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Modern / Classical Languages

 

 

Learning another language is your passport to the world!

The Foreign Language Program at Central Gwinnett High School encourages students to:

 

Communicate in a language other than English

Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures

Connect language learning with other disciplines

Participate in multilingual communities as well as international societies

The College Admission Office requires 2 + years of a Foreign Language. When a college recommends "two or more" years of a language, they are clearly signaling that language study beyond two years would strengthen your application. Indeed, no matter where you apply for college, a demonstrated proficiency in a second language will strengthen your application.

 

MODERN/CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

 

NOTE: In all Modern/Classical Language courses, students must pass the prerequisite course before taking the next course in the sequence.

 

Classical Language

 

Latin I or Honors Latin I or Gifted Latin I - 2 Semesters - Grades 8-12

(Students completing Latin I in 8th grade take Latin II in 9th grade)

The student will develop the ability to read and write Latin through the study of vocabulary and grammar, and be introduced to Ancient Roman culture. The influence of Latin upon English will be emphasized.

 

Latin II or Honors Latin II or Gifted Latin II - 2 Semesters - Grades 9 -12

Prerequisite - Latin I or Honors Latin I or Gifted Latin I or Teacher Recommendation

Students continue to develop language skills and to acquire an understanding of Latin and Ancient Roman culture begun in Latin I.

 

Latin III or Honors Latin III or Gifted Latin III - 2 Semesters - Grade 10-12

Prerequisite - Latin II or Honors Latin II or Gifted Latin II or Teacher Recommendation

Latin III is a continuation of the study of the Latin language, including grammar, vocabulary, and literature. Students also study Ancient Roman history and culture and read original texts and readings.

 

Latin IV or Honors Latin IV or Gifted Latin IV - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Latin III or Honors Latin III or Gifted Latin III or Teacher Recommendation

Latin IV is a continuation of the study of the Latin language and Ancient Roman culture including grammar, vocabulary, and literature.

 

Advanced Placement Latin - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Teacher Recommendation

Students will complete college-level work in Latin which will prepare them to take either the Advanced Placement Latin Literature or the Advanced Placement Latin: Vergil examination.

 

Modern Languages

 

French I or Honors French I or Gifted French I - 2 Semesters - Grades 8-12

(Students completing French I in 8th grade take French II in 9th grade)

Through realistic use of the language, the student will learn to communicate in oral and written form on a variety of everyday topics and will gain cultural knowledge of French-speaking countries.

 

 

French II or Honors French II or Gifted French II - 2 Semesters - Grades 9-12

Prerequisite - French I or Honors French I or Gifted French I or Teacher Recommendation

Building on the background of French I, the student will learn to interact in more complex situations, read more complicated materials and write more extended messages. Cultural understanding increases through reading and discussion of authentic documents.

 

French III or Honors French III or Gifted French III - 2 Semesters - Grades 10-12

Prerequisite - French II or Honors French II or Gifted French II or Teacher Recommendation

The students will learn to give detailed information, narrate events, read authentic texts, and handle more challenging situations in French. In addition, students will continue to develop a deeper understanding of Francophone culture.

 

French IV or Honors French IV or Gifted French IV - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - French III or Honors French III or Gifted French III or Teacher Recommendation

The student will refine his/her communicative ability and build his/her vocabulary, allowing him/her to converse in a variety of situations and comprehend a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of French language study.

 

French V or Honors French V or Gifted French V - 2 Semesters - Grade 12

Prerequisite - French IV or Honors French IV or Gifted French IV or Teacher Recommendation

The student will continue to refine his/her communicative ability, allowing him/her to converse in diverse situations and comprehend authentic texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of French language study.

 

Advanced Placement French - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Teacher Recommendation

Students will complete college-level work in the French language which will prepare them to take the Advanced Placement French Language examination.

 

German I or Honors German I or Gifted German I - 2 Semesters - Grades 8-12

(Students completing German I in 8th grade take German II in 9th grade)

Through realistic use of the language, the student will learn to communicate in oral and written form on a variety of everyday topics and will gain cultural knowledge of German-speaking countries.

