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Special Notices:

HONORS, AP, AND OTHER UPPER LEVEL COURSES (level 3 and above):

Teacher recommendations and discussion within the department will determine the final placement in all courses, including honors, AP, and other upper level courses.  Teacher recommendations are based on demonstrated interest in learning, a strong work ethic, a grade of A or B+  in the previous course, and intermediate to advanced speaking skills in the target language.  Lack of a recommendation can result in a student moving down a level and/or not being allowed to continue in the language. The department will review all placements during the month of January and again in March to determine whether students have continued to demonstrate the ability, skills, work habits, and motivation that justified the original placement. Appropriate adjustments will be made at that time.

INFORMATION FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS AND BILINGUAL STUDENTS:

Students whose native language is not English, those who are bilingual to some degree in a language other than English, and heritage leaners must take a placement test in their second language to ensure placement in the appropriate Foreign Language course.  Placement will be based on both fluency and literacy.  

Students who are both bilingual and biliterate (can read and write in Spanish or French) may be referred to another language to meet the Foreign Language requirement for graduation in the state of Georgia. Placement of biliterate students will be left to the discretion of the department and will be based on the results of the placement test.

Heritage learners, bilingual students, and biliterate students who do not wish to take a class in their second language may take a course in another language without a placement test. 

60.0110714     French I CPA (Y)

    Offered to 9 th – 12 th grade students
This introductory course in French language and culture is based on a multi-media approach. Real-life situations presented in authentic French help the student acquire high levels of communicative proficiency in various contexts as well as cultural awareness and appreciation. Technology is fully implemented and audio and print materials serve to build and reinforce listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course is taught entirely in French.
 
60.0120715   French II CPA (Y)
    Offered to 9 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval
In this course the student continues his or her study of French on a more advanced level. Stress is placed on spoken proficiency in context while the student continues his or her appreciation of francophone cultures. Short informal and literary texts are introduced to teach both grammar and culture. Technology is fully implemented and audio and print materials serve to build and reinforce listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course is taught entirely in French.
 
60.0120731     French II H (Y) (not offered 2013-2014)        
    Offered to 9 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval
The multi-media course continues the study of French language and culture on a more advanced level and at an accelerated pace. Students must exhibit enthusiasm for the study of French and a desire to communicate in French at all times during class. Emphasis is placed on communicative proficiency (listening, speaking and writing) as well as interpretive proficiency (reading); students engage in regular group discussions in French as well as routine oral interviews with the teacher. Technology is fully implemented and audio and print materials serve to build and reinforce listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course is taught entirely in French.
 
60.0130716     French III CPA (Y)
    Offered to 10 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval  
This is a culture-based course using practical vocabulary to discuss daily activities. Audio and print materials serve to reinforce listening and reading comprehension, as well as to provide practice for speaking and writing skills. Aspects of French culture are introduced through authentic documents and class activities. Each unit presents new grammar concepts that students use in the context of the new vocabulary. The course is taught entirely in French.
 
60.0130732      French III H (Y)        
    Offered to 10 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval
This is a culture-based course using practical vocabulary to discuss daily activities. Audio and print materials serve to reinforce listening, reading comprehension, and to increase writing proficiency. Each unit presents new grammar concepts that the students master through use in the context of the new vocabulary. The course is taught in French, and the students communicate in that language.
 
60.0140713     French IV CPA (Y)
    Offered to 11th and 12th grade students with Department approval  
This is a culture-based course using practical vocabulary to discuss daily activities. Audio and print materials serve to reinforce listening, reading comprehension, and to increase writing proficiency. Each unit presents new grammar concepts that the students master through use in the context of the new vocabulary. The course is taught in French, and the students communicate in that language.
 
60.0140733     French IV H (Y)
       Offered to 11 th and 12 th grade students with Department approval  
This course addresses the needs of advanced students of French. It is a comprehensive, multiple-approach course that provides an in-depth view of France , its culture and civilization by means of a systematic introduction to French history and literature. Grammar previously studied is reviewed and expanded upon with a view to strengthening the students' language skills. This course is a prerequisite for students who wish to enroll in the AP French course.
 
60.0170743     Advanced Placement French Language (Y)
    Offered to 11 th and 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for self-motivated students committed to serious study in French. A prescribed course of study including advanced grammar topics, advanced listening comprehension exercises, advanced reading comprehension exercises, and advanced spoken practice will be presented in order to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam. All students are required to take the AP exam. College credit may be awarded on the basis of the evaluation and the particular colleges' or universities' policies.
 
60.0710717     Spanish I CPA (Y)                                                                                                                        60.0710724    Spanish I CP (Y)

    Offered to 9 th – 12 th grade students
Using a communicative language approach, this course is an introduction to Spanish vocabulary, grammar and syntax. A variety of methods and materials are used to provide cultural awareness and to build elementary reading and writing skills. Using a conversational approach, emphasis is placed on building listening and speaking skills in Spanish. The course is taught mostly in Spanish. Students who earn a D in the first year of the language are strongly urged to undertake some form of review over the course of the summer.
 
