Modern Language
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MODERN LANGUAGE
The Department of Modern Languages offers GHS students the opportunity to study one of the five language disciplines. Students may study German, Japanese, Spanish or American Sign Language. College-bound students are advised to take at least two years of a Modern Language. All classes are available for Dual Credit through Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Meet the Team

Clubs

Japan Club
The Japan Club meets every Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in room 1604.
We are a club that tries to incorporate Japanese related activities in regular club fundraising. Also, you do not need to know Japanese to be in the club. All you need is to be willing to participate in the club activities which usually consist of bake sales and community service projects.


German Club

The German Club's goal is to promote the German culture, language, customs, traditions, dress, food, etc.
German Club is for any student who has an interest in the German Language and/or the German culture. Members will learn about German holidays, music (by singing German Christmas carols), dancing (polka at the German Corner Restaurant), food (Christmas bakery items and an authentic meal also at the German corner), history, etc.

 
Culture Club 
The Culture Club promotes the opportunity to travel and to learn about other people and places.  Students experience life abroad.  Trips typically range from 9-12 days and take place in the summer.  Contact Mrs. Shannon, Mr. Grover, or Mrs. Maple for details about meetings and trip preparation. 

Course Descriptions

FL109 SPANISH I
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year   1 Credit

This course will introduce the basic skills necessary to gain a solid foundation in the Spanish language. Major emphasis will be placed on speaking, oral comprehension, reading, writing, grammar and spelling. Students will study social customs, history, culture and music of the Spanish-speaking countries and their people.

FL110 SPANISH II
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Spanish I

This course will be an in-depth study of Spanish, requiring the student to think in the language. The course will help students become more fluent in the language while continuing to learn about the culture. Grammar and conversation will be emphasized.

FL113W SPANISH III
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit-Weighted Grade
Prerequisite:
Spanish II or application and approval
C
an be taken for dual credit  

This course will examine basic grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the Spanish language, and the study of Spanish-speaking cultures.

FL114W SPANISH IV
Grade:11, 12     1 Year   1 Credit-Weighted Grade
Prerequisite:
Spanish III or application and approval
Elective or
CTE/FA4 credit will be issued for this course.
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will focus on essential grammar and continue development of reading, writing and speaking skills. This course will include the study of Spanish-speaking cultures with a focus on daily use of verbal communication skills.

FL409 GERMAN I
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year   1 Credit

This course will introduce skills necessary to gain an initial background in German. Topics will include listening, comprehension, self-expression, and the expression of intention.

FL410 GERMAN II
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
German I

This course will be an in-depth study of German, requiring the student to think in the language.

FL509 JAPANESE I
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12 1 Year 1 Credit

This course will introduce the necessary skills to gain an initial background in the Japanese language. The major skills will include speaking, oral comprehension, reading, writing and grammar. The topics will include the study of social customs and Japanese culture.

FL510 JAPANESE II
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Japanese I

This course will increase the emphasis on oral expressions and reading comprehension. The themes will include shopping, town, weather, food, and daily life.

FL511W JAPANESE III
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit-Weighted Grade
Prerequisite:
Japanese II or application and approval
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will allow students to expand upon their skills in conversational topics current in Japanese culture, reading and writing composition, and aural comprehension.

FL512W JAPANESE IV
Grades:11, 12    1 Year   1 Credit-Weighted Grade
Prerequisite:
Japanese III or application and approval
Elective or
CTE/FA4 credit will be issued for this course.
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will emphasize Japanese skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course will also introduce students to various types of literature in Japanese and English. Students will be prepared to take the National Achievement Exam.

 

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