing on topics of daily life in France. Topics include leisure time activities, entertainment, sports, health, food, the house, and one’s daily routine. Videos and audio resources supplement the basic text and workbook. Instruction is increasingly conducted in French. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: French 1 – or Teacher Recommendation

French 3

W33011 – W33012

Course Fee
Level 3 continues to build communication skills. Students learn to express their feelings on a variety of subjects. Topics include applying for a job, vacation and traveling in Paris and various regions of France. Students are introduced to a level appropriate abridged version of Les Miserables. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: French 2 – or Teacher Recommendation

French 4 (NCHS only)

W340W1 – W340W2

Weighted
Course Fee
Fourth year French students are encouraged to speak only French in the classroom. Emphasis is on the improvement of speaking, reading and writing skills. Students continue to develop their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures. The curriculum includes the study of French culture and literary selections. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: French 3 – or Teacher Recommendation

Blended French 4

W340G1 – W340G2

Weighted
Course Fee
Fourth year French students are encouraged to speak only French in the classroom. Emphasis is on the improvement of speaking, reading and writing skills. Students continue to develop their knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures. The curriculum includes the study of French culture and literary selections. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: French 3 – or Teacher Recommendation

AP French Language and Culture

W360A1 – W360A2

Weighted
Course Fee
This course is designed for students who demonstrate interest, motivation, and high achievement in previous French courses. This course is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills using authentic materials and sources. Students who enroll should already have knowledge of the language and cultures of French-speaking people and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in using the language. Students are expected to integrate the literacy skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both interpersonal and presentational modes. The course is conducted in French. Completion of the course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Examination in French Language, which students are encouraged to take. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: French 4 – or Teacher Recommendation

German 1

W41011 – W41012

Course Fee
German 1 is a highly interactive class, which emphasizes the development of communication skills in the area of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Group and partner work are used to create a learner-centered classroom in which all students are actively involved and using German. Topics covered include: one’s self and family, friends, hobbies, school, daily activities, animals, and travel. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

German 2

W42011 – W42012

Course Fee
German 2 continues to build skills in listening, speaking and writing on topics related to German-speaking countries. Topics include travel, shopping, food, health and residences. Learner-centered activities encourage the participation of all students in the target language. The text and workbook are supplemented by audio resources and videos. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: German 1- or Teacher Recommendation

German 3

W43011 – W43012

Course Fee
In German 3 students deepen their knowledge of German grammar, and develop and expand their writing skills with longer essays. Topics include youth life, career, environmental issues and German history. Ease of reading is developed more fully through supplementary stories. Students are encouraged to only speak German in the classroom. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: German 2 – or Teacher Recommendation

German 4

W440W1 – W440W2

Weighted
Course Fee
German 4 students are expected to speak only German in the classroom. Emphasis is on the improvement of all three modes: Presentational, Interpretive and Interpersonal. The curriculum focuses on topics such as: multiculturalism, identity, familial relationships, inventions and human ingenuity, German art and music, career and travel. The course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Examination in German language, which is encouraged but not required. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: German 3- or Teacher Recommendation

German 5

W450E1 – W450E2

Weighted
Course Fee
This is an advanced course conducted in German designed to develop fluency of communication with increased linguistic accuracy. Students will develop greater proficiency in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) while deepening insight into German culture. The curriculum will include a continued study of German history and culture, literary selections, cinema and other mass media. Students will have the opportunity to attain a level of proficiency which will prepare them to take the Advanced Placement Language examination and/or other college placement exams. Dual credit option available with College of DuPage. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: German 4- or Teacher Recommendation

Latin 1

W61011 – W61012

Course Fee
This course presents the fundamentals of the language with a practical application of Latin to English through vocabulary building and word derivation. Word study units on Latin roots will be used to increase English vocabulary. Latin provides students with a strong basis for all language learning. The class also introduces the students to stories read in Latin dealing with mythology, Roman life and customs, heroes and statesmen. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Latin 2

W62011 – W62012

Course Fee
In the first semester the basic grammar of the first year is reviewed, and new grammar is added. Emphasis is on beginning to read Latin stories of history and mythology. In the second semester the basic reading material is taken from modified works of major Latin authors. The use of units on Latin roots is continued. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Latin 1 – or Teacher Recommendation

