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Bilingual and ELL Courses

ELL Resource Grades 9-12 (#9809)

Full Year Course or 1 Semester - .5 credit per semester (repeatable)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program
 

Description - The primary focus of this course is to provide students enrolled in the ELL Program with language and academic support in completing content-area assignments and assessments. There is an emphasis on study skills, self-monitoring, self-advocacy, time management, and goal-setting.

English


Bilingual Language Arts (#0007)

9 Full Year Course – 2.0 credits Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program.

Description - In this course, Bilingual Language Arts 9 students refine their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while examining inquiry questions regarding tolerance, friendship, and social responsibility. Students also work to construct a more sophisticated understanding of characterization and character development, the levels and dimensions of setting, and authorial and narrative point of view. Students experience and analyze a variety of texts, ranging from novels and plays to poetry and non-fiction in an effort to develop a greater understanding of the text and the world. Instruction and course materials will be provided in Spanish.


ELL Skills for Content Classes (#9811)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits (repeatable)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program; taken concurrently with Beginning ELL; may be taken in conjunction with Intermediate ELL

Description - This course emphasizes content-area academic vocabulary and study skills for students who are limited in their knowledge of English. Course material will be drawn from the academic content-area courses required for graduation. Study skills necessary for success in the American high school system will be emphasized. Students will receive English credit toward graduation


ELL (Beginning) (#9801)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits (repeatable)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program

Description - This course emphasizes basic English skills for students who do not speak English, or who are limited in their knowledge of the language. Skills in the four domains of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) will be taught, focusing on functional and academic vocabulary, grammar and oral skills. Students are introduced to American culture and encouraged to discuss their own cultural traditions. This course is designed to help English language learners begin their transition to the English-speaking world and help them adjust to the American high school system.


ELL (Intermediate) (#9803)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits (repeatable)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program; successful completion of Beginning ELL and/or a composite ACCESS score of 2.3 or higher

Description - This course emphasizes development of academic English skills for students who are limited in their knowledge of the language but have attained basic skills. Skills in the four domains of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) will be taught, focusing on academic vocabulary, grammar, oral presentations, fiction and non-fiction reading and paragraph writing. This course is designed to help English language learners continue the development of their English language skills while integrating into the American high school system.


ELL (Advanced I) (#9805)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits (repeatable)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program; successful completion of Intermediate ELL

Description - This course emphasizes continued development of academic English skills for students who are not yet totally proficient in English. Skills in the four domains of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) will be taught, focusing on academic vocabulary, grammar, reading and discussing authentic grade-level literature, and essay writing. This course is designed to help English language learners further the development of their English language skills and integration into the American high school system.


ELL (Advanced II) (repeatable) (#9807)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the ELL Program; successful completion of Advanced ELL

Description - This course emphasizes the fined-tuning of academic English skills for students who will move into mainstream English courses within the next school year. Skills in the four domains of language (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) will be taught, focusing on enhanced vocabulary and grammar usage, and further practice with reading and discussion of authentic grade level literature, and essay writing. This course is designed to help English language learners fine-tune the development of their English language skills and further integrate into the American high school system.

Social Studies


ELL World Studies (#0123)

Grade 9 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the ELL program

Description - NCAA approved course ELL World Studies is a foundational social studies course that introduces students to their world through the blend of a historical approach and a look at 21st century global issues that impact the international community. The course is framed primarily around the history of western civilization, yet addresses the historical and cultural relevance of other regions of the world. In addition, the course offers students the opportunity to examine modern day global challenges that are thematically linked to the historical content they have learned. Development of critical thinking skills and of the four language domains (reading, writing, speaking and listening), in the context of the social studies, will be emphasized. This course fulfills the World Studies graduation requirement for ELL students.

Rationale: ELL students will be receiving instruction of content that is comparable to mainstream students; however, the language of instruction will be sheltered so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.


Bilingual World Studies (#0125)

Grade 9 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the ELL program

Description - Bilingual World Studies is a foundational social studies course that introduces students to their world through the blend of a historical approach and a look at 21st century global issues that impact the international community. The course is framed primarily around the history of western civilization, yet addresses the historical and cultural relevance of other regions of the world. In addition, the course offers students the opportunity to examine modern-day global challenges that are thematically linked to the historical content they have learned. Instruction will be in Spanish. Development of critical thinking skills and of the four language domains (reading, writing, speaking and listening), in the context of the social studies, will be emphasized. This course fulfills the World Studies graduation requirement for ELL students. Rationale: ELL students will be receiving instruction of content that is comparable to mainstream students; however, the language of instruction will be Spanish so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.


