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CHI 130 Chinese Novice I

Chinese Novice I offers students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of Chinese language and culture. Chinese Novice I is an interactive, story-based introduction to the language. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Chinese Novice I is designed for students who have never studied the language. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the first year, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students become familiar with the pinyin phonetic system for pronouncing and typing Mandarin, and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with some reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

CHI 140 Chinese Novice II

Chinese Novice II offers students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of Chinese language and culture. Chinese Novice II is an interactive, story-based course. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Chinese Novice II is designed for students who have studied the language for up to one year. The chief goals continue to be fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the first and second year, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students become familiar with the pinyin phonetic system for pronouncing and typing Mandarin, and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with some reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Chinese Novice I or instructor approval.

CHI 230 Chinese Intermediate I

Chinese Intermediate I offers students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of Chinese language and culture. Like Chinese Novice level courses, Chinese Intermediate I is an interactive, story-based curriculum. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language very comprehensible. Chinese Intermediate I is designed for students who have one year or more of high school Chinese language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the second year, students have ample guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more confidence with the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use the pinyin phonetic system for pronouncing and typing Mandarin, and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 0, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Chinese Novice

CHI 240 Chinese Intermediate II

Chinese Intermediate II offers students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of Chinese language and culture. Like Chinese Novice level courses, Chinese Intermediate II is an interactive, story-based curriculum. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language very comprehensible. Chinese Intermediate II is designed for students who have one year or more of high school Chinese language study. The chief goals continue to be fluency and proficiency; students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the second and third year, students have ample guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students continue to acquire more confidence with the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use the pinyin phonetic system for pronouncing and typing Mandarin, and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 0, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Chinese Novice

CHI 330 Chinese Advanced I

Chinese Advanced I offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Chinese language and culture. Chinese Advanced I is a cumulative and energetic curriculum that expands students’ competence with Chinese language and culture. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. Chinese Advanced I is designed for students who have two years or more of high school Chinese language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the third year, students will have necessary guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more advanced and colloquial structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use the pinyin phonetic system to type and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 0, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Chinese Intermediate

CHI 340 Chinese Advanced II

Chinese Advanced II offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Chinese language and culture. Chinese Advanced II is a cumulative and energetic curriculum that expands students’ competence with Chinese language and culture. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. Chinese Advanced II is designed for students who have two years or more of high school Chinese language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students further ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the third year, students will have necessary guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more advanced and colloquial structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use the pinyin phonetic system to type and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 0, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Chinese Intermediate

CHI 430 Chinese Applied Language

Chinese Applied Language offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Chinese language and culture. Chinese Applied Language is a cumulative and energetic curriculum that expands students’ competence with Chinese language and culture. Chinese courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. Chinese Applied Language is designed for students who have two years or more of high school Chinese language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. During this year, students will have necessary guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more advanced and colloquial structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Chinese culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use the pinyin phonetic system to type and read in simplified script characters as used in Singapore and Mainland China with reference to traditional script.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 0, 0, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Chinese Advanced

CHI 610 AP Chinese Language & Culture

The AP Chinese Language and Culture Course develops students’ communication in Chinese language at the Intermediate level. This includes communication in three modes:

  • Interpersonal: participating in oral and written dialogues and exchanges;
  • Interpretive: understanding what is read and heard; and
  • Presentational: speech and writing presented to others.

In addition to communication in Chinese as the foundation, modern and historic Chinese culture is embedded throughout the course. Students will develop greater Chinese cultural understanding and grow in their ability to respond in culturally appropriate ways. Since culture and language are deeply intertwined, this cultural awareness also promotes greater communicative ability. In addition, comparisons between Chinese and other languages and cultures frequently enrich class activities. Connections to many subject areas including history, art, science, math, and current events are included throughout the course. Communities of Chinese speakers beyond the classroom are engaged through native speaker guests to the classroom, off-campus experiences, and electronic correspondence.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

FRE 130 French Novice I

French I offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the French language and culture. French I is an energetic, story-based introduction to the language. French language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. French I is designed for students who have never studied the language. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the first year, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

FRE 140 French Novice II

French Novice II provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the French language and culture. French Novice II is an energetic, story-based and even deeper introduction to the language. French language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. French Novice II is designed for students who have already completed French Novice I, or a year of beginner-level French. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In this course, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals, but given that students have a basic French foundation to build on, students will demonstrate quicker processing time and independence in the various language skills. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

FRE 230 French Intermediate I

This course is for students who have completed at least one year of French. It is designed to encourage students to continue to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the diversity of cultures and language. It is taught almost exclusively in the target language, but rendered comprehensible to students as needed. Emphasis is placed on proficiency as students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. This is accomplished through stimulating class content including culture, art, storytelling, scripture, faith-based stories, novels, mini-stories, music and grammar study, with ample guidance from the teacher.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of French Novice I or instructor permission.

FRE 240 French Intermediate II

This course is for students who have completed at least two years of French. It is designed to encourage students to continue to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the diversity of cultures and language. It is taught almost exclusively in the target language, but rendered comprehensible to students as needed. Emphasis is placed on proficiency as students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. This is accomplished through stimulating class content including culture, art, storytelling, scripture, faith-based stories, novels, mini-stories, music and grammar study, with ample guidance from the teacher.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of French Intermediate I or instructor permission.

FRE 330 French Advanced I

French Advanced I provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of French language and culture. French Advanced I is a cumulative and energetic, curriculum that expands students’ competence with French language and culture. French language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. French Advanced I is designed for students who have taken a minimum of two years of French and who have hit the Intermediate level proficiency benchmarks. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; and for students to ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In this course, students will have necessary guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more advanced structures, more colloquial structures, and more precise syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental class materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of French Intermediate I/II or instructor permission.

FRE 340 French Advanced II

French Advanced II provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of French language and culture. French Advanced II is a cumulative and energetic, curriculum that expands students’ competence with French language and culture. French language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. French Advanced II is designed for students who have taken a minimum of three years of French and who have hit the Intermediate level proficiency benchmarks. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; and for students to ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In this course, students will have necessary guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more advanced structures, more colloquial structures, and more precise syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework with greater speed and independence. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of French Advanced I or instructor permission.

FRE 430 French Language and Culture

French Language and Culture provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of French language and culture. French Literature and Culture is a cumulative and energetic, curriculum that expands students’ competence with French language and culture and specifically readies students for college level language study. French language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. French Language and Culture is designed for students who have taken a minimum of three years of French and who have hit the Intermediate level proficiency benchmarks. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; and for students to ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In this course, students will rely less on substantial guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students will interact with more authentic materials and student fluency skills will set the pace. Students continue to acquire more advanced structures, more colloquial structures, and more precise syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st-century framework with greater ease and independence. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: 0, 0, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

FRE 510 AP French Language and Culture

AP French Language and Culture offers students a means to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the French language and the French culture. This AP course prepares students to excel on the AP French Language and Culture examination. AP French is designed for students who have taken four years of French. Students acquire advanced, colloquial structures, and literary syntax of the language in context. The AP course, expects that students are self-guided, yet guidance is available from the teacher in order to accomplish the desired proficiency goals. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers combined in a 21st century framework. Francophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students seek to achieve “B1”, or “intermediate low” level fluency skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. This course prepares students to perform the communicative, and written tasks present on the AP test in both the presentational and interpersonal modalities.

The cost for the required AP exam is approximately $93.

Grade Level: 0, 0, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

LAT 130 Latin Novice I

Latin Novice I provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Latin language and Roman culture, and which fosters an understanding of the importance of the interaction of Christian thought with both throughout history. Novice 1 Latin is a story-based approach to acquiring proficiency in reading, hearing, speaking and writing Latin. Latin language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Roman culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore. Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

LAT 140 Latin Novice II

Latin Novice II offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Latin language and Roman culture. Novice 2 is an energetic, textbook and story-based introduction to the language. Latin language courses are taught in the target language whenever possible, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Novice 2 is designed for students who need further development toward competency in the concepts taught in Novice 1. The chief goals are proficiency and fluency at an elementary level and readiness to proceed to Intermediate 1 the following year. Students will continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context, and they will continue to have significant guidance from the teacher. However, more and more responsibility will be placed on the students to take on leadership/mentoring roles in their relationships with the Novice 1 students. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, personalized questions and answers. Romantic culture, history, customs, art, mythology, and geography are integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1 Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Latin Novice I or instructor approval.

LAT 230 Latin Intermediate I

Latin Intermediate I provides students with an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Latin language and Roman culture. Latin Intermediate I is an energetic, story-based continuation of the learning begun in Novice I/II. Latin language courses are partially taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Latin Intermediate I is designed for students who have begun to study the language in Latin I. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Romantic culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Latin Novice I/II or instructor approval.

LAT 240 Latin Intermediate II

Latin Intermediate II provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Latin language and Roman culture. Intermediate II is an energetic, story-based continuation of the language acquisition process of Intermediate I. Latin language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. Students acquire a more complete understanding of the structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Romantic culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Latin Novice I or Latin Novice II or instructor permission.

LAT 330 Latin Advanced I

Latin Advanced I provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation and actions through the study of the Roman language, culture, and the writings of wellknown Roman authors as well as Latin-speaking Christians in early church history. The Latin Advanced I curriculum is designed to expand students’ abilities to read, write, listen and speak in the target language, with special attention given to the reading and discussion of the genres of theology, philosophy, (auto)biography, history, and poetry. Latin language courses are taught in the target language as much as possible, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language comprehensible. Latin Advanced I is designed for students who have taken a minimum of two years of Latin and who have hit the Intermediate level proficiency benchmarks. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency in reading Latin texts, and for students to ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. Students will acquire more advanced and colloquial structures and a more precise understanding of syntax. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, ministories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Roman culture and history will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Latin Intermediate I or Latin Intermediate II or instructor permission.

