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The faculty of the JCHS World Language Department is saying "Hello" and "Thank You" for stopping by!
 
 
 

  

The World Language Department at the Junction City High School is proud to offer French, Spanish and German classes for all levels to our student community! 

 

  
  
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World Languge Courses:

French I   

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credits: 1 

Prerequisite:  None

French I students will learn the basics of the French language during this year of study.  Listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language will be acquired by students.  Students will participate in games, songs, small group activities, and skits. Students will study the cultural customs and the heritage of France and Francophone cultures.  Grades will be based on written and oral assessments, class participation, and individual progress.  

 

 French II   

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1  

Prerequisite:  C or better in French I or Instructor Permission

In French II students will continue to build listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. A thorough review of vocabulary and language structures learned in French I will take place throughout the school year as students build on already acquired skills. Students will continue learning about Francophone cultures and lifestyles. Students will participate in games, songs, small group activities, and skits. Grades will be based on written and oral assessments, class participation, and individual progress.


French III           

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1  

Prerequisite:  C or better in French II or Instructor Permission

French III is a more intensive study of the language. Students will continue to acquire language through listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students will read and discuss short stories and poetry as well as excerpts from literary sources and current event publications from France and other Francophone cultures.   The student will be graded on class participation, written and oral assessments, and interpretations of authentic literature, films, and songs.  This course prepares students to enter the second or third semester of college French.


French IV   

Year──Grade: 10-12──Credit: 1

 Prerequisites:  C or better in French III or Instructor Permission

French IV represents college-level learning.  It provides an opportunity for the student to apply the language acquired in the first three years of French to the study of literature, poetry, films and current event publications from France and other Francophone cultures. The student will be graded on class participation, written and oral assessments, and interpretations of authentic literature, films and songs.   This course prepares students to enter the third or fourth semester of college French.


AP French Language

***iLearn, Computer-Based

Year──Grades: 12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  French III, Application for Approval

AP French Language students apply their French grammar and vocabulary knowledge and their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to a wide variety of real-world contexts. Students learn to speak fluently and accurately, write     complicated      compositions,   and comprehend native speakers. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP French Language prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study of French language, culture, and literature.


German I   

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  None

Students in this course will learn listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture skills for real life situations.  German I focuses on obtaining a basic knowledge of daily life, the cultures, and the written and spoken language of these countries.  At the end of the first six weeks, students will be able to write stories for others to act out!  Students will be graded on class participation, written and oral test results, and most importantly, on individual improvement.  

NOTE: Independent Study is NOT possible at this level.  Placement testing is recommended for students with previous knowledge of German.


 German II   

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  C or better in German I or Instructor Permission

Students will increase their general and specific knowledge of the customs and language of the German speaking peoples.  Understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills will be strengthened and broadened.  Students will continue writing stories for themselves and others to act out. Students will be graded on class participation, written and oral test results, and individual improvement.  Students will take the National Exam in Jan.  NOTE: Independent Study is NOT possible at this level.


German III    

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1  

Prerequisite:  C or better in German II or Instructor Permission

Students will review the vocabulary and grammar learned in German II and will continue to improve correct listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Students will continue writing stories for themselves and others to act out. This course can prepare students to enter the second or third semester of college German.  Students will take the National Exam in Jan. Note: Independent Study is possible at this level.  Placement will be determined by testing and teacher evaluation.


German IV    

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1  

Prerequisite:  C or better in German III or InstructoPermission

Students will continue to improve their skills in German with more and more authentic materials.  Students will continue writing stories for themselves and others to act out. This course prepares student to enter the third or fourth semester of college German.  Students will take the National Exam in Jan.  NOTE: Independent study is possible at this level.  Placement will be determined by testing and teacher evaluation.


Spanish I 

 Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  None    

Spanish I is designed to encompass the areas of reading, writing, and listening comprehension, as well as speaking Spanish.  Students are graded on written and oral work, as well as class participation.  Class participation is essential in truly understanding the language.  Students will also be graded on a number of authentic assessments including projects and performances.  Students will also learn about Hispanic culture and customs.  Placement tests will be given at the beginning of the year and students with Spanish experiences will be placed accordingly.  Placement testing is required for those students already able to read and/or write Spanish. 


