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Timpview High School

Last modified: March 6, 2019

Languages of the World

Students planning to go to college should take at least two years of a world language. Taking a language for all four years in high school will improve a student’s chances of getting into a competitive university or for getting a scholarship. Although the Timpview World Language Department offers only three classes in each language, it is still the intent of this course sequence that students take a language all four years of high school. Student’s progress through the course sequence according to proficiency level and not according to seat time. Student’s progress from class to class when they are ready based on proficiency. Students take the AP Test when they have reached Intermediate Mid or above. Students can enroll in the AP class even after taking and passing the AP test to continue their language progress.

ASL 1 (EL)

A beginning course with emphasis on receptive and expressive skills. This course also offers an introduction to the deaf culture and issues in the deaf community. This course follows the Utah Valley University 1020 class standards.

ASL 2 (EL)

A continuation of the Level 1 course with more emphasis on culturally appropriate receptive and expressive skills. There is also a more in-depth look at deaf culture and grammar principles. It follows the Utah Valley University 1020 class standards.

ASL 3 (LA)

This course offers an in-depth coverage of grammar principals. Also an introduction to understanding, signing and analyzing interpreting skills. This course follows the Utah Valley University 2010 class standards.

FRENCH 1 (EL)

Students in French 1 will develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the French language in culturally authentic settings. As the students in the French 1 class interact with each other, they will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control. The class will focus on Novice communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate a Novice Mid language proficiency to be able to move on to the French 2 class.

FRENCH 2 (EL)

Students in French 2 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the French language in culturally authentic settings. Students in French 2 will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions.

FRENCH 3 (LA)

Students in French 3 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the French language in culturally authentic settings. Students in French 3 will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate an Intermediate Low language proficiency to be able to move on to the AP French Language class. Students may spend more than one year in the French 3 course. Course may be repeated for credit. Expectations to demonstrate basic competency at a Novice-high to Intermediate-high proficiency or higher in the following areas: Expressive skills, Receptive skills, and Historical/Cultural analysis.

AP FRENCH LANGUAGE (LA)

Students in AP French Language will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the French language in culturally authentic settings. AP French students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The AP class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students may spend more than one year in the AP French Language course. Course may be repeated for credit.

FRENCH 5 DLI HONORS (LA)

Students in French 5 DLI Honors will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the French language in culturally authentic settings. French 5 DLI Honors students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. This class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. The class prepares students to take the AP test at the end of the year. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students who pass the AP test start the bridge program in 10th grade and take a 3000 level French course co-taught at Timpview by a Timpview teacher and a university instructor. Students who do not pass the AP test at the end of French 5 DLI Honors take AP French Language in 10th grade.

DLI BRIDGE FRENCH 3116 (LA)

This course considers the role that current film, media, and entertainment play in the French-speaking world. Students in this course will be exposed to the historical and cultural perspectives presented through these media. By the end of this course, students will be able to discuss familiar topics as well as some concrete social, academic, and professional topics.

GERMAN 1 (EL)

Students in German 1 will develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the German language in culturally authentic settings. As the students in the German 1 class interact with each other, they will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control. The class will focus on Novice communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate a Novice Mid language proficiency to be able to move on to the German 2 class.

GERMAN 2 (EL)

Students in German 2 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational languageskills as they interact through the German language in culturally authentic settings. Students in German 2 will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions.

GERMAN 3 (LA)

Students in German 3 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the German language in culturally authentic settings. Students in German 3 will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate an Intermediate Low language proficiency to be able to move on to the AP German Language class. Students may spend more than one year in the German 3 course. Course may be repeated for credit.

GERMAN 3 HONORS (LA)

This course will offer students maximum communication and interaction opportunities in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will develop spontaneous expressions related to daily life and Germanic culture.

AP GERMAN LANGUAGE (LA)

Students in AP German Language will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the German language in culturally authentic settings. AP German students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The AP class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students may spend more than one year in the AP German Language course. Course may be repeated for credit. Possible concurrent college credit available through Utah Valley University.