LAT430 DC Latin Language & Literature

Latin Language and Literature provides students an environment in which to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation and actions through the study of the Roman language, culture, and the writings of well-known Roman authors as well as Latin speaking Christians in early church history. The Latin Language and Literature curriculum is designed to expand students’ abilities to read, write, listen and speak in the target language, with special attention given to the reading and discussion of the genres of theology, philosophy, (auto)biography, history and poetry. The course builds on concepts and literature studied at the Advanced levels and is for students who wish to deepen their Latin ability and knowledge of Latin literature, as well as prepare for the AP Latin course. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency in reading Latin texts, and for students to ameliorate listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. Students will acquire more advanced and colloquial structures and a more precise understanding of syntax. Roman culture and history will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:Mastery of Latin Advanced I/II or instructor approval.

LAT610 AP Latin

AP Latin is designed to provide advanced students with a rich and rigorous Latin course. Students who successfully complete the course are able to read, understand, translate, and analyze Latin poetry and prose. Throughout the course, students develop their language skills through various activities including precise translation, reading comprehension, and written analysis. Linguistic competence, important as it is, does not exhaust the goals of studying Latin. The Latin language is also the best route to learning about the history, literature, and culture of the ancient Romans. Texts have been chosen that will allow students to encounter some of the important people, events, and literary genres of Roman times, focusing on the core periods of the late Republic and the early Principate.

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of DC Latin Language & Literature or instructor approval.

SPA 110 Spanish I

Spanish I offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Spanish I is an energetic, story-based introduction to the language. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Spanish I is designed for students who have never studied the language. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the first year, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

 

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1 Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

SPA 120 Honors Spanish I

Honors Spanish I is an energetic, story-based introduction to the Spanish language. Students will be exposed to common everyday Spanish vocabulary, faith-based vocabulary and basic grammar through a combination of interactive stories acted out in class as well as extended reading assignments and novels. Spanish culture and geography will also be highlighted through song, readings and cultural experiences both in and outside of class. Appreciation for the cultural differences that God has created and the immense advantage of being bilingual in today’s global society will also be covered. Students in the 1 Honors course have had some Spanish instruction in the past but are not ready to move on to level 2. Because of their previous knowledge, students can go more in-depth with the language and work at a faster pace, without the need for additional homework.

 

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Past experience with the language and a successful placement test.

SPA 130 Spanish Novice I

Spanish Novice I offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Spanish Novice I is an energetic, story-based introduction to the language. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Spanish Novice I is designed for students who have never studied the language. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the first year, students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st-century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to Faith-based materials, scripture, levelappropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

SPA 140 Spanish Novice II

Spanish Novice II offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Spanish Novice II is an energetic, storybased continuation of Spanish Novice I. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices in order to render the target language completely comprehensible. Spanish Novice II is designed for students who have studied the language in the past or for students who have completed Novice I, but aren’t ready to move on to Intermediate I. Because of their previous knowledge, students can go more in-depth with the language, working towards proficiency. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students begin to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. Students will have significant guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, scripture, levelappropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

SPA 210 Spanish II

Spanish II offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Like Spanish I, level II is an energetic, story-based curriculum. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices, in order to render the target language very comprehensible. Spanish II is designed for students who have already taken one year of language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In the second year, students will have ample guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more confidence with the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

 

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Spanish I

SPA 220 Honors Spanish II

Honors Spanish II offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Like Honors Spanish I, Honors level II is an energetic, story-based curriculum. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices, in order to render the target language very comprehensible. Honors Spanish II is designed for students who have already taken one year of language study. The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In this Spanish Honors II class, students will work through the curriculum at a slightly quicker pace, allowing students who process the language faster to learn enriched vocabulary and grammar. Additional activities and assignments are provided, such as an independent reading project, but not necessarily additional homework. In the second year, students will have ample guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more confidence with the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, Scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

 

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: An “A ” grade in Spanish I and teacher recommendation, an “A” or “B” grade in Honors Spanish I or a successful placement test.

SPA 230 Spanish Intermediate I

Spanish Intermediate I offers students an environment to develop a worldview that appreciates God’s creation through the study of the Spanish language and culture. Like Novice I and II, Intermediate I is an energetic, story-based curriculum. Spanish language courses are taught in the target language, yet instructors rely on best teaching practices, in order to render the target language very comprehensible. Spanish Intermediate I is designed for students who have already taken Novice I or II (or an equivalent). The chief goals are fluency and proficiency; students continue to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in context. In Intermediate I, students will have ample guidance from the teacher in order to accomplish these goals. Students acquire more confidence with the basic structures and syntax of the language via a rich and varied content within a 21st century framework. All instruction will be delivered in a creative, comprehensible format that includes, but is not limited to: Faith-based materials, scripture, level-appropriate novels, mini-stories, drama, and personalized questions and answers. Hispanophone culture, history, customs, art, and geography will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

$15 fee required for supplemental course materials.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Mastery of Spanish Novice I or Spanish Novice II or instructor permission.