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World Languages

World Languages

Graduation Requirements: 20 Credits

(UC requires 2 years; 3 years recommended)

NHS Spanish Pathways

*Please note: The abbreviations P, H and AP are all UC/CSU approved courses
P = College Prep; H = Honors; AP = Advanced Placement

Seal of Biliteracy & ISA

Students interested in applying for the Seal of Biliteracy may do so during their Senior year. Please visit the webpage for more information including the criteria to qualify.

We also offer an ISA (International Spanish Academy) Program for dual immersion students. This four-year program begins as students enter 9th grade. Families can find more information on our ISA webpage.

COURSE NUMBER: 

  • P French 1 - FL401
  • P French 2 - FL402
  • P French 3 - FL404

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other Than English

Students will develop their communicative skills by using French daily, with integrated practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. They will use the language to explore Francophone countries and cultures, and will make comparisons and connections with their own. This course is taught primarily in French, and requires daily preparation and practice.   

Prerequisite: Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to move to next level

COURSE NUMBER:   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)

  • H French 2 - FL415   
  • H French 3 - FL409
  • H French 4 - FL410

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other Than English

Students will develop their communicative skills by using French daily, with integrated practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. They will use the language to explore Francophone countries and cultures, and will make comparisons and connections with their own. This course is taught primarily in French, and requires daily preparation and practice.   

Prerequisite: Students must receive a grade of “B” or higher to move to next level

COURSE NUMBER: 

  • P Spanish 1 - FL438
  • P Spanish 2 - FL440

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other Than English

Students will develop their communicative skills by using Spanish daily, with integrated practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. They will use the language to explore Hispanic countries and cultures, and will make comparisons and connections with their own. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, and requires daily preparation and practice.    

Prerequisite: Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to move to next level

COURSE NUMBER: 

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other Than English

This is an accelerated version of the college prep course. It offers additional enrichment activities which focus on acquiring language with a cultural context.   

Prerequisite: Students must receive a grade of “B” or higher to move to next level

COURSE NUMBER: 

  • P Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 - FL392
  • P Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 - FL420
  • P Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3 - FL398

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other Than English

This college prep course is designed for students who are proficient in spoken Spanish. It is also an immersion class for students who have completed two years of Spanish.   The course is designed to enrich reading and writing skills with integrated instruction in  history, geography, culture, and literature.  

Prerequisite: Oral proficiency in Spanish and students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to move to next level 

COURSE NUMBER: FL396  AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other than English

This is a one-year honors literature and content based course designed for students who are proficient in Spanish.  H Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 is also an immersion class for students who have completed 3 or more years of Spanish.  This is an accelerated course and is taught entirely in Spanish.  This course will continue to develop the oral and written proficiency skills in the native language begun in Spanish for Spanish Speakers I, integrating history, geography, culture, and literature at a higher critical thinking level.   

 Prerequisite: Students must receive a grade of “B” or higher to move to next level

COURSE NUMBER: FL453 (course videos - English  Español)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other than English

Honors Spanish Speakers 3 is a rigorous course that builds upon the knowledge gained in P/H Spanish Speakers 2. It is a course that uses integrated skills to develop competence in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for students who are proficient in Spanish. This course continues to integrate history, geography, culture and literature giving students a global perspective of the Spanish speaking world. Unlike P/H Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2, the emphasis will be on the modern aspects of the Hispanic culture, to prepare the student for AP Spanish Language or AP Spanish Literature courses. This honors class offers the same curriculum as the P Spanish Speakers 3 course but is tailored for high-achieving students — covering additional topics or some topics in greater depth.

Prerequisite: Students must receive a “B” or better in either P Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2, H Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2, or consent of instructor.

COURSE NUMBER: FL393 (course video)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other than English

This class is taught entirely in Spanish, with the goal that students will move toward advanced level proficiency, using Spanish to support their work goals and to enhance their personal experience of the world. Students need excellent communication skills in order to participate in both prepared and spontaneous oral communication, to understand complex spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources, and to write in both informal and academic formats. This course requires a significant investment in daily preparation and practice. Students are encouraged to take the AP Spanish Language examination in May.   

Prerequisite (one of the following):

  • Four years of Spanish as a foreign language 
  • Three years of Spanish for Spanish Speakers

COURSE NUMBER: FL456 (course videos - English  Español)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)

UC/CSU CREDIT: (e) Language Other than English

This is a college level advanced Spanish course designed to prepare students for the AP Spanish Literature examination in May. The course presents examples of literary development from the Hispanic World, acquainting students with various genres, themes and styles of authors designated by the College Board. The class focuses on the close reading of individual literary works, while emphasizing the four skills of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are expected to discuss and interpret literary themes, and write comparative analysis of the literature. The main elements of literature will be included in this course. Students are encouraged to take the AP Spanish Literature examination in May.

Prerequisite (one of the following):

  • Four years of Spanish as a foreign language 
  • Three years of Spanish for Spanish Speakers
  • Taking the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam