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Additional Foreign Language Courses

 

The Virtual High School is also offering additional foreign language courses through a partnership with Connections Academy. Below is a list of courses available:

 

Chinese I A
Chinese I B
Chinese II A
Chinese II B
French I A
French I B
French II A
French II B
French III A
French III B
French IV A
French IV B
German I A
German I B
German II A
German II B
German III A
German III B
Japanese I A
Japanese I B
Japanese II A
Japanese II B
Spanish III A
Spanish III B
Spanish IV A
Spanish IV B
Sign Language I A
Sign Language I B
Sign Language II A
Sign Language II B

For assistance, please contact Kate Ide at 443-259-5720 or kide@connectionseducation.com.

Chinese I A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Description:
This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the four units, or themes, of material (introduction to Chinese, greetings, calendar, weather, and time), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the Chinese-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Chinese I B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Chinese I A
Description:
This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the four units, or themes, of material (places, family, food, activities, and school), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the Chinese-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Chinese II A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Chinese I A and I B
Description:
Chinese II enables the students to further develop the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of Mandarin Chinese at a more advanced level. Students are immersed in Chinese culture as virtual exchange students in China. Virtual excursions from one Chinese city to another expand their vocabulary helping them learn to interact with others and use appropriate terms to communicate in various everyday situations.

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Chinese II B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Chinese II A
Description:
Chinese II enables the students to further develop the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing of Mandarin Chinese at a more advanced level. Students are immersed in Chinese culture as virtual exchange students in China. Virtual excursions from one Chinese city to another expand their vocabulary helping them learn to interact with others and use appropriate terms to communicate in various everyday situations.

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French I A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Description:
The goal of this course is to give the student basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through interesting and engaging activities. This course is organized into five topics including greetings, calendar, weather, time, and colors. The student will learn to talk about himself and other people, describe his surroundings, and use numbers for dates and times. The student will be introduced to regular verbs in the present tense and will practice simple grammatical structures in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the student understand the context of the language and the perspectives of the French-speaking world.

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French I B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of French I A
Description:
The goal of this course is to continue to give the student basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the course, the student will learn to talk about himself and other people, describe his surroundings, and use numbers for dates and times. The student will be introduced to irregular verbs in the present tense and will practice simple grammatical structures in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. In this course, the student will also begin to learn some complex grammar. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the student understand the context of the language and the perspectives of the French-speaking world.

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French II A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of French I
Description:
This course builds on the skills the student learned in French I. In this course, the student will be introduced to a variety of areas of language learning. The student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. This course is organized into five topics: daily routine, animals, hobbies, the body, and descriptions. Throughout this course, the student will learn to express himself using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Elements of the French-speaking world and culture appear throughout the course, including people, geographical locations, and histories.

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French II B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of French II A
Description:
This course is a continuation of French II A. The student will continue to be introduced to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. This course is organized into five topics: house, shopping, entertainment, spare time, and travel. In this course, the student will learn to express himself using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Elements of the French-speaking world and culture appear throughout the course, including people, geographical locations, and histories.

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French III A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete French II prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
French III A is a continuation of the first two years of French instruction. The student will continue to improve his listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. The course is organized into five topics: feelings, transportation, work, countries, and the future. Throughout this course, the student will build on his previous French knowledge. The student will learn additional vocabulary, verb tenses, and grammatical structures that are appropriate to his level. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Exposure to the culture of France and other French-speaking countries can be found throughout the course in order to help the student understand French, which is a dynamic language that is used by millions of people throughout the world.

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French III B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
French III A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
French III B is a continuation of the first two and a half years of French instruction. The student will continue to sharpen his listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. This course is organized into five topics: health, home, measurement, professions, and my history. The student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, verbs in various tenses, articles, and adjectives. The student will review all verb tenses, including present tense, past tense, future tense, conditional tense, the passive voice, imperative verbs, and more. The student will learn to use two-object pronouns and review grammar from previous French instruction. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Elements of the French-speaking world and culture appear throughout the course, including people, geographical locations, and histories. The student will also learn about the various countries where French is spoken.

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French IV A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete French III prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
In the first semester, students cover present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future tense, conditional tense, subjunctive mood, articles, and adjectives while delving more deeply into French culture. This course, rich in authentic reading material, uses nativespeaker recordings to enrich culture, grammar, and vocabulary lessons.

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French IV B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
French IV A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
In the second semester students continue to cover present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future tense, conditional tense, subjunctive mood, articles, and adjectives while delving more deeply into French culture. This course, rich in authentic reading material, uses nativespeaker recordings to enrich culture, grammar, and vocabulary lessons.