ELL American Government (#0124)

Grade 10 / 1 Semester – 1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the ELL program

Description - NCAA approved course American Government is the second course in the social studies core course sequence. It provides a blend of political science, government and civic curricular goals. In practical ways, students learn about the constitutional structure and behavioral trends in the American political system. Areas of study include political ideology, the electoral process, policymaking, constitutional interpretation and the analysis of current events. A special focus is placed on fostering an individual sense of civic duty and pride. In addition, this course emphasizes the frequent use of higher order thinking skills in its examination of the American system of government and strives to cultivate in students a nuanced, analytical mindset. Development of research skills and of the four language domains (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), in the context of the social studies, will be emphasized. This course fulfills the American Government graduation requirement for ELL students as well as the state mandated U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests. Rationale: ELL students will be receiving instruction of content that is comparable to mainstream students; however, the language of instruction will be sheltered so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.


Bilingual American Government (#0127)

Grade 10 / 1 Semester – 1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the ELL program

Description -  NCAA approved course Bilingual American Government is the second course in the social studies core course sequence. It provides a blend of political science, government and civic curricular goals. In practical ways, students learn about the constitutional structure and behavioral trends in the American political system. Areas of study include political ideology, the electoral process, policymaking, constitutional interpretation and the analysis of current events. A special focus is placed on fostering an individual sense of civic duty and pride. In addition, this course emphasizes the frequent use of higher order thinking skills in its examination of the American system of government and strives to cultivate in students a nuanced, analytical mindset. Instruction will be in Spanish. Development of reading, writing, speaking, listening and research skills, in the context of the social studies, will be emphasized. Successful completion of this course fulfills the state mandated U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests. Rationale: ELL students will be receiving instruction of content that is comparable to mainstream students; however, the language of instruction will be Spanish so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.


ELL United States History Grade (#0126)

11 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the ELL program

Description -  NCAA approved course ELL United States History is the culminating course in the social studies core course sequence. It offers students a thought-provoking survey of the nation’s history, with opportunities in each unit to study in more depth the events, issues or other historical phenomena of special significance in the American narrative. Students will make connections between events of the past and their ongoing impact on the near-present, thus developing a context for their emerging sense of civic responsibility. This course emphasizes the frequent use of higher order thinking skills in its approach to studying history and strives to foster in students a nuanced, analytical mindset. Development of research skills and of the four language domains (reading, writing, speaking and listening), in the context of the social studies and in preparation for college, will be emphasized. This course fulfills the United States History graduation requirement for ELL students. Rationale: ELL students will be receiving instruction of content that is comparable to mainstream students; however, the language of instruction will be sheltered so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.

Math


Bilingual Math (#0315)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description -  Bilingual Math is a mathematics course designed for native Spanish speakers who have limited background in formal educational settings. Topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and signed numbers. Rationale: The curriculum provides necessary mathematics background for these students. The language of instruction will be Spanish so that it is more accessible to students who are still acquiring general and academic English skills.


ELL Math (#0314)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits (repeatable)

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description -  ELL Math is a mathematics course designed for nonnative speakers of English who have limited background in formal educational settings. Rationale: The curriculum provides necessary mathematics background for these students and also builds their English competence in the kind of language they specifically need to succeed in mathematics classes.


ELL Algebra (#0311)

A Full Year Course - 2.0 credits.

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - This is the first course in a two-year sequence that covers algebra. It is intended for students with limited English proficiency. Algebra A uses the tools of variables, symbols and graphs to explore patterns and relationships. Course topics include integers, variables and equivalent expressions, the solution of first degree linear equations and inequalities, ratios and proportionality, equations of lines, and data analysis. There is an emphasis on enhancing students’ ability to communicate mathematically. A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required.**

Rationale: The pace of Algebra A and Algebra B provide an opportunity for students to build the algebra foundation necessary for success in advanced algebra, college, and careers. ELL Algebra A helps students develop the academic language proficiency necessary for further coursework.


ELL Algebra B (#0316)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits.

