GERMAN 1

First-year Foreign Language emphasizes oral mastery of the basic skills of the language, including pronunciation and the ability to apply vocabulary and grammar to elementary conversations.  Reading and writing skills are introduced as well as aspects of different cultures and histories of the countries where German is spoken.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities.  The student should plan to spend time outside of class on homework, review, and class preparation.

GERMAN 2

This is a continuation of the first year of Foreign Language study.  Oral skills are emphasized and class instruction is in German as often as possible.  Reading and writing skills are developed more fully as students begin to express their thoughts in German.  Grammar and vocabulary are stresses as new material is presented and the first year is briefly reviewed.  A greater understanding and appreciation of the people and cultures where the language is spoken is encouraged as more complex aspects are examined.  Considerable student involvement is required in all classroom activities, and students should expect to spend time outside of class on class preparation, study, and homework.

HONORS GERMAN 3

Third-year Foreign Language study is a continuation of the second year and reviews all grammar basics of the first and second years; however, third year also concentrates on more extensive vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing skills.  Several works by native authors are read to develop these skills and promote discussion of the culture that creates this variety of literature.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in German.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities, and students should plan to spend out-of-class time studying and preparing for class.

HONORS GERMAN 4

Fourth-year Foreign Language continues to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills learned in the first three years.  The emphasis will be on application.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in German.  By the end of the fourth year of language study, students will be well prepared to continue language study at the college level or to use their language skills in the workplace.

FRENCH 1

First-year Foreign Language emphasizes oral mastery of the basic skills of the language, including pronunciation and the ability to apply vocabulary and grammar to elementary conversations.  Reading and writing skills are introduced as well as aspects of different cultures and histories of the countries where French is spoken.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities.  The student should plan to spend time outside of class on homework, review, and class preparation.

FRENCH 2

This is a continuation of the first year of Foreign Language study.  Oral skills are emphasized and class instruction is in French as often as possible.  Reading and writing skills are developed more fully as students begin to express their thoughts in French.  Grammar and vocabulary are stressed as new material is presented and the first year is briefly reviewed.  A greater understanding and appreciation of the people and cultures where the language is spoken is encouraged as more complex aspects are examined.  Considerable student involvement is required in all classroom activities, and students should expect to spend time outside of class on class preparation, study, and homework.

HONORS FRENCH 3

Third-year Foreign Language study is a continuation of the second year and reviews all grammar basics of the first and second years; however, third year also concentrates on more extensive vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing skills.  Several works by native authors are read to develop these skills and promote discussion of the culture that creates this variety of literature.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in French.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities, and students should plan to spend out-of-class time studying and preparing for class.

HONORS FRENCH 4

Fourth-year Foreign Language continues to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills learned in the first three years.  The emphasis will be on application.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in French.  By the end of the fourth year of language study, students will be well prepared to continue language study at the college level or to use their language skills in the workplace.

SPANISH 1

First-year Foreign Language emphasizes oral mastery of the basic skills of the language, including pronunciation and the ability to apply vocabulary and grammar to elementary conversations.  Reading and writing skills are introduced as well as aspects of different cultures and histories of the countries where Spanish is spoken.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities.  The student should plan to spend time outside of class on homework, review, and class preparation.

SPANISH 2

This is a continuation of the first year of Foreign Language study.  Oral skills are emphasized and class instruction is in Spanish as often as possible.  Reading and writing skills are developed more fully as students begin to express their thoughts in Spanish.  Grammar and vocabulary are stresses as new material is presented and the first year is briefly reviewed.  A greater understanding and appreciation of the people and cultures where the language is spoken is encouraged as more complex aspects are examined.  Considerable student involvement is required in all classroom activities, and students should expect to spend time outside of class on class preparation, study, and homework.

HONORS SPANISH 3

Third-year Foreign Language study is a continuation of the second year and reviews all grammar basics of the first and second years; however, third year also concentrates on more extensive vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing skills.  Several works by native authors are read to develop these skills and promote discussion of the culture that creates this variety of literature.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in Spanish.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities, and students should plan to spend out-of-class time studying and preparing for class

HONORS SPANISH 4

Fourth-year Foreign Language continues to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills learned in the first three years.  The emphasis will be on application.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in Spanish.  By the end of the fourth year of language study, students will be well prepared to continue language study at the college level or to use their language skills in the workplace.

HONORS RUSSIAN 3

Third-year Foreign Language study is a continuation of the second year and reviews all grammar basics of the first and second years; however, third year also concentrates on more extensive vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing skills.  Several works by native authors are read to develop these skills and promote discussion of the culture that creates this variety of literature.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in Russian.  Considerable student involvement is required in classroom activities, and students should plan to spend out-of-class time studying and preparing for class

HONORS RUSSIAN 4

Fourth-year Foreign Language continues to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills learned in the first three years.  The emphasis will be on application.  Class instruction as well as student participation is in Russian.  By the end of the fourth year of language study, students will be well prepared to continue language study at the college level or to use their language skills in the workplace.