 

German II or Honors German II or Gifted German II - 2 Semesters - Grades 9-12

Prerequisite - German I or Honors German I or Gifted German I or Teacher Recommendation

Building on the background of German I, the student will learn to interact in more complex situations, read more complicated materials and write more extended messages. Cultural understanding increases through reading and discussion of authentic documents.

 

German III or Honors German III or Gifted German III - 2 Semesters - Grades 10-12

Prerequisite - German II or Honors German II or Gifted German II or Teacher Recommendation

The students will learn to give detailed information, narrate events, read authentic texts and handle more challenging situations in German. In addition, students will continue to develop a deeper understanding of the cultures of the German-speaking world.

 

German IV or Honors German IV or Gifted German IV - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - German III or Honors German III or Gifted German III or Teacher Recommendation

The student will refine his/her communicative ability and build his/her vocabulary, allowing him/her to converse in a variety of situations as well as comprehend a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of German language study.

 

German V or Honors German V or Gifted German V - 2 Semesters - Grade 12

Prerequisite - German IV or Honors German IV or Gifted German IV or Teacher Recommendation

The student will continue to refine his/her communicative ability, allowing him/her to converse in diverse situations and comprehend authentic texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of German language study.

 

Advanced Placement German - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Teacher Recommendation

Students will complete college-level work in German which will prepare them to take the Advanced Placement German Language examination.

 

Spanish I or Honors Spanish I or Gifted Spanish I - 2 Semesters - Grades 8-12

(Students completing Spanish I in 8th grade take Spanish II in 9th grade)

Through realistic use of the language, the student will learn to communicate in oral and written form on a variety of everyday topics and will gain cultural knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Spanish II or Honors Spanish II or Gifted Spanish II - 2 Semester - Grades 9-12

Prerequisite - Spanish I or Honors Spanish I or Gifted Spanish I or Teacher Recommendation

Building on the background of Spanish I, students will learn to interact in more complex situations, read more complicated materials and write more extended messages. Cultural understanding increases through reading and discussion of authentic documents.

 

Spanish III or Honors Spanish III or Gifted Spanish III - 2 Semesters - Grades 10-12

Prerequisite - Spanish II or Honors Spanish II or Gifted Spanish II or Teacher Recommendation

The students will learn to give detailed information, narrate events, read authentic texts, and handle more challenging situations in Spanish. In addition, students will continue to develop a deeper understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

 

Spanish IV or Honors Spanish IV or Gifted Spanish IV - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Spanish III or Honors Spanish III or Gifted Spanish III or Teacher Recommendation

The student will refine his/her communicative ability and build his/her vocabulary, allowing him/her to converse in a variety of situations and comprehend a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of Spanish language study.

 

Spanish V or Honors Spanish V or Gifted Spanish V - 2 Semesters - Grade 11-12

Prerequisite - Spanish IV or Honors Spanish IV or Gifted Spanish IV or Teacher Recommendation

The student will continue to refine his/her communicative ability, allowing him/her to converse in diverse situations and comprehend authentic texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of Spanish language study.

 

Spanish VI or Honors Spanish VI or Gifted Spanish VI - 2 Semesters - Grade 12

Prerequisite - Spanish V or Honors Spanish V or Gifted Spanish V or Teacher Recommendation

The student will continue to refine his/her communicative ability, allowing him/her to converse in diverse situations and comprehend authentic texts. Cultural understanding remains an important goal throughout the entire sequence of Spanish language study.

 

Advanced Placement Spanish - 2 Semesters - Grades 11-12

Prerequisite - Teacher Recommendation

Students will complete college-level work in the Spanish language which will prepare them to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language or Advanced Placement Spanish Literature examination.

 

Spanish for Native Speakers I - 2 Semesters - Grades 9-12

Teacher Recommendation

This course provides native speakers an opportunity to maintain oral competency in the Spanish language and to acquire a more sophisticated level of competency in reading and writing. Students also gain a deeper understanding of the native culture and cultures of other Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Spanish for Native Speakers II - 2 Semesters - Grades 9-12

Teacher Recommendation

This course provides native speakers a continued opportunity to practice communication skills, to maintain, improve and perfect oral competency in Spanish language and to acquire a more sophisticated level of competency in reading authentic texts and writing. Students also gain a deeper understanding of and interest in the native culture and cultures of other Spanish-speaking countries.