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World Languages

The department of World Languages at Lane Tech College Preparatory High School embodies a group of teachers who believe in facilitating the learning of world languages through hands-on and student-centered learning. Our vision includes preparing our students for seamless literacy proficiency in their chosen foreign language and providing them with knowledge to enhance their career opportunities after graduating from our school.

Currently, we offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for Spanish Speakers. Students must complete a minimum of three consecutive years of study of the same language in order to be able to acquire fluency and a deeper knowledge of the culture. Students with no prior language study are placed into a level 1 honors course. Those with prior study are invited to take a placement exam in order to qualify for a higher level. We also offer a placement test for Spanish Speakers who wish to continue learning their native language in a class designed for native speakers. All courses beginning at level two are offered as regular or honors courses. Our students also have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement language courses in which they can earn college credit and a useful experience to continue their studies after high school. This advanced language course builds on the solid foundation established during the first three years of study.

In order for a student to advance to the next Honors Level class he/she must follow the following criteria:
  1. From Honors 1 to Honors 2 must earn a grade of 85% or greater unless otherwise advised by the current level 1 Honor's teacher;
  2. From level 2 or level 3 Regular to Honors 2 or 3 a student must earn a 90% and have a letter of recommendation by the current teacher;
  3. From level 2 Honors to level 3 Honors a student must earn a grade of 85% unless otherwise advised by the current level 2 Honor's teacher.
The World Language Department connects students to other cultures through curricula that help prepare, introduce, and educate tomorrow's modern language speakers. Most languages within the department offer an exchange program that allows our students to travel in the country of the chosen language. We also host international students twice a year to interact in the target language with our students for the linguistic benefit of both groups.

Our department has a computer laboratory with 37 computers equipped with CD ROMs that accompany textbooks and a sophisticated interactive program that allows students to communicate with each other and the teacher in the target language. The lab is used to do research of historical and cultural facts of the country studied and to communicate with students in other countries via pen-pal programs through the use of 21st century technology.

Each classroom also contains the most modern technological equipment for a more dynamic learning experience. This includes LCD projectors, smart boards, Elmo cameras, and a mobile class set of laptop computers. The use of various technological tools allows our students to acquire the foreign language through a variety of pedagogical avenues that make learning interesting and challenging. To diversify learning, teachers also use textbooks, workbooks, readers, and many forms of media like DVDs, CDs, and Internet.

Lane Tech students come from diverse backgrounds and learning a second or third language encourages understanding, compassion, and tolerance of other cultures. It also embraces humanity, respect of differences, beliefs, nationalities, and how we live our lives. Studies have shown that learning a foreign language helps enrich and perfect our first language. As Charlemagne said about the importance of learning a foreign language, "To speak another language is to possess another soul."

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Course Descriptions

Course Code: 579401A
Course Title:
AP Chinese Language and Culture

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
AP Chinese Language and Culture is a course that focuses on language proficiency while interweaving level- and age- appropriate cultural content throughout the course and providing for frequent formative assessment of students' developing proficiencies within the context of their learning. Instructional materials and activities are carefully and strategically adapted from authentic sources to support the linguistic and cultural goals of the course.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Students must get an A from Chinese III and have at least 3.5 GPA.

Course Fee:
$27

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 572101A
Course Title:
AP French Language and Culture

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
AP French is designed to build upon reading, listening, speaking and writing skills learned in levels I, II, and III. It is the equivalent of a third year college-level course intended primarily to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam given in May while promoting French fluency and advanced study skills. The course is conducted exclusively in French and students are expected to speak solely in French (including asking questions, making comments, forming arguments, and chatting socially with friends). Students will explore grammar and culture through designated AP French themes: Contemporary Life, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Global Challenges, and Beauty and Aesthetics. In addition to classroom activities, students are encouraged and required to improve their French fluency outside of the classroom by self-study and exploration of French materials (written and oral) on a daily basis.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$45

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 573101A
Course Title:
AP German Language and Culture

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
AP German Language and Culture is designed to help students in their 4th year of study acquire an understanding of more complex grammatical structures, those less frequently used in everyday exchanges. It is also designed to help students broaden vocabulary, hone listening skills, improve reading skills, especially of authentic texts and literature, and improve formal presentational (writing and speaking) skills.

