LOTE

  • To earn an Arts & Humanities Endorsement, a student must earn:

    • 4 levels of the same language in a LOTE; or
    • 2 levels of the same language in LOTE and 2 levels of different language in LOTE

    * All courses are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment numbers

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Courses

  • French I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 42000A/B
    Course Name: French I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s):

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    French I is an introduction to the French world, its language, and people. The main emphases of this course are audio-lingual skills and mastery of simple basic structures. The student will also begin to develop reading and writing skills in the target language. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Francophone world. The course focuses on achieving novice proficiency.

    Pre-AP French I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 42001A/B
    Course Name: Pre-AP French I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s):

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Pre-Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who are planning to continue their studies in French and eventually take the advanced placement courses offered. French I Pre-AP is a high school level course that offers the opportunity for acquisition of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The main emphases of this course are audio-lingual skills and mastery of simple basic structures. The student will also begin to develop reading and writing skills in the target language. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Francophone world. The students will develop a cultural appreciation of the Francophone World and recognize the interdependence of languages. This cultural appreciation will be done through various projects and lessons; some requiring outside work. The course focuses on achieving novice proficiency.

    French II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 42100A/B
    Course Name: French II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French I

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course offers a continued emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Additionally, French II continues to develop reading and writing skills with an added emphasis on more complex grammatical structures. Contrast between English and French strengthens the language learning process. Culturally related activities of selected French speaking countries or regions will be explored. The focus of this course is on the development of mid to high novice proficiency.

    Pre-AP French II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 42101A/B
    Course Name: Pre-AP French II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French I

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Pre-Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who wish to continue their studies in French and eventually take the advanced placement courses offered. The student will find it necessary to be more creative in his/her responses to questions and more original in his/her narratives. All four major language skills will be developed with a concentration on higher grammatical structures. Additionally, French II continues to develop reading and writing skills. Culturally related activities of selected French-speaking countries or regions will be explored. The student will be tested in all areas pertaining to advanced placement curriculum.

    French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 42200D/E
    Course Name: French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French II

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    French III will continue to develop the four main language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course stresses the development of mid-intermediate proficiency in oral skills as well as accurate comprehension of contemporary and cultural reading passages. It expands the use of grammatical constructions and vocabulary, and continues the development of expository composition. Readings will include �The Little Prince� by Saint-Exupery. Culturally related activities of selected regions of countries will be explored.

    Pre-AP French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 42201D/E
    Course Name: Pre-AP French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French II

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    French III Pre-AP is an expansion of French III. This course utilizes higher level/critical thinking skills and focuses on the development of mid-intermediate proficiency in oral skills, comprehension of French literature and history, expository composition, and expanded use of grammar and vocabulary. Readings will include �Le Petit Prince� by Saint-Exupery. Culturally related activities of selected regions of counties will be explored.

    Dual Credit French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 42204D/E
    Course Name: Dual Credit French III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French II

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Dual Credit French III is an expansion of French III. This course utilizes higher level/critical thinking skills and focuses on the development of mid-intermediate proficiency in oral skills, comprehension of French literature and history, expository composition, and expanded use of grammar and vocabulary. Culturally related activities of selected regions of counties will be explored. Students will enroll in Collin College and can receive college credit in FREN 1411 - Beginning French I (4 hours) and FREN 1412 - Beginning French II (4 hours).


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    French IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 42300D/E
    Course Name: French IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French III

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    French 4 will encourage students to read, write, listen, and think in French. It stresses the development of fluency in oral skills, comprehension of French literature and history, expository composition, and expanded use of grammar. This course will also stress narration in the past and future and control of all the simple tenses. This course utilizes higher level/critical thinking skills and focuses on the development of accuracy and fluency. Readings will include short essays, short stories, poetry and a short novel.

    AP French IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 42301D/E
    Course Name: AP French IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): French III

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course meets the requirements of an intermediate college course in French studies. It stresses the development of fluency in oral skills, comprehension of French literature and history, expository composition, and expanded use of grammar. This course utilizes higher level/critical thinking skills and focuses on the development of accuracy and fluency. This course prepares the student to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam. Upon completion of the course, the student will be expected to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam.

    Spanish I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 41000A/B
    Course Name: Spanish I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s):

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This is Level I of high school Spanish offering the student the opportunity for acquisition of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The primary objective of the level one course is to develop audio- lingual skills and to obtain a mastery of simple basic communicative structures. The students will develop a cultural appreciation of the Hispanic World and recognize the interdependence of languages.

    Spanish I for Native Speakers
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 41010A/B
    Course Name: Spanish I for Native Speakers
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s):

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course is designed for those students who can already speak Spanish fluently but need to expand their four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be prepared to communicate effectively in a wide variety of social and professional environments where Spanish is the primary means of communication.

    Pre-AP Spanish I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 41001A/B
    Course Name: Pre-AP Spanish I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s):

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Pre-Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who are planning to continue their studies in Spanish and eventually take the advanced placement courses offered. Spanish Pre-AP I is a high school level course that offers the opportunity for acquisition of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The primary objective of the level one Pre-AP course is to develop audio-lingual skills and to obtain a mastery of simple basic structures that will enable the student to use these basic structures without translation. Pre-AP continues its emphasis of the four major language skill areas, but at a more challenging and advanced level. The Spanish I Pre- AP course will move at a faster pace than the regular class. The students will develop a cultural appreciation of the Hispanic World and recognize the interdependence of languages. This cultural appreciation will be done through various projects and lessons; some requiring outside work.

