CHINESE I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Chinese I (DOE Course Code: 2000)

This course introduces Chinese language and culture in everyday situations at home, in school, and community settings to secondary students. Through this course students will be given opportunities to ask and answer basic questions directly tied to their needs and interests; give and respond to basic requests in both oral and written situations; read short texts and situational items such as business cards, home addresses and dates; and respond appropriately in writing to simple situational texts, such as a self-introduction letter, birthday cards and calendars. In addition, students will be challenged to compare and contrast their own culture with the Chinese culture by learning their major holidays and celebrations, non-verbal communication, gestures, and proper etiquette in a variety of social settings. 

CHINESE II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Chinese I; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Chinese II (DOE Course Code: 2002)

Chinese II begins with a review of Chinese I which reinforces the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students expand vocabulary and grammar skills for communicating about everyday events such as school, sports, leisure activities, and both formal and informal social interactions. Students acquire skills to better express themselves both orally and in more complex writing assignments, expressing their opinion and supporting their statements. Students will expand their reading comprehension skills while reading and discussing simple authentic texts and materials. Students will study geography in addition to the culture of China for a better understanding of the Chinese language and people as well as a higher awareness of the world around them.

CHINESE III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Chinese II; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Chinese III (DOE Course Code: 2004)

Chinese III begins with a brief review of some major concepts from both Chinese I and II. Students continue to expand vocabulary and grammar skills for communicating orally about everyday events as well as more difficult cultural concepts including planning a tour, holidays, food and health, weather and geographical features. This course reviews and continues to expand knowledge of the Chinese language and the culture of Chinese-speaking areas of the world. It continues to develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will continue to expand their knowledge of the pinyin system of writing and increase their writing proficiency. They will also continue to increase their conversational skills in the language. Students will continue to deepen their knowledge of the culture, life styles, and philosophy of Chinese-speaking people.

CHINESE IV
Full year course, 1 credit per semester– Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Chinese III; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Chinese IV (DOE Course Code: 2006)

Chinese IV begins to prepare students for the study of Chinese at the college level. Students review previously learned grammar points and topics at a deeper level, with more vocabulary. In addition, new grammar is studied so that students will be able to speak and write about their personal opinions, giving, receiving and asking favors at various levels. Cultures and language are compared and analyzed. With online resources as well as a translation app, students are exposed to more Chinese literature, which they will understand and comment about at a deeper level. Students will be able to do independent research on cultures and regional features. 

FRENCH I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of French I (DOE Course Code: 2020)

This course introduces the students to the French language and to the culture of the French-speaking world with an emphasis on France. The language is taught in its cultural context, integrating speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students learn how to communicate information related to basic personal needs and interests, to express opinions, to describe daily routines, and to make requests in a culturally appropriate manner. 

Knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures enable the students to read the information found in dialogues and interviews, giving the students the ability to respond to questions based on those materials. The students also learn to give and understand certain classroom directions and commands. 

Students learn about topics such as food, family, sports, greetings, songs, gestures, and holidays. Students study Paris, the geography of France, the everyday life of its people, and the contributions of the French language and culture to American society and to the world. 

FRENCH II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of French I; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of French II (DOE Course Code: 2022)

This course reviews and continues to expand knowledge of the French language and general culture through the use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The students will be able to express themselves using regular and irregular verbs and vocabulary covering clothing, daily activities, school activities, sports, possessions, and family terms. 

Study in French II will include past tense. The vocabulary and grammatical concepts presented enable the student to communicate about daily happenings of interest, express preferences, participate in conversation, ask questions about routine activities, and understand the main ideas of readings. The students will also continue to perfect their pronunciation of the French language. 

The student will gain a deeper understanding of the culture by studying about the provinces of France with the help of authentic materials. They will also study historical events, political structures, value systems, