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World Language Department

SPECIAL DEPARTMENT POLICIES

 

Two years of a World Language are required for all Cathedral students. These two years of the same language must be completed at Cathedral High School to meet the school’s graduation requirements. Incoming students who have studied one or more years of a World Language at the junior high or elementary level are strongly encouraged to take the placement test before beginning their study of the respective world language. A student may test out of one, two or three years of the language.

 

All World Languages taught at Cathedral High School are taught as acquisition courses. Therefore, any student who is a native speaker of a World Language currently offered must enroll in a new World Language in order to complete his/her graduation requirements.

 

If a student fails first semester in any language, he/she will be dropped from the course at the end of the semester and required to repeat the language the following year. The department highly recommends that a student obtaining a D or lower at the end of the second semester in a first year class audit the class the next year.

 

If a student receives a grade of C- or below at the end of the second semester of the second year in any language, he/she is strongly encouraged to NOT continue in the advanced levels of that specific language. He/she should consider taking the first year of a different language.

 

Expectations of the World Language Department for Students Enrolling In a Language Course:

 

1.   Students are expected to practice vocabulary, conjugation of verbs and other grammar concepts to learn correct spelling and the correct use of accent marks in the target language.  Daily study of vocabulary and grammar concepts is also expected.

2.   Students must use the target language as much as possible in and out of the classroom.  Oral participation in class activities is expected on a daily basis. The percentages for the amount of language used in each level of language are first year 50-70%; second year 60-80%; third year 80-90% and fourth/fifth year 90-100%.

3.   Students must be patient and consistent in their study.  Daily oral and written work is required if one is serious about learning a language well.  One cannot cram for a foreign language test or quiz.  Daily memorization is needed for long term results.

4.   Students are expected to develop a respect for the diverse culture of the target language.

5.   Students are expected not to use online translators.

 


French I (College Prep)
C211CF/C211CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This introductory French course is an introduction to the French language and culture. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn about the different cultures and peoples of the French speaking world as they prepare to enter our global society. This course is specifically designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled at the College Prep English level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French I (Academic)
C211AF/C211AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course introduces students to the French language and culture. Students learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students listen, read, write, and speak through various individual, paired and group activities. Students have the opportunity to appreciate different cultures and the value of language learning in an increasingly global society.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French II (College Prep)
C212CF/C212CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I CP or equivalent or permission of teacher. Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of the study of the French language for students who are enrolled at the College Prep English level. The course continues to help the student develop the necessary language skills for proficiency in a second language. Students will continue their study of the French speaking world.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French II (Academic)
C212AF/C212AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French IA or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues in the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Students review and expand their knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. Students become increasingly aware of cultural diversity.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French III (College Prep)
C213CF/C213CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II CP or equivalent or permission of teacher. Open to students enrolled in the College Prep level.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Students will be introduced to various genres of literature and music which will continue to strengthen their reading and listening skills. During the course year there will also be many opportunities to engage in a variety of cultural exchanges.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French III (Honors) (IB)
C218IF/C218IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II A or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 101 for 4 credits and French 102 for 4 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French IV (Honors) (IB)
C219IF/C219IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in French emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 201 for 3 credits and French 202 for 3 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

French V, AP (Advanced Placement)
C215XF/C215XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French IV, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement French exam. The objectives of the course are for students to develop a strong command of vocabulary and structure, an ability to understand the spoken language in various conversational situations, an ability to read newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary fiction, non-technical writings without the use of a dictionary, and the ability to express ideas orally and in writing. This course seeks to develop language skills that are useful and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines. Training in organizing and writing compositions is emphasized.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

German I (Academic)
C221AF/C221AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language and the culture. Students learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. An emphasis is placed on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through various individual, paired and group activities. Students will learn to appreciate the different cultures and the value of language learning in an increasingly global society.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

German II (Academic)
C222AF/C222AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German I with a second semester grade of C or higher or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues in the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Students review and expand their knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary. Students become increasingly aware of cultural diversity.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

German III (Honors) (IB)
C227IF/C227IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German II or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IB certificate or diploma candidates: German IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; this courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying German. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

German IV (Honors) (IB)
C228XF/C228XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German III or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IV is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. This courses focus on written and spoken communication.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in German emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the Honors learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

