Foreign Language

French I (11012X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the study of the French language and its culture. It allows students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with some elements of its culture. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a given context extending outside of the classroom setting when possible. Grammar is integrated throughout the course and is selected according to the language needs (functions). A general introduction to the culture, its products (e.g., literature, laws, foods, games) perspectives (e.g., attitudes, values, and beliefs) and practices (patterns of social interaction) is integrated throughout the course. Students acquire some insight into how languages and cultures work by comparing the target language and culture(s) to their own. Integration of other disciplines is ongoing throughout the course.

French II (11022X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  French I 
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to continue the development of their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students participate in simple conversational situations by combining and recombining learned elements of the language orally and in writing. Students are able to satisfy basic survival needs and interact on issues of everyday life in the present time and past time inside and outside of the classroom setting. They compose related sentences that narrate, describe, compare, and summarize familiar topics from the target culture. Focus is placed on understanding main ideas. They develop a better understanding of the similarities and differences between cultures and languages and they examine the influence of the beliefs and values on the target culture(s). Integration of other disciplines is on-going throughout the course.

French III Honors (11035X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  French II 
Course Description: This course provides students with additional opportunities to expand their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they create with the language and as they access short literary texts, authentic materials, and media on generally familiar topics. Students satisfy limited communication and social interaction demands, they initiate and maintain face-to-face communication. They identify the main idea(s) and significant details in discussions, presentations, and written texts within a cultural context, read and interpret authentic materials, narrate and describe in sentences, groups of related sentences, and short cohesive passages in present, past, future, and other complex tenses and compose messages, announcements, personal notes, and advertisements. They refine their knowledge and understanding of the target language and culture(s) and their own by examining the interrelationship of other cultures to their own, by demonstrating behaviors appropriate in target cultures, and by applying their knowledge and skills inside and outside of the classroom setting. Integration of other disciplines is on-going throughout the course.

French IV Honors (11045X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  French III
Course Description: A major focus of this course is to enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and topics in past, present and future time. They satisfy routine social demands and meet most social requirements. Culture, history, and literature are also emphasized. Short stories, poetry, excerpts from various periods of literature, current events, and authentic materials are included. Emphasis is placed on independent reading. Finer points of grammar are studied to aid oral and written communication. There is more in depth study of the target culture(s) and their influence throughout the world. Students are able to connect the target language to other disciplines and compare it to their own. Finally, they are able to use the language inside and outside the classroom setting.

French V Honors (1055X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  French IV
Course Description: This course is designed for those students who want a course of study which concentrates on major literary works, including explanation of texts along with a detailed study of history and culture as they relate to the author’s studies. Students are encouraged to work independently and to become well acquainted with the technology presently available for language study.

Latin I (12412X0A) 1CR

Course Description: The Cambridge Latin Course is designed to introduce students to the language, culture, and history of the Roman Empire during the first century AD (especially that of Pompeii, Roman Britain, and Alexandria). Emphasis is placed on reading and comprehension of the written word. Through the study of Latin, students begin to master a wealth of root words, prefixes, and suffixes essential to build English vocabulary useful in preparing for the SAT.

Latin II (12422X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Latin I 
Course Description: Latin II reviews the skills mastered in Latin I and uses them as a building block for further grammatical concepts. The course continues to introduce new aspects of culture and history, focusing on Roman Britain and the city of Rome. Emphasis is still placed on learning new vocabulary and increasing English vocabulary via derivatives.

Latin III Honors (12435X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Latin II 
Course Description: Latin III includes a review of introductory and intermediate Latin vocabulary and grammar while students continue to work toward mastery of reading and interpreting original works of Latin authors of the first century AD. Original passages from Ovid and Vergil (mythology), Catullus (poetry), and Pliny (prose) are first introduced.

Latin IV Honors (12445X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Latin III 
Course Description: Latin IV Emphasizes increased enjoyment of Latin masterpieces such as the works of Cicero, Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace and Platus. Students acquire additional vocabulary and mature understanding of Roman literature through translation.

