World Languages

  • ASL 151 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I A/B (ASL 151) (video
    Course Code: FOR 742/743
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway or CTE
    Prerequisite:  No
    Grade Level: 9—11
    College Credit:  Yes, CWU ASL151 (5 cr)

    An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) is to develop visual and spatial awareness. Vocabulary, grammar usage, receptive skills and culturally appropriate behavior are used when interacting with deaf people, community and their history. Everyday conversation is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. Interaction activities allow you to rehearse what you’ve learned.  This class is about 80% immersed in ASL and students will follow the class expectations and the major one is the no voice policy. Students who do not wish to use only American Sign Language in the classroom should not sign up for this course. Students will develop a connection with the Deaf community and observe. Students will  have the opportunity to participate in the competitions as part of the leadership.

    ASL 152 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II A/B (ASL 152)
    Course Code: FOR744/745
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway or CTE
    Prerequisite:  ASL I A/B with a C- or better
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit:  Yes, CWU ASL152 (5 cr)

    This course is a continuation of ASL 1 and emphasizes the continuing development and reinforcement of expressive signing skills, receptive signing skills, and knowledge of Deaf culture. Vocabulary and structure (ASL grammar) are expanded. Culture is studied in depth periodically throughout the year. Active participation by the student is an essential part of the course. ASL is exclusively the language of the classroom and speaking verbally is not permitted in the classroom. Students who do not wish to use only American Sign Language in the classroom should not sign up for this course. This course requires daily practice including being actively engaged in class work and completing the daily homework assignments. Class participation is essential for the development of intermediate signing proficiency. Students must be willing to sign in the classroom. Students are required to do ASL presentations in class, academic research and reaction papers, and observe outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to continue to participate in the competitions as part of their leadership.

    FRENCH 1
    Course Code:  FOR 103/104
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway/Elective
    Prerequisite:  No (Recommended B or better in English)
    Grade Level: 9—11
    College Credit:  No
    Fee:  $5.00

    This course is an introduction to the language and culture of the French-speaking people of the world. This course develops skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in French, with emphasis on good pronunciation skills, basic grammar, and comprehensive projects. The focus is on communication and cultural appreciation.

    FRENCH 2
    Course Code:  FOR 200/201
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 per semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway/Elective
    Prerequisite:  French 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Fee:  $5.00

    French 2 is designed to reinforce and expand the skills developed in the previous year. Added emphasis is on conversation and composition skills. A more extensive examination of the culture of Francophones will be included. Students will complete a comprehensive project utilizing language skills acquired during the course.

    SPANISH 1
    Course Code:  FOR 143/144
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway/Elective
    Prerequisite:  No
    Grade Level: 9—11
    College Credit:  No
    Fee:  $5.00

    Spanish 1 is an introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Students will develop elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to communicate, make connections and comparisons, build communities, and learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Students will communicate about everyday topics, learn to use vocabulary and grammar to produce and comprehend Spanish, and identify/describe Hispanic cultural practices. Students are most successful in this course when they have earned a grade of “B” or above in English courses, and typically have good grades and study habits.

    SPANISH 2
    Course Code:  FOR 241/242
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway/Elective
    Prerequisite:  Spanish 1
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No
    Fee:  $5.00

    Spanish 2 is designed to reinforce and expand the skills developed in Spanish 1 (see above). Added emphasis is on conversation and composition skills. A more extensive examination of the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples will be included. Students are most successful in this course when they have earned a grade of “B” or above in Spanish 1, and typically have good grades and study habits.

    SPANISH 3
    Course Code:  FOR 340/341
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Personalized Pathway/Elective
    Prerequisite:  Spanish 2
    Grade Level: 11—12 
    College Credit:  No
    Fee:  $5.00

    Spanish 3 is designed to reinforce skills developed in previous years. Emphasis will be on conversation and composition skills and vocabulary and grammar expansion. Special projects utilizing acquired language skills will be incorporated throughout the year. Students will continue to explore cultural themes relating to the Spanish- speaking world.  Students are most successful in this course when they have earned grades of “B” or above in Spanish 1 and Spanish 2, and typically have good grades and study habits.

    SPANISH 151
    Course Code: FOR 718/719
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation: Personalized Pathway or Elective
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Level: 9-11
    College Credit: Yes, CWU SPAN151 (5 cr)

    This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Students will develop elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to communicate, make connections and comparisons, build communities, and learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Students will communicate about everyday topics, learn to use vocabulary and grammar to produce and comprehend Spanish, and identify/describe Hispanic cultural practices. Students are most successful in this course when they have earned a grade of “B” or above in English courses, and typically have good grades and study habits.

    This CWU College-in-the-High-School course is designed to prepare students to take the CWU final exam at the end of second semester. A successful score may result in students receiving college credit for their efforts. Students should plan on nightly studying to memorize vocabulary and grammar.

    This course is open to students who plan to pay the CWU course fee and take the CWU test for College-in-the-High-School credit.

    SPANISH 152

    Course Code: FOR 720/721
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation: Personalized Pathway or Elective
    Prerequisite: Spanish 151
    Grade Level: 10-12
    College Credit: Yes, CWU SPAN152 (5 cr)

    Spanish 2 is designed to reinforce and expand the skills developed in Spanish 1 (see above). Added emphasis is on conversation and composition skills. A more extensive examination of the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples will be included. Students are most successful in this course when they have earned a grade of “B” or above in Spanish 1, and typically have good grades and study habits.

    This CWU College-in-the-High-School course is designed to prepare students to take the CWU final exam at the end of second semester. A successful score may result in students receiving college credit for their efforts. Students should plan on nightly studying to memorize vocabulary and grammar.

    This course is open to students who plan to pay the CWU course fee and take the CWU test for College-in-the-High-School credit.