Foreign Language

High School Latin I: 
Instructor: Terri Flory
Course Fee: $360 per year (or 8 payments of $45)
Supply Fee: $65 (Includes student text, reader, binder, and tests.)
Grade level: 8-12
Minimum Student Enrollment: 5
Required materials: Students will need to have access to the internet for online review using the curriculum website.
Course description: We will be using Latin Alive! Book 1, as well as the video / audio series in class from Classical Academic Press. Their curriculum is rigorous, yet engaging and is a great introduction to Latin for middle and high school students. Book 1 is appropriate both for students who have studied Latin using a middle school curriculum as well as those new to Latin. Latin is like piano and ballet, if you learn to play piano the other instruments come easier. If you learn ballet the other dances come easier. If you learn Latin the other romance languages come easier! Dr. Christopher Perrin gives the top 10 reasons to study Latin here: https://classicalacademicpress.com/10-reasons-to-study-latin/.
Time commitment: Students should expect approximately 2-3 hours of homework per week. During the week students will need to review daily using a free online program, complete reading and other assignments not completed in class.
Grading policy: Class participation, homework, quizzes and tests will determine the grade recommendation.

High School Japanese I (Beginning):
InstructorToru Nishikawa
Course Fee: $480 per year (or 8 payments of $60)
Supply Fee: $40 (Japanese workbook copy fee)
Grade Level: 8 – 12
Group size: 6-10 students
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own):
Adventures in Japanese 1; Hiromi Peterson & Naomi Hirano-Miso 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston
Materials provided: (Students will get the workbook on the first lesson)
Original workbook for Adventures in Japanese 1 by Toru Nishikawa 
Required Materials for Class: notebook paper, pencils/blue pens. Internet access to online resources.
Goal
This class is designed for American students who have never studied Japanese.
1. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to read Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji, to speak and read short texts with basic sentence structures and to use and understand basic Japanese.
2. In addition, they will be able to communicate using simple phrases in different situations. The contents covered in this class go beyond the level of Beginner Japanese Level.
Performance Evaluation:
1. Attendance & Preparation 50%
2. Homework/Exams/Quizzes 50%

High School Japanese II:
InstructorToru Nishikawa
Course Fee: $480 per year (or 8 payments of $60)
Supply Fee: $40 (Japanese workbook copy fee)
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Group size: 6-10 students
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own):
Adventures in Japanese 1; Hiromi Peterson & Naomi Hirano-Miso 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston
Materials provided: (Students will get the workbook on the first lesson)
1. Original workbook for Adventures in Japanese 1 by Toru Nishikawa 
2. Original workbook for Erin’s Challenge! : Advance skit & Key phrases by Toru Nishikawa
Website Erin’s Challenge! (Website provided by the Japan Foundation)  Erin.ne.jp/en
Required Materials for Class: notebook paper, pencils/blue pens. Internet access to online resources.
GoalUpon completion of the course, students will be able to speak like native Japanese. Also, students study casual and formal Japanese language. Students will experience Japanese culture with a lot of fun.
The Japan Foundation: This organization was founded in 1972 as special public corporation under the administration of Ministry of Foreign Affair.
Erin’s Challenge!
1. This website provides “many visual images” on it. These pictures and video help students with studying common Japanese expressions and learning about many aspects of Japanese culture.
2. This website helps students to increase the number of “things you can do” in Japanese through learning Japanese. Students can learn Japanese step by step looking at the explanations in English. 
3. This website will offer “Actually Used Real Japanese”. It is authentic Japanese.
4. This website contains videos of the skits, various exercises to study Japanese, and many pictures, quizzes and games to understand Japanese culture.
Performance Evaluation:
1. Attendance & Preparation 50%
2. Homework/Exams/Quizzes 50%

Japanese Language Lab:
InstructorToru Nishikawa
Course Fee: $480 per year (or 8 payments of $60)
Supply Fee: $40 (Japanese workbook copy fee)
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Concurrent enrollment in Japanese 1 or 2, as Japanese 3, or special permission
Group size:
 3-6 students

Website Erin’s Challenge! (Website provided by the Japan Foundation) Erin.ne.jp/en
(Students must register in this organization on the first lesson)
Workbook: Original workbook for Erin’s Challenge! : Basic skit & Key phrases by Toru Nishikawa (Students will get the workbook on the first lesson)
Goal
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to speak like native Japanese. Also, students learn Grammar for N5 and N4 of JLPT
Students will experience Japanese culture with a lot of fun. The Japan Foundation: This organization was founded in 1972 as special public corporation under the administration of Ministry of Foreign Affair.
Erin’s Challenge! The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT): Under joint organization of the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (previously Association of International Education, Japan) started in 1984 as a test to measure and certify the Japanese-language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. Since then, the JLPT has become the largest Japanese-language test in the world, with approximately 610,000 examinees in 62 countries and areas worldwide in 2011
N5 level of The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
  1. Students are able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.
  2. Students are able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and are able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly.
N4 level of The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
  1. Students are able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.
  2. Students are able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.

