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Name Phone Room # 
Keri Borda – Spanish 65024 1204 
Rosa Brown – Spanish 65702 702 
Genevieve Champness – French 65027 1207
Monica Moronnolte – Spanish 65025 1205
Sonia Saldana – Spanish 65023 1203
Marycoco Ward – Department Chair – Spanish 65708 708
Febe Melendez – Spanish 65028 1208

SPANISH 1P

Grades: 9-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Entrance into college prep program. Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. May not be entered at the semester. An immersion program that will allow students the opportunity to hear, speak, and write about the Spanish-speaking world. Students will participate in situations where they will learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world–food, art, music, customs, holidays, geography, and history. They will practice communicative activities individually, in pairs, or in small groups, and will compile a portfolio. UC Foreign Language requirement. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

SPANISH 2P

Grades: 10-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1P. Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. Spanish 2P students will begin by reviewing material learned from Spanish 1P. They will learn how to express themselves in more complex conversational situations, for example, in communicative activities, students will create conversations using everyday situations by asking and answering questions in the present, past, and present progressive with more variety as, for example, in the present, past, or future. They will continue writing to build from sentence to paragraph form. Students will practice reading skills, using authentic stories, skits, poems, magazines, newspapers and longer stories from Spanish-speaking countries. Students will compile a portfolio. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

SPANISH 3P

Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 2P. Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. In the third year, students will continue their expansion
of vocabulary through outside reading and practice within the classroom. In addition, they will learn the future,
conditional, perfect, and the subjective verb tenses, and internalize the objective and reflexive pronouns. They will
speak entirely in Spanish in various groups within the classroom. There will be a focus on art, literature and social
issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will compile a portfolio. Meets A-G University of California
requirement.

SPANISH 3HP

Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 2P w/ Grade B or higher, an essay in Spanish. To be evaluated by instructor.Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. In the third year, students will continue their expansion
of vocabulary through outside reading and practice within the classroom. In addition, they will learn the future,
conditional, perfect, and the subjective verb tenses, as well as internalize the objective and reflexive pronouns. They
will speak entirely in Spanish in various groups within the classroom. They will write a daily journal in Spanish.
Spanish Honors 3 covers the same material as Spanish 3P, but in addition, their learning is enriched through
additional projects and field trips. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

SPANISH 4P

Grades: 12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3P Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. Students will continue their expansion of vocabulary
through outside reading and practice in the classroom. They will learn the future, conditional, perfect, and the
subjective verb tenses, as well as internalize the objective and reflexive pronouns. They will speak entirely in
Spanish in various groups in the classroom. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

SPANISH 4AP

Grades: 12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3P with a grade of “B” or

higher, plus an essay in Spanish to be evaluated by instructor. Max credit 10
A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. Students will continue their expansion of vocabulary
through outside reading and practice within the classroom. They will learn the future, conditional, perfect and the
subjunctive verb tenses, as well as other advanced grammatical structures. Students will speak entirely in Spanish in
groups and in whole-class situations. There is a focus on the AP exam, where students need to practice timed oral
fluency responses, expand their reading comprehension, and perfect their grammar for writing essays. Students will
also be exposed to multi-media cultural projects where they will demonstrate their technological knowledge. Meets
A-G University of California requirement.

SPANISH 5AP

Grade: 12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of 4AP with a “B” or higher or
teacher’s approval Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. This course continues to help the student expand
proficiency in all skills while emphasizing reading, grammatical accuracy and writing skills. In particular, the
student prepares to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Exam offered by the College Board. The
student continues to focus on conversing, describing, and narrating in the present, past, and future, as well as
expressing opinions and discussing hypothetical events. Exposure to other cultures through various activities helps
focus exciting and interesting contexts. Literature is an advanced, college-level reading and writing class with high
vocabulary building and deep analysis of the texts. The Spanish Literature covers more than 50 works in prose and
poetry from the past seven centuries. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

FRENCH 1P

Grades: 9-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: College prep English Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. An immersion program to teach students to understand French as it is spoken by using
videos from the French speaking world and cassettes prepared by native speakers and by listening to French in the
classroom. Students practice speaking in guided communicative activities individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
Students are given opportunities to express themselves both orally and in writing with learned phrases using simple
questions and answers in the present tense about everyday situations. Students learn about the diverse Frenchspeaking world–food, art, music, customs, holidays, geography, and history. Meets A-G University of California
requirement.

FRENCH 2P

Grades: 10-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of French
1P. Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. Focusing on communication, students are introduced to more complex conversational
situations so that the activities move the students from “sentence-level” dialogues to “paragraph-level”
conversations. Students create conversations using everyday situations by asking and answering questions; by
narrating in the past and in the future; and by expressing conditions and wishes. Varied writing practice builds and
reinforces communication skills. Reading practice using authentic realia, short dramatic scenes, problem solving games, and longer stories allows students to internalize what they have learned. Students continue to expand their culture awareness of the Fracophone world. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

FRENCH 3P

Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 2P.
Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. Focusing on communication, students progress more complex conversational situations
so that the activities move the students to more complex conversations. Students create conversations using
everyday situations by asking and answering questions; by narrating in the past and in the future; and by expressing
conditions and wishes. Varied writing practice builds and reinforces communication skills. Reading practice using
authentic realia, short dramatic scenes, problem solving games, and French literature allows students to internalize
what they have learned. Students continue to expand their culture awareness of the Fracophone world. Meets A-G
University of California requirement.

FRENCH 3HP


Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Completion of French 2P

Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. In the third year, students will continue their expansion
of vocabulary through outside reading and practice within the classroom. In addition, they will learn the future,
conditional, perfect, and the subjective verb tenses, as well as internalize the objective and reflexive pronouns. They
will speak entirely in French in various groups within the classroom. They will write a daily journal in French.
Honors 3 covers the same material as French 3P, but in addition, learning is enriched through additional projects and
field trips. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

FRENCH 4P

Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 3P/HP.
Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. Students will continue their expansion of vocabulary
through outside reading and practice within the classroom. They will learn the future, conditional, perfect and the
subjunctive verb tenses, as well as other advanced grammatical structures. Students will speak entirely in French in
groups and in whole-class situations. Students will write in French using several genres. Cultural awareness of the
Francophone world will continue. Meets A-G University of California requirement.

FRENCH 4AP

Grades: 11-12 Credits: 5 per semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 3P/HP and
approval of the Honors/AP committee Max credit: 10

A one-year elective course. May not be repeated for credit. Students will continue their expansion of vocabulary
through outside reading and practice within the classroom. They will learn the future, conditional, perfect and the
subjunctive verb tenses, as well as other advanced grammatical structures. Students will speak entirely in French in
groups and in whole-class situations. Students will write in French using several genres. Cultural awareness of the
Francophone world will continue. There is a focus on the AP exam, where students need to practice timed oral
fluency responses, expand their reading comprehension, and perfect their grammar for writing essays. Students will
be expected to take the AP exam in May. Meets A-G University of California requirement.