Spanish I (11412X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the study of the Spanish language and its culture. It allows students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with some elements of its culture. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a given context extending outside of the classroom setting when possible. Grammar is integrated throughout the course and is selected according to the language needs (functions). A general introduction to the culture, its products (e.g., literature, laws, foods, games) perspectives (e.g., attitudes, values, and beliefs) and practices (patterns of social interaction) is integrated throughout the course. Students acquire some insight into how languages and cultures work by comparing the target language and culture(s) to their own. Integration of other disciplines is on-going through-out the course.

Spanish II (11422X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Spanish I
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to continue the development of their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students participate in simple conversational situations by combining and recombining learned elements of the language orally and in writing. They are able to satisfy basic survival needs and interact on issues of everyday life in the present time and past time inside and outside the classroom sitting. They compose related sentences which narrate, describe, compare, and summarize familiar topics from the target culture. Focus in placed on understanding main ideas. They develop a better understanding of the similarities and differences between cultures and languages and they examine the influence of the beliefs and values on the target culture(s). Integration of other disciplines in on-going throughout the course.

Spanish III Honors (11435X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Spanish II
Course Description: This course provides students additional opportunities to expand their listening, speaking, reading, & writing skills as they create with the language and as they access short literary texts, authentic materials, & media on generally familiar topics. Students satisfy limited communication & social interaction demands, they initiate & maintain face-to-face communication. They identify the main idea(s) & significant details in discussions, presentations, & written texts within a cultural context, read & interpret authentic materials, narrate and describe in sentences, groups of related sentences, and short cohesive passages in present, past, and future time and compose messages, announcements, personal notes, & advertisements. They continue to refine their knowledge & understanding of the target language & culture(s) & their own by examining the interrelationship of other cultures to their own, by demonstrating behaviors appropriate in target cultures, & applying their knowledge & skills inside & outside the classroom setting. Integration of other disciplines is on-going throughout the course.

Spanish IV Honors (11445X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Spanish III
Course Description: A major focus of this course is to enable students to communicate in writing and in extended conversations on a variety of topics. Students begin to narrate, discuss, and support fairly complex ideas and concepts using concrete facts and topics in past, present and future time. They satisfy routine social demands and meet most social requirements. Another emphasis of this course is on culture and literature. Short stories, poetry, excerpts from various periods of literature, current events, and authentic materials are included. Emphasis is placed on independent reading. Finer points of grammar are studied to aid oral and written communication. There is more in depth study of the target culture(s) and their influence throughout the world. Students are able to connect the target language to other disciplines and compare it to their own. Finally, they are able to use the language both inside and outside of the classroom setting. This course may be taught as a pre-AP class.

Spanish V (11455X0A) 1CR (.5 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite:  Spanish IV
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Spanish IV with more emphasis on conversation. Study focuses on major literary works along with a detailed study of Spanish and Latin American history and culture. More work with technology is available for language study.

AP Spanish V (1A087X0AP) 1CR (1 Extra GPA Pt)

Prerequisite: Spanish IV or (No Adv part in AP is taught as Semester/Yearlong only)
Course Description: In addition to the regular course requirements, students are expected to develop and demonstrate higher-level cognitive skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Understanding and speaking include ability to receive instruction, participate in discussions, and pose questions exclusively in Spanish. Reading and writing include expressing written opinions on various moral, ethical, and cultural issues based on assigned literacy passages. Students are required to take the AP exam.

Classes Available by ISS Virtual Online

French I Online (11012X0ONL)
French II Online (11022X0ONL)
French III Honors Online (11035X0ONL)
French IV Honors Online (11045X0ONL)
Spanish I Online (11412X0ONL)
Spanish II Online (11422X0ONL)
Spanish III Honors Online (11435X0ONL)
Spanish IV Honors Online (11445X0ONL)
Latin I Online (12412X0ONL)
Latin II Online (12422X0ONL)

Classes Available though NCVPS

Chinese I Mandarin  (11212X0VPS)
Chinese II Mandarin   (11222X0VPS)
Chinese III Mandarin Honors (11235X0VPS)
Chinese IV Mandarin Honors (11245X0VPS)

German I (11612X0VPS)
German II (11622X0VPS)
German III (11635X0VPS)
German IV (11645X0VPS)