Suggested Prerequisites:
German 1, 2, and 3
Course Code: 579301A
Course Title:
AP Italian Language and Culture

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The course is divided into themes which will incorporate grammar, vocabulary and culture. Each theme will take 2-5 weeks to cover depending on the complexity of the topic. Students will have a project at the end of each thematic unit allowing them to apply the material learned in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes. In addition to presenting their projects, they will have to submit a summary in writing, hence practicing the different forms of writing as required by the different projects. Formative assessments will be given frequently during a unit, including dialogues, writing samples and/or quizzes. Unit exams will also be given at the end of a unit. Vocabulary and grammar will be presented and re-assessed primarily using the text Ponti (Tognozzi and Cavatorta 2004) in addition to ancillary texts and cultural material. Students will be prepared in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of the target language as the class will be conducted almost exclusively in Italian. Classes are held daily but students will also be required to attend sessions outside of regular school hours. The additional sessions will be used to view films, expand upon and discuss cultural topics including history, literature, art, architecture, music and current events as well to practice AP specific exercises.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Completion of Honors or Regulars Level III Italian OR completion of Honors or Regulars Level II.

Course Fee:
$51

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Course Code: 579501A
Course Title:
AP Japanese Language and Culture

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The course supports students as they develop the productive, receptive, and cultural skills necessary to communicate with native speakers of Japanese. Student proficiency levels at the end of the course are expected to reach at least the Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid-range as described by the ACTFL. Students will be introduced to contemporary social, political, or educational issues, to place religion within Japanese society, to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles. It also addresses topics such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deep and rich level.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 578101A
Course Title:
AP Spanish Language

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
AP Spanish Language and Culture is a college-level course taught 100% in the target language. The course builds on and expands skills in the areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading comprehension. All students take the AP Spanish exam in May which is composed of four sections including two speaking activities-a formal presentation of two minutes and a simulated conversation. The presentational writing portion of the exam includes a persuasive essay regarding a given prompt and various viewpoints. The course involves cultural topics with the overall goal of being able to express cultural comparisons and connecting the target culture with interdisciplinary topics.

The six themes of study that are integrated in the course are:
-Global Challenges / Los desafíos mundiales
-Science and Technology / La ciencia y la tecnología
-Contemporary Life / La vida contemporánea
-Personal and Public Identities / Las identidades personales y públicas
-Families and Communities / Las familias y las comunidades
-Beauty and Aesthetics / La belleza y la estética

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Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$52

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Course Code: 579101A
Course Title:
AP Spanish Literature

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The A.P. Spanish Literature and Culture course is the equivalent of a third-year college survey course, one of its goals is to give students the opportunity to explore major works of literature in all the principal literary genres-- short stories, drama, novels, essays, and poetry-- by writers from Spain, Latin America, and Latinos in the U.S. In this course, students read works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and learn about the major literary movements throughout history. Communication in A.P. Spanish Literature & Culture is carried out almost exclusively in Spanish and student activities focus on further developing all three modes of written and spoken communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. This course aims to be interdisciplinary in that it incorporates art, music, film, and other cultural products that students can relate to the literary works being studied. Rather than merely touching on the historical context in which a work was produced, students explore issues that affected the writers and their work and reflect on the connections between experience and art.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 549101H
Course Title:
Arabic I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Arabic I is designed to help introduce the language and develop appreciation for Arab cultures. Students will focus on language learning and development in four main areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and learning the alphabet are all required for these tasks. Students will begin to develop awareness and understanding of the cultures, geography, history, and current issues of the Arab World.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$45

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Course Code: 549201H
Course Title:
Arabic II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Second year Arabic will be taught as a second language for students who have completed Arabic I. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of Arabic grammar. Students will continue developing their reading, writing, speaking, listening skills, vocabulary and lessons on contemporary and historical Arab culture.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Arabic I

Course Fee:
$45

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Course Code: 549301H
Course Title:
Arabic III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Third year Arabic provides a deeper focus on the fundamentals taught in Arabic II. Students will write compositions of greater length, will read and listen to authentic source materials and poetry. Using reading, writing, speaking, listening skills vocabulary and lessons, students of Arabic III will master Arabic grammar and demonstrate mastery when using the advanced grammar to express themselves. Students will explore, discuss and share cultural topics and literature in this target language in an advanced manner. The class is taught almost exclusively in Arabic.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Arabic II

Course Fee:
$45

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Course Code: 549401H
Course Title:
Arabic IV

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Fourth year Arabic students will go beyond the basics of language Arabic 1,2 and 3 and look at advanced authentic source materials such as magazines, newspapers, blogs, cultural topics and literature. This course will prepare the students for the study of Arabic language and literature at the collegiate or professional level. Conversational, written and ongoing verbal communication in Arabic will be encouraged and expected. The class is taught almost exclusively in Arabic.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Arabic III

Course Fee:
$45

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Course Code: 552101H
Course Title:
French I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
French I honors is an accelerated beginner's course designed to introduce students to French language and culture. The course provides students with an advanced competency for listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the French language. Students of the honors level will be expected to retain more extensive vocabulary than a regular level and elaborate extensively and fluently on the themes discussed. It also includes a general overview of French-speaking people and their lifestyles related to food, family, work, leisure, and holidays.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$14

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Course Code: 552201H
Course Title:
French II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course continues to build upon the fundamentals acquired during the first year, with an expanded focus on communicative skills. Focus is on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and oral comprehension. Broader grammatical concepts and vocabulary are introduced, while speaking; listening comprehension, reading, and written skills are strengthened. The near future, progressive present, recent past and past tense are studied encouraging students to move beyond simple, present tense sentence constructions.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$14

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Course Code: 552301H
Course Title:
French III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course follows a logical progression from French 2 in terms of increasing complexity in students' overall l language skills. Students will learn how to express their thoughts more naturally and more efficiently. Complex grammar rules are introduced, and a strong emphasis is placed on reading and conversational skills. The class is taught almost exclusively in French. Along with learning how to speak, understand, read and write in French at an intermediate level, students will acquire a basic understanding of French society and other francophone countries. Students will also gain an appreciation for literature through short stories, poems and brief introductions to important works by French and francophone authors. Students' writing skills will improve and become more sophisticated as they learn more vocabulary and grammar throughout the year. Students are required to write short compositions and essays in French.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 552301R
Course Title:
French III

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course follows a logical progression from French 2 in terms of increasing complexity in students' overall l language skills. Students will learn how to express their thoughts more naturally and more efficiently. Complex grammar rules are introduced, and a strong emphasis is placed on reading and conversational skills. The class is taught almost exclusively in French. Along with learning how to speak, understand, read and write in French at an intermediate level, students will acquire a basic understanding of French society and other francophone countries. Students will also gain an appreciation for literature through short stories, poems and brief introductions to important works by French and francophone authors. Students' writing skills will improve and become more sophisticated as they learn more vocabulary and grammar throughout the year. Students are required to write short compositions and essays in French.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 553101H
Course Title:
German I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
German 1 is designed to help students achieve high novice-level competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing modern German. Two main goals of these courses are for students to achieve mastery of the basic concepts of German grammar and the acquisition of vocabulary. Students will learn to successfully manage a number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations. They will learn to communicate personal information, basic concrete objects, some activities, basic needs, and preferences. Students will be able to respond appropriately to simple questions or request for information. They will also be able to ask similar questions. Students will also be expected to communicate in German in a culturally-appropriate way in a variety of real-life situations.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$14

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 553201H
Course Title:
German II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course is a study of German language at the beginning intermediate level. Students will deepen their vocabulary and grammar knowledge, while learning more about the culture, art, and history of German speaking countries. Students will have increased opportunities to interact with authentic German texts and will develop their written and spoken presentational skills. Students in German 2 will continue to negotiate German when dealing with familiar topics related to their daily life. They will be able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning and experiment with style. Students will be able simple questions and handle a straightforward survival situation. They will produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, in present time. Students will begin to navigate past tense. Honors students' requirements will include more in-depth vocabulary lists, family field trips, cultural homework, higher-order thinking skills-based tests, and differentiated projects.

Suggested Prerequisites:
85% semester grade in German 1

Course Fee:
$14

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Course Code: 553201R
Course Title:
German II

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course is a study of German language at the beginning intermediate level. Students will deepen their vocabulary and grammar knowledge, while learning more about the culture, art, and history of German speaking countries. Students will have increased opportunities to interact with authentic German texts and will develop their written and spoken presentational skills. Students in German 2 will continue to negotiate German when dealing with familiar topics related to their daily life. They will be able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning and experiment with style. Students will be able simple questions and handle a straightforward survival situation. They will produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentences to strings of sentences, in present time. Students will begin to navigate past tense.

