Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

World Languages

East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement
Students must pass one year long course in Fine Arts OR a yearlong course in Language Other Than English with a minimum of 10 credits for either one. Any credits above 10 received will be counted toward elective credit.
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement (E-Category)
Two years of the same language other than English with a C or better.  Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading and composition.  Three years is recommended.
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World Languages courses offered at Yerba Buena

French 1 Grades 9‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: College preparatory English skills
This first year of the language is intended for non-native speaking students. The student is introduced to the fundamentals of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The geography and culture of French speakers are introduced along with grammar and vocabulary. Students will do reports, skits, dialogues, readings, and other activities in order to learn the language. The approach is communicative, cultural, and academic.

French 2 Grades 10‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in French 1 or level 1 teacher recommendation
The second year language sequence is essentially a continuation of the first year language with the same general emphasis and course content, but on a more advanced level. A stronger emphasis on culture is brought in during the second year language class. A variety of projects are created by students individually and in pairs or teams including reading and writing stories, plays, dialogues, and other presentations.

French 3/4 Grades 11‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in French 2/3 or level 2/3 teacher recommendation
Each of these courses is for the student who has a special interest in mastering the language and becoming involved with the culture of the French speaking peoples. In addition, students will explore the literature of French speaking nations. Practice of the four fundamental skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing will continue throughout the year.

Spanish 1 Grades 9‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: College preparatory English skills
This first year of the language is intended for non-native speaking students. The student is introduced to the fundamentals of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The geography of Spanish speaking countries and culture of Spanish speakers are introduced along with grammar and vocabulary. Students will do reports, skits/dialogues, readings, singing and other activities in order to learn the language. The approach is communicative, cultural, and academic. As part of the culture component, students will be introduced to food and music of Spanish speaking countries.

Spanish 2 Grades 10‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Spanish 1 or level 1 teacher recommendation
The second year language sequence is essentially a continuation of the first year language with the same general emphasis and course content, but on a more advanced level. A stronger emphasis on culture is brought in during the second year language class. A variety of projects are created by students individually and in pairs or teams including reading and writing stories, plays, dialogues, and other presentations. Students will interact with one another as they continue to explore the cultures of Spanish speaking countries where they will have an opportunity to share about the countries they study.

Spanish 3/4 Grades 11‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Spanish 2/3 or level 2/3 teacher recommendation
Each of these courses is for the student who has a special interest in mastering the language and becoming involved with the culture of the Spanish speaking peoples. In addition, students will explore the literature, music, art, foods and history of Spanish speaking nations. Practice of the four fundamental skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing will continue throughout the year.

Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 Grades 9 ‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Native Spanish Speaker
This course is the first in a series of courses of a Spanish language arts program. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language skills of Spanish-speaking students. Activities in the course will include reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish. Additionally, the study of Spanish and Latin American literature and writing compositions in Spanish are a primary requirement of the class. This course parallels the main mastery objectives of English 1.

Spanish Language (Advanced Placement) Grades 10‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and/or passing Spanish of Spanish Speakers 1 with a C or better
The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language skills of students in preparation for the Spanish Language advanced placement test. Activities in the course will include the enhancement of all skills, including writing, listening, speaking and grammar. Students will also read and analyze Spanish and Latin American literature and write compositions in Spanish. Students will be expected to take the advanced placement test in Spanish Language in May. This is the second course in a series for Native Spanish speakers. Non-native speakers may take the course with instructor approval.

Spanish Literature (Advanced Placement) Grades 10‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation and passing Spanish Language AP with a C or better.
The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Spanish language/literature skills of students in preparation for the Spanish Literature advanced placement test. Activities in the course will include reading a survey of Spanish and Latin American literature and writing compositions in Spanish. Additionally, students will engage in classroom discussions and analysis of literary works. Students will be expected to take the advanced placement test in Spanish Literature in May. This is the third course in a series for Native Spanish speakers. Non-native speakers may take the course with instructor approval.

Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 1 Grades 9 ‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Native Vietnamese Speaker
This course is the first in a series of courses of a Vietnamese language arts program. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Vietnamese language skills of the Vietnamese-speaking student. Activities in the course will include reading Vietnamese literature and writing compositions in Vietnamese.

Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 2 Grades 9 ‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Native Vietnamese Speaker and VS1 teacher recommendation
This course is the second in a series of courses of a Vietnamese language arts program. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Vietnamese language skills of the Vietnamese-speaking student. Activities in the course will include reading Vietnamese literature and writing compositions in Vietnamese.

Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers 3 Grades 10‑12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Native Vietnamese Speaker and VS2 teacher recommendation
This course is the third in a series of courses of a Vietnamese language arts program. The primary focus of the course is to enhance and refine the Vietnamese language skills of the Vietnamese-speaking student. Activities in the course will include reading Vietnamese literature and writing compositions in Vietnamese.