• Modern Language Level I (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Level I students begin to understand, speak, read and write in the target language. They develop skills in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. Culture is integrated naturally throughout the curriculum. Students apply knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to create with language and engage in meaningful communication. Students are expected to gain Novice Mid proficiency on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. (Japanese & Chinese offered at Career Center.)

     

    Modern Language Level II (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Students continue to develop listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. They interact using the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. Students gain deeper cultural understanding as a part of their language study. Students expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar in order to communicate for meaningful purposes. Students are expected to gain Novice High proficiency on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. Prerequisite: Level I, earned at middle or high school. (Japanese & Chinese offered at Career Center.)

     

    Modern Language Level III (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Students expand language skills and improve in the modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. Their skills and vocabulary expand and they are able to create with language for meaningful purposes. Students expand their cultural knowledge and read selections from target language literature. Students are expected to gain Intermediate Low proficiency on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. All Level III language courses are Honors level courses. Prerequisite: Level II. (German offered at Career Center.)

     

    Modern Language Level IV (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Students expand and refine their skills in the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. They explore literature and global issues in the target language, further deepening their understanding of cultural practices, products, and perspectives. Students gain language skills that can be used for practical purposes in a work setting. Students are expected to gain Intermediate Mid proficiency on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. All Level IV language courses are Honors level courses. Prerequisite: Level III; SNS II. (German offered at Career Center.)