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MODERN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT


Team Leaders:
envelope_blue.jpgBetty Kaniho
envelope_blue.jpgGail Melanson


Staff:
Justin Duggins
Denny Herring
Edward Heyen
Oriana Pino
Virginia Rinaldi

French

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School
√ Freshmen may take this class.    *NCAA approved course.

 

We recognize that our nation plays a critical leadership role in the world community. As professional educators, we feel it is imperative to provide our students with knowledge and skills that will allow them successfully to meet the demands of the society of the twenty-first century. This calls for a comprehensive, dynamic curriculum in second-language acquisition and cultural awareness in the Albuquerque Public Schools.
In addition to preparing our students to participate in a global community, we believe that the study of other languages and cultures broadens our view of the world and makes us more cognizant of our own language and culture.
We celebrate our cultural and linguistic plurality in the State of New Mexico.
We recommend three (3) or more years of a single language for college prep and four (4) or more years for highly competitive colleges. These courses are academic electives that require regular outside study. One Career Cluster/Workplace Readiness Course is required for graduation. A modern, classical or native language course meets this requirement and also serves as an elective credit.

√ *FRENCH I

60010      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: “D” or above in Regular English or permission of instructor.
Special Requirements: $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time learners develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French I introduces students to the basic skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—and to the basic structures of French taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural activities.

√ *FRENCH II

60011 1 Yr. 9-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I with a grade of “D” or better in French I, or teacher approval.
Special Requirements: $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral, written and communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.

√ *FRENCH III

60012      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II or equivalent.
Special Requirements: A grade of “D” or better in French II or permission of instructor. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate
goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities.

*FRENCH IV

60013      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III with a “D” or better or equivalent language assessment.
Special Requirements: A grade of “D” or better in French III or permission of instructor. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture, language, literary genres and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. Students will begin preparation for the French Language and Culture AP Exam.

*FRENCH V/AP

60014 1 Yr. 10-12

Prerequisite: French IV or equivalent.
Special Requirements: A grade of “D” or better in French IV or permission of the instructor. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French V/AP reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture, language, literary genres and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities and career awareness. Students will be encouraged to take the French Language and Culture AP Exam.