In the first-year Japanese class, students will build a basic foundation of the Japanese language through the development of the language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will learn to communicate on familiar topics such as self-introduction, family, hobbies, and everyday life. Students will learn the Japanese sound system, hiragana, and katakana (Japanese characters) and begin study of kanji (Chinese characters).
Lengua y literatura
Language and literature courses are the first two courses in a three to four-year sequence offered to students with Intermediate Mid/High proficiency or Spanish native fluency level. In these courses, students have the opportunity to read a variety of texts, develop their skills as writers, and improve their oral communication in Spanish. The four language domains (reading, writing, listening and speaking) are naturally developed during each lesson. The activities and classwork are done 100% in Spanish. In these courses, students read poetry, news articles, myths and legends, memoirs and novels, a variety of authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world and from the US. With each literary genre we study, students read in groups and with the whole class, respond to the readings orally and in writing, and complete writing projects about what they have read. Students develop their skills by participating in a constant process of reading, discussing, reflecting on the text, and writing. During the course, students receive ample opportunity, inside and outside of class time, to develop both their oral and written expressions in a variety of contexts, circumstances, types of discourse, themes, and registers. In addition to providing an opportunity to develop critical reading and analytical writing skills, the course places emphasis on developing the ability to make interdisciplinary connections and to explore culturally. Seniors that take the course for 4 years can take AP Spanish exam and receive the Seal of Bi-literacy offered by ODE once all requirements have been met. Prerequisite: Native Spanish speaker or Immersion Student or completion of Spanish 5-6 and 7-8
Mandarin 1‐2 is a communication class designed to help you begin to speak, read, write, and understand Mandarin. Through music, poetry, art, and other dynamic media, you will be able to actually use the language you are learning. In Mandarin 1‐2 the teachers emphasize the skills from the beginning. It requires dedication and time to learn vocabulary. Prerequisite: None
Mandarin/Chinese Immersion 1-2
Mandarin immersion 1-2: This course is a full-year course designed for the 9th grade of Mandarin immersion students. Students will utilize their acquired skills and knowledge of the Chinese language and culture to further explore varied content and issues about China and its people through reach-out communication and teacher-guided learning. The course emphasizes an integrated approach to exercising listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities with self-managed learning strategies. Students at this level dig deeper into popular topics while learning to provide details of events, feelings, and people. Reading and writing are formal requirements throughout the year. Students are expected to be able to read texts of various genres and topics at an intermediate level of Chinese, while responding through speaking and writing with developing judgment and accurate language. Prerequisite: Completed Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) K-8 or expected to be at a minimum proficiency level of intermediate low in Mandarin
Spanish 1‐2 is a communication class designed to help you begin to speak, read, write, and understand Spanish. Through music, poetry, art, and other dynamic media, you will be able to actually use the language you are learning. In Spanish 1‐2 the teachers emphasize the skills from the beginning. It requires dedication and time to learn vocabulary. Prerequisite: None
Spanish 3‐4 is a communication class that continues to highlight oral proficiency, reading and writing in Spanish. Students practice the speaking and listening skills you learned in Spanish 1‐2. Students will continue to build vocabulary and learn Spanish sentence structure. Students ask and answer questions in complete sentences. Time and dedication are required to learn verb conjugation. Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1-2
With a continued focus on oral proficiency, in Spanish 5‐6 you will continue to improve your skills and important grammatical and cultural concepts. The Internet will be used for research and support. Past tense is the grammatical focus of the class. Students are expected to communicate in Spanish with teachers and peers. Time and dedication are crucial to learning verb conjugation. While two years of Spanish study are the minimum requirement for admission to the Oregon University System, three years are recommended.
This course would be Spanish year 4. Students will become proficient in the use of Simple past and the imperfect. Students will learn the subjunctive. Students will keep practicing structures learned in previous years and will increase their vocabulary and oral fluency. All 4 skills will be practiced within the range of an Intermediate mid to advanced low level. Students will be expected to communicate fully in Spanish 90% of the time. Students will practice all 4 skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing, plus the grammatical focus will be on past tense, perfect tenses and subjunctive. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 5-6
*subject to number of students registered