World Languages Department







World Languages Department Faculty

Gretchen Jordan
Megan Thill


Course Descriptions
Course Course Number Grade Level Academic Level C CP IC IPC PC
Introduction to French LAN2800 9-12
French I LAN2801 9-12 x x x x x
French II LAN2802 9-12
French III LAN2815 10-12
French IV LAN2816 10-12
Spanish I LAN2806 9-12 x x x x x
Spanish II LAN2807 9-12
Spanish III LAN2808 9-12
Spanish IV LAN2809 10-12
Spanish V LAN2810 10-12


Graduation Standards:
C - Communities
CP - Comparison of practices, products, and perspectives
IC - Interpretive Communication
IPC - Interpersonal Communication
PC - Presentation Communication


Course Title: Introduction to French Prerequisite: None
Course Number: LAN28 Credit: 1

In this course, students will be exploring how to effectively learn a second language and why mastery of a second language is beneficial. In addition, students will continue to acquire the basics of the French language. The emphasis of this course is on establishing a vocabulary base for effective communication around topics relevant to daily life in the United States and Francophone countries. During the course, students will be expected to develop their abilities to understand written and spoken French. In addition they will be expected to make progress in their ability to write and speak in French.



Course Title: French 1 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: LAN2801 Credit: 1

In this course, students will be exploring how to effectively learn a second language and why mastery of a second language is beneficial. In addition, students will continue to acquire the basics of the French language. The emphasis of this course is on establishing a vocabulary base for effective communication around topics relevant to daily life in the United States and Francophone countries. During the course, students will be expected to develop their abilities to understand written and spoken French. In addition they will be expected to make progress in their ability to write and speak in French. Students will read 2 novels as a class and 1 novel independently.



Course Title: French 2 Prerequisite: French 1
Course Number: LAN2802 Credit: 1

In this course, students will continue their study of French and Francophone cultures. During the course, students will continue to develop their abilities to understand written and spoken French. In addition, they will be expected to make progress in their ability to write and speak in French. Students will learn to navigate common situations that arise when traveling. Students will read 2 novels as a class and 2 novels independently.



Course Title: French 3 Prerequisite: French 1 & 2
Course Number: LAN2815 Credit: 1

In this course, students will further their ability to communicate in French. In addition, students will explore Francophone literature and culture. Students will develop their ability to draw connections between themselves, the Francophone world, and Francophone texts. Students will read 2 novels as a class and 4 novels independently.



Course Title: French 4 Prerequisite: French 1, 2, and French Conversation
Course Number: LAN2816 Credit: 1

In this course, students will explore the following themes over the course of the year: global challenges, beauty and aesthetics, families and communities, science and technology, contemporary life, and personal and public identities through poetry, short stories, novels, and video clips. Students will read 2 novels as a class and 4 novels independently.



Course Title: Spanish 1 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: LAN2806 Credit: 1

This course is designed for beginning students or students who have had minimal experience with the language. Students will learn basic sounds, stress patterns and intonation of the language. Emphasis will be on developing oral proficiency and listening comprehension, as well as a solid grammatical foundation. Students in Spanish I will learn to recognize the geographical locations where Spanish is spoken. They will use the language to express likes, dislikes, and personal preferences; use appropriate vocabulary, gestures, and oral expressions for greetings, introductions, and other common interactions; use vocabulary for a range of topics such as numbers, colors, dates, etc. Students will also learn to understand the basic ideas of short conversations based on familiar topics; provide written descriptions and information on specific level-appropriate topics; compose grammatically simple sentences and basic paragraphs using correct tenses, and demonstrate knowledge of holidays, popular songs, and traditions connected with Hispanic cultures. Cultural aspects of the language will be introduced on an on-going basis. Students will have the opportunity to meet the following standards at a Novice/Low level: Communities; Comparison of practices, products, and perspectives; Interpretive Communication; Interpersonal Communication; and Presentation Communication.



Course Title: Spanish 2 Prerequisite: Spanish 1
Course Number: LAN2807 Credit: 1

This course is a continuation of the development of all four language skills. It reinforces and builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in Spanish I. Students in Spanish II will use Spanish to exchange information about general events such as classes and meals; express needs, feelings, present and past events; and understand and follow simple instructions in Spanish. Students will also understand the main ideas of texts, CDs, DVDs, or TV programs in Spanish; write about oneself, friends, and family; and demonstrate grammatical accuracy using different tenses and language functions. Great emphasis will be placed on the sophistication of grammar. The students will continue their exploration of the Hispanic culture as they demonstrate understanding of the relation between its practices and perspectives. Spanish II students will identify major cities, landmarks and geographical features of the target countries, and demonstrate knowledge of the daily routines and practices of those cultures.



Course Title: Spanish 3 Prerequisite: Spanish 1 & 2
Course Number: LAN2808 Credit: 1

In Spanish III students use verbal exchanges to share personal data, information, and preferences about one’s life, past experiences, and preferred leisure activities; maintain extended conversations in Spanish; give and follow directions for travel, recipes, and other tasks; and understand the main ideas, themes, and basic details from diverse spoken and written media: radio, television, movies, newspapers, magazines. Spanish III students also write descriptions, narrations, summaries, and correspondence in Spanish; guess the meanings of words through context, cognates and related words; and identify the artistic, scientific, literary, and philosophical contributions of Hispanic cultures.



Course Title: Spanish 4 Prerequisite: Spanish 3
Course Number: LAN2809 Credit: 1

Students enrolled in Spanish IV communicate original thoughts with others using increasingly complex structures and expanded vocabulary with appropriate tenses; demonstrate understanding of oral and written materials without complete reliance on formally learned vocabulary and structures; demonstrate the ability to move beyond literal comprehension toward more critical reading where style and mood may be considered; and form and support opinions about contemporary life in the target cultures through examination of media and cultural artifacts and interaction with people from those cultures.



Course Title: Spanish 5 Prerequisite: Spanish 4
Course Number: LAN2810 Credit: 1

Students in Spanish V will use verbal exchanges to share ideas, personal goals, values and data, discuss preferences, relate events in one’s life; maintain extended conversations using verbal strategies, understand the main ideas, themes and details from diverse media in Spanish; write in a variety of forms, demonstrate a working knowledge of world culture. Students will read photocopied Hispanic literature such as short stories, fables, essays, and poems.



Course Syllabi
17-18 Jordan Spanish 1
17-18 Jordan Spanish 3
17-18 Jordan Spanish 4/5
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