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options include, Spanish, Japanese, and Special Credit for
15G (0.5 credit) SPHR1G
This course is designed as an introduction
to the Spanish language. Students
participate in a variety of games and
activities to help enhance their comprehension of new vocabulary
and verb forms. Students are also exposed
to various elements of both Spanish and Latin American culture.
GRADES 10 - 12
primary purpose of the Spanish program is the acquisition of Spanish as an
will know and use various strategies to maximize the effectiveness of learning
this language. Beginning at a Grade 9 level, students develop their
pro"ciency in Spanish and build on
communication skills both orally and in writing.
This course serves as a continuation from
Spanish 15G. The majority of the class is conducted in Spanish,
enabling students to develop both
comprehension and communication skills in the language. Students are
encouraged to speak in Spanish as much as
possible through class discussions, partner and group work, and
Spanish 20G (30S required for 40S)
This combined class is conducted almost
entirely in Spanish. This immersion setting allows students to
further their skills in Spanish as an
additional language. Students will continue to build on their pro"ciency
through various activities and study of
text, plays, class discussions, group work and presentations. Previous
experience with the language is strongly
Language 10G JAPR1G
This after school class will be taken once
a week and will be offered at various levels depending on
pro"ciency, enrollment numbers and
teacher availability. (There will be a charge.) As languages re$ect
cultures, we believe the study of Japanese
is extremely important in raising awareness about Japan.
CREDIT FOR LANGUAGES
Students may claim special credit for
languages not included in the regular high school program. One credit
for each language may be granted at each
level. The Guidance department will set up testing sessions for
students in languages such as Filipino,
German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian and First Nations
languages. Courses are curriculum based and are designated as regular credits.
languages for which special credit has also
been given include Icelandic, Cree, Chinese, Saulteaux, Greek,
Danish and Norwegian. A maximum of four special language
credits may be counted towards graduation.