Languages Offered: French, German, Spanish
Students in these classes will achieve a novice high level in reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency (based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages standard) in either one or two years. Students will be assessed on active participation as well as daily preparation for class. As absolute beginners, students will learn basic vocabulary and memorize words and phrases for everyday conversation. They will simultaneously explore the cultures and traditions of the languages they are studying. Classroom instruction and directives are primarily in the target language. Second year or accelerated students will further develop their vocabulary and master their use of basic language structures in order to talk about themselves, their family, where they live, their likes and dislikes, and other daily topics; combine learned structures and vocabulary to write simple sentences on these daily topics; learn about cultural differences and culturally appropriate behavior.