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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

440000 SPANISH I (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

Spanish I students learn how to greet people, introduce themselves, and speak about their home, family, school, and community. As students learn basic vocabulary and grammar skills, they expand on their knowledge and learn to communicate about more complex topics such as weather, sports, entertainment and leisure activities. The course introduces new words and phrases with pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic Spanish grammar to help them build fluency and understand the structure of the Spanish language.

 

440020 SPANISH II (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

Spanish II is a year-long course. The purpose of the course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will learn practical communication skills, based on the Can-Do statements published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The goal of the course is for all students to reach the Novice-High level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The course meets all requirements set forth in the Arkansas Modern Languages framework for second-year language.

 

In Spanish II, students will participate in a range of collaborative and communicative tasks. They will explore the Spanish language and also the history and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will contribute regularly to spoken and written discussions, and will provide feedback to one another on the insights that they share. Student progress will be marked on rubrics designed around the ACTFL proficiency standards for speaking and writing.

 

Prerequisite: You must have received credit for both semesters of Spanish I in order to enroll in Spanish II.

 

440030 SPANISH III (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

Spanish III is an elective course that emphasizes oral and written expression to promote more proficient Spanish communication skills. It includes the review and expansion of essential Spanish grammar and vocabulary necessary for advanced communication. Cultural and literary selections are read and discussed. Compositions reflect comprehension and an increasing understanding of the complexities of the language and vocabulary. Aural comprehension is emphasized. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework for Spanish III and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics.

 

Prerequisite: You must have received credit for both semesters of Spanish II in order to enroll in Spanish III.

 

441000 FRENCH I (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

Students will begin to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in the French language and develop an in-depth awareness of the various French-speaking cultures. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to understand elementary spoken French; use vocabulary for practical, everyday use; strive to speak with comprehensible pronunciation; read and write simple French sentences; and discuss and demonstrate appreciation for Francophone cultures.

 

441010 FRENCH II (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

In this course, students will build on skills developed in French I and continue to work on communicating effectively in the French language and increasing awareness of French-speaking cultures. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand spoken French at the novice level; use vocabulary for practical, everyday use; speak with comprehensible pronunciation; read and write simple French paragraphs; discuss and demonstrate an appreciation for Francophone cultures. Prerequisite: You must have received credit for both semesters of French I in order to enroll in French II.

 

442000 GERMAN I (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

German I stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. As communication skills develop, the course includes additional vocabulary and grammar necessary for limited reading and writing. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics.

 

442010 GERMAN II (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

German II develops and expands the fundamental skills introduced in German I. Speaking exercises facilitate oral communication. Additional vocabulary and grammar are introduced to lead to more advanced reading and writing. Authentic reading materials and audio-video recordings enrich instruction. The course is defined by the content standards of the Arkansas Foreign Language Curriculum Framework and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open- ended assessments with rubrics. Prerequisite: You must have received credit for both semesters of German I in order to enroll in German II.

 

449010 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

ASL I provides an introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language. The course focuses on the alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, vocabulary, and grammar which will lead to increased communicative and cultural proficiency in ASL. The culture, history, current events and traditions of the Deaf community are introduced through selected readings, visual recordings, and other authentic materials. Visually attending, signing, individual feedback, and group activities are designed to instruct, reinforce, connect language skills, and develop signacy. This course will include applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based and project-based assessments. The goal is to be able to carry on a short conversation with another student by the end of the course. Also, students will develop the practical skills and knowledge necessary for basic interactions within the deaf community.

 

449020 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (PREREQUISITE) (ADE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS) TERM: YEAR CREDIT: 1

 

Students will build upon the skills that were taught in ASL I and continue to increase their ability to comprehend and respond with increasing accuracy to expressive American Sign Language. ASL II provides basic instruction in production and comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar, and eventually leads to increased communicative and cultural proficiency in ASL. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills. The culture, history, current events, and traditions of the Deaf community are introduced on the appropriate level through selected readings, visual recordings, and other authentic materials. Visually attending, signing, individual feedback, interactive activities and group activities are designed to instruct, reinforce, connect language skills, and develop signacy. This course includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based and project-based assessments. Students will be able to converse with another student or individuals within the Deaf community with emphasis on appropriate language used in common communication settings.

 

Prerequisite: You must have received credit for both semesters of American Sign Language I in order to enroll in American Sign Language II.