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Academic Courses » World Language Courses

World Language Courses

WORLD LANGUAGE PATHWAYS
 
Image of World Language Course Pathways for Class of 2021 and beyond
Del Mar High School offers the following World Language courses*.
 
WORLD LANGUAGE - FRENCH
French I
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
French I students are introduced to basic structures and vocabulary dealing with everyday situations that enable them to communicate effectively in French at a basic level. Students start developing all five communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness.
 
French II
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
French II students continue their study of the five communication skills: Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness of French. Students are able to understand simple questions related to personal interests and to initiate simple conversations. They develop the ability to read short texts and write short paragraphs dealing with everyday life.
 
Prerequisite: French I
 
French III
Grade 11-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
French III students expand upon and enrich the base of knowledge acquired in French I and II. As students enter into the intermediate level of language proficiency, they learn to discuss and write about personal experiences and their lives at home and school. They learn to communicate their needs using more complex verb tenses and grammatical structures. Students are also introduced to short literary texts and other authentic documents.
 
Prerequisite: French II
 
French IV
Grade 11-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
French IV increases the student’s proficiency in French. Students review all verb tenses and complex grammatical structures. They study in more depth the geography, history, and literature of France. Continued emphasis on the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening enables communication in complex situations.
 
Prerequisite: French III
 
IB French SL +
Grade 11-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
This is a one-year course that emphasizes advanced communication in all areas of the language through debates, discussions, essays, and authentic texts and situations. Emphasis is placed on connections language skills will be developed through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Such material will extend from everyday oral exchanges to literary texts, and be related to the culture(s) concerned.  The material chosen will enable students to develop mastery of language skills and intercultural understanding.
 
+ UC/CSU Honors (Weighted)

 

Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate proficiency through the equivalent of French III.

 
WORLD LANGUAGE - SPANISH
Spanish I
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
Spanish I students are introduced to basic structures and vocabulary dealing with everyday situations that enable them to communicate effectively in Spanish at a basic level. Students start developing all five communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness.
 
Spanish II
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
Spanish II students continue their study of the five communication skills: Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness of Spanish. Students are able to understand simple questions related to personal interests and to initiate simple conversations. They develop the ability to read short texts and write short paragraphs dealing with everyday life.
 
Prerequisite: Spanish I
 
Spanish III
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)
Spanish III students expand upon and enrich the base of knowledge acquired in Spanish I and II. As students enter into the intermediate level of language proficiency, they learn to discuss and write about personal experiences and their lives at home and school. They learn to communicate their needs using more complex verb tenses and grammatical structures. Students are also introduced to short literary texts and other authentic documents.
 
Prerequisite: Spanish II
 
Spanish I - II (ICAP)
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)

Spanish I/II ICAP is an accelerated course designed to cover the equivalent of 2 years of a regular language course. It is taught mainly in the target language. It is appropriate for students with prior language experience. It is designed for students to progress through to the IB Spanish. Students must be able to keep up with the rigor of the Spanish II ICAP program in order to be recommended to the next course, Spanish III – ICAP.

 

Prerequisite: Working at grade level and motivated to do honors coursework.

 

IB Spanish HL +
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)

This is a two-year course.  The objective of the course is to master the receptive, productive and interactive skills through the use of daily interaction and authentic texts in Spanish. Students will develop the skills necessary to analyze and synthesize a variety of written texts as well as audios and communicate their ideas in Spanish through discussion and in writing based on the text types learned in class. Conversational skills are practiced daily while discussing assigned readings, current events, and in general classroom interactions.

 

This course is designed to develop English-Spanish bilingualism and to prepare students for success on the IB Spanish HL Language B examination and is conducted entirely in Spanish. An extensive study of different text types (e.g. blogs, brochures, formal and informal letter writing, etc) is also included. It is assumed that students have previously been exposed to advanced language structures in the courses leading up to the IB HL Spanish Language course; however, review of the mechanics is done within the contextual framework of each unit as needed.

 

+ UC/CSU Honors (Weighted) - Year 1 & 2

 

Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate proficiency through the equivalent of Spanish III.

 
IB Spanish SL +
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)

This is a one-year course whose purpose is to foster the language acquisition process necessary for students to become proficient in the target language by improving the four languages skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to use the language effectively and respond spontaneously according to the cultural context of a situation. They will also be able to analyze and respond critically in the target language to the topics developed in class. Students will also develop an objective appreciation of the different views of people from other cultures and their cultural legacy. The course will help students become citizens of the world.

 

+ UC/CSU Honors (Weighted)

 

Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate proficiency through the equivalent of Spanish III.

 

Spanish for Speakers I
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e)
This course is designed to help native speakers improve their oral, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Native speakers learn about Latino culture and history through themes including identity, family, and community. They are encouraged to share their own traditions and experience.
 
Spanish for Speakers II
Grade 9-12; A-G Requirement - World Language; UC/CSU Designation - LOTE (e), Elective (g)

This course is designed to further reinforce language skills through the reading and discussion of a wide range of literary works, cultural themes, and current events. Students read Spanish novels, poetry, short stories, plays, and essays, and write analytical compositions and essays. Students have the opportunity to prepare for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Exam.

 

Prerequisite: Spanish for Spanish Speakers I or adequate knowledge of the language.

 
 
* For more specific course details, please refer to pages 36-43 of the 2018-19 CUHSD Course Catalog. Should you require additional information, please speak with your French or Spanish Teacher or your Guidance Counselor.