World Languages

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The World Languages Department offers an enriching education to both middle and high school students. The world language classes are communication-oriented and the goal of the department is to work towards fluency.

Courses

Spanish 1 This course is the first part of the beginning level of language study. It is designed to develop language skills in Spanish through practical activities that focus on meaningful personal communication. In the first year of a modern foreign language, scholars become familiar with the sounds of the language, its basic vocabulary, and the most common structures. They study the cultures, the countries, and the lifestyles of the people who speak the language. Through standards-based instruction that focuses on language proficiency, Spanish I scholars will be able to understand simple questions, orally express themselves in a comprehensible manner, read for comprehension, and write a comprehensible paragraph or brief letter, all within familiar contexts.
Spanish 2 Spanish 2 is a continuation of Spanish 1. This course emphasizes communicating in three ways or “modes”: understanding Spanish when you read or hear it (interpretive communication), being able to present information in Spanish either by speaking or writing it (presentational communication), and communicating back and forth with someone else in Spanish (interpersonal communication). The goal for scholars is to be able to understand and communicate about simple, everyday topics in each of the three modes of communication. Communication is guided by the learned vocabulary and support structures taught throughout the course. Language is presented within the context of the Spanish-speaking world with some emphasis on geography and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish 3 Spanish 3 is a continuation of Spanish 2. This course emphasizes communicating in three ways or “modes”: understanding Spanish when you read or hear it (interpretive communication), being able to present information in Spanish either by speaking or writing it (presentational communication), and communicating back and forth with someone else in Spanish (interpersonal communication). The goal for scholars is to be able to understand and communicate about simple, everyday topics in each of the three modes of communication. Communication is guided by the learned vocabulary and support structures taught throughout the course. Language is presented within the context of the Spanish- speaking world with some emphasis on geography and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish 4

Honors

Spanish 4 Honors is a continuation of Spanish 3. This course emphasizes communicating in three ways or “modes”: understanding Spanish when you read or hear it (interpretive communication), being able to present information in Spanish either by speaking or writing it (presentational communication), and communicating back and forth with someone else in Spanish (interpersonal communication). The goal for scholars is to be able to understand and communicate about simple, everyday topics in each of the three modes of communication. Communication is guided by the learned vocabulary and support structures taught throughout the course. Language is presented within the context of the Spanish-speaking world with some emphasis on geography and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
AP Spanish Available online or when there is enough demand by scholars to fill a class.
Dual Enrollment Options Scholars may also enroll in Spanish or other World Languages at Trident Technical College or The College of Charleston.
Online Options for other world languages CCSMS Scholars have the option of enrolling in French, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, and other world languages online through VirtualSC with the SC Department of Education and with Pearson Connexus. Successful online work in foreign language requires self-discipline and a strong work ethic.  Pacing will be monitored and if a scholar is struggling to keep up with the course work they may be removed from the course.