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Department Chairperson for Grayslake North: Valerie Padgett-Krause, vkrause@d127.org
Department Chairperson for Grayslake Central:  Dominique Geocaris, dgeocaris@d127.org

French Course Sequence

Year 1

 

French I

 
 
           

Year 2

 

French 2

 

French 2

Honors

           

Year 3

 

French 3

 

French 3

Honors

           

Year 4

 

French 4

 

French 4

Honors

 

AP

Language


 
     

German Course Sequence

Year 1

 

German 1

 
 
         

Year 2

 

German 2

 

German 2

Honors

         

Year 3

 

German 3

 

German 3

Honors

         

Year 4

 

German 4

Honors

 

AP

Language

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
   

 

Spanish Course Sequence

Year 1

Spanish 1

 

Spanish 2

 

Spanish 2

Honors

 

Spanish 3

 

Spanish 3

Honors

Year  2

Spanish 2

 

Spanish 2

Honors

 

Spanish 3

 

Spanish 3 Honors

 

Culture and Communication

Honors

Year 3

Spanish 3

 

Spanish 3

Honors

 

Spanish 4

 

Spanish 4 Honors

 

AP Language

Year 4 Spanish 4   Spanish 4 Honors   Culture and Communication Honors   AP Language   AP Literature
  • Proper placement in the Spanish program for Native Spanish speakers is determined with a placement exam. 
  • Students are encouraged to study 4 years of language in order to maximize the opportunity to earn college credit post high school.  College credit is possible through AP classes, AAPPL exam for the biliterate seal or a placement exam with the college.  

 

World Languages

Course Title

    Prerequisite

    Credit

            Grade Offered

French 1

None

1.0

9 - 12

French 2

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

French 2 Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

French 3

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

French 3 Honors

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

French 4

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

French 4 Honors

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Advanced Placement French Language and Culture

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

German 1

None

1.0

9 - 12

German 2

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

German 2 Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

German 3

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

German 3 Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

German 4 Honors

Yes

1.0

11-12

Advanced Placement German Language and Culture

Yes

1.0

11-12

Spanish 1

None

1.0

9 - 12

Spanish 2

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Spanish 2 Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Spanish 3

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Spanish 3 Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Spanish 4

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Spanish 4 Honors

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Spanish Culture and Communication Honors

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

AP Spanish Literature

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

See course descriptions for all prerequisites

French I

Credit: 1.0        

In this two-semester course, students will use French to communicate within and beyond 

the classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on acquiring language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with 

their teacher and peers.  Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of French speaking cultures throughout the world. The use of 

the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite:  None     

Grades offered:  9 – 12

French 2  

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four of the language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students further their study of French-speaking cultures and continue to compare and contrast these cultures with their own.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers and they will use their personal strengths to work towards fluency within and beyond the classroom setting. Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of French-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 1, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

French 2 Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course begins the honors level sequence and is designed to further students’ language development at an accelerated and in depth pace.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four of the language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students further their study of French-speaking cultures and continue to compare and contrast these cultures with their own.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers and they will use their personal strengths to work towards fluency within and beyond the classroom setting. Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of French-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 1, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

French 3

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Communication is expanded by their ability to understand, speak, write, and read using several tenses in French. Powerful connections are made to the French-speaking world through the study of French-speaking cultures. Film analysis is incorporated in this level to further enhance students’ language acquisition and understanding of French customs and people. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 10 – 12

French 3 Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence and is designed to further students’ language development at an accelerated and in depth pace to prepare for AP French. Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening. Writing and reading tasks are more complex and the study of film is incorporated to further enhance their understanding of French customs, people and how the language is composed. Communication is expanded by their ability to speak, write, and read using several tenses in French.  Powerful connections are made to the French-speaking world through the study of French-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 10 – 12

French 4

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed for students to continue the study of French with an emphasis on developing speaking and writing abilities through a variety of challenging tasks.  Students explore the 22 countries of Francophone Africa; they compare and contrast the cultures of French-speaking Africa to their own. Students will read French newspapers and magazines, watch and discuss French films, read and analyze literature, and listen to native speakers.  The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning. Students will also experience the language through reading novels designed for level four students.

