This is a course that is offered for high school credit. This course will be included in your high school GPA and transcript and is aligned with high school curriculum.
Acquiring another language incorporates communication skills, such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and showing. Students develop these communication skills by using knowledge of the language, including grammar, culture, communication and learning strategies, technology, and content from other subject areas to socialize, to acquire and provide information, to express feelings and opinions, and to get others to adopt a course of action. While knowledge of other cultures, connections to other disciplines, comparisons between languages and cultures, and community interaction all contribute to and enhance the communicative language learning experience, communication skills are the primary focus of language acquisition. In short, we will be focusing on the five targeted areas of learning a foreign language: a.) speaking fluency; b.) reading comprehension; c.) listening comprehension; d) writing; and e.) explanation of the grammar by comparing it to English. It is expected that the student will improve in each of these areas over the course of the year.