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - This course is approved by NCAA for on-half year of math. Completion of ELL Algebra A & B will be deemed as one year of math under NCAA guidelines. This is the second course in a two-year sequence that covers algebra. It is intended for students with limited English proficiency. Algebra B topics include solving second degree equations, operations with polynomials, factoring, properties of exponents and exponential growth, and systems of equations. A graphing calculator from the TI-83/84 family is required.**

Rationale: The pace of Algebra A and Algebra B provide an opportunity for students to build the algebra foundation necessary for success in advanced algebra, college, and careers. ELL Algebra A helps students develop the academic language proficiency necessary for further coursework.


ELL Algebra AB (#0313)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - Algebra AB uses the tools of variables, symbols and graphs to explore patterns and relationships. Course topics include equivalent expressions, solving first and second degree equations, operations with polynomials, factoring, properties of exponents and exponential growth, and systems of equations. There is an emphasis on enhancing students’ ability to communicate mathematically. A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required.**

Rationale: Algebra AB begins the most typical path of mathematics courses required for careers and college admission. ELL Algebra AB helps students develop the academic language proficiency necessary for further coursework.


Bilingual Algebra (Spanish) (#031B)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Description - NCAA approved course Bilingual Algebra uses the tools of variables, symbols, and graphs to explore patterns and relationships. Course topics include equivalent expressions, solving first and second degree equations, equations of lines, operations with polynomials, factoring, properties of exponents and exponential growth, and systems of equations. A graphing calculator from the TI-83/84 family is required.** Instruction and course materials will be provided in Spanish.

Rationale: This course begins the most typical path of mathematics courses required for college admission and future careers. Having the course taught in Spanish allows students to move forward with learning mathematics while their English skills develop.


Bilingual Geometry (Spanish) (#033B)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Algebra NCAA approved course

Description - NCAA approved course. By studying geometry students learn to see relationships and patterns in the world around them and to use proof to establish the validity of their observations. Course topics include points, lines, angles, parallel lines, congruence, polygons, triangles, circles, three dimensional solids, areas and volume, similarity, and right triangle trigonometry. Transformations, coordinate geometry, and the Geometer’s Sketchpad are tools that will be used in investigating figures. Emphasis is placed on applications of geometry and developing the ideas of justification and proof. A graphing calculator from the TI-83/84 family isrequired.**

Rationale: This course continues the most typical path of mathematics courses required for college admission and future careers. Having the course taught in Spanish allows students to move forward with learning mathematics while their English skills develop


Bilingual Advanced Algebra/Trig (Spanish) (#035B)

Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Geometry NCAA approved course

Description - This course extends the study of algebra begun in Bilingual Algebra. Familiar topics such as equations, exponents, graphs, systems of equations and polynomials are studied in more depth. New concepts include variation, sequences, matrices, transformations of functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, and quadratic functions. The trigonometry of right triangles is extended to general triangles and the unit circle. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on applications of mathematics. A graphing calculator from the TI-83/84 family is required.**

Rationale: This course allows students to continue on the most typical path of mathematics courses required for college admission and future careers. Having the course taught in Spanish allows students to move forward with learning mathematics while their English skills develop.

Science


Bilingual Biology (#0232)

Full Year Physical Science Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - NCAA approved course Biology is the study of living things. In this lab-based course students examine the concepts of cells, heredity, evolution, the interdependence of organisms, organization within and among living things and the behavior of organisms. Students develop an understanding of what can be observed in the natural world and through scientific experimentation. Animal dissection may be integrated into the laboratory component. Rationale: This course is part of the general sequence that prepares students for college. Instruction and course materials will be provided in Spanish.

Rationale: This course is designed for freshmen whose home language is Spanish. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be used to guide the development of the course and objectives.


ELL Key Ideas in Biology (#023L)

Full Year Life Science Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - NCAA approved course Students investigate living organisms, cellular activities, biological evolution, genetics and ecology. A large portion of class time is devoted to hands-on work and student activities. Animal dissections may be integrated into the laboratory component.

Rationale: This can be a first or second high school science course and satisfies the graduation requirement for a life science course. ELL Key Ideas in Biology helps students develop the academic language proficiency necessary for further coursework.


