World Languages

  • Learning a language other than English gives students a more global perspective and increases opportunities for life after high school. In addition, many colleges require a world language either for admission or for graduation. World language students learn through conversation, writing exercises, field trips, and hands-on activities.
     
    French offers an intermediate French course through the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program.
    Spanish offers concurrent enrollment intermediate Spanish 201 (Spanish 4) & 202 (Spanish 5) through Minnesota State University, Mankato.
     
    Ninth grade students are placed in language classes by counselors in consultation with students, parents, and middle school language teachers.
     

    French

    Patricia Teefy, M.A. in French, M.Ed -- patricia.teefy@spps.org
     
    French 1: 9-12
    French 2: 9-12
    French 3: 9-12, immersion students
    French 4/CIS 1003: to enroll in French 1003, at least a C- required in French 3
    French 5/CIS 1004: 11-12, immersion students
    French 6/AP: 11-12, immersion students
     

    Spanish

    Angela Butler, MAT -- angela.butler@spps.org
    Ted Carroll, M.Ed -- theodore.carroll@spps.org
     
    Spanish 1: 9-12
    Spanish 2: 9-12
    Spanish 3: (Honors credit): 9-12, immersion students & native speakers

    Spanish 4: Concurrent Enrollment Intermediate Spanish 201- Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Upon successful completion of the course you will receive 4 college credits transferable within the MNSCU system.

    Year long course - Honors level credit

    Prereq: Span 102, C- or better in high school Spanish 3 or equivalent

    Spanish 5: Concurrent Enrollment Intermediate Spanish 202 - Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Upon successful completion of the course you will receive 4 college credits transferable within the MNSCU system.

    Prereq: Span 201, C- or better in high school Spanish 4 or equivalent

    Spanish 6: 11-12, immersion students & native speakers.  The course is all about student voice and choice.  Often the course reflects studies on film, literature, composition & conversation.