High School Languages

Towle Institute requires two years of the same foreign language for graduation.

Spanish I – one credit
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture designed for the high school student to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the beginning level.  This class is conducted in Spanish and English. Vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture are presented and practiced in realistic situations through listening comprehension activities, pronunciation drills, conversations, and other activities.

Spanish II – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish I
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
This is a continuation of the Spanish I course.  This course is designed for the high school student to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level.  Students expand their vocabulary to include topics such as meals, vacations, shopping, weekend activities, communication, daily activities, sports and travel. Students will continue to speak in the present, past and future tenses.

Spanish III – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in Spanish 2
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
A conversational Spanish class for the intermediate student.  An in-depth study of advance grammar is implemented to plan and present interactive dialogues and scenarios thus approximating real life situations. Basic Spanish literature and/or art may be used as thematic bases for conversation.

French I – one credit
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
This class is an introduction to the French language.  At the end of the year, student will be able to speak about, write about and understand the following topics:  greetings, family, food, clothing, travel and more!
Francophone (French speaking) culture as well as some authentic Francophone literature will be studied.  The class focuses on language that is useful for real life.

French II – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in French I
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
In this class, the student’s French speaking, comprehension and writing abilities will be expanded.  At the end of the year, the student will have increased vocabulary, comprehension and grammatical ability to include new topics, new tenses and more refined grammatical concepts.  Francophone culture as well as Francophone literature will be studied.  One could travel to a French speaking nation, at the completion of this class, and be able to communicate comfortably in day-to-day living.

French III – one credit
Prerequisite: C or better in French 2
Online program, VOCES, American Eagle Co.
Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Fables choisies, Jean de la Fontaine, ed. by Stanley Appellbaum
In this class, we work to really refine the student’s language ability.  At the conclusion of the year, one will be  advanced enough to read, write about and understand complex topics such as politics, morality, environment and the arts.  Several selections of Francophone literature will be read.  The class focuses on language that is useful in real life, so that by the end of year three, one could travel to a French speaking nation and be able to not only function comfortably in everyday life.