Fort Dodge Community School District

ARABIC I - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED - Arabic I is a two-semester course in which students will focus on talking about themselves and their daily lives. We will cover introductions, dates, telling time, describing self and others, school/classes, likes/dislikes, hobbies, and family. Students will learn how to read and write the Arabic alphabet. They will use memorized phrases and simple sentences in order to express themselves on familiar topics. They will also learn key grammatical concepts such as adjective agreement and basic verb conjugation.

ARABIC II - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED - Prerequisite: Arabic I - Arabic II is a two-trimester course in which students will focus on expanding their basic language skills in order to communicate and exchange information on familiar topics using a series of simple sentences. Topics covered include food, shopping, city life, directions, transportation, and traveling. We will review grammatical concepts from Arabic I as well as learn how to give commands, make suggestions, and talk about events in the past.

ARABIC III - 2 CREDITS - 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED - Prerequisite: Arabic II - Arabic III is a two-semester course in which students will focus on expressing themselves on a wider variety of topics in connected sentences. Topics covered include daily routine, childhood, future plans, technology, and food. Students will review previous language structures as well as learn to express themselves in more complex sentences.

FRENCH I - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  - French I is a two-semester course in which students will focus on talking about themselves and their daily lives. We will cover the topics of introductions, dates, telling time, describing self and others, school/classes, likes/dislikes, hobbies, family, and home. Students will learn how to use memorized phrases and simple sentences in order to express themselves on familiar topics. They will also learn key grammatical concepts such as adjective agreement and basic verb conjugation.

FRENCH II - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French I  - French II is a two-semester course in which students will focus on expanding their basic language skills in order to communicate and exchange information on familiar topics using a series of simple sentences. Topics covered include shopping, city life, directions, transportation, traveling, daily life, and childhood. We will review grammatical concepts from French I as well as learn how to give commands, make suggestions, and talk about events in the past.

FRENCH III - 2 CREDITS - 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French II  - French III is a two-semester course in which students will focus on expressing themselves on a wider variety of topics in connected sentences. Topics covered include art, future plans, technology, food, and the francophone world. We will also be reading a short novel, Le Petit Prince. Students will review previous language structures as well as learn to express themselves in the future and the conditional.

FRENCH IV - 2 CREDITS - 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  French III  - French IV is a two-semester course in which students will focus on expressing themselves in multiple time frames as well as being able to give and support their opinions. We will work on reinforcing all learned grammar as well as learning how to express opinions, give suggestions, and use more complex time frames. Topics covered include women’s rights, education, healthy lifestyle, the role of family, relationships, and the environment. We will also be reading a short novel, Phantom of the Opera.

SPANISH I - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  - Spanish I is a two-semester course in which students will focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing. We will cover the following topics: greetings, introductions, goodbyes, numbers, days of the week, month of the year, telling dates, telling time, describing self and others, school/classes, likes/dislikes, negative sentences in Spanish, hobbies, weather expressions, family and home, culture: homes and families in Latin América. Students will learn how to use phrases and simple sentences in order to express themselves on familiar topics. They will also learn key grammatical concepts such as nouns (singular and plurals), gender, subject pronouns, definite articles (él, la, las, los), adjective agreement and verb conjugation, possessive adjectives.

SPANISH II - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish I  - Spanish II is a two-semester course in which students will focus on listening, reading, speaking, and writing. We will cover the following topics: shopping, city life, directions, transportation, traveling, daily life, and childhood. Students will learn how to use phrases and simple sentences in order to express themselves on familiar topics. They will also learn key grammatical concepts such as commands, making suggestions, and talking about events in the past.

SPANISH III - 2 CREDITS - 9, 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish II  - Spanish III is a two-semester course in which students will focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students will express themselves on a wide variety of topics in connected sentences. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: school and classroom activities, extracurricular activities, daily routines, shopping, giving directions, etc. Students will review previous language structures, and learn how to express themselves in the past tense, both the preterit and imperfect

SPANISH IV - 2 CREDITS - 10, 11, 12  NCAA APPROVED  Prerequisite:  Spanish III  - Spanish IV is a two-semester course in which students will focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students will express themselves on a wide variety of topics in connected sentences. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: childhood, manners, special events, medical conditions, following a recipe, etc. Students will review previous language structures and learn to use the future tense. There will also be a focus on giving affirmative and negative commands in the formal and informal. 

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