Suggested Prerequisites:
German 1H

Course Fee:
$14

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Course Code: 553301H
Course Title:
German III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
German 3 Honors is an upper level, pre-AP course that will develop students' listening, speaking, writing and reading proficiency in German. The main goals of the course are for students to achieve mastery of advanced concepts of German grammar, write complex essays, study German literature from Goethe to Kafka, and the acquisition of vocabulary. Students will learn to successfully manage a number of communicative tasks in various social situations. They will learn to communicate preferences, ask for information, introduce differing points of view, and express the most common feelings for real-world situations. Students will be able to respond appropriately to simple and complex questions or requests for information. They will also be able to ask similar questions. Students will be expected to communicate in German in a culturally-appropriate way in a variety of real-life situations. The class is taught almost exclusively in German.

Suggested Prerequisites:
German II
Course Code: 555101H
Course Title:
Italian I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course stresses the basic development of the Italian grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary. The course will introduce the practice and application of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. Geographical and cultural study of the 20 regions will also be emphasized. Students will be able to recognize the geographical position of the regions, capitals, and main cities. They will also learn about the different industries and the differences in their economy. They will learn some historical and artistic facts. They will learn to make comparisons between the United States and Italy. Our main goal is to motivate students to visit Italy and continue to deepen their love of learning the Italian language and culture beyond their high school years.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 555201H
Course Title:
Italian II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course is a continuation of Italian 1 but with an accelerated pace with emphasis on oral expression and comprehension. In addition to structural and vocabulary development, students will read and interpret readings and other material selected by the instructor. Students will also write short compositions and participate in cultural activities. Audio and visual technology material will be used to intensify the students listening and speaking ability in the target language.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 555201R
Course Title:
Italian II

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course is a continuation of Italian 1.In the second year, students will continue to be engaged actively and cooperatively in classroom activities. Students continue to develop the four skills and expand their knowledge of Italian culture. In addition to the text, songs, films, compositions, dialogues and tapes are among the many ways in which new vocabulary and structures are learned.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 555301H
Course Title:
Italian III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students in Italian III continue to build on skills learned in previous levels with increased attention to higher-level vocabulary and grammar. This is an intermediate language class focusing on intense study of the oral and written language. Extensive speaking, reading, and writing in the target language is emphasized and reinforced through oral presentations, readings, and written compositions. The class is taught almost exclusively in Italian. This course will also extensively study the Italian culture through selective readings, videos, and other materials.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 555301R
Course Title:
Italian III

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students in Italian III continue to build on skills learned in previous levels with increased attention to higher-level vocabulary and grammar. This is an intermediate language class focusing on intense study of the oral and written language. Extensive speaking, reading, and writing in the target language is emphasized and reinforced through oral presentations, readings, and written compositions. The class is taught almost exclusively in Italian. This course will also extensively study the Italian culture through selective readings, videos, and other materials.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 541101H
Course Title:
Japanese I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Japanese 1 Honors is designed to help students achieve high novice-level competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing modern Japanese. The goals of this course are for students to achieve mastery of the basic concepts of Japanese grammar, to acquire basic vocabulary, and to become familiar with Japanese culture. Students will learn to communicate personal information, basic concrete objects, some activities, basic needs, and preferences. They will also be able to respond appropriately to simple questions or request for information. Students will be immersed in the traditions and culture and they will make hands-on-activities, such as greeting cards. Students will learn about food in the cultural section, too. They will be expected to master Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji and they will be able to communicate in Japanese in a culturally-appropriate way in a variety of real-life situations.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$52

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Course Code: 541201H
Course Title:
Japanese II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Japanese 2 Honors continues to build upon the fundamentals acquired during the first year. The goals of this course are for students to achieve mastery of the expanded grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and Japanese culture as well as mastery of reading elementary-level stories and of writing short essays. The students will learn culture through hands-on-activities.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 541301H
Course Title:
Japanese III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Japanese 3 Honors continues to build up the fundamentals acquired during the second year. The goals of this course are for students to achieve mastery of the grammatical concepts beyond the second year, vocabulary, and Japanese culture as well as mastery of reading intermediate-level stories and articles and of writing short essays. The class is taught almost exclusively in Japanese.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Japanese II
Course Code: 541401H
Course Title:
Japanese IV

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Japanese IV courses focus on advancing studentsâ?? skills and abilities to read, write, speak, and understand the Japanese language so that they can maintain simple conversations with sufficient vocabulary and an acceptable accent, have sufficient comprehension to understand speech spoken at a normal pace, read uncomplicated but authentic prose, and write narratives that indicate a good understanding of grammar and a strong vocabulary. 50 additional Kanji letters (Chinese characters) are usually introduced.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y
Course Code: 540101H
Course Title:
Mandarin I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Chinese1 is a beginning Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students with little or no Chinese language background. By the end of Chinese I, students will be able to ask questions and carry on simple conversations about such topics as family, school, and the calendar; share likes or dislikes regarding animals, food and fruits.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$24

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Course Code: 540201H
Course Title:
Mandarin II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Chinese 2 is a continuing Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese 1 with a C or better. By the end of Chinese II, students will be able to carry on conversations to exchange information and express opinions about such topics as weather, transportation, location, and daily activities; express preferences in clothing, food and sports.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$24

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 540201R
Course Title:
Mandarin II

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Chinese 2 is a continuing Mandarin Chinese language course designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese 1 with a C or better. By the end of Chinese II, students will be able to carry on conversations to exchange information and express opinions about such topics as weather, transportation, location, and daily activities; express preferences in clothing, food and sports.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$24

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 540301H
Course Title:
Mandarin III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The Chinese 3 is designed for students who have finished Lane Tech Chinese 2 course or its equivalent. The course will continue to follow the guidelines of the National Foreign Language Standards and focus on learning task that are in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. The class is taught almost exclusively in Mandarin.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$24

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 540301R
Course Title:
Mandarin III

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The Chinese 3 is designed for students who have finished Lane Tech Chinese 2 course or its equivalent. The course will continue to follow the guidelines of the National Foreign Language Standards and focus on learning task that are in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. The class is taught almost exclusively in Mandarin.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$24

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 540401H
Course Title:
Mandarin IV

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In Chinese IV, students will continue to engage in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication tasks to improve fluency in speaking, reading and writing. Throughout the course, students will be able to
  • discuss personal view about social issues such as pollution, the generation gap and student driving,
  • comprehend and respond to e-mail or personal letters on topics such as taking a part-time job and selecting a cellular phone.
  • identify and summarize main points and important details of highly contextualized written materials like advertisements, signs, registration forms and public announcements
  • write stories based on pictures using level-appropriate syntax with accuracy
The goal of the course is to prepare students for AP Chinese or continue to study Chinese in college and beyond.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Complete Chinese III and received a C or better

Course Fee:
$24

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Course Code: 558101H
Course Title:
Spanish I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students learn basic communication in Spanish to enhance speaking and listening comprehension; most communication is carried out in Spanish. Assessments include grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis, written and speaking assessments, oral presentations, as well as integrated projects. The focus in level 1 is mastering present tense.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 558201H
Course Title:
Spanish II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students learn basic communication in Spanish to enhance speaking and listening comprehension; most communication is carried out in Spanish. Assessments include grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis, written and speaking assessments, oral presentations, as well as integrated projects. The focus in level 2 is mastering of the two past tenses and the difference between the two.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 558201R
Course Title:
Spanish II

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students learn basic communication in Spanish to enhance speaking and listening comprehension; most communication is carried out in Spanish. Assessments include grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis, written and speaking assessments, oral presentations, as well as integrated projects. The focus in level 2 is mastering of the two past tenses and the difference between the two.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Y

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 558301H
Course Title:
Spanish III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In Spanish III Honors, students will continue to focus on more advanced skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. Spanish III mostly concentrates on grammar, especially the conjugation of verbs in the past and future tenses. In the second semester the subjunctive is emphasized. Culture, geography and new vocabulary are also highlighted in this class. The pace is quick, as the students take even more risks in speaking, thinking and writing in the target language. The class is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. An emphasis is placed on technology, where students will use the language lab, internet, CD ROMs that correspond with the textbooks and Power Point instruction. There are also CD listening activities that correspond to the workbook and manuals as well as videos that focus on the culture that is presented in the book. The language course brings real world situations into the classroom. Literature pieces will be explored with an emphasis on writers and works that are covered in the AP Spanish Literature course. Spanish III Honors prepares students for AP Spanish Language and Culture.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Completion of Honors Spanish II with "A" or "B" average; excellent attendance; GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.
Course Code: 558301R
Course Title:
Spanish III

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In Spanish III, students will continue to focus on more advanced skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. Spanish III mostly concentrates on grammar, especially the conjugation of verbs in the past and future tenses. In the second semester the subjunctive is emphasized. The class is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. A variety of assessments include verbal speaking exams, projects, and presentations.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$20

Note: Some prices could change due to inventory with the workbook publisher or textbook changes.