World Languages Courses

The language programs are intended for the student learning the language as a foreign language. Native speakers should pursue a different language. All world language courses are considered elective credits. All languages at Level III or above receive honors credit for GPA purposes.

Japanese

0712300 Japanese I - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in Japanese through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course.


0712310 Japanese II1 Credit, 10-12
0712320 Japanese Honors III1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Previous Level of Japanese

The purpose of these courses are to enable students to enhance proficiency in Japanese through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. There is continued emphasis on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and on acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course.


Spanish

0708340 Spanish I1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to emphasize speaking and listening skills with oral participation. Reading and writing are introduced and basic grammar structures explained. Students will be introduced to the culture and customs of various Spanish-speaking countries.


0708350 Spanish II - 1 Credit, 9-12
0708360 Spanish Honors III - 1 Credit, 9-12
0708370 Spanish Honors IV - 1 Credit, 9-12
Prerequisite: Previous Level of Spanish

This program is designed to continue the development of skills in listening and speaking with an emphasis on conversation. Reading and writing will be further developed through expanded vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures. Culture, history, and geography will be studied in greater depth. Opportunities for enjoyment of the customs, ideas and heritage will increase.


0708400 AP Spanish Language - 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

The program involves in-depth practice of language skills for those students at a more advanced level. The course is taught at a college level and will help prepare students for the AP test given at the end of the school year. Students will spend 30% of their time reading the language and 70% of the time writing and speaking Spanish. Based on the AP test scores, college credit may be awarded by participating colleges and universities.


0708410 AP Spanish Literature1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: AP Spanish Language, Instructor Recommendation

This course is taught at a college level and will help the student prepare for the Advanced Placement Literature exam given at the end of the school year. This course covers selected works of literature. This course is offered to non-native students who have taken the AP Spanish Language test and to native speakers. Participating colleges and universities may award credit based on the results of the Advanced Placement Examination.


American Sign Language

State Bill CS/HB 2997(1990 Legislature) has allowed the Florida University system to agree that the sequence of courses in American Sign Language will meet the foreign language credit for entrance requirements, but may not meet university requirements for graduation. Students who select these courses should be aware that it might not count as a foreign language credit by colleges and universities outside of Florida.


0717300 American Sign Language I - 1 Credit,  9-12
Prerequisite: strong command of English language

This course will teach hearing and deaf students basic conversational skills in American Sign Language (ASL), and the awareness of various aspects of deafness. The content includes conversational vocabulary, the grammatical features, principles of ASL and the audio-logical, educational, social, cultural, and historical aspects of deafness.


0717310 American Sign Language II - 1 Credit - 10-12
Prerequisite: American Sign Language I

This course will further develop knowledge of sign language and an awareness of cultural aspects of the deaf community. Students will increase their ASL vocabulary by approximately 700 signs while continuing to use grammatical principles. Students will create a video of meaningful dialogue, narratives, and dramas.


0717312 American Sign Language Honors III - 1 Credit - 11-12
0717314 American Sign Language Honors IV - 1 Credit - 11-12
Prerequisite: Previous Level of ASL

These courses are designed for students to pursue the goal of fluency in the language. Emphasis is on advanced structure and mastery of the skills and vocabulary acquired in ASL II. Additionally, students will be made aware of the professional interpreter certification procedures, the Code of Ethics of Professional Conduct, and other career requirements.