Spanish II    

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  C or better in Spanish I or Instructor Permission

Spanish II is designed for students with prior Spanish experience.  Students will develop basic language skills and cultural awareness to function in everyday situations in Spanish-speaking communities.  Students will be graded on class participation, written and oral performance assessments and individual improvement.  This class is conducted in Spanish with practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


Spanish III    

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  C or better in Spanish II or Instructor Permission

This course enhances skills in reading and analysis to develop novice high proficiency in Spanish. Grammatical structures are presented in context through literary and informational texts and media to promote cultural awareness.  Students will be graded on class participation, written and oral performance assessments and individual improvement.  This class is conducted in Spanish with practice in listening, reading, speaking and writing.


Spanish IV    

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  C or better in Spanish III or Instructor Permission

This course is designed to bridge students to more advanced language, culture and literature study at the college level and draws upon knowledge studied in previous levels.  Grammatical structures are studied in context through literary and informational materials.  Practice in researching and presenting the history and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries enhances communicative skills.  Students will be graded on class participation, written and oral performance assessments and individual improvement. Class is conducted in Spanish.


AP Spanish Language

***iLearn, Computer-Based

Year──Grades: 12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  Spanish III, Application for Approval 

AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply what they've learned in extensive written and spoken exercises. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary and a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP Spanish Language prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature.


Japanese I

***iLearn, Computer-Based Year

Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  Application for Approval

Japanese I has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multimedia presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.


Japanese II 

***iLearn, Computer-Based Year

Grades: 11-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  Japanese I, Application for Approval 

Japanese II has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These standards call for a method of teaching that focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as a thorough grounding in aspects of culture. Each unit embodies all of these standards in accordance with the theories described in this document. Unit activities blend different forms of communication and culture to ensure that the student meets all standards. Course strategies include warm-up activities, vocabulary study, reading, threaded discussions, multimedia presentations, self-checks, practice activities and games, oral and written assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.


Mandarin (Chinese) I

***iLearn, Computer-Based Year

Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1 

Prerequisite:  Application for Approval

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to national Foreign Language standards.


Mandarin (Chinese) II 

***iLearn, Computer-Based Year

Grades: 11-12──Credit: 1  

Prerequisite:  Mandarin (Chinese) I, Application for Approval

This course is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (daily routine, animals, hobbies, the body, and descriptions), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.


Latin I                                                                                        

***iLearn, Computer-Based       

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1        

Prerequisite:  Application for Approval  

Latin I is an introduction to the basics of Latin grammar.  It is intended to help you develop the skills necessary to  translate basic sentences from Latin to English and  English to Latin, and for reading simple connected  passages of Latin prose and poetry.   

In the first semester, we cover the first 10 chapters of  Wheelock's Latin grammar. In the process, you will learn  how verb conjugations and noun declensions work in a  highly inflected language, how to analyze the structure of  Latin sentences and translate English sentences into  well-formed Latin equivalents, and you will begin to read  connected excerpts from ancient authors. In the second  semester, we cover chapters 11 through 20 of  

Wheelock's Latin grammar. In the process, you will learn  how verb conjugations and noun declensions work in a  highly inflected language, how to analyze the structure of  Latin sentences and translate English sentences into  well-formed Latin equivalents, and you will begin to read  connected excerpts from ancient authors.            


Latin II             

***iLearn, Computer-Based                                                       

Year──Grades: 11-12──Credit: 1      

Prerequisite:  Latin I, Application for Approval 

Latin II is the continuation of Latin grammar and a  deeper study of Roman Mythology and history. The  grammar in Latin II reviews topics from Latin I with  expanding use of declensions, adjectives, adverbs, and  cases. These skills will be used to translate longer Latin  texts to English that require more knowledge of grammar  rather than just vocabulary recall. The culture part of the  course is an in-depth study of The Odyssey, the  underworld, the rulers and kings of Rome, and  entertainment.  

             

             


 

 

 

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World Language Department Chair 

Alicia Goheen - Spanish
aliciagoheen@usd475.org

Herrman, Nathan l- Spanish
nathherrman@usd475.org

​Chris Seidler- German
chrisseidler@usd475.org