Foreign Language


Terre Haute North Foreign Language Curriculum

Even though English may be an international language, true communication with another human being comes when we speak his language.  Perhaps we might better understand the thinking of world neighbors - friend or foe- if we could communicate in their language.  By studying only English, Americans lose the ability to walk in another man’s shoes, to unscramble his mode of thinking, and to understand how his language reflects his culture and his value system.

WHY STUDY WORLD LANGUAGES?

A world language can be a benefit personally, socially, and economically.

  1. Learning a world language will help a student understand English grammar and increase his English vocabulary.
  2. Students who have been language-trained usually have higher scores on the PSAT and SAT examinations.
  3. With a language skill added to other skills, a person seeking employment might increase his/her chances of getting a job he/she wants.
  4. People of other nations welcome travelers who try to speak their language.  It is useful to have a workable knowledge of the geography, history, and vocabulary often needed by a traveler.
  5. Many great writers, poets, composers, artists, and statesmen from other countries have shaped our own ways of thinking and feeling.  Knowing the language will help improve understanding of these ideas and the world in which we live.
  6. In the study of language, students realize that learning takes place through listening and speaking as well as by reading and writing activities.
  7. Studying a language improves one’s mental discipline and ability to reason.
  8.   The study of a language is also the study of history, law, government, psychology, economics, art, science, music, architecture, dance, theater, and many other fields of learning.
  9. Tremendous employment opportunities are available to students who have studied a world language.
  10. Many universities now require a world language for admission and/or graduation.

French I

2020 – F 00502 – F 00503

French I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning French language learning, and to various aspects of French-speaking culture. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write short passages with guidance. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and comprehending brief written or oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products and perspectives of French-speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture; and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding French language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: None

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

French II

2022 – F 00504 – F 00505

THN Suggested Grade Level:  10 – 12

French II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for French language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual clues to guess meaning and comprehending longer written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will describe the practices, products and perspectives of French-speaking culture; report on basic family and social practices of the target culture; and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding French language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: French I

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

French III

2024 – F 00506 – F 00507

THN Suggested Grade Level:  11 – 12

French III, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for French language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail. This course also emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using cognates, synonyms and antonyms to derive meaning from written and oral information, as well as comprehending detailed written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting student-created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of French-speaking culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding French language and culture outside of the classroom.

·          Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·          Recommended Prerequisites: French I and II

·          Credits: A 2-credit course

·          Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·          A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

French Language, Advanced Placement 

2032 – F 00515 – F 00516

F00501 – Other I-1 – Third Trimester AP Test Prep course                                       

French Language, Advanced Placement is based on content established by the College Board emphasizing the use of the French language for active communication, the AP French Language course has as its objectives the development of advanced listening comprehension, reading without the use of a dictionary, expanded conversational skills, fluent and accurate written expression, and strong command of vocabulary and structure of the French language.  Course content might best reflect interests shared by the students and the teacher, e.g. the arts, current events, sports, etc. Students develop language skills that are useful in themselves and can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than being limited to any specific body of subject matter. Extensive practice in the organization and writing of compositions should also be emphasized. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at:  http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

·      Recommended Grade Level: 11-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: French I, II and III

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

German 1

2040 – F 00522 – F 00523

German I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning German language learning, and to various aspects of German-speaking culture. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write short passages with guidance. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and comprehending brief written or oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products and perspectives of German-speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture; and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding German language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: None

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

German II

2042 – F 00524 – F 00525

THN Suggested Grade Level:  10 – 12

German II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for German language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual clues to guess meaning and comprehending longer written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will describe the practices, products and perspectives of German-speaking culture; report on basic family and social practices of the target culture; and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding German language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: German I

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

German III

2044 – F 00526 – F 00527

THN Suggested Grade Level:  11 – 12

German III, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for German language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail. This course also emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using cognates, synonyms and antonyms to derive meaning from written and oral information, as well as comprehending detailed written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting student-created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of German speaking culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding German language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: German I and II

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

German IV

2046 – F 00528 – F 00529

THN Suggested Grade Level:  12

German IV, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, provides a context for integration of the continued development of language skills and cultural understanding with other content areas and the community beyond the classroom. The skill sets that apply to the exchange of written and oral information are expanded through emphasis on practicing speaking and listening strategies that facilitate communication, such as the use of circumlocution, guessing meaning in familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and using elements of word formation to expand vocabulary and derive meaning. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of German-speaking culture through explaining factors that influence the practices, products, and perspectives of the target culture; reflecting on cultural practices of the target culture; and comparing systems of the target culture and the student’s own culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas through the design of activities and materials that integrate the target language and culture with concepts and skills from other content areas. The use and influence of the German language and culture in the community beyond the classroom is explored through the identification and evaluation of resources intended for native German speakers.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 10-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: German I, II and III

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Latin I

2080 – F 00573 – F 00574                             

Latin I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning Latin language learning, and to various aspects of classical Roman culture. This course emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and comprehending brief written or oral directions. Though interpersonal communication is not an explicit emphasis of this course, opportunities may be provided for students to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write short passages with guidance. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products and perspectives of classical Roman culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture; and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Latin language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: None