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 3, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 11 – 12

 

 

French 4 Honors
Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence.  French 4 Honors covers the curriculum at an accelerated pace, allowing for more in depth integration of the four basic skills: listening, writing, speaking and reading.  Students explore the 22 countries of Francophone Africa; they compare and contrast the cultures of French-speaking Africa to their own. Students will read French newspapers and magazines, watch and discuss French films, read and analyze literature, and listen to native speakers.  The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  Students will also experience the language through reading novels designed for level four students.

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost. 

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in French 3, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 11 – 12

Advanced

Placement

French

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course prepares students for the AP test in May.  It is organized around the AP themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, and Families and Communities.  Actual components of the national exam are practiced through films, literature and cultural readings from various French-speaking cultures. Students will connect previously learned material and successfully apply it with newly learned material in different situations. Students will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the French-speaking world and draw comparisons to their own. Students pursue their individual passions to make meaningful connections to the French-speaking world while reinforcing their ability to integrate and synthesize the four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.  The language lab will be used extensively to practice and develop AP required skills. 

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $40 -50.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an extra cost.  

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in French 3 Honors, 4 Honors, teacher recommendation, or placement exam.

Grades: 11 – 12

German I

Credit: 1.0

In this two-semester course, students will use German to communicate within and beyond the classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on acquiring language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with their teacher and peers.  Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of German speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite:  None     

Grades offered:  9 – 12

German 2

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four of the language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students further their study of German-speaking cultures and continue to compare and contrast these cultures with their own.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers and they will use their personal strengths to work towards fluency within and beyond the classroom setting. Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of German-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in German 1, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

German 2 Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Communication is expanded by their ability to understand, speak, write, and read using several tenses in German. Powerful connections are made to the German-speaking world through the study of German-speaking cultures. Film analysis is incorporated in this level to further enhance students’ language acquisition and understanding of French customs and people. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in German 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 10 – 12

German 3

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Communication is expanded by their ability to understand, speak, write, and read using several tenses in German. Powerful connections are made to the German-speaking world through the study of German-speaking cultures. Film analysis is incorporated in this level to further enhance students’ language acquisition and understanding of German customs and people. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in German 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

German 3 Honors

Credit: 1.0




 

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence and is designed to further students’ language development at an accelerated and in depth pace. Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening. Writing and reading tasks are more complex and the study of film is incorporated to further enhance their understanding of German speaking customs, people and how the language is composed. Communication is expanded by their ability to speak, write, and read using several tenses in German.  Powerful connections are made to the German-speaking world through the study of German-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in German 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

German 4 Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence.  German 4 Honors covers the curriculum at an accelerated pace, allowing for more in depth integration of the four basic skills: listening, writing, speaking and reading. Students will read German newspapers and magazines, watch and discuss German films, read and analyze literature, and listen to native speakers.  The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning. Students will also experience the language through reading novels designed for level four students.

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in German 3, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 11 – 12

Advanced Placement

German

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course prepares students for the AP test in May.  It is organized around the AP themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, and Families and Communities.  Actual components of the national exam are practiced through films, literature and cultural readings from various German-speaking cultures. Students will connect previously learned material and successfully apply it with newly learned material in different situations. Students will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the German-speaking world and draw comparisons to their own. Students pursue their individual passions to make meaningful connections to the German-speaking world while reinforcing their ability to integrate and synthesize the four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.  The language lab will be used extensively to practice and develop AP required skills. 

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $40 -50.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an extra cost.  