High School Spanish I: 
Instructor: Elizabeth Tapley
Course Fee: $400 per year (or 8 payments of $50)
Supply Fee: $55 ($25 refunded upon return of checked out materials)
Grade level: 9-12
Group Size: 2-10 students
Required materials: 3-ring binder (with pockets), pencil/pen, notebook paper, internet access, and a small mirror to bring to class each week.
Other materials will be provided.
Course description: A lively, personal, and academically serious course. Starting with the first class, you'll understand and speak full sentences in Spanish. You'll learn to describe things, to talk about your interests and reactions, and to talk about your life. You'll read stories from very early in the course. You’ll learn about Spanish-speaking countries. You’ll play games using Spanish. For homework, you'll study vocabulary with a digital flashcard program, practice grammar, read in Spanish, watch videos in Spanish, and write about your own life and opinions.
We will focus our grammar studies on the fundamental concepts on which Spanish is built—concepts that are generally confusing to English speakers, but that become clear with enough practice. This focus will give you a basic understanding of how Spanish works—so that you'll finish this course knowing more than just words, phrases, and verb forms.
Time commitment: Learning a language is a big job! Expect up to about 3 hours of homework per week, including a one-on-one meeting online with me.
Course makeup policy: Consistent attendance and home study is vital. Contact me if you anticipate an absence. Please complete assignments before returning to class.
Grading policy: The grade recommendation will be determined by oral and written evaluations, along with the homework grade.

High School Spanish II:
Instructor: Elizabeth Tapley
Course Fee: $400 per year (or 8 payments of $50)
Supply Fee: $55 ($25 refunded upon return of checked out materials)
Grade level: 9-12
Group Size: 2-10 students
Required materials: 3-ring binder (with pockets), pencil/pen, notebook paper, internet access, and a small mirror to bring to class each week. Other materials will be provided.
Course descriptionBuilding on last year's foundation, you will read, write, and speak about increasingly complex things. Our focus will remain on the core concepts of Spanish—especially on the ways we use verbs, pronouns, and word order to express our ideas in Spanish. We will continue to spend most of our class time in Spanish—reading and discussing stories, talking about your interests and about topics of cultural relevance, and interacting in a variety of ways.
If you have studied Spanish elsewhere, please contact me before registering for this course.

Time commitment: Learning a language is a big job! Expect up to about 3 hours of homework per week, including a one-on-one meeting online with me.
Course makeup policy: Consistent attendance and home study is vital. Contact me if you anticipate an absence. Please complete assignments before returning to class.
Grading policy: The grade recommendation will be determined by oral and written evaluations, along with the homework grade.

High School Spanish III:
Instructor: Elizabeth Tapley
Course Fee: $400 per year (or 8 payments of $50)
Supply Fee: $55 ($25 refunded upon return of checked out materials)
Grade level: 9-12
Group size: 2-10 students
Required materials: 3-ring binder (with pockets), pencil/pen, notebook paper. Internet access. Beginning Spanish Grammar workbook. Other materials will be provided.
Course description: 
You will read interesting texts. You will talk about the stories we read, about your own lives, and about topics of cultural interest. You will write texts of increasing complexity, and hear Spanish spoken in a variety of contexts. You will delve into more advanced topics of Spanish grammar (such as the subjunctive) and see how they help us talk about our world. As always, the emphasis will be on developing a living understanding of the language that will grow with you, wherever you go.
Students will be strongly encouraged to communicate regularly with native Spanish speakers, online or in person.
If you have studied Spanish elsewhere, please contact me before registering for this course.

Time commitment: Learning a language is a big job! Expect up to about 3 hours of homework per week, including a one-on-one meeting online with me.
Course makeup policy: Consistent attendance and home study is vital. Contact me if you anticipate an absence. Please complete assignments before returning to class.
Grading policy: The grade recommendation will be determined by oral and written evaluations, along with the homework grade.

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