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Latin II

2082 – F 00575 – F 00576                                                                                                           

THN Suggested Grade Level:  10 – 12

Latin II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Latin language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual clues to guess meaning and comprehending longer written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Though interpersonal communication is not an explicit emphasis of this course, opportunities may be provided for students to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats. Additionally, students will describe the practices, products and perspectives of classical Roman culture; report on basic family and social practices of the target culture; and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Latin language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: Latin I

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Latin III

2084 – F 00577 – F 00578                                                                                                                 

THN Suggested Grade Level:  11 – 12

Latin III, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Latin language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using cognates, synonyms and antonyms to derive meaning from written and oral information, as well as comprehending details written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting student-created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Though interpersonal communication is not an explicit emphasis of this course, opportunities may be provided for students to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of classical Roman culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding Latin language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: Latin I and II

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Latin IV

2086 – F 00579 – F 00580                                                                                                                 

THN Suggested Grade Level:  12

Latin IV, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, provides a context for integration of the continued development of language skills and cultural understanding with other content areas and the community beyond the classroom. Students will continue to develop presentational skills by giving presentations on cultural topics and presenting culturally authentic material, such as plays. This course emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as guessing meaning in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and using elements of word formation to expand vocabulary and derive meaning. Though interpersonal communication is not an explicit emphasis of this course, opportunities may be provided for students to practice strategies that facilitate advanced oral and written communication, such as circumlocution. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of classical Roman culture through explaining factors that influence the practices, products, and perspectives of the target culture; reflecting on cultural practices of the target culture; and comparing systems of the target culture and the student’s own culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well as exploration of the use and influence of the Latin language and culture in the community beyond the classroom through activities such as the identification and evaluation of resources intended for those fluent in Latin.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 10-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: Latin I, II and III

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Spanish 1

2120 – F 00542 – F 00543

Spanish I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to effective strategies for beginning Spanish language learning, and to various aspects of Spanish-speaking culture. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write short passages with guidance. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and comprehending brief written or oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products and perspectives of Spanish-speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture; and recognize and use situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Spanish language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: None

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Spanish II

2122 – F 00546 – F 00547

THN Suggested Grade Level:  10 – 12

Spanish II, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Spanish language learning by encouraging the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to requests and questions in expanded contexts, participate independently in brief conversations on familiar topics, and write cohesive passages with greater independence and using appropriate formats. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using contextual clues to guess meaning and comprehending longer written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting prepared material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will describe the practices, products and perspectives of Spanish-speaking culture; report on basic family and social practices of the target culture; and describe contributions from the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas and the application of understanding Spanish language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: Spanish I

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Spanish III

2124 F 00551 – F 00552

THN Suggested Grade Level:  11 – 12

Spanish III, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Spanish language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write cohesive information with greater detail. This course also emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using cognates, synonyms and antonyms to derive meaning from written and oral information, as well as comprehending detailed written or oral directions. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting student-created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of Spanish speaking culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding Spanish language and culture outside of the classroom.

·      Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

·      Recommended Prerequisites: Spanish I and II

·      Credits: A 2-credit course

·      Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·      A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

Spanish Language, Advanced Placement

2132 – F 00559 – F 00560

F00501 – Other I-1 – Third Trimester AP Test Prep course

THN Suggested Grade Level:  11 – 12

Spanish Language, Advanced Placement is a course based on content established by the College Board. Emphasizing the use of the Spanish language for active communication, the AP Spanish Language course has as its objective the development of advanced listening comprehension, reading without the use of a dictionary, expanded conversational skills, fluent and accurate written expression, and strong command of vocabulary and structure of the Spanish language. Course content might best reflect interests shared by the students and the teacher, e.g. the arts, current events, sports, etc. The AP Spanish Language course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than being limited to any specific body of subject matter. Extensive practice in the organization and writing of compositions should also be emphasized. A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at:

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

·         Recommended Grade Level:  11-12

·         Recommended Prerequisites:  Spanish I, II and III

·         Credits: A 2-credit course

·         Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

English as a New Language

2188 – F 00596

English as a New Language, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards, is the study of language, literature, composition and oral communication for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students so that they improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of standard English. Students study English vocabulary used in fictional texts and content-area texts, speak and write English so that they can function within the regular school setting and an English-speaking society, and deliver oral presentations appropriate to their respective levels of English proficiency.

·         Recommended Grade Level:  The intent of the ENL course is to move students as successfully, smoothly, and rapidly as possible into the Core 40 English courses offered in grades 9-12. 

·         Recommended Prerequisites:   English proficiency placement test results

·         Credits:  A two-semester course, one credit per semester.  The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instructions at advanced levels (up to a maximum of four credits).

·   English/Language Arts credit (1012): If ENL course work addresses Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, up to four (4) credits accrued can be counted as part of the eight (8) required English/Language Arts credits for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

·    World Language credit (2188): If ENL course work addresses Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages and is taken concurrently with another English/Language Arts course, up to four (4) credits accrued may count as World Language credits for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

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