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19 ITALIAN 1 (9, 10, 11, 12)


Neutrally Weighted


1 CREDIT


Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning Students develop the skills of listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian at a beginner’s level. The course includes vocabulary building through dialogues, development of basic structural patterns, listening comprehension exercises, and role-playing. Oral expression is emphasized.


ITALIAN 2 (9, 10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted


1 CREDIT


Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning Students continue their study of listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, and explore certain aspects of Italian culture. The course includes dialogues, readings, review and expansion of basic skills through oral and written exercises, cultural units, and role-playing. Oral skills are emphasized and evaluated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 1.


ITALIAN 3 HONORS (10, 11, 12) 1 CREDIT Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning


A rigorous and in-depth study of the language, this course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement studies. Students are challenged by a higher level of expectation for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Vocabulary is developed in context through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Grammatical structures are expanded and enhanced through literature. Italian is used almost exclusively in the classroom.


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Italian 2. ITALIAN 4 HONORS (11, 12) 1 CREDIT Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning


Students continue their study of listening, understanding, speaking, reading and writing, and explore various aspects of Italian culture. Vocabulary and structure are presented in context and transferred to reading, writing and speaking the language. Italian is used almost exclusively in class. Students are evaluated on their use of oral and written Italian.


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Italian 3.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE (12) 1 CREDIT


Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning Rigorous and demanding, this course is for highly motivated students who wish to develop an advanced level of proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. AP Italian Language and Culture will emphasize the use of language for active communication and help students develop (1) the ability to understand spoken Italian in various contexts, (2) vocabulary sufficient for reading newspapers, magazines, literary texts and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary, and (3) the ability to express themselves with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken Italian. Students should have a basic knowledge of the language and culture of Italian-speaking people and should have already attained a reasonable proficiency in all four skills. A minimum of thirty to forty minutes of daily homework and preparation plus independent work will be required. This course provides the diligent student the opportunity to prepare for success on the Advanced Placement exam.


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Italian 4 Honors and a strong teacher recommendation.


LATIN 1 (9, 10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted


West Chester Area School District 1 CREDIT


In Latin I, students read about a first century A.D. prosperous Roman family and, at the same time, learn basic Latin grammatical forms, syntax, and vocabulary. The course heightens the student’s awareness of the effect of Latin on our own English language and civilization.


LATIN 2 (9, 10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted


1 CREDIT


In Latin 2, the student continues to read about the adventures of the same Roman family encountered in Latin 1 with an emphasis on advanced Latin grammatical forms, syntax, vocabulary, and English derivatives. The course continues to make connections between the student’s own language and Latin. It also acquaints the student with mythology and more aspects of Roman culture.


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin 1. LATIN 3 HONORS (10, 11, 12)


This course introduces students to authentic Latin literature with an emphasis on poetry. Students develop their translation skills, learn versification, literary and rhetorical devices as well as analyze the texts critically. A review of grammatical concepts and emphasis on vocabulary and culture continue in this course.


1 CREDIT


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Latin 2. LATIN 4 HONORS (11, 12)


Students continue their study of listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, and explore various aspects of Latin culture. Vocabulary and structure are presented in context and transferred to reading through discussions of cultural activities and prose literature. The history of Rome is examined through the writings of Livy, Cicero, Pliny, and Sallust.


1 CREDIT


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Latin 3 Honors. ADVANCED PLACEMENT LATIN (12)


1 CREDIT Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning


Advanced Placement Latin is a rigorous and demanding course intended for highly motivated students who wish to develop a level of proficiency in reading, translating, analyzing, and interpreting the authentic Latin text of Virgil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars. The course explores the themes, literary techniques, and stylistic analysis of these texts; and studies the social and political context in which these texts were written. In addition to their regular class work, students should expect thirty to forty minutes of independent work each night. The course offers a variety of assessments similar to the format of the AP Latin exam.


Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or higher in Latin 4 Honors and a strong teacher recommendation.


SPANISH 1 (9, 10, 11, 12) Neutrally Weighted


1 CREDIT


Students develop the skills of listening, understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish at a beginner’s level. The course includes vocabulary building, development of basic structural patterns, listening comprehension exercises, instructional games, role playing and exploration of the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Listening and speaking skills are combined with written work for evaluation.


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