Fort Dodge Community School District

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FRENCH I - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  - French I is a two trimester course that will develop progressively the skills needed for communication in French.  Emphasis is given to oral work and developing the skill to speak French needed for use in everyday situations.  Basic French grammar structures will be introduced.  During cultural awareness activities, students will taste authentic foods and learn about French countries around the world.  Students will become aware of cultural beliefs, values, and sensibilities. Membership in World Language Culture Club is encouraged.

FRENCH II - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French I  - French II is a continuation of French I. In this two trimester course oral/aural skills will be studied but broadened to study grammar structures with increased emphasis on reading and writing skills in French.  Everyday expressions will be learned and students will act out real-life European experiences such as ordering food in a café or checking into a hotel. Students will begin to recognize similarities/differences between their culture and that of others. Membership in World Language Culture Club is encouraged. It is highly recommended that students complete the two trimesters in sequence.

FRENCH III - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French II  - French III is a two trimester course that increases the emphasis on reading and writing in French, with continued emphasis on maintaining oral/aural skills.  Simplified reading will encourage students to comprehend and converse in French.  More complicated grammar concepts will be addressed and conversations in the past and the future tenses will be encouraged.  Students will be exposed to a wide variety of cultures which exist in many of the Francophone countries. Students will begin to appreciate and accept individuals with diverse beliefs, appearances, and lifestyles. Membership in World Language Culture Club is encouraged.

FRENCH IV - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French III  - French IV is a continuation of oral/aural skills with reading and writing. In this two trimester course students will read a variety of literary excerpts by famous French authors and a shortened version of The Phantom of the Opera.  Conversing in French during most of the class period will be encouraged. Students will begin to understand the value of being multilingual and the importance of working toward their personal proficiency in the language. Membership in World Language Culture Club is encouraged.

SPANISH I - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  - Spanish I students will study the basic structural patterns of the language and Hispanic culture.  Throughout the course of the two trimesters, a usable vocabulary is developed.  Students will become aware of cultural beliefs, values, and sensibilities. Students will begin to recognize similarities/differences between their culture and that of others.  Membership in the World Language Culture Club is encouraged. Classroom work strives for a balance in written, oral, and listening practice to achieve mastery.

SPANISH II - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish I  - Spanish II is a two trimester course in which students will increase proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar, including exploration of verb forms. Students will begin to recognize similarities/differences between their culture and that of others.  Membership in the World Language Culture Club is encouraged. In order to increase chances of success, it is required that the student has achieved at least a “C-” in Spanish I or has obtained a recommendation from the teacher.

SPANISH III - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish II  - Spanish III is a two trimester course in which students will review materials covered in Spanish II and strives for increased proficiency.  New tenses and structures are learned. Spanish III will increase Spanish II proficiency.  There is emphasis in speaking, reading, listening, and writing.  Membership in the World Language Culture Club is encouraged.  In order to increase chances of success, it is required that the student has achieved at least a “C-” in Spanish II or have obtained a recommendation from the teacher.

SPANISH IV - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish III  - Spanish IV is a two trimester course which will increase Spanish III proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing.  Students will begin to appreciate and accept individuals with diverse beliefs, appearances, and lifestyles. Students will begin to understand the value of being multilingual and the importance of working toward their personal proficiency in the language. Membership in World Language Club is encouraged.  In order to increase chances of success, it is required that the student has achieved at least a “C-” in Spanish III or have obtained a recommendation from the teacher.

SPANISH LAB - 1 CREDIT - 10, 11, 12  Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation or successful completion of or enrollment in Spanish II.  - Spanish Lab is a one trimester, intermediate-advanced elective course in which students will maintain and enhance their Spanish language skills through reading and conversation.  Emphasis will be on the continued development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various relevant, authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss a wider range of selected topics, express ideas and opinions clearly and with ease, engage in formal and informal conversations, and demonstrate cultural awareness.  Spanish Lab fulfills the standards set forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, including that students “interact with cultural competence and understanding” and “communicate effectively in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes.” Students will be formally assessed via written and oral assessments on their participation in interactions and activities, and on their overall improvement in the use of the language.

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