Foreign Language

Greenwood K-6 students receive instruction in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  Junior high students have the opportunity to take Spanish or French classes and can earn high school credit based upon performance.  Students in grades 9-12 may continue their foreign language studies with high school and  college courses.

 Spanish

Introductory Spanish IA –(1/2 unit, Gr. 7)--Introductory Spanish IA will give students an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the Spanish language through the use of the following skills: listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Study will focus on expressing personal likes and dislikes, discussing the school environment, meals, and health and leisure activities. Basic grammatical concepts, cultural concepts, and vocabulary will build the foundation for continued study of the language

Introductory Spanish IB –(1/2 unit, Gr. 8)--Introductory Spanish IB will give students an opportunity to continue their acquisition of the Spanish language through the use of the following skills: listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Study will focus on discussing family & celebrations, the home and house design, shopping, vacations and volunteer experiences, and means of communication. Basic grammatical concepts, cultural concepts, and vocabulary will build the foundation for continued study of the language.

Introductory Spanish I–(1 unit, Gr. 9)--Introductory Spanish I will give students an opportunity to continue their acquisition of the Spanish language through the use of the following skills: listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Study will focus on discussing family & celebrations, the home and house design, shopping, vacations and volunteer experiences, and means of communication. Basic grammatical concepts, cultural concepts, and vocabulary will build the foundation for continued study of the language

Introductory Spanish II –(1 unit, Gr. 10)--Introductory Spanish II expands upon Introductory Spanish I and is for students who have successfully completed the course with a “C” or better in each semester.  Communication in Spanish expected.  Study will focus on discussing the school day & extracurricular activities, special events, the community, childhood memories, events in the news, and television & movies. Basic grammatical concepts, cultural concepts, and vocabulary will continue to build the foundation for more advanced study of the language

Intermediate Spanish III-(1 unit, grades 10-11)

Intermediate Spanish is a course for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish II with a “B” or higher in each semester.  Communication in Spanish is the main objective of the course.  Students will begin the study of advanced grammatical concepts and performance in the language skills learned is expected. This course is for students who enjoy learning both the Spanish language and about Hispanic culture, and are eager to use and apply the concepts and skills that they are mastering

Intermediate Spanish IV-(1/2 Unit, grades 11-12)--Prerequisite: Grade of B or higher in both semesters of Spanish III Depth of communication and the movement toward fluency are the main objectives of the course.  Students will continue the study of advanced vocabulary and grammatical concepts, and consistent performance in the language skills learned is expected.  This course is designed for students who enjoy learning the language and culture, who have a desire to develop a level of comfortable fluency, and especially for those who intend to continue with Spanish studies at the university level.

 

 

           

           

 

 

 

French

The French classes at Greenwood Laboratory School are an important part of  Greenwood community. Greenwood offers French I and II.  In both of the classes, a good part of the classroom activities is conducted in French.  Guest speakers are invited to class to give the students a real appreciation of the cultures of France and other Francophone countries, such as Canada and the Ivory Coast as well.

French I - (1 Unit, grades 8-12)--French I invites students to communicate meaningfully in French while developing an understanding of the lifestyles and attitudes of French-speaking peoples in Europe, South America, and Africa. Basic grammar points are mastered and applied to the development of speaking, writing, reading and listening skills. Special projects, such as reports or displays on famous people, places, or events in the French-speaking world, allow for a deeper appreciation for cultural practices. A study of culture, art, history and customs is also incorporated. French I includes the broader European culture as well, as applies to French membership in the European Union.

French II - (1 unit, grades 10-12)

French II encourages students to communicate meaningfully in French while developing an understanding of the lifestyles and attitudes of French-speaking peoples in Europe, South America, and Africa. Emphasis is on verbal communication, written composition, and further development of reading and listening comprehension skills. Basic grammar skills learned in French I are used readily as students proceed  to master more advanced structures. Special projects, such as reports or displays on famous people, places, or events in the French-speaking world, allow for a deeper appreciation for cultural practices. A study of culture, art, history and customs is also incorporated. French II includes the broader European culture as well, as applies to French membership in the European Union.