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    World Languages

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    Emily Donley
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher American Sign Language
    edonley@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Jason Wyckoff
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher French
    jwyckoff@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Dennis Boyd
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher German
    dboyd@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Krystal Evans
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    kevans@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Christopher Helm
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    chelm@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Melanie Lopano
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    mlopano@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Brenda Lopez-Guizar
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    blopez@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Elisabeth Middleswarth
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    lmiddleswarth@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Tammy Monroe
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    tmonroe@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Delia Velez
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Spanish
    dvelez@bcsoh.org
     
     
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Course Offerings

  • Knowledge of a foreign language is invaluable in todays global society. Electronic communication allows for instantaneous international contact; American culture is becoming more and more diverse; and an increasing number of professions and industries including Education, Medicine, Law, Business, Journalism, Defense, Airlines, Science and the Humanities involve regular multi-lingual interaction, and integrate language skills as a basis for success. Students looking to be active and successful members of this ever-shrinking world will need to be well-versed in languages and cultures other than their own.

    Learning another language helps students develop greater literacy and acquire skills necessary for careers and academic endeavors beyond high school. Experiences in the World Language classroom will improve skills necessary for assessments such as the OGT, ACT and SAT. Topics studied in World Language classes enhance learning in other content areas as well, most notably in language arts, mathematics and social studies.

     

    510 FRENCH I (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: "C" or better in English L-2

    This is the introduction of a four-year course which prepares the student to speak, read, listen and write with proficiency. The student learns conversational French to use in everyday situations with oral practice. The French culture is also introduced.

                                                       

    511 GERMAN I (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: "C" or better in English L-2

    In German I, the students are invited to join the European Unions largest language community through a course of study that focuses on the development of all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The first year of study focuses on conversational German to use in everyday situations with oral practice. Emphasis is placed upon discovering connections with and drawing comparisons between the German-speaking world and its historical legacy inNorth America.

     

    512 LATIN I (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: "C" or better in English L-2

    Latin I introduces students to the language and culture of the Roman world through basic vocabulary and syntax. Students will read about the Roman family customs, slavery, architecture, travel in the Roman world and legendary heroes of earlyRome. This course is recommended for students who plan on careers in law, medicine, journalism, government, the health field and science.

     

    513 SPANISH I (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: "C" or better in English L-2

    In Spanish I, the student is introduced to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Stress is placed on the development of all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

     

    514 CHINESE I (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: C or better in English L-2

    This course will introduce students to Chinese sounds and writing systems. The course will emphasize development of basic conversational ability as well as reading and writing in Chinese. The training will focus on distinguishing the five tones, methods of decoding vocabulary terms, and analyzing fundamental grammatical patterns. Students will be introduced to Chinese customs, holidays and history.

     

    520 FRENCH II (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: French I and Recommendation

    This is the continuation of the oral practice in conversation begun in French I, with more emphasis on reading compre­hension, writing and grammar. The student improves his fluency by extensively increasing his vocabulary.

     

    521 GERMAN II (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: German I and Recommendation

    German II features renewed practice of conversational skills, with more emphasis on reading comprehension, written expression and German grammar. The student improves his fluency by extensively increasing his vocabulary. The students gain an expanded perspective on the importance and influence of the German-speaking world through consideration of its cultural diversity and leadership roles inEurope.

     

    522 LATIN II (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Latin I & recommendation

    Latin II continues the students study of syntax and vocabulary with emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary retention and application of rules. Students will read about the Roman marketplace, dining, school, and Roman entertainment.

     

    523 SPANISH II (1 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: Spanish I and Recommendation

    This course will offer students the opportunity to use elemen­tary skills in conversational and written Spanish acquired in Spanish I.

    Conversation in Spanish will be used during class time to develop greater fluency. Spanish II offers greater exposure to current events in the Hispanic world, modern and native music, skits and a brief introduction to Spanish art, literature, history and music.

     

    530 FRENCH III (1 CR.) L-3 10,11,12

    Prerequisite: French II and Recommendation

    This honors level course will focus on the development of oral and written proficiency in the French language. Students will participate in frequent discussions, while exploring French art, history, grammar and short literary works. Course work will include maintaining a weekly journal.

     

    531 GERMAN III (1 CR.) L-3 10,11,12

    Prerequisite: German II and Recommendation

    German III is designed to encourage students to use their language skills in varied activities ranging from literary criticism and discussion of cultural and political topics, to grammar exercises and consideration of German newspapers, magazines and short stories. Film, music, visual art, theatre and poetry play a central role in advancing the students sense and understanding of the importance and global legitimacy of the German language and culture.

     

    532 LATIN III (1 CR.) L-3 10,11,12

    Prerequisite: Latin II and Recommendation

    In Latin III, students have the opportunity to use their Latin I and II skills to the fullest by reading original Latin authors. Subjects covered will include the Roman arts of politics, war and administration. Authors will include Eutropius, Cicero, Caesar, Augustus, Pliny, and Petronius.

     

    533 SPANISH III (l CR.) L-3 10,11,12

    Prerequisite: Spanish II and Recommendation

    This honors level course will provide the student with the opportunity to use his Spanish II skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Emphasis will be greater conversational involve­ment and reading a variety of Spanish literary works from past to present. Students will explore pre-Hispanic cultures through research, the reading of legends and study of art. Course work will tend toward the practical as well as creative needs of the student, preparing them for success on the S.A.T. II test.

     

    540 FRENCH IV (1 CR.) L-3 11,12

    Prerequisite: French III and Recommendation

    In the fourth year course, students will strengthen their skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will engage in debates and discussions on topics such as current events, French history and social issues, while studying literary works by Sartre and Maupassant. A weekly journal will be maintained.

     

    543 SPANISH IV (1 CR.) L-3 11,12

    Prerequisite: Spanish III and Recommendation

    The fourth year course of study will be divided into three major areas stressing conversation, reading, writing and research in the study of business, history, culture, and literature. The study of business will enable the student to begin to incorporate the use of language into their individual career plans. The study of history-culture and literature will enable the student to read and research historical and cultural topics as literary works of sophistication. Furthermore, the course will be geared to helping the student who wishes to be successful on the AP Spanish test.

     

    550 AP FRENCH LANGUAGE (FRENCH V) (1 CR.) L-4 12

    Prerequisite: B or better in French IV

    AP French is an advanced placement course which allows students to earn up to one year of college credit by passing the AP exam. Students will refine their skills in written French and communicative competency.

     

    553 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE (SPANISH V)(1 CR.) L-4 12

    Prerequisite: B or better in Spanish IV

    Spanish V will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Test which may award a student college credit, depending on the college. Students will study more modern South American writers and poets, while comparing and contrasting authors styles. Authentic practice AP tests will be used throughout the course. Students will refine their speaking and writing skills as well.