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.
     
    Advanced Placement credit is available for students taking the Advanced Placement exam in their fifth and sixth year of a language. In addition, French offers an intermediate French course through the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program.
     
    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: 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
    Shelly Storelee, MAT -- shelly.storelee@spps.org
     
    Spanish 1: 9-12
    Spanish 2: 9-12
    Spanish 3 (Honors credit): 9-12, immersion students & native speakers
    Spanish 4 (Honors credit): 9-12, immersion students & native speakers. Course load equivalent to second year at the university level & is a precursor for the level 5AP course.
    Spanish 5AP Language and Culture (Honors credit): 11-12, immersion students & native speakers. Course load equivalent to second or third year at the university level.
    Spanish 6: 11-12, immersion students & native speakers. Course load equivalent to university level Span 203 or higher.  The course is all about student voice and choice.  Often the course reflects studies on film, literature, composition & conversation.  For the 2018-2019 school year students will be volunteering with Common Hope.
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