German V, AP (Advanced Placement)
C225XF/C225XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German IV, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement German exam. The objectives of the course are for students to develop a strong command of vocabulary and structure, an ability to understand the spoken language in various conversational situations, an ability to read newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary fiction, non-technical writings without the use of a dictionary, and the ability to express ideas orally and in writing. This course seeks to develop language skills that are useful and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines. Training in organizing and writing compositions is emphasized.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish I (Academic)
C241AF/C241AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and the culture. Students learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. An emphasis is placed on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through various individual, paired and group activities. Students will learn to appreciate the different cultures and the value of language learning in an increasingly global society.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish II (Academic)
C242AF/C242AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues in the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Students review and expand their knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Students become increasingly aware of cultural diversity.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish III (Honors) (IB)
C246IF/C246IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Spanish. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 101 for 4 credits and Spanish 102 for 4 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish IV (Honors) (IB)
C247IF/C247IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in Spanish emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of the history, geography, and civilization of Spain is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 201 for 3 credits and Spanish 202 for 3 credits.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish V, AP (Advanced Placement)
C245XF/C245XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Spanish exam. The objectives of the course are for students to develop a strong command of vocabulary and structure, an ability to understand the spoken language in various conversational situations, an ability to read newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary fiction, non-technical writings without the use of a dictionary, and the ability to express ideas orally and in writing. This course seeks to develop language skills that are useful and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines. Training in organizing and writing compositions is emphasized.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Spanish VI, AP (Advanced Placement)
C249XF/C249XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish V, AP or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare the students for the Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate exam. The objectives of the course are for the students to be able to understand a lecture in Spanish on a literary topic. Furthermore, the student will be able to assess and analyze passages predominantly of prose, poetry and drama. The texts chosen include selections from contemporary writings as well as from works written in the past. The required authors are Jorge Luis Borges, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ana Maria Matute and Miguel de Unamuno. Emphasis is placed on reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin I (Academic)
C231AF/C231AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the language and culture in Roman life. An emphasis is placed on the basic language skills of vocabulary, grammar, syntax. Students will read in both Latin and English about mythology and classical Roman culture. Latin derivatives will be studied to increase English verbal skills. Various projects will be completed on aspects of Roman culture during the year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin II (Academic)
C232AF/C232AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin I with a second semester grade of C or higher or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the study of grammar including participles, infinitives and the subjunctive mood. An emphasis is placed on the grammatical structures and vocabulary needed to read selections from various Latin authors in the original language. Classical Roman history and culture are studied through the translations. Various projects are completed on aspects of Roman culture during the year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin III (Honors) (IB)
C237IF/C237IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin II or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course is year one of the Standard Program, Classical Latin curriculum. Students will read Ovid in both translation and Latin. Poetry from various other Classical Roman writers will be studied. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Students will complete the internal assessment this year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin IV (Honors) (IB)
C238IF/C238IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the IB standard curriculum for Latin, concentrating on Virgil and his epic, The Aeneid. Other Augustan poets translated include Catullus and Horace. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Various projects are completed on aspects of Roman culture during the year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin V, AP (Advanced Placement)
C235XF/C235XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin IV, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
This course will prepare the students for the Advanced Placement exam. Students will increase their proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Chinese I (Academic)
C260AF/C260AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. No previous knowledge of Chinese is required or expected

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Both the spoken and the written language will be covered, with an emphasis on pronunciation, the pinyin Romanization system and the building blocks (radicals) of the Chinese language. Numbers, colors, pets, family members, seasons, weather and other items of daily interest will be covered, as will very basic Chinese grammar. Students will also be introduced to the Chinese culture, including festivals, history, traditions, food and clothing.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Chinese II (Academic)
C261AF/C261AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chinese I or equivalent with a second semester grade of C or above or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
Chinese level II is a continuum of Level I introductory course. It still focuses on elementary level in all four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing and with enriching instruction through the use of additional resources apart from the required textbooks. Students engage in a more complex language environment in speaking, listening, reading and writing through classroom interactive activities. Students reach a survival level of Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing which allows them to communicate when traveling in China.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Chinese III (Honors) (IB)
C262IF/C262IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese II.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Chinese IV (Honors) (IB)
C263IF/C263IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese III, IB.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first three years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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