JAPANESE 3 (LA)

Students in Japanese 3 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Japanese language in culturally authentic settings. Students in Honors Japanese will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions.

SPANISH 1 (EL)

Students in Spanish 1 will develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. As the students in the Spanish 1 class interact with each other, they will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control. The class will focus on Novice communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate a Novice Mid language proficiency to be able to move on to the Spanish 2 class.

SPANISH 2 (EL)

Students in Spanish 2 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. Students in Spanish 2will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Novice High and Intermediate communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate a Novice High language proficiency to be able to move on to the Spanish 2 class.

SPANISH 3 (LA)

Students in Spanish 3 will continue to develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. Students in Spanish 3 will focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The class will focus on Intermediate communicative tasks and functions. A student must demonstrate an Intermediate Low language proficiency to be able to move on to the AP Spanish Language class.

SPANISH 3 HONORS (Native Speakers) (LA)

This course will emphasize the four skills of: reading, writing, listening and speaking and will specifically focus on the standardization of Spanish 3 Honors abilities in the aforementioned skills. It will also look in depth at successful Hispanics in a variety of professions, cover 2nd language learning strategies and dedicate time to explore current social issues- in particular challenges that Latinos/Hispanics face in the 21st century. This course will also cover in-depth grammar concepts so the student can make connections and comparisons between their 1st and 2nd languages. If the student is coming from a foreign Spanish speaking country, placement in the AP class is more to their advantage. Students classified in either of these two groups of Spanish 3 Honors should never be placed in Spanish 1 or 2. Course may be repeated for credit.

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE (LA)

Students in AP Spanish Language will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. AP Spanish Language students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The AP class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students may spend more than one year in the AP Spanish Language course. Course may be repeated for credit.

SPANISH 5 DLI HONORS (LA)

Students in Spanish 5 DLI Honors will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Spanish language in culturally authentic settings. Spanish 5 DLI Honors students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. This class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. The class prepares students to take the AP test at the end of the year. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students who pass the AP test start the bridge program in 10th grade and take a 3000 level Spanish course co-taught at Timpview by a Timpview teacher and a university instructor. Students who do not pass the AP test at the end of Spanish 5 DLI Honors take AP Spanish Language 10th grade.

DLI BRIDGE SPANISH 3116 (LA)

This course considers the role that current film, media, and entertainment play in the Spanish-speaking world. Students in this course will be exposed to the historical and cultural perspectives presented through these media. By the end of this course, students will be able to discuss familiar topics as well as some concrete social, academic, and professional topics.

AP CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE (LA)

Students in AP Chinese Language & Culture will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Chinese language in culturally authentic settings. AP Chinese students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. The AP class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Interm High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students may spend more than one year in the AP Chinese Language course. Course may be repeated for credit.

CHINESE 5 DLI HONORS (LA)

Students in Chinese 5 DLI Honors will refine their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational language skills as they interact through the Chinese language in culturally authentic settings. Chinese 5 DLI Honors students will continue to focus on improving comprehension, comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, cultural awareness, communication strategies, and language control as they interact with each other in class. This class focuses on Intermediate and Advanced communicative tasks and functions. The class prepares students to take the AP test at the end of the year. Students who achieve Intermediate Mid and Intermediate High language proficiency typically pass the AP test. Students who pass the AP test start the bridge program in 10th grade and take a 3000 level Chinese course co-taught at Timpview by a Timpview teacher and a university instructor. Students who do not pass the AP test at the end of Chinese 5 DLI Honors take AP Chinese Language & Culture in 10th grade.

DLI BRIDGE CHINESE 3116 (LA)

This course considers the role that current film, media, and entertainment play in the Chinese-speaking world. Students in this course will be exposed to the historical and cultural perspectives presented through these media. By the end of this course, students will be able to discuss familiar topics as well as some concrete social, academic, and professional topics.