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Grade 7-12 Course Descriptions

Grade 7
Required Literacy course

  • Chinese 3 DLI Honors – 03-02-00-57-035 (1.0 credit)
  • French 3 DLI Honors – 03-03-00-57-035 (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish 3 DLI Honors – 03-07-00-57-035 (1.0 credit)

This course continues the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Narratives and dialogues are used to teach structure

and vocabulary. Culture and geography of the native country are taught

through reading selections. For dual immersion students only. (7th Grade)

 Elective credit: 

  • DLI Chinese Culture and Media – 03-02-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective) 
  • DLI French Culture and Media – 03-03-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective) 
  • DLI Spanish Culture and Media – 03-07-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective)
  • Chinese 4 DLI Honors – 03-02-00-57-045 (1.0 credit)

Grade 8

Required Literacy course

  • French 4 DLI Honors – 03-03-00-57-045 (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish 4 DLI Honors – 03-07-00-57-045 (1.0 credit)

This course continues the development of speaking, listening, reading

and writing skills. Narratives and dialogues are used to teach structure

and vocabulary. Culture and geography of the native country are taught through reading selections. For dual immersion students only. (8th Grade)

 Elective credit: 

  • DLI Chinese Culture and Media – 03-02-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective) 
  • DLI French Culture and Media – 03-03-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective) 
  • DLI Spanish Culture and Media – 03-07-00-57-200 (.5 Repeating elective) 

 

Grade 7-8 combined

DLI Spanish Culture and Media- 03 – 07 – 00 – 57 – 200 (.5 repeating elective credit)

This course builds skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  Students utilize media and authentic texts to discuss the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world. (only for 7th and 8th grade DLI students)

 

DLI French Culture and Media- 03 – 03 – 00 – 57 - 200

DLI Chinese Culture and Media- 03 – 02 – 00 – 57 – 200

DLI Portuguese Culture and Media- 03 – 25 – 00 – 57 – 200

DLI German Culture and Media- 03 – 04 – 00 – 57 – 200

 

Grade 9

Spanish DLI Honors 5:  03-07-00-57-055 (1.0 credit)

Chinese DLI Honors 5 – 03-02-00-57-055 (1.0 credit)

French DLI Honors 5 – 03-03-00-57-055 (1.0 credit)

 

This course continues the development of communication by integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing around AP Themes and Tasks. Cultural comparison, authentic readings, persuasive essay practice and class discussions are used to teach structure and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to take the AP exam at the end of the course. For dual immersion students only.

 

Grades  10-12: Bridge Course #1 (2016-17)

Spanish Pop Culture:  03-07-00-13-065 (1.0 credit)

(Utah Higher Education: Spanish 3116, 3 credits)

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 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.

(Prerequisite: Spanish AP Language and Culture exam score of 3 or higher)

 

Grades  10-12: Bridge Course #2 (2017-18)

Breaking Down Walls, Building Identities:  03-07-00-13-066

(Utah Higher Education: Spanish 3117, 3 credits)

This course considers how critical moments of change in the Spanish-speaking world have shaped the present by building new identities. By the end of this course, students will be able to discuss familiar topics as well as some concrete social, academic, and professional topics. Students will utilize interpretive communication skills (listening and reading) in order to speak and write in detail and in an organized way about events and experiences in various time frames, to confidently handle routine situations with an unexpected complication, and to share their point of view in discussions on some complex cultural and historical issues.

 (Prerequisite: Spanish AP Language and Culture exam score of 3 or higher)

 

Last Updated: 2/24/17