ELL Key Ideas in Chemistry (#025L)

Full Year Physical Science Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Placement by recommendation

Description - NCAA approved course Connections are made between what can be observed in the world around us, and how that relates to the world of atoms and molecules, which we can't see. Students examine the structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Careful attention is given to helping students understand the symbols that represent these things in formulas, calculations, and structural drawings. Rationale: This can be a first or second high school science course and satisfies the graduation requirement for a physical science course. ELL Key Ideas in Chemistry helps students develop the academic language proficiency necessary for further coursework.


 

Chinese

Chinese 1 (#0401)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits
NCAA approved course

Description - Chinese 1 is an introduction to the Chinese language and culture. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed. Students will participate actively and cooperatively in classroom activities, engage in guided conversation and write using basic vocabulary and structures. Cultural information about daily life and social customs is integrated into the curriculum. Good study skills and attention to detail are essential to success.


Chinese 2 (#0402)

Grades 10–12/ Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chinese 1
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Chinese 1 with an emphasis on the Chinese language grammatical system as well as the functional use of the language. Students continue to develop their reading and writing skills and their knowledge of Chinese culture.


Chinese 2 Honors (#0403)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chinese 1 and teacher recommendation
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Chinese I with an emphasis on oral expression and comprehension. Students continue to develop their reading and writing skills and their knowledge of Chinese culture. Higher standards in terms of motivation, diligence and academic performance are expected from the students in this class.


Chinese 3 (#0404 )

Grades 11-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chinese 2 and teacher recommendation.
NCAA approved course

Description - Students who have successfully completed Chinese 2 can expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 3. There is continued emphasis on the practical uses of Chinese in more complex structural forms. Student will begin to gain understanding of basic aspects of Chinese culture and make connection between Chinese and other subjects such as geography, social studies, and the fine arts.


Chinese 3 (#0405)

Honors Grades 11-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chinese 2 Honors and teacher recommendation
NCAA approved course

Description - Students who have successfully completed Chinese 2 Honors can expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 3 Honors. Chinese 3 Honors introduces sophisticated topics and emphasizes using of authentic materials. Culture learning and development of insight into the nature of the language and culture are integrated into the curriculum. Students are expected to reach higher levels of proficiency in the target language in terms of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Stu- dent will begin to gain understanding of basic aspects of Chinese culture and make connection between Chinese and other subjects such as geography, social studies, and the fine arts.


Chinese 4 (#0406 )

Grade 12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chinese 3
NCAA approved course

Description - Students who have successfully completed Chinese 3 can expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 4. Students will develop their knowledge of Chinese language and culture to an advanced level of study. Further emphasis is placed on speaking and listening to Chinese along with exposure to more advanced reading and writing opportunities. #0412 Chinese 4 Honors Grade 12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chinese 3 Honors teacher recommendation NCAA approved course Students who have successfully completed Chinese 3 Honors will expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 4 Honors. Chinese 4 Honors introduces students to the highest level of Chinese study available at York. Students will continue their study of Chinese and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture. Successful completion of this course will enable students to continue their study of Chinese to more advanced levels in post-secondary institution.


 

French

French 1 (#0410)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Exempt: Students completing the middle school French program are not eligible to take this course.
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is designed for students that are taking French for the first time. In this course students are introduced to conversational use of the French language through the three modes of communication. Pronunciation, vocabulary, listening comprehension skills and basic grammatical structure are developed through the interpretation of authentic texts and interpersonal communication. The students are also introduced to the culture and civilization of French speaking countries.


French 2 (#0418)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 1 or Middle School sequence. Placement is made using the placement rubric.
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of French 1. Emphasis is placed on the practical use of French in speaking, reading and writing. Attention is given to developing structural understanding through grammatical study and drills and to building vocabulary through readings and question/answer activities. Students continue to study the geography and culture of francophone countries.


French 2 Honors (#0416)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of French 1 or Middle School sequence. Placement is made using the placement rubric.NCAA approved course

Description -  This course is a continuation of French 1 but at an accelerated pace with emphasis on oral expression and comprehension. In addition to structural and vocabulary development, students will listen and interpret authentic texts. Students will develop expository themes and write creative stories. Students continue to study the geography and culture of francophone countries. Use of French in class is expected.


French 3 (#0424)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credit

Prerequisite: French 2 NCAA approved course

Description - Students who have successfully completed French 2 can expand their knowledge and language usage in French 3. There is continued emphasis on the practical uses of French in speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension using a variety of verb tenses and more complex structural forms. Students will begin to read and interpret simple literary texts and documentary material about French culture.


