• World Language Course Information

    Cantonese 1 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e"
    Description: Cantonese 1 is a beginning level language arts course focusing on the development of communication skills and the exploration of cultural differences. Students will be introduced to the language of Cantonese (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and the Chinese culture. Students will learn how to have short conversations in Cantonese; have a basic understanding of the components of Chinese characters; and broaden their understanding of the Chinese Culture. Frequent oral and writing practices, conversational vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking are all key elements to this foreign language elective.


    Cantonese 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Cantonese 2 will broaden students' ability in the languages of Cantonese (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and the understanding of Chinese culture. Students will learn to read longer paragraphs and carry on extended conversations. Student will learn to have extended conversations in Cantonese, further expand on their knowledge of Chinese characters, and further their understanding of Chinese culture. Frequent oral and writing practices, conversational vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking are all key elements to this foreign language elective.


    CFC 1 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e"
    Description: Chinese for Chinese Speakers 1 (CFC 1) is a designed for students whose oral proficiency of Chinese is close to fluent, but reading and writing skills in Chinese are very minimal or almost zero. This course focuses on developing reading and writing skills for functional literacy, enhancing oral and aural proficiency, and gaining an understanding of the structure of Chinese Language.


    CFC 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: This course is for students who have successfully completed CFC 1 P or with teacher permission. Chinese for Chinese Speakers 2 focuses on developing reading and writing skills for functional literacy, enhancing oral and aural proficiency, and gaining an understanding of the structure of Chinese language. Students may engage in reading narrative and descriptive texts as well as conversing on personal topics in limited situations.


    French 1 P

    Meets UC/CSU "e"
    Description: French 1 is a beginning language course which enables students to understand vocabulary, communicate, read, and write French. Students will listen, respond, and practice French in simulated, realistic situations. Students will have opportunities to perform the communicative functions of socializing, exchanging information, counting, expressing feelings and emotions, and persuading, while learning the language structures needed to perform these skills.


    French 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: French 2 is an intermediate course which enables students to use the skills and expressions learned in French 1 and expand them by using the language in various situations. Students experience cultural similarities and differences through role-play, video, film analysis, and song.


    French 3 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Students improve their French proficiency as well as learn vocabulary and structures needed to be creative with the language in French 3. Students increase their knowledge and appreciation of French culture. Students participate in class discussions and work in small groups and with partners. there will be interactive literature and individual readings. As part of their cultural experience and connecting to other disciplines, students will experience francophone art and poetry, e.g.-the Impressionists, medieval stories, surrealism, the fables of La Fontaine, Cyrano, Symbolist poetry, and West-African poetry. French history is touched upon, such as Joan of Arc, the French revolution, ad World War II, as well as the influence of France in the world.


    Spanish 1 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e"
    Description: Spanish 1 provides students the opportunity to learn to speak, listen, read, and write in order to develop basic language skills and knowledge. Students will learn everyday vocabulary related to everyday needs and activities as well as grammatical forms and functions. Importance is placed on developing the student's awareness of the culture of Hispanic people of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain, as well as the role Hispanics have played in the history of the Untied States.


    Spanish 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Spanish 2 provides the students the opportunity to increase their power in oral language, reading and writing in an authentic cultural context. Building on the foundation taught in Spanish 1, students learn to use and understand expressions of emotion, needs and requests. They are able to understand and express important ideas with some detail, as well as to describe, compare, narrate and understand ideas in present, past, and future. Students can understand and convey information about themselves (family, fiends, home, health, school, leisure activities, school life, likes, and dislikes). They can also understand and convey information on topics beyond self (geography, directions, buildings and monuments, places and events, travel, professions, and work).


    Spanish 3 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Spanish 3 enables students to understand and communicate in a second language. The four communication skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing are equally emphasized with a focus on real-world situations. The course also covers cultural and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.


    Spanish 4 P
    Meets US/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Spanish 4 is a language arts course in which students have the opportunity to explore a variety of literacy works from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world. The reading selections (Don Quixote; La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Cinco Maestros among others) are used to review grammar, increase vocabulary and cultural understanding, and to provide a focus for creative writing. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish.


    AP Spanish Language
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: An AP Spanish Language course is comparable to an advanced level college Spanish Language course. Emphasizing the use of Spanish for active communication, it encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. In this course, special emphasis is placed on the use of authentic source materials and the integration of language skills. Therefore, students should receive extensive training in combining listening, reading, and speaking (or listening, reading, and writing) skills in order to demonstrate understanding of authentic Spanish-language source materials.

    *Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Exam scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.


    AP Spanish Literature
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: An AP Spanish Literature course is comparable to a third-year college introduction to Hispanic literature course. It is based on a required reading list. The works on the list are the literary significance and represent various historical periods, literary movements, genres, geographic areas, and population groups within the Spanish-speaking world. The objective of the course is to help you interpret and analyze literature in Spanish.

    *Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Exam scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.


    EPH 1 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e"
    Description: Espanol para Hispanos 1 (EPH 1) is a Spanish Language Arts course for students who speak Spanish, but have limited reading and writing skill. Expansion of vocabulary is taught through reading, writing, compositions, culture, music, guided dictations, and grammar practice.


    EPH 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "e", "g"
    Description: Espanol para Hispanos 2 (EPH 2) is a Spanish Language Arts course designed to improve native speakers' written and oral fluency in Spanish. Students expand their vocabulary through the reading, writing compositions, culture, music, guided dictations, and grammar practice. 


Last Modified on July 6, 2011