60.0720718     Spanish II CPA (Y)

60.0720725     Spanish II CP (Y)
    Offered to 9 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval
Using a communicative language approach, this course continues a more thorough study of Spanish. The study of syntax, grammar and vocabulary continues with particular emphasis placed on reading, writing and conversational skills. A variety of methods and materials are used to enhance these skills and to cover specific cultural topics. The course is taught in Spanish.
 
60.0720735     Spanish II H (Y)
    Offered to 10th - 12th grade with Department approval
Using a communicative language approach, this course continues a more thorough study of Spanish. The study of advanced vocabulary, syntax and grammar continues with particular emphasis placed on reading and writing and a special emphasis on conversational skills. A variety of methods and materials are used to enhance these skills as well as to cover specific cultural topics. The course is taught in Spanish.
 
60.0730719     Spanish III CPA (Y)        Prerequisite - Spanish II CP (60.0720715)
60.0730726     Spanish III CP (Y)

    Offered to 10 th – 12 th grade with Department approval
Using a communicative language approach, this course focuses on the development of conversational skills. Grammar is taught only as a vehicle for building basic communication skills in speaking and writing. A variety of materials including text, magazines, and video are used to achieve language proficiency. The course is taught in Spanish.
 
60.0730738     Spanish III H (Y)
    Offered to 11 th – 12 th grade with Department approval  
Using a communicative language approach, this course is geared toward the advanced language student. The emphasis is on building proficiency in all areas, reading, writing, listening and special emphasis on speaking. Second semester includes material designed to help students prepare for college placement tests. A variety of methods and advanced materials are used to further cultural insight and appreciation. The course is taught in Spanish.
 
60.0740711     Spanish IV CPA (Y)
    Offered to 11 th – 12 th grade with Department approval
Using a communicative language approach, this course is designed to develop advanced communicative skills and language literacy. A variety of materials is used to build communication in writing and speaking. This class is taught in Spanish.
 
60.0740737     Spanish IV H (Y)
    Offered to 11 th – 12 th grade with Department approval
Using a communicative language approach, this course is designed to provide practice in advanced grammatical concepts and advanced communicative skills and language literacy. A variety of materials are used to achieve an advanced level of written and oral proficiency. This course is taught in Spanish. This course is a prerequisite for AP Spanish.
 
60.0770740     Advanced Placement Spanish Language (Y)
Prerequisite - Spanish IV H or Department Approval
This course is designed for self-motivated students committed to serious study in Spanish. A prescribed course of study including advanced grammar topics, listening comprehension exercises, comprehension exercises, and written and spoken practice will be presented in order to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam. All students are required to take the AP exam. College credit may be awarded on the basis of the evaluation and the particular colleges' or universities' policies.
 
61.0410712     Latin I CPA (Y)
    Offered to 9 th – 12th grade students
This course is an introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture. Students learn Latin using a reading comprehension approach and study the influences of the language and ancient Roman culture on later civilizations. Culture, vocabulary, derivatives, phrases and prefixes, mythology and other elements of the Roman world and Latin language are also covered throughout the year.
 
61.0420717    Latin II CPA (Y)
    Offered to 10 th – 12th grade students
Using a reading comprehension approach, students continue their studies of the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. Students build upon skills and knowledge from Latin I and continue their studies of vocabulary, derivatives, phrases, and prefixes, mythology and other elements of the Roman world and Latin language throughout the year.
 
61.0420732     Latin II H (Y) (not offered 2013-2014)
    Offered to 10 th – 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for students who are able to progress more rapidly. Students continue their studies of the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. Students build upon skills and knowledge from Latin I and continue their studies of vocabulary, derivatives, phrases, and prefixes, mythology and other elements of the Roman world and Latin language throughout the year.
 
61.0430717     Latin III CPA (Y) (not offered 2013-2014)
    Offered to 11th and 12th grade students with Department approval
Using a reading comprehension approach, students continue their studies of the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. Students then progress to an introduction of more advanced Latin through the study of classical Latin writers.
 
61.0430733     Latin III H (Y)
    Offered to 11 th and 12 th grade students with Department approval
Using a reading comprehension approach, students continue their studies of the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. Students then are introduced to more advanced Latin through the study of classical writers. The course is designed for students who are able to progress more rapidly. Students begin more in-depth study of Roman history and begin reading ancient Roman authors. This course serves as a transition to Latin IV and more extensive study of classical Latin literature.
 
61.0440734     Latin IV H (Y)
    Offered to 11th and 12th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for students who wish to pursue their advanced readings in classical Latin literature. Students will continue their studies of the Latin language and ancient Roman culture through the reading comprehension approach and continue the reading and translation of Latin authors and poets. The course offers students the opportunity to study the ancient works of writers such as Catullus, Ovid, Vergil and Cicero, as well as obtain a more in-depth knowledge of Roman history. The studies of original Latin literature are supplemented with comparisons to later literature in English as a means of studying how the ancient writers influenced other authors.

 

61.0470742 Advanced Placement Latin (Y)
   Offered to 11th and 12th grade students       Department approval required
This course is designed for self-motivated students committed to serious study in Latin, focusing on the authors Vergil and Caesar. A prescribed course of study including advanced grammar topics, advanced sight reading exercises, advanced reading comprehension exercises, free-response essay writing, and advanced translation will be presented in order to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam. All students are required to take the AP exam. College credit may be awarded on the basis of the evaluation and the particular colleges' or universities' policies.