French 3 Honors - ACP (#0421)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 York credits, 3.0 Indiana University credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 2H NCAA approved course

Description - Advanced College Project (ACP) courses allow students to earn high school credit and college credit through Indiana University concurrently. Because students receive transcripted credit for French 200 through IU, there are additional steps needed to enroll:

  • Students must apply for acceptance into these courses through IU. York counselors assist with this process.
  • Students must have a 2.7 GPA or higher in order to be eligible for ACP courses.
  • The 2016-17 tuition cost is $50.00 per credit hour ($150 per semester), payable directly to IU in the fall of 2015. This cost is subject to change from year to year based on IU tuition fees. Tuition is waived for students on free or reduced lunch.
  • Students do not need to be enrolled as an IU student to be in ACP classes.
  • ACP students are subject to IU’s policies regarding attendance, late work and academic dishonesty.

In this course, students will continue to improve their proficiency in French through focus on the three modes of communication: interpersonal, presentational and interpretive skills. Current events are discussed using French websites and other authentic sources. The French 4 Honors class employs literary extracts as well as the play “Suivez la Piste” and stories of “Le Petit Nicolas” to advance class discussion and to strengthen proficiency in the language. Students also have opportunities to explore cultural and historical topics through a short study of the history of France.


AP French Language (#0407)

Grade 12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 4H NCAA approved course

Description -  AP French Language and Culture is a college-level course intended for students in their final year of study of French at York High School. The three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) are foundational to the AP French Language and Culture course. Course work provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in each of the three modes in the intermediate to pre-advanced range as described in the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners. Students who enroll in this course should already have a good command of the grammar and considerable competence in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Exclusive use of French by teacher and students for active communication is de rigueur in the classroom. Resources from multiple textbooks will be used, as well as a wealth of authentic materials that are in accordance with those suggested on the College Board website. Students are expected to take the AP French Language and Culture exam at the end of this course.

Spanish Heritage

Spanish Heritage 1 Honors (#0457)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Dual Credit - College of DuPage (pending approval)

SPANI-2206 4 credit hours

Prerequisite: High fluency in Spanish. Placement is made using the placement rubric. NCAA approved course

Description -  This full year course is designed for students who consider themselves native speakers and are fluent in spoken Spanish and would like to improve their reading, writing and grammatical skills. Students will refine these skills through the study of Hispanic literature, history and geography. In addition, students will study Hispanic culture and its place within the context of the United States, as well as maximize students’ inherent bilingualism as a resource through active comparison of Spanish and English. Because it is an honors course, Spanish Heritage 1 Honors will demand a high standard of academic performance, motivation, and work ethic.


Spanish Heritage 2 Honors (#0459)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Dual Credit - College of DuPage (pending approval)

SPANI-2208 4 credit hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish Heritage 1 Honors NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Spanish Heritage 1 with a greater focus on reading and writing. Students will read short stories and prose of Spanish speaking writers from across the Spanish speaking world. Great emphasis is placed on multiple writing styles. Because it is an honors course, Spanish Heritage 1 Honors will demand a high standard of academic performance, motivation, and work ethic.


 

Italian

Italian Course Descriptions #0490

Italian 1 Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits
NCAA approved course

Description - This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the Italian language and culture. Communication in Italian is developed through the four language skills of speaking (interpersonal and presentational modes), listening and reading (interpretive mode) and writing (interpersonal and presentational modes). Oral proficiency activities, dialogues, and readings develop those skills and present the unique aspects of Italian culture. Students will engage actively and cooperatively in classroom activities which include guided speaking, listening, reading and writing activities within cultural and thematic units. Technology enhances and intensifies the students’ listening and speaking ability in the target language.


Italian 2 (#0491)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Italian 1 NCAA approved course This course is a continuation of Italian 1.

Description - In the second year, students will continue to be engaged actively and cooperatively in classroom activities. Students continue to develop the four skills in the three modes of communication (presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive) and expand their knowledge of Italian culture. In addition to the text, songs, films, compositions, and dialogues are among the many ways in which new vocabulary, culture and structures are learned. Technology enhances and intensifies the students listening and speaking ability in the target language.