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in German 3 Honors, teacher recommendation, or placement exam. Grades: 11 – 12

Spanish I

Credit 1.0

In this two-semester course, students will use Spanish to communicate within and beyond the classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on acquiring language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with their teacher and peers.  Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of Spanish speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: None

Grade offered: 9 – 12

Spanish 2

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four of the language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students further their study of Spanish-speaking cultures and continue to compare and contrast these cultures with their own.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers and they will use their personal strengths to work towards fluency within and beyond the classroom setting. Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of Spanish speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 1, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades: 9 – 12

Spanish 2

Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course begins the honors level sequence and is designed to further students’ language development at an accelerated and in depth pace.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four of the language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students further their study of Spanish-speaking cultures and continue to compare and contrast these cultures with their own.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers and they will use their personal strengths to work towards fluency within and beyond the classroom setting. Learning is enhanced through the use of authentic sources such as films, literature and the study of Spanish speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost of $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 1, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades: 9 – 12

Spanish 3

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to further students’ language development.  Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Communication is expanded by their ability to understand, speak, write, and read using several tenses in Spanish. Powerful connections are made to the Spanish-speaking world through the study of Spanish-speaking cultures. Film analysis is incorporated in this level to further enhance students’ language acquisition and understanding of Spanish customs and people. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept. Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite:  Proven proficiency in Spanish 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades offered: 9 – 12

Spanish 3

Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence and is designed to further students’ language development at an accelerated and in depth pace. Students engage in increasingly challenging tasks, incorporating all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing and listening. Writing and reading tasks are more complex and the study of film is incorporated to further enhance their understanding of Spanish customs, people and how the language is composed. Communication is expanded by their ability to speak, write, and read using several tenses in Spanish.  Powerful connections are made to the Spanish-speaking world through the study of Spanish-speaking cultures. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 2, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades: 9 – 12

Spanish 4

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed for students to continue the study of Spanish with an emphasis on developing speaking and writing abilities through a variety of challenging tasks.  Connections are made to the Spanish speaking world by reading short legends and stories which relate to history, geography, and cultural customs of Spanish speaking countries. Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers.  The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost.  

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 3, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades: 9 – 12

 

 

 

Spanish 4
Honors
Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course continues the honors level sequence in preparation for the AP course.  The course is taught at an accelerated pace, allowing for more in depth integration of the four basic skills: listening, writing, speaking and reading.  Students will read newspapers and magazines in Spanish, watch and discuss films in Spanish, read and analyze literature, and listen to native speakers.  Students will use the language they acquire in daily interactions with the teacher and their peers.  The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning. 

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an additional cost. 

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 3, teacher recommendation or placement exam.

Grades: 10 – 12

Advanced Placement

Spanish Language and

Culture

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course prepares students for the AP test in May.  It is organized around the AP themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Beauty and Aesthetics, and Families and Communities.  Actual components of the national exam are practiced through films, literature and cultural readings from various Spanish-speaking cultures. Students will connect previously learned material and successfully apply it with newly learned material in different situations. Students will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and draw comparisons to their own. Students pursue their individual passions to make meaningful connections to the Spanish-speaking world while reinforcing their ability to integrate and synthesize the four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.  The language lab will be used extensively to practice and develop AP required skills. 

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate material cost ranging from $40 - $60.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an extra cost.    

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 3 Honors, 4 Honors, Culture and Communication, teacher recommendation, or placement exam.

Grades: 11 – 12

Spanish Culture and Communication Honors

Credit: 1.0

The two-semester course embodies a wide range of media, literature, and cultural issues geared toward student interests while further developing their language skills.  Students will be encouraged to make connections and pursue passions related to the Spanish-speaking world. The class will focus on communication while emphasizing the integration of the 4 key skills; listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The use of the language lab will provide students with authentic learning opportunities to enhance language learning.  

Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate cost ranging from $5-25.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 3, Spanish 4, or through a placement exam.

Grades: 10 – 12

AP Spanish Literature

Credit: 1.0

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the full range of communication modes (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), thereby honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is examined within the context of its time and place, as students reflect on the many voices and cultures present in the required readings. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media (e.g., art, film, articles, literary criticism). Ancillary Fees:  There is an approximate material cost ranging from $40 - $60.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.  Field trips are optional and would be an extra cost. Prerequisite: Proven proficiency in Spanish 3   Honors, 4 Honors, Culture and Communication, teacher recommendation, or placement exam. Grades: 11 – 12

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