    Spanish II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 41100A/B
    Course Name: Spanish II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish I

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Level II continues the Level I emphasis on listening and speaking skills. However, more complex grammatical structures are introduced and reading and writing skills are developed to a higher level of proficiency. The interdependent roles of culture and language are studied in more depth and Level II students are expected to grasp the relevance of Hispanic countries and cultures in today's world.

    Pre-AP Spanish II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 41101A/B
    Course Name: Pre-AP Spanish II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish I

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Pre-Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who wish to continue their studies in Spanish and eventually take the advanced placement courses offered. The student will find it necessary to be more creative in his/her responses to questions and more original in his/her narratives. All four major language skills will be developed with a concentration on higher grammatical structures. A major goal will be to make the student more comfortable in Spanish, not only in speaking andlistening, but also in reading and writing. Selected short stories and poetry will also be studied. The student will be tested throughout the year in all areas pertaining to advanced placement curriculum.

    Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 41200D/E
    Course Name: Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish II

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will continue their development into the four language skills while concentrating on conversational Spanish. Students will be graded on both oral and written proficiency. The expansion of vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures continues and reading and writing skills are developed to a higher level of proficiency. Culturally related activities of selected Hispanic countries and regions will be explored

    Pre-AP Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 41201D/E
    Course Name: Pre-AP Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish II

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Pre-Advanced course is designed for those students wishing to take Spanish IV AP. The course will encourage the students to read, write, listen, and think in Spanish. This will require greater concentration on the student's part and will require rapid organization of thought and spontaneous processing of those thoughts into oral communication. Students will find it necessary to be more creative in their response to questions and more original in their written narratives. All four language skills will be developed, thereby allowing for the students to communicate in both their weak and strong areas of performance. Culture will be examined in the target language and will be presented on a level of deeper understanding. The students will study segments of literature from Spain and Latin America. Throughout the course, students will take small practice tests from the AP test to prepare them for the Spanish 4 AP class.

    Dual Credit Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 41204D/E
    Course Name: Dual Credit Spanish III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Collin College SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I (4 hours) and SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II (4 hours), pay own fees and tuition

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The course will encourage the students to read, write, listen, and think in Spanish. This will require greater concentration on the student's part and will require rapid organization of thought and spontaneous processing of those thoughts into oral communication. Students will find it necessary to be more creative in their response to questions and more original in their written narratives. All four language skills will be developed, thereby allowing for the students to communicate in both theirweak and strong areas of performance. Culture will be examined in the target language and will be presented on a level of deeper understanding. The students will study segments of literature from Spain and Latin America. Students will enroll in SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I (4 hours) and SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II (4 hours) at Collin College

    Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 41300D/E
    Course Name: Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish III

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course is designed to develop the student's oral proficiency while fostering the enjoyment of understanding literature from the Spanish speaking world. The content will primarily be literature and conversation; however, there will be review of grammar and studies of new vocabulary plus emphasis on Hispanic culture and history. The student will be able to understand conversations about routine social conventions and limited school or work requirements, be able to satisfy most survival needs and limited social demands, and be able to read edited textual material or authentic printed material within formal context.

    AP Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 41301D/E
    Course Name: AP Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish III

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who plan to take the Advanced Placement in Spanish Language Exam. The content will focus on taking practice exams and evaluating the results as the students prepare for the exam in the spring. Students will be required to read, write, listen, speak, and think in Spanish. Students will be expected to give oral presentations, analyze listening material, write compositions, and read in the target language. Much of the testing as well as recordings will be done in the language lab. An in-depth study of the cultures of Latin America and Spain will be covered as well as an overall review of Spanish grammar. There will be a brief study of literary genres from authors and poets from Spain and Latin America. Summer work is not required for this course. Upon completion of the course, the student will be expected to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam.

    Dual Credit Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 41304D/E
    Course Name: Dual Credit Spanish IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Collin College SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 hours) and SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 hours), pay own fees and tuition

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will be required to read, write, listen, speak, and think in Spanish. Students will be expected to give oral presentations, analyze listening material, write compositions, and read in the target language. Much of the testing as well as recordings will be done in the language lab. An in-depth study of the cultures of Latin America and Spain will be covered as well as an overall review of Spanish grammar. There will be a brief study of literary genres from authors and poets from Spain andLatin America. Students will enroll in SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II at Collin College.

    Spanish V
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 41400D/E
    Course Name: Spanish V
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish IV

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Spanish V course is designed to bring the students' oral proficiency level from the intermediate to the advanced level, with stress on narration in the past and future, and control of all the simple tenses. The content of the course will be based on the TEKS content areas relating to everyday application, literature and real world reading material, such as magazine and newspaper articles, and travel, work, and medical situations, as well as in-depth study of cultural and historical topics. Although vocabulary development will be an important part of the curriculum, accuracy will become a major issue at this level; therefore, more grammar will be taught. Students will also do various projects using technology

    AP Spanish V
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 41401D/E
    Course Name: AP Spanish V
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Spanish IV

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This Advanced Placement course is designed for those students who plan to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Spanish Literature. The content will focus on reading and analyzing literature orally and in writing in Spanish. All the works on the AP reading list will be covered. The students will be expected to understand a lecture in Spanish and to participate actively in discussions on literary topics in Spanish. They will be expected to do a close reading of literary texts of all genres in Spanish and to analyze critically the form and content of literary works (including poetry) orally and in writing using appropriate terminology. Review and reinforcement of advanced Spanish grammar will be part of the curriculum. Summer work may be required for this course. Upon completion of the course, the student will be expected to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam.