Thursday, January 10, 2013

Program of Studies, 2013-2014

The revised program of studies for the World Language department at AHS is now available HERE.

We continue to offer French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish, but are announcing three new course offerings for the 2013-2014 school year:
  • Italian 1: This is an introductory course designed for first-year students with little or no background in Italian. This course aims to develop basic proficiency in aural understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Pair and group activities will provide students with ample opportunities to use the target language in different settings and contexts. Cultural awareness will be stressed through videos, on-location video footage of native speakers, readings and projects. Upon successful completion of this course, students may move either to Italian 2A or Italian 2H, pending grades and teacher recommendation. *Students have the option of earning Honors Credit through more challenging research and project work.
  • Latin Language & Culture 1A & 1B: This course and Latin Language and Culture 1B will offer students the opportunity to explore cultural topics in depth while following the Latin 1 syllabus at a slower pace. A wide variety of activities will be used to teach and reinforce Latin grammar and vocabulary, as well as English prefixes and roots derived from Latin. Students use the knowledge of Latin vocabulary to broaden their English vocabulary base, and improve their literacy skills in English. Students will be encouraged to select both courses. Enrollment in this course requires the approval of the Director of World Languages.
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers/Español para Hispanohablantes: This course addresses the needs of students who have grown up in a home where the dominant language spoken is Spanish. These students may understand the language and speak it at different levels. Students will have the opportunity to work with native or bilingual speakers in order to improve or strengthen all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There will be a particular emphasis on developing literacy in Spanish. Heritage speakers will acquire the necessary requirements to enter upper level and AP Spanish courses. *Students have the option of earning Honors Credit through more challenging research and project work.

    Este curso responde a las necesidades de los estudiantes que han crecido en un hogar donde la lengua dominante hablada es el español. Puede que estos estudiantes entiendan el idioma y lo hablen en diferentes niveles. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar con hablantes nativos o bilingües con el fin de mejorar o fortalecer todas las habilidades: escuchando, hablando, leyendo y escribiendo. Habrá un énfasis especial en el desarrollo de la alfabetización en español. Los hablantes de lengua heredada adquirirán los requisitos necesarios para entrar en niveles superiores y el curso de Español AP. *Los estudiantes tienen la opción de obtener “Honors Credit” por hacer investigaciones exigentes y otros proyectos.
We will continue to offer the following language courses online through the Brigham Young University Independent Study program: Arabic, American Sign Language, German, Japanese, and Russian. Please see the program of studies for more information.

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