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Centennial High School

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle - Centennial School District
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World Languages

Spanish 1-2
French 1-2

Open to grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Length: Year
Spanish Teacher(s): Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Larson, Ms. Scott-Schwalbach
French Teacher(s): Ms. Poirier

In this introductory course students will develop basic communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing the target language

  • Classroom instruction emphasizes oral proficiency.
  • Students will participate in a variety of activities and projects in learning to communicate in the world language.
  • Students will also become familiar with the geography and cultural aspects of the countries where the language is spoken.

Spanish 3-4
French 3-4

Open to grades 9, 10, 11, 12.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first-year course of same language
Length: Year
Spanish Teacher(s): Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Larson
French Teacher(s): Ms. Poirier

This course is open to students who have successfully completed one year of the same language.

  • Students will expand on the topics and functions learned in the first year and will be introduced to new topics.
  • Students will comprehend and use simple memorized sentences and questions on a limited range of topics.
  • Communication in the classroom will often be in the target language. Students will compare basic similarities and differences between first and world language cultures.


Spanish 5-6
French 5-6

Open to grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the second-year course of same language.
Length: Year

  • This course develops greater proficiency in the areas of comprehension of spoken form and informal language taken, speaking formally and informally with fluency and accuracy, writing formal essays and informal personal communications, and reading with precision and speed both fiction and non-fiction.

A. P. Spanish

Open to grades 11 & 12
Length: Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 5-6, Spanish for Native Speakers II, or equivalent competency.

  • This course is for students who wish to continue to develop proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing Spanish. It will prepare you to take the A.P. exam in Spanish Language.
  • Many colleges accept high A.P. scores as college credit.
  • A.P. Spanish Language is designed to help students develop further speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Spanish in order to be prepared for the May AP exam. Students will build their skills to understand natives speakers at a natural pace with a variety of regional pronunciations; develop vocabulary sufficient for reading articles, literature, and other non-technical writings such as advertisements without dependence on a dictionary; express themselves by describing, narrating, inquiring, and supporting arguments in Spanish, both orally and in writing. Students should keep in mind that an A.P. score of a 3 or higher is often used by college to waive or give credits.