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.

 


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.



2050 FRENCH 3 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of French 2, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

One of the major goals of French 3 is to be able to communicate more complex ideas and carry on a conversation in French on a wide variety of topics. Reading and writing are emphasized along with the oral and listening exercises. Besides studying shorter articles from magazines and newspapers, students are introduced to the novel, short stories, and poetry. The study of grammar forms and vocabulary are essential at this level.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2055 FRENCH 4 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of French 3, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The major emphasis of this course is to provide activities to develop proficiency in all communication skills. A high degree of skill is developed in the following areas: listening and reacting to the target language; discussing contemporary problems and culture; presenting reports expressing points of view; reading short stories, plays, periodicals, and novels; writing original work and developing note-taking skills in the target language.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2065 AP FRENCH LANGUAGE/CULTURE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of French 3 or 4 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. This course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French. This course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



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.



2175 SPANISH 3 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish 2, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

One of the major goals of Spanish 3 is to be able to communicate more ideas and carry on a conversation in Spanish on a variety of topics. Reading and writing are emphasized along with the oral/aural exercises. Besides studying short articles from magazines and newspapers, students are introduced to the novel, the short story, and poetry. The studying of grammar forms and vocabulary are essential at this level. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2176 SPANISH 3 MEDICAL SPANISH (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of a level 2 Spanish course or teacher recommendation. World language course for students enrolled in a Medical Pathway.
UC - "E" Approved

Spanish 3 Medical Spanish is an intermediate Spanish course in which students develop language skills that will prepare them to be college and career ready. Students will develop Spanish fluency through authentic and engaging uses of language – both oral and written – and through strategically crafted opportunities to practice newly learned language structures with different contexts. The course will include the following components: 1) Engagement of students in learning tasks that will promote Spanish language development with a focus on medical terminology and contexts. 2) Intentional use of structured oral academic conversations between students that develops their ability to elaborate, and to use medical terminology accurately in the target language. 3) Students will explore cultural topics that include: use of herbal medication in Spanish speaking cultures; the fear of the medical profession in Spanish speaking cultures; the role of family; language barriers; contrasting colloquial versus professional Spanish; and understanding educational background differences with Spanish speaking people in California. 4) Culminating written and oral projects that engage students in research.



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.



2180 SPANISH 4 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish 3 and/or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The major emphasis of this course is to provide activities to develop proficiency in all communication skills. A high degree of skill is developed in the following areas: listening and reacting to the target language; discussing contemporary problems and culture; presenting reports expressing points of view; reading short stories, plays, periodicals and novels; writing original works and developing note-taking skills in the target language.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2182 SPANISH 4 (HP)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Successful completion of a Spanish 3 or Spanish 3 (HP)
UC - "E" Approved

This is a rigorous college-prep course taught exclusively in the target language that requires students to improve their proficiency in speaking, writing, reading and listening. The course integrates authentic print, audio and audiovisual resources as well as traditional literature, essays, poetry and published news/current events articles. Students communicate using rich, advanced vocabulary and linguistic structures, building proficiency in all areas of language production and comprehension.



2188 SPANISH FILM & LITERATURE (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Completion of Spanish Speakers 3 or AP Spanish Language and Culture/Literature with a B or higher.
UC - "E" Approved

In this advanced Spanish course, students will further develop their language, literary and critical thinking skills through the study of Spanish and Latin American films. Each unit will focus on one of the AP Themes (developed by the College Board for AP Spanish Language and Culture 2016) and their recommended concepts for communicating about real-life issues and make connections to their own life experiences, as they watch and analyze the films and literature. Students will read film analyses, literature based on the films; learn about the historical background; develop and present their opinion and research, in written and oral presentations. Students will also collaborate in creative projects using technology and will make connections to other cultures on the themes studied in class. Students will be also given opportunities to review grammar and vocabulary concepts studied in previous courses. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.



2190 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE/CULTURE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish 3 or 4, Spanish For Spanish Speakers 2 or 3, or teacher recommendation (note: AP Spanish courses may be reversed in order or taken simultaneously if a student’s schedule allows).
UC - "E" Approved

The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. This course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. This course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music , laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2200 AP SPANISH LITERATURE/CULTURE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Spanish 4, Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3, or AP Spanish Language and Culture, or teacher recommendation (note: AP Spanish courses may be reversed in order or taken simultaneously if a student’s schedule allows).
UC - "E" Approved

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the full range of communication modes (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), thereby honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is examined within the context of its time and place, as students reflect on the many voices and cultures present in the required readings. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media (e.g., art, film, articles, literary criticism). This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2208 SPANISH & LATIN AMER CULTURE P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Successful completion of an AP Spanish Language course or Teacher Recommendation
UC - "E" Approved

Too often in Spanish courses the focus is grammar, literature, and writing. The history of these nations and a deeper analysis of the culture is often overlooked. This rich history is rarely taught in U.S. history and Ethnic studies focuses on Chicano history, not Latin America as a whole. This history is deserving of an entire course that will delve into the rich history of the many countries that make up Latino culture. Spanish and Latin American Culture is the study of the culture of the people of Spain and Latin American inheritance, with a major focus on Mexican Americans. This includes the study of history, geography and culture, including art, architecture, food, literature and music. Authors, artists, historical figures and social development will be discussed. Students will continue to develop fluency and accuracy in writing and speaking by accessing many primary sources, such as newspapers and magazine articles. They will increase the breadth and richness of their vocabulary and the control and accuracy of structure and idioms. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.



