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The Language Department at Charles City High School currently offers courses up to a level three in both French and Spanish. The ultimate goal of these courses is to provide speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills that will help students to fluently speak a second language. The students will also learn and experience varied customs and cultures around the globe through the study of language.

Languages Courses Offered at CCHS:


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in previous English class

Spanish I introduce students to basic Spanish vocabulary and sentence structure, with emphasis on development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Stress is placed on vocabulary related to daily life, along with correct use of the present tense and noun-adjective agreement. Students are also exposed to basic information about Hispanic countries and their cultures.


Prerequisite: Spanish I

In Spanish II, students continue to develop their skills in the four language areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They expand their vocabulary in various practical real-life areas. Additional grammatical structures are presented, including past and future tenses and correct use of pronouns. Students continue to learn more about daily life in Hispanic cultures.


Prerequisite: Spanish I & II

In Spanish III, students continue to increase their vocabulary and develop greater proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Greater emphasis is placed on reading selections from literature and print media. Students learn to use more complex structures, including the subjunctive and compound verb tenses. Students also expand their knowledge of historical events and current trends in Hispanic culture.


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in previous English class

French I introduce the student to the basic vocabulary and structural patterns of the French language. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as the student begins to develop communicative competence and understanding of the cultures of French speaking countries.


Prerequisite: French I

In French II, students begin to show a greater level of accuracy when using basic language structures and are exposed to more complex features of the French language. Emphasis is placed on the use of authentic materials to learn about the cultural aspects of French-speaking areas of the world.


Prerequisite: French I & II

In French III, students increase their proficiency and communicate using more complex structures in French on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to abstract concepts. They develop the ability to discuss topics related to historical and contemporary events and issues.

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