Italian 2 Honors (#0494)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Italian 1, with a grade of “A” or instructor recommendation NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Italian 1 but with an accelerated pace and an emphasis on oral expression and comprehension. Students continue to develop the four skills in the three modes of communication (presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive) and expand their knowledge of Italian culture. In addition to structural and vocabulary development, students will read and interpret readings, realia and other audio-visual material selected by the instructor. Students will engage in conversations, write short compositions and participate in cultural activities. Technology enhances and intensifies the students listening and speaking ability in the target language.


Italian 3 (#0492)

Grades 11-12 / Full Year Course -2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 2
CAA approved course

Description - Students in Italian 3 develop a higher degree of proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the target language and continue to demonstrate it in the three modes of communication (presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive). The basic text systematically reviews previously taught concepts and presents new structures, vocabulary and culture. In addition to the text, realia and authentic audiovisual material are consistently used to enhance and broaden the students ability to communicate in Italian. Technology enhances and intensifies the students’ listening and speaking ability in Italian.


Italian 3 Honors (#0495)

Grades 11-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course -2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 2H
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Italian 2 Honors, but aims to a higher level of proficiency and self expression in Italian in all four skills of language learning which continues to be demonstrated and assessed in all three modes of communication (presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive). Activities include speaking and written projects, small group work, written compositions, readings, and an indepth study of several cultural topics. These include a survey of real-life situations like finding housing, getting around Italy, transportation, and travel while acquiring a solid background of Italian geography, art and music. Authentic readings, multimedia material and realia as well as technology enhance the course and the students’ experience.


Italian 4 Grades (#0493)

12 / Full Year Course -2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 3
NCAA approved course

Description -  In this course, students continue to refine their abilities to converse and express themselves in Italian in written and oral form as well as reading authentic materials while increasing their active vocabulary and understanding of Italian. Students aim to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas in Italian in interpersonal, intrapersonal and presentational communicative settings. A wide variety of authentic audiovisual material, realia, and technology continue to be present, helping students to communicate in Italian and increase their cultural knowledge of Italy and Italians.


AP Italian Language and Culture (#0461)

Grades 12/Full Year High Weighted Course– 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 2H and 3H (grade of A or B) and/or teacher recommendation.

Description - This is an intensive course in the advanced study of the Italian language and culture. The format of the course closely follows that of the Syllabus for AP Language and Culture, published annually by the College Board. At the conclusion of the course, students have the opportunity to take the AP Exam. Students will engage in meaningful exchanges equivalent to a first year of college level courses, utilizing all the skills necessary for effective of communication in Italian, i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Practice of all the skills will be addressed regularly and in alignment with the three modes of communication.


 

Spanish

Spanish 1 (#0470)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits
Exempt: Students that complete the middle school Spanish program are not eligible to take this course.
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is designed for students that are taking Spanish for the first time, or have not successfully completed the middle school Spanish language sequence. Students will learn through the use of a variety of authentic materials. Students will have the opportunity to learn introductory vocabulary themes and language structures. Hispanic culture is included as well by way of discussion, readings, and audio-visual materials.


Spanish 2 (#0480)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1 or the 3 year Middle School sequence with a passing grade. A placement test, rubric and teacher recommendations are used to place students.
NCAA approved course

Description - Students will focus on basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through the use of authentic materials. Students will be exposed to cultural units and geography through a movie unit and a short novel. Students will also practice vocabulary and grammar structures to improve their foundational skills.


Spanish 2 Honors (#0477)

Grades 9-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course—2.0 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 1 or Middle School sequence. Placement is made using the placement rubric.
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Spanish 1, at an accelerated pace, with an emphasis on the three modes of communication. Through the use of a variety of authentic sources, students increase their vocabulary and strengthen their knowledge of basic language structures. Course goals and objectives support their ability to communicate in the language using a variety of multimedia materials such as: a reader, short stories, video series, and articles. Students are continuing to explore the culture of various Hispanic countries. Spanish is the primary language of communication in the classroom.


Spanish 3 (#0485)

Grades 10-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 2
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Spanish 2 There is an emphasis on oral and written communication in order to enhance student ability in the Spanish lan- guage. Students are exposed to a variety of authentic materials which include texts, articles, videos, and short stories. The course includes several themes and units related to storytelling, sharing opinions, immi- gration, and current cultural events.