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German I A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Description:
This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the five units, or themes, of material (greetings, the date, weather, time, and colors), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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German I B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
German I A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
German I B is the second semester of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the five units, or themes, of material (city, family, food, leisure time, and school and chores), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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German II A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete German I A and I B prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
German II A is an intermediate level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will continue to learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the five units, or themes, of material (daily routine, animals, pastimes, the body, and descriptions), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, past-tense verbs, demonstrative articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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German II B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
German II A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
This course is a continuation of German II A. In this course, the student will continue to learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the five units, or themes, of material (house, shopping, leisure, travel destinations, and flying), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, past-tense verbs, dative expressions, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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German III A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete German II A and II B prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
German III A is a continuation of the first two years of German instruction. In this course, the student will continue to learn and practice successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Throughout the five units, or themes, of material (Die GefÜhle, Der Verkehr, Bei der Arbeit, Land und Leute, and Die Zukunft), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.
 

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German III B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
German III A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
This course is a continuation of German III A. In this course, the student will continue to learn and practice successful communication through speaking, writing, reading, and listening. This course presents material according to a specific theme, and the student will learn to express himself through a variety of activities using his ever-increasing vocabulary and grammar knowledge. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the German-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Japanese I A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Description:
In today’s business world, learning Japanese can be extremely valuable. In the first semester, this course focuses on spoken and written Japanese, with a thorough grounding in Japanese culture. Using warm-up activities, reading, vocabulary studies, games, and multimedia presentations, students gain the foundation to communicate successfully in Japanese.

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Japanese I B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Japanese I A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
In today’s business world, learning Japanese can be extremely valuable. In the second semester students continue to focus on spoken and written Japanese, with a thorough grounding in Japanese culture. Using warm-up activities, reading, vocabulary studies, games, and multimedia presentations, students gain the foundation to communicate successfully in Japanese.

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Japanese II A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete Japanese I prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
In the first semester, students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they express themselves using new vocabulary, present-tense verbs, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course as learners focus on the people, lifestyle, geography, and history of Japan.

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Japanese II B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Japanese II A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
In the second semester students continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as they express themselves using new vocabulary, present-tense verbs, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course as learners focus on the people, lifestyle, geography, and history of Japan.

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Spanish III A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete Spanish II prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
Spanish III A is a continuation of the first two years of Spanish instruction. The student will continue to sharpen his listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. This course is organized into five topics: feelings, transportation, work, countries, and the future. The student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Elements of the Spanish-speaking world and culture appear throughout the course, including people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Spanish III B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Spanish IIIA is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
Spanish III B is a continuation of the first two and a half years of Spanish instruction. The student will continue to sharpen his listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the five topics covered in this course, the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future-tense verbs, conditional-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Elements of the Spanish-speaking world and culture appear throughout the course, including people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Spanish IV A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Spanish III
Description:
This fourth year of Spanish covers advanced grammar including present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future tense, conditional tense, subjunctive mood, articles, and adjectives. In the first semester, students focus on the Spanish-speaking world, including culture, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Spanish IV B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Spanish IV A
Description:
This fourth year of Spanish covers advanced grammar including present-tense verbs, past-tense verbs, future tense, conditional tense, subjunctive mood, articles, and adjectives. In the second semester students continue to focus on the Spanish-speaking world, including culture, people, geographical locations, and histories.

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Sign Language I A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Sign Language may qualify as a foreign language in some states.
Description:
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of American Sign Language. Students explore vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills using basic signing and fingerspelling techniques, and are exposed to activities and exercises that help them understand the culture of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

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Sign Language I B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Sign Language I A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
This course follows Sign Language I A. The goal of Sign Language I B is for the student to become a confident signer by mastering American Sign Language grammar and building vocabulary. Lessons incorporate the various important components of signs including handshape, position, movement, palm orientation, and non-manual markers. The student’s vocabulary is strengthened by studying special categories such as lexicalized signs, classifiers, and topic-related signs. The student will learn to translate from Standard English into American Sign Language gloss. Videos and interactive websites provide abundant practice. A unit on Deaf Culture and Community provides a good perspective and context for practicing American Sign Language.

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Sign Language II A

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Students should successfully complete Sign Language I prior to enrolling in this course.
Description:
In this course, the student will continue his study of American Sign Language. The student will expand his ASL vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills. In addition, the student will complete activities and exercises that help him understand the culture of deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

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Sign Language II B

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.50
Prerequisites:
Sign Language II A is a prerequisite for this course.
Description:
This course follows Sign Language II A and provides expanded student experience using vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills. In addition, students complete activities and exercises that help them understand the culture of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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