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HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGES

Towle Institute requires two years of the same foreign language for graduation.

Spanish I – one credit
Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture designed for the high school student to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the beginning level.  This class is conducted primarily in Spanish as vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture are presented and practiced in realistic situations through listening comprehension activities, pronunciation drills, conversations, and other activities.

Spanish II – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish I
This is a continuation of the Spanish I course.  This course is designed for the high school student to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level.  Students expand their vocabulary to include meals, vacations, shopping, weekend activities, communication, daily activities, sports and travel, and they speak in the present, past and future tenses.

Spanish III – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 2
A conversational Spanish class for the advanced student.  The students will be expected to translate from basic Spanish literature.

French I – one credit
This class is an introduction to the French language.  At the end of the year, student will be able to speak about, write about and understand the following topics:  greetings, family, food, clothing, travel and more!
Francophone (French speaking) culture as well as some authentic Francophone literature will be studied.  The class focuses around language that would be useful for real life.  At the end of the year, one could travel to a French speaking nation and be able to communicate basic needs and wishes.

French II – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in French I
In this class, we strive to expand one’s abilities in French.  At the end of the year, one would have increased vocabulary, comprehension and grammatical ability to include new topics, new tenses and more refined grammatical concepts.  Francophone culture as well as Francophone literature will be studied.  One could travel to a French speaking nation, at the completion of this class, and be able to communicate comfortably in day-to-day living.

French III – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in French 2
In this class, we work to really refine the student’s language ability.  At the conclusion of the year, one will have been taught to improve one’s ability to be advanced enough to discuss, write about and understand complex topics such as politics, morality, environment and the arts.  Several selections of Francophone literature will be read.  The class focuses around language that would be useful in real life, so that by the end of year three, one could travel to a French speaking nation and be able to not only function comfortably in everyday life, but could also hold fairly complex conversations with other French speaking people.  (This class will only run with the minimum number of students pre-registered.)