Students in this department will demonstrate competency in the three C’s.

              

WORLD LANGUAGES

Students understand, interpret and present information on a variety of topics to a variety of audiences.

 

Students understand multiple cultures. 

 

Students understand the nature of languages.

Cultures

Comparisons

Communication

HAWAIIAN - “I ka ‘olelo no ke ola, I ka ‘olelo no ka make” / Life and death is in the language

HAWAIIAN 1A/ 1B

WPH1010/ WPH1020  1/2 CREDIT EACH

Description: Grades 9-12. This is an introductory course designed for the beginning language learner. Students develop basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing needed to comprehend and respond to social situations.

HAWAIIAN 3A/ 3B

WPH3010/WPH3020

1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Hawaiian 2.

Description: Grades 11-12. Students continue to expand their proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Activities include additional opportunities to utilize authentic materials, oral exchanges, presentations and cultural protocols.

HAWAIIAN 2A/ 2B

WPH2010/ WPH2020

1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Hawaiian 1.

Description: Grades 10-12. This course will develop proficiency in basic communicative skills in Hawaiian-listening, speaking, reading and writing. Instructional activities will include those in the previous level as well as simple conversations, speeches, and cultural demonstrations.

HAWAIIAN 4A/ 4B

WPH4010/WPH4020

 1/2  CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Hawaiian 3.

Description: Grades 11-12. This level of study is designed for those students who are developing the intermediate levels of proficiency in the communicative skills of Hawaiian language. Increased focus shall be on cultural and literary topics from authentic sources and the media.

JAPANESE - "Ruri mo hari mo migakeba hikaru."/ No matter what the ability, diligence is rewarded.

JAPANESE 1A/ 2B

WAJ1010/WAJ1020  1/2 CREDIT EACH

Description: Grades 9-12. Japanese 1 is an introductory course that develops skills in listening, writing, speaking, and reading. Hiragana and Katakana (syllable writing) are taught to support simple exchanges in social situations. Classroom activities highly encourage interaction and using memorized material. Active participation in a group,

individual, and class projects are expected. Japanese culture and values are also introduced. Writing notebook fees of $1.50 will be assessed.

JAPANESE 3A/ 3B

WAJ3010/WAJ3020

1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Japanese 2.

Description: Grades 11-12. Japanese 3 develops a degree of proficiency to further enable students to communicate effectively in Japanese. Cultural material on familiar topics and 100 additional kanji help to continue to refine skills. Notebook and workbook fees will be assessed.

ADVANCED JAPANESE A/B

WAJ5010/WAJ5020

1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Japanese 4

Description: Grades 11-12. Students continue to refine their skills at higher proficiency levels. Advanced Japanese is similar in structure to Japanese 4 with emphasis on enabling students to communicate in extended exchanges on a variety of topics. Students explore language and culture through authentic materials. This course can be repeated for

credit.

JAPANESE 2A/ 2B

WAJ2010/WAJ2020   1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Japanese 1.

Description: Grades 10-12. Japanese 2 reinforces mastery of the sound systems, enabling students to communicate in survival situations. Students will develop proficiency in the four skill areas and will be introduced to 100 kanji (Japanese characters). Selected cultural projects help students to develop insight into cultural perspectives and products. Notebook and Yookoso workbook fees of $26.50 will be assessed.

JAPANESE 4A/ 4B

WAJ4010/WAJ4020

 1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Japanese 3.

Description: Grades 11-12. Japanese 4 provides opportunity to refine proficiency. Classes are often mixed with lower level classes pending enrollment. Projects encourage a refinement of their knowledge and understanding. Students are expected to work independently and to assist with or demonstrate language with lower level students.

CONVERSATION & CULTURE

JAPANESE A/B

WAJ6010/WAJ6020

 1/2 CREDIT EACH

Description: This course emphasizes listening and speaking skills as they relate to the cultural topics studied. Through the use of technology, students will be given the opportunity to strengthen and expand their ability to acquire and utilize verbal and expressive language through a multi-sensory approach to learning Japanese. This course is an elective course and does not count toward the two-credit requirement for World Language.

SPANISH -  "El que sabe dos lenguas vale lo que pesa. Viva el espanol!"/ He who knows two languages is worth his weight in gold. 

SPANISH 1A/ 1B

WES1010/WES1020  1/2 CREDIT EACH

Special Notation: Students speaking the language should consult with instructor to determine placement.

Description: Grades 9-12. Students will develop basic mastery of the Spanish sound system, elementary proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing and basic understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture (geography and everyday customs).

SPANISH 3A/ 3B

WES3010/WES3020  1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Spanish 2.

Description: Grades 11-12. Students will develop skills to the point of high proficiency, substantive understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture. Students will also prepare for Spanish placement exams or achievement tests in order to earn college credit.

SPANISH 2A/ 2B

WES2010/WES2020   1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Spanish 1.

Description: Grades 10-12. Students in Spanish 2 will develop substantive mastery of the Spanish sound system, moderate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing and a greater understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture.

SPANISH 4A/ 4B

WES4010/WES4020   1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Spanish 3.

Description: Grades 11-12. Students will continue to develop greater proficiency and prepare for placement exams. Cultural study will focus on Hispanic history and literature.

ADVANCED SPANISH A/B

WES5010/WES5020  1/2 CREDIT EACH

Prerequisite: Spanish 4.

Description: Grades 11-12. Students will continue to increase fluency and knowledge beyond Spanish 4. Focus is on extensive reading, cultural research topics, and written and/or oral discussion based on those readings. Projects and cultural topics encourage exchanges with speakers of the language and cover a range of topics, including current

events, published and broadcast information, and community concerns. This course can be repeated.

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