Spanish 3 Honors—ACP (#0481)

Grades 10-12 / Full year full year high weighted course - 2.0 York credits, 3.0 Indiana University credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 2H NCAA approved course

Description - Advanced College Project (ACP) courses allow students to earn high school credit and college credit though Indiana University concurrently. Because students receive transcripted credit for Spanish 200 through IU, there are additional steps needed to enroll:

  • Students must apply for acceptance into these courses through IU. York counselors assist with this process.
  • Students must have a 2.7 GPA or higher in order to be eligible for ACP courses.
  • The 2016-17 tuition cost is $50.00 per credit hour ($150 per semester), payable directly to IU in the fall of 2015. This cost is subject to change from year to year based on IU tuition fees. Tuition is waived for students on free or reduced lunch.
  • Students do not need to be enrolled as an IU student to be in ACP classes. 
  • ACP students are subject to IU’s policies regarding attendance, late work and academic dishonesty.

This course is a continuation of Spanish 2 Honors. Students will be exposed to authentic resources, in addition to their textbook. Students continue focusing on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are fully immersed in the language through the use of a Spanish video series, short stories, novels, and thematic vocabulary and grammar units. Students will continue to gain an appreciation and understanding of various Hispanic cultures.


Spanish 4 (#0488)

Grades 11-12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 3 or Spanish Heritage 2
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is a continuation of Spanish 3 with further emphasis on the three modes of communication. The materials used in this course include but are not limited to the textbook Imagina, a variety of authentic print, audio, and video, as well as technology. Course objectives and goals are guided by several real-world themes such as communication, family, city-life, relationships, the environment and art.


Spanish 4 Honors - ACP (#0482)

Grades 11-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 York credits, 3.0 Indiana University credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACP Spanish 3H or Spanish Heritage 2H NCAA approved course

Description - Advanced College Project (ACP) courses allow students to earn high school credit and college credit though Indiana University concurrently. Because students receive transcripted credit for Spanish 250 through IU, there are additional steps needed to enroll:

  • Students must apply for acceptance into these courses through IU. York counselors assist with this process.
  • Students must have a 2.7 GPA or higher in order to be eligible for ACP courses.
  • The 2016-17 tuition cost is $50.00 per credit hour ($150 per semester), payable directly to IU in the fall of 2015. This cost is subject to change from year to year based on IU tuition fees. Tuition is waived for students on free or reduced lunch.
  • Students do not need to be enrolled as an IU student to be in ACP classes.
  • ACP students are subject to IU’s policies regarding attendance, late work and academic dishonesty.

This course is a continuation of ACP Spanish 3H. This course is designed to further enhance student’s proficiency in the three modes of communication. This course also strives to prepare students for the Spanish AP course that will be take the following year. The materials that are used in the course include but are not limited to the textbook Revista, a variety of authentic print and audio texts, and technology. Course objectives and goals are guided by several real-world themes where students are exposed to advanced language structures and concepts that will aid in refining their skills in the three modes of communication. Spanish is the primary language used by the students and the instructor.


Spanish 5 (#0472)

Grade 12 / Full Year Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 4
NCAA approved course

Description - This is an advanced course conducted entirely in Spanish, designed to develop fluency of communication with increased linguistic accuracy. The goals of this course are mastery of oral and written expression as well as refining reading and listening skills in Spanish while deepening insight into Spanish – speaking culture. The activities include the combination of rich and thought-provoking content with the latest multimedia and Web technologies. Students will view short films and documentaries, and will read cultural readings and authentic literature. Students will continue their study of vocabulary and advanced grammar topics as well. Activities and assessments will practice and test the students' proficiency and content acquisition.


AP Spanish Language (#0469)

Grade 12/Full Year High Weighted Course - 2.0 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 4H
NCAA approved course

Description - This course is designed to further enhance and refine students’ proficiency in Spanish Language and culture. Course objectives and goals incorporate the requirements of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam by focusing on six overarching themes that are at the heart of real-world communication. Students experience authentic language and culture through engaging texts and multimedia materials from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Students are exposed to advanced language and concepts and work to refine all four skills of the language in preparation for the AP exam in May. Spanish is the primary language used in the course. of communication in Italian, i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Practice of all the skills will be addressed regularly and in alignment with the three modes of communication.