Honors Latin 3/4

W630W1 – W630W2

Weighted
Course Fee
The student’s ability to read and translate Latin is expanded to include the major authors, covered in AP Latin exam, Caesar and Vergil, in alternating years. In the Prose year the major emphasis is on reading Caesar with the inclusion of authors, such as Cicero, Pliny, and later (medieval) Latin. In the Poetry year the concentration is on Vergil with inclusion of authors, such as Horace, Ovid, and Catullus. This course may constitute a two-year cycle. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Latin 2, Honors Latin 3/4- or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish 1

W81011 – W81012

Course Fee
The objectives of this course are to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in everyday situations, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the customs and cultures of Spanish-speaking people. Class participation, including pair and group work, is an integral part of the course. Vocabulary and grammar are systematically reviewed throughout the program to strengthen student learning. Students will be expected to demonstrate their skills through Integrated Performance Assessments. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Spanish 2

W82011 – W82012

Course Fee
In this intermediate language course, students continue to develop communication skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing in everyday situations, and the understanding of culture as defined in the Spanish I objectives. Vocabulary is expanded and used in situational contexts toward increased proficiency in listening, reading, and writing. Increased usage of Spanish as the language of conversation in the classroom is an integral part of student participation. Additional resources are used to enhance the curriculum. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 1- or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish 3

W83011 – W83012

Course Fee
The objective of this course is to improve communication skills in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in everyday situations, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the customs and cultures of Spanish speaking people. An emphasis will be placed on refining oral proficiency skills. Students will critically analyze short stories and other selections in order to improve both their reading and writing skills. Sophisticated grammatical concepts will be learned, along with a review of previously studied topics. Students will be expected to produce both spoken and written language. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 2- or Teacher Recommendation

Blended Spanish 3 (NNHS only)

W830N1 – W830N2

Course Fee
The objective of this course is to improve communication skills in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in everyday situations, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the customs and cultures of Spanish speaking people. An emphasis will be placed on refining oral proficiency skills. Students will critically analyze short stories and other selections in order to improve both their reading and writing skills. Sophisticated grammatical concepts will be learned, along with a review of previously studied topics. Students will be expected to produce both spoken and written language. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 2- or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish 4

W840W1 – W840W2

Weighted
Course Fee
Spanish 4 combines reading short stories by authors from throughout the Spanish speaking world with extensive review and study of grammar. Films, periodicals and recorded materials will be used to improve students’ conversational, writing, reading and listening skills. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 3 or Teacher Recommendation

Blended Spanish 4

W840G1 – W840G2

Weighted
Course Fee
Spanish 4 combines reading short stories by authors from throughout the Spanish speaking world with extensive review and study of grammar. Films, periodicals and recorded materials will be used to improve students’ conversational, writing, reading and listening skills.This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 3 or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish 5

W850E1 – W850E2

Weighted
Course Fee
This is an advanced course conducted entirely in Spanish, designed to develop fluency of communication with increased linguistic accuracy. Students will develop greater proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and expand their knowledge of the culture and civilization of Spanish-speaking countries. The course also includes reading and discussion of modern texts, conversation, composition, grammar review, and cultural activities. This course is the equivalent of Spanish Conversation and Composition 2251 and 2252 at the College of DuPage, and students may enroll in the dual-credit program to earn college credit. It also qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 4 or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish Language & Culture for the Spanish Speaker

W85511 – W85512

Course Fee
This is the recommended 9th grade course for Dual Language students and students who have
developed advanced proficiency in Spanish, such as heritage speakers. The course builds upon the themes introduced in the Spanish Language & Culture and Spanish Language & Literature courses at the junior-high level. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and will focus on further developing linguistic and cultural competence as well as literacy skills. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for AP Spanish Language & Culture. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Dual Language participation or Placement Exam

AP Spanish Language & Culture

W860A1 – W860A2

Weighted
Course Fee
This course is designed for students who demonstrate interest, motivation, and high achievement in previous Spanish courses. This course is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills using authentic materials and sources. Students who enroll should already have knowledge of the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking people and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in using the language. Students are expected to integrate the literacy skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both interpersonal and presentational modes. The course is conducted in Spanish, and grammar is not explicitly taught. The course meets the College Board’s curriculum requirements for AP Spanish Language and Culture, and students are encouraged to take the exam at the end of the academic year. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: Spanish 4, Spanish 5 – or Teacher Recommendation

