World Language

The Immaculata World Language Department works daily to develop well-rounded students who appreciate the beauty and intricacy of God’s creation throughout our world.  As we introduce them to the languages and cultures of other countries, we focus not only on the details of grammar and history, but also stress respect for the differences in people and help them to recognize that, no matter where we live or travel, we will always meet individuals whose lives, goals and even faiths, are more similar to than different from our own. Besides praying in the target languages and discussing faith-based traditions related to cultures, the World Language Mass enables the entire school community to recognize and appreciate the universality of our faith.

Our strong academic programs in French and Spanish incorporate the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational aspects of language acquisition so that our students become comfortable in these languages to communicate in all ways in the target languages and to appreciate basic nuances in vocabulary and useage. We are also proud to have chapters of the French and Spanish Honor Societies at Immaculata. These organizations, sponsored by the respective professional organizations for our teachers, encourage our students to excel in language study, challenge them through national testing and publicly recognize their efforts. They also afford us the opportunity to enjoy more cultural-related social activities, such as Mardi Gras and Dias de los Muertos and to engage the entire school community in language-related activities related to National Language Weeks.

Finally, since language and culture relate to every aspect of our lives, the teachers in the WL department take advantage of this unique opportunity to incorporate the other academic disciplines into our curricula, which helps our students to see the inter-connectedness of what each one of us strives to achieve every day.  

All students must take two consecutive years of the same language at Immaculata High School.


Spanish

0512 Spanish 1 CP: Grades 9–12

This is a multi-skilled program designed to develop in an interdependent approach, the four basic language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to simultaneously reinforce each skill. The program is student-centered requiring the active participation of the student in cooperation with the varied methods of instruction. Two major objectives of this course are individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.

0522 Spanish 2 CP: Grades 9–12

The second level continues the objectives of level one—the individual proficiency of the language, by using the same multi-skills approach to a simultaneous, but increasingly more detailed development of the four basic language skills. As in level one the culture is woven into the daily instruction. Two major objectives of this course remain the individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.

Prerequisite: Level 1 course or its equivalent. 9th grade placement depends on department recommendation.

0523 Spanish 2 Honors: Grades 9–12

This course is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the skills developed in level one. In addition to the content and objectives described in level 2CP, added emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying more complex structures. The students will be encouraged to interact in the target language.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 93 in level 1 course and teacher recommendation. 9th grade placement depends on department recommendation.

0532 Spanish 3 CP: Grades 9–12

The aim of this course is to reinforce structure acquired in the first and second levels and to expand vocabulary through practical implementation of acquired skills. This practical implementation includes improving listening comprehension, pronunciation and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student with the ability to understand and to speak the target language within the framework of the student's structure and vocabulary levels. Special attention is given to enhance the vocabulary necessary for formal and informal writing and conversational situations in cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: Sophomores/Juniors: an average of 80 in Level 2 and Teacher Recommendation; Freshmen: Completion of Level 2 course.

0533 Spanish 3 Honors: Grades 10–12

This course is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in skills developed in Levels I and II. In addition to the content and objectives described in Level 3CP, added emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced structure, with special attention to the development of accurate writing skills. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 2H / 93 in Level 2 CP and Teacher recommendation. Summer assignment is required.

0543 Spanish 4 CP: Grades 11–12

This course continues the objectives described in Level 3CP with an emphasis on specific vocabulary that will be used to introduce the students to the various genres. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language. In the event there are too few students requesting this level, other scheduling accommodations may be made.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 3 and Teacher Recommendation.

0542 Spanish 4 Honors: Grades 11–12

The aims of this course are the further development of the student's language skills in preparation for higher study. The student is encouraged and guided to read and to discuss the history, literature, art, and contemporary culture of the target language, while continuing with a study of more advanced structure and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student to make practical use of the four years of language study. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 3H / 93 in level 3CP and Teacher recommendation. Summer Assignment is required.

0558 Spanish 5 AP: Grade 11–12

This course is offered to those students who have demonstrated excellence on the 4 Honors and 4 CP levels. This class is conducted entirely in the target language and the students are encouraged to enhance their communication skills. The students will continue to study advanced structures and the goal is to prepare the students to take the AP exam.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 4H / 93 in Level 4 CP and teacher recommendation. Summer assignment is required.

 

French

0515 French 1 CP: Grades 9–12

This is a multi-skilled program designed to develop in an interdependent approach, the four basic language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to simultaneously reinforce each skill. The program is student-centered requiring the active participation of the student in cooperation with the varied methods of instruction. Two major objectives of this course are individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.

0525 French 2 CP: Grades 9–12

The second level continues the objectives of level one—the individual proficiency of the language, by using the same multi-skills approach to a simultaneous, but increasingly more detailed development of the four basic language skills. As in level one the culture is woven into the daily instruction. Two major objectives of this course remain the individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.

Prerequisite: Level 1 course or its equivalent. 9th grade placement depends on department recommendation.

0526 French 2 Honors: Grades 9–12

This course is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the skills developed in level one. In addition to the content and objectives described in level 2CP, added emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying more complex structures. The students will be encouraged to interact in the target language.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 93 in level 1 course and teacher recommendation. 9th grade placement depends on department recommendation.

0535 French 3 CP: Grades 9–12

The aim of this course is to reinforce structure acquired in the first and second levels and to expand vocabulary through practical implementation of acquired skills. This practical implementation includes improving listening comprehension, pronunciation and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student with the ability to understand and to speak the target language within the framework of the student's structure and vocabulary levels. Special attention is given to enhance the vocabulary necessary for formal and informal writing and conversational situations in cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: Sophomores/Juniors: an average of 80 in Level 2 and Teacher Recommendation; Freshmen: Completion of Level 2 course.

0536 French 3 Honors: Grades 10–12

This course is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in skills developed in Levels I and II. In addition to the content and objectives described in Level 3CP, added emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced structure, with special attention to the development of accurate writing skills. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 2H / 93 in Level 2 CP and Teacher recommendation. Summer assignment is required.

0546 French 4 CP: Grades 11–12

This course continues the objectives described in Level 3CP with an emphasis on specific vocabulary that will be used to introduce the students to the various genres. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language. In the event there are too few students requesting this level, other scheduling accommodations may be made.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 3 and Teacher Recommendation.

0545 French 4 Honors: Grades 11–12

The aims of this course are the further development of the student's language skills in preparation for higher study. The student is encouraged and guided to read and to discuss the history, literature, art, and contemporary culture of the target language, while continuing with a study of more advanced structure and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student to make practical use of the four years of language study. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 3H / 93 in level 3CP and Teacher recommendation. Summer Assignment is required.

0559 French 5 AP: Grade 11–12

This course is offered to those students who have demonstrated excellence on the 4 Honors and 4 CP levels. This class is conducted entirely in the target language and the students are encouraged to enhance their communication skills. The students will continue to study advanced structures and the goal is to prepare the students to take the AP exam.

Prerequisite: An average of 85 in Level 4H / 93 in Level 4 CP and teacher recommendation. Summer assignment is required.

 

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