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.



2230 JAPANESE 3 (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Japanese 2, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is designed to support students in increased mastery of Japanese. Students increase their vocabulary, their control of grammatical structures, and their cultural awareness. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are expanded. Students will learn to read and write an increased number of kanji. The course uses readings of current topics relevant to Japan or the study of Japanese as the basis for continued study of the language's vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and thought. Students practice such language functions as indicating desires, referring to past experiences and things one has heard, expressing intentions and subjective judgments, among others.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2235 JAPANESE 4 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Japanese 3 and teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The major emphasis of this course is to provide activities to develop proficiency in all communication skills. A high degree of skill is developed in the following areas: listening and reacting to the target language; discussing contemporary problems and culture; presenting reports expressing points of view; reading short stories, plays, periodicals and novels; writing original works and developing note-taking skills in the target language.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2237 JAPANESE 5 (HP)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in Japanese 4 (IB) and teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

Students use the language to explore the themes of groups, leisure, and change. They are exposed to an increased number of authentic texts including short stories and novels. Students learn to read and write an increased number of kanji. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are expanded with an emphasis on cultural awareness.



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.



2260 KOREAN 3 P
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Korean 2 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

This course supports students' increased mastery in Korean. Vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing are emphasized along with the oral/aural exercises. Students are able to communicate ideas and converse in Korean. Students are exposed to the various Korean cultures including a study of geography, history, cultural traditions, art, and daily life. Reading selections are taken from magazines, newspapers, and literary works.



2265 KOREAN 4 (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Korean 3, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The major emphasis of this course is to provide activities to develop proficiency in all communication skills. A high degree of skill is developed in the following areas: listening and reacting to the target language; discussing contemporary problems and culture; presenting reports expressing points of view; reading short stories, plays, periodicals and novels; writing original works and developing note-taking skills in the target language.This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



2266 KOREAN 4 (HP)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Successful completion of Korean 3, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The Korean 4 Honors course was developed to adhere to the California World Language Standard Stage IV for Advanced Level for Korean Language learners. The Korean 4 Honors course will build students formal, informal and academic language in the target language. The students will further their literacy skills and content knowledge to become proficient in the Korean language. The Korean 4 Honors course will strategically and intentionally emphasize second language development, structured oral and written practice, reading comprehension, and writing skills. A culturally and linguistically rich course of study will provide students with the foundation necessary to use the language in social and academic settings. This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



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.



2286 MANDARIN 3 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Successful completion of Mandarin 2.
UC - "E" Approved

This course is designed to further increase students' proficiency and competency in understanding, listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin. More sophisticated grammatical structures will be introduced at this level.



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.



2295 AP CHINESE LANGUAGE/CULTURE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mandarin 3, or teacher recommendation.
UC - "E" Approved

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course in Mandarin Chinese emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Chinese Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Chinese. The AP Chinese Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products, (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).This course meets the approved "E" requirement for UC A-G.



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.



2322 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "E" Approved

Students will learn basic signing techniques for the alphabet, numbers, and words. Students will practice dialog and will demonstrate basic comprehension skills through applications of conversation. Students will learn about interpreting as a career option and related certification requirements. Projects are assigned outside the formal classroom setting to provide practice opportunities and to develop proficiency in a real world setting. This course satisfies a year of a world language.



2323 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
American Sign Language I with a "C" or better and complete function of at least one hand.
UC - "E" Approved

Students expand vocabulary and signing techniques for the alphabet, numbers, and words. Students will practice dialog and will demonstrate comprehension skills through applications of conversation, storytelling, and interpretation. Students will learn about interpreting as a career option and related certification requirements. Projects are assigned outside the formal classroom setting to provide practice opportunities and to develop proficiency in a real world setting. This course satisfies a year of a world language.



2324 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
American Sign Language II with a "C" or better and complete function of at least one hand.
UC - "E" Approved

This course expands emphasis on American Sign Language (ASL) grammatical features such as location classifiers, quantifiers, temporal aspect inflection and spatial agreement and the ability to demonstrate abstract ideas and concepts, vocabulary development, Deaf culture, interpreting as a career option, and certification requirements. Advanced application in dialogue, short stories, narratives, and short conversation, both receptive and expressive, are featured throughout the course. In addition to written assignments, reports, and projects, students will also be required to attend three Deaf events, and turn in lab activities. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary for entry-level employment.



5538 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Completion of American Sign Language III P with a "C" or better.
UC - "E" Approved

This is an advanced study of American Sign Language. This course introduces the principles, concepts and theories of interpreting and introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language, and American Sign Language to English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be explored. Emphasis on development of skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language, and a signed message into English. Students develop expressive and receptive fluency acquiring advanced vocabulary.


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