AP Spanish Literature

W870A1 – W870A2

Weighted
Course Fee
This course is designed to provide students with a learning experience comparable to that of a third-year college course in Peninsular and Latin American literature. The course is designed to introduce students to the formal study of a representative body of Peninsular and Latin American literary texts. The course surveys the literature in a sequential and thematic fashion. Students will take part in classroom discussions, read and write outside of class, make presentations and compose essays in order to prepare for the Advanced Placement exam in Spanish Literature. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate. Students may choose to take this course for dual credit with Aurora University. The Aurora University course title is SPN 3500: Advanced Spanish Literature.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: AP Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish 5, or Teacher Recommendation

Spanish for the Professions and Spanish Film & Literature

W88011 – W88512

Weighted
Course Fee Pending Board Approval
This course is conducted exclusively in Spanish and is designed for advanced level students. The development of functional use of Spanish within the professional context is the major focus of first semester. This course includes oral and written practice focused on the special terminology of various professions including business, legal and health professions, education and social services. Students will simulate real life situations with cultural considerations and explore the importance of bilingualism.

In second semester, students will view and analyze a variety of films in the Spanish language. Students will write reactions to each film, lean new and regional vocabulary words, complete various papers and presentations, and create and share a final project. Advanced vocabulary usage will be expected. Students will also read literature based on the events and themes related to the films. This course examines identities based on national, international and personal histories through films and readings form Latin America. Students may choose to take the Film and Literature semester for dual credit with Aurora University. The Aurora University course title is SPN 3450: Spanish Language Films.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Requisite: AP Spanish Language and Culture or AP Spanish Literature

Spanish Language & Culture 1

W90011 – W90012

Course Fee
This course is designed for students who speak Spanish at home and want to improve their language skills. Students will improve their skills in reading, writing, and speaking. The Latin American identity, culture, and geography will be covered through literature, projucts, and supplementary materials. This course is the first course in a sequence for heritage Spanish speakers. For placement in this class, students will be required to demonstrate a basic level of Spanish proficiency as determined by a placement test. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Spanish Language & Culture 2

W91011 – W91012

Course Fee
This course is designed for students who speak Spanish at home and want to improve their oral and written skills. Students will strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and grammar. Social Justice and the female role in Latin America will be analyzed and discussed through literature, multimedia, and other supplementary materials. This course is the second course in a three-year program sequence for Spanish Heritage speakers. For placement in this class, students will be required to demonstrate a basic level of Spanish proficiency as determined by a placement test or Teacher Recommendation. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Spanish Language & Culture 3

W92011 – W92012

Course Fee
This course is designed for students from a home where Spanish is spoken and want to improve their language skills. Students will develop their skills in language arts, literature and culture in Spanish. Composition, mechanics, literary interpretation, oral expression and historical, cultural and social understandings are stressed. Students will develop written expression such as descriptive and narrative essays and a research paper. The Latin American identity, culture, and geography will be covered through authentic literature, film, projects, and supplementary materials. This course is the third in a three-year program sequence for heritage Spanish speakers in preparation for Spanish 5 and AP level work. For placement in this class, students will be required to demonstrate a basic level of Spanish proficiency as determined by a placement test or Teacher Recommendation. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Blended Humanities Capstone

W980N1, W980N2

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to fulfill a self-directed inquiry into any aspect of the social sciences. This is a capstone for any strand of study students may pursue within the WCL curriculum. This course will require a sophisticated, college ready use of core standards in making a claim, analytical research, synthesis of resources, and supporting arguments. Students will select and design a course of study in conjunction with a mentoring teacher who will facilitate the production of a final thesis product. Final products can be self-designed as papers, documentaries, galleries, service projects, oral histories, etc. This blended learning course integrates traditional face to face learning and online independent learning components. Depending on the student project, this course may also be weighted. This will be determined by the Instructional Coordinator.- IC Approval. This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
Level: 9,10,11,12
Sem: 1
Credit: 0.50