WORLD LANGUAGES

Department Overview

The study of languages is receiving increased emphasis due to today's world of international communication, travel, and the need to better understand our neighbors throughout the world. Study of another language not only provides individuals with the ability to express thoughts and ideas for their own purposes, but also provides them with access to perspectives and knowledge that is only available through the language and culture.The World Languages Department offers courses designed to meet both college entrance requirements and the interests and needs of all students. In sequential courses, spoken communication is given major emphasis. Reading and writing are emphasized at the novice, intermediate and advanced levels. As language competency cannot be separated from the culture and customs of the people who use it, all language courses will cover the history, civilization and customs of the target language in comparison to the learner’s language and culture. The proficiencies acquired through the study of languages and literatures give language learners cognitive, analytical, and communication skills that carry over into many other areas of their academic studies.

 


2025 FRENCH CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th
5.0 credits
May be taken as a semester or year-long course.


French Conversation and Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the French language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of French speaking countries and their culture. Students are encouraged to practice the language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2040 FRENCH 1 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

The study of French begins with emphasis on listening and speaking. The fundamentals of reading and writing are also started at Level 1. Basic skills in grammar are covered enabling students to handle the oral and written language structures. The reading selections provide an overview of French culture with an emphasis on the differences of lifestyles and living conditions.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2045 FRENCH 2 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of French 1, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is a continuation of basic grammar, verb formation, vocabulary study, and listening and speaking exercises. The reading selections provide an overview of a segment of the culture with emphasis on an understanding of lifestyles and living conditions.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2135 SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th
5.0 credits
May be taken as a semester or year-long course.


Spanish Conversation and Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the Spanish language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries and their culture. Students are encouraged to practice the language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2135Q SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th
2.5 quarter credits
Quarter course to sunset June 2017.


Spanish Conversation and Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the Spanish language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of Spanish speaking countries and their culture. Students are encouraged to practice the language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2165 SPANISH 1 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

The study of Spanish begins with emphasis on listening and speaking. The fundamentals of reading and writing are started at Level 1. Basic skills in grammar are covered, thus enabling students to handle oral and written language structures. The reading selections provide an overview of Spanish culture with an emphasis on the differences of lifestyles and living conditions. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2167 SPANISH FOR SPAN SPEAKERS 1 P
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite. Basic or intermediate speaking and comprehension skills in Spanish.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is designed for heritage Spanish speakers. Major emphasis is placed on the development of Spanish literacy. Students will experience extensive study in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2170 SPANISH 2 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish 1, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is a continuation of basic Spanish grammar, verb formation, vocabulary study, and listening and speaking exercises. The reading selections provide an overview of a segment of the culture with emphasis on an understanding of lifestyles and living conditions.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2172 SPANISH FOR SPAN SPEAKERS 2 P
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish For Spanish Speakers 1 or by teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This is an enriched year-long course for heritage Spanish-speaking students and students enrolled in a dual-language setting at the junior high level.. The major emphasis of this course is placed on the development of Spanish speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills at the intermediate level. The study of Hispanic literature and culture is integrated with Spanish Language Arts. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2178 SPANISH FOR SPAN SPEAKERS 3 P
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish For Spanish Speakers 2 and/or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This is an enriched year-long course for heritage Spanish-speaking students and students enrolled in a dual-language setting at the junior high level.. The major emphasis of this course is the development of Spanish speaking, reading, listening, and writing at an advanced level. The study of Hispanic literature and culture is integrated with Spanish Language Arts. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2220 JAPANESE 1 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

The study of Japanese begins with emphasis on listening and speaking. The fundamentals of reading and writing are started at Level 1. Basic skills in grammar are covered, thus enabling students to handle oral and written language structures. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2225 JAPANESE 2 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Japanese 1, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is a continuation of basic Japanese grammar, verb formation, vocabulary study, and listening and speaking exercises. The reading selections provide an overview of a segment of the culture with emphasis on an understanding of lifestyles and living conditions. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2248 KOREAN CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th
5.0 credits
May be taken as a semester or year-long course.
UC - "E" Approved

Korean Conversation and Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the Korean language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of Korean speaking countries and their culture. Students are encouraged to practice the language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2250 KOREAN 1 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

This course teaches the students fundamental skills in Korean. Students learn Korean letters, reading, writing, and fundamental conversation. Students learn Korean vowels, consonants, and correct language structure for basic conversation. Students can construct a simple essay in Korean. Vocabulary and elementary grammar are introduced. Syntax study including the usage of conjugation and particles are emphasized. The skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the language are the essential elements of the course. The methods of correct pronunciation are emphasized.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2255 KOREAN 2 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade "C" or better in Korean 1 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

Students continue to develop the fundamental language skills in Korean. Vocabulary and grammar are expanded. Syntax study including the usage of conjugation and particles is emphasized. Students will construct a simple essay form in Korean. Topics include writing letters, diary, entries and descriptive essay. Supplementary reading material is selected in various sources: short story, poem, and modern magazine.



2280 CHINESE CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th - 8th
5.0 credits
2017-18 must be offered minimally as a semester class and will be offered to 7th grader only.


Chinese Conversation & Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the Chinese language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of Chinese-speaking countries and their cultures, with an emphasis on Mandarin. Students are encouraged to practice the Mandarin language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2280Q CHINESE CONVERSATION & CULTURE
7th - 8th
2.5 quarter credits
2017-18 must be offered minimally as a semester class and will be offered to 7th grader only.


Chinese Conversation & Culture offers the student an exciting introduction to the Chinese language and culture. This course introduces the basic conversational vocabulary of Chinese-speaking countries and their cultures, with an emphasis on Mandarin. Students are encouraged to practice the Mandarin language, as well as explore and experience cultural differences.



2282 MANDARIN 1 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

This course teaches the fundamental skills in Mandarin. Students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The reading selections provide an overview of Chinese culture.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2285 MANDARIN 2 (P)
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Mandarin 1, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

Students continue to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with the added component of research and presentation. Research topics of a comparative nature between the Mandarin and the American ways of life are a major focus, and oral presentations are required with the associated research. Reading selections are broader in scope and content, with emphasis in the development of writing styles and reading comprehension.



2290 WORLD LANGUAGE ELECTIVE CREDIT
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for elective courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.



2300 ARABIC 1 P
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
None
UC - "E" Approved

This course is for non-heritage, non-native speaking students. Learners are provided opportunities to participate in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication; experience cultural products and practices and reflect on the perspectives that underlie them; acquire knowledge and new perspectives from authentic target language sources; learn about the nature of language and culture and how each manifests itself in human communication; and takes language beyond the classroom in real-world interactions. Course topics are related to exploring the Arab world, self-introduction, family, friends, school, daily routine, food, restaurants, markets, clothing, likes and dislikes, directions and more.



2303 ARABIC FOR ARABIC SPEAKERS 1 P
8th - 12th
10.0 credits
Course is focused on Heritage Arabic Speakers.
UC - "E" Approved

Native Arabic-speaking students will participate in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication; experience cultural products and practices and reflect on the perspectives that underlie them; acquire knowledge and new perspectives from authentic target language sources; learn about the nature of language and culture and how each manifests itself in human communication; and take language beyond the classroom in real-world interactions. Students will explore the nature of growing up between the two worlds of the Arabic culture and the American culture, the uniqueness of interaction among their families and their community, and the potentials of promising future. Students will address topics related to self and the immediate environment, including family and friends, hobbies and activities, sports, school, social relationships, people in the community, professions and the working world, health, holiday and celebrations, cuisine and recipes, clothing and fashion, and more.


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