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Jones College Prep World Language Course Descriptions

French I Students listen, speak, read and write French to begin the mastery of basic acquisition skills. The students manipulate basic vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar skills through short reading and writing exercises that are centered on French speaking people and countries. Students are introduced to a variety of Francophone cultures and traditions from countries around the world.

Prerequi

sites: None

1 credit

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French II

Students expand the skills demonstrated in the first year of study with mastery of more sophisticated conversation skills, grammar

and vocabulary, as well as increased reading and writing practice.

Prerequisites: French I 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

French III

Students continue the expansion of the second year of study, including conversation, vocabulary, grammar and cultural awareness through the study of various aspects of geographical and regional characteristics. Students read short narratives, newspapers and other sources of media as an introduction to French literature.

Prerequisites: Average of C or better in French II 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

French IV

Students intensify their conversational skills through discussion and activities, as well as creative writing and projects related to literature. Students use language skills to explore the politics, history, geography, traditions, art and music of French speaking

people.

Prerequisites: Average of C or better in French III 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP French Language

Students who have satisfactorily completed the preparatory course sequence of the French program may enroll in this college level course conducted exclusively in French. AP French Language students demonstrate accurate and fluent mastery of basic language acquisition skills with intensive focus on reading literature, writing compositions and fluent conversational speaking. Students prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination in French.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisite: Level III and/or IV 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Mandarin Chinese I

Chinese I will start with the initials, compound initials and finals of the Chinese Pinyin system. It will then focus on the sound combinations and the four tones. Chinese characters, words, and phrases will be taught almost simultaneously with the sounds. Course work will center around phonetic practices, vocabulary and dialogues in various content areas such as greetings, family, hobbies, time and dates, visits and appointments, school and learning Chinese. Bellringers, exercises and daily homework will create situations for the students to use the words and structures they are learning. Attention will also be directed to the students’

speaking ability through presenting dialogues and roleplaying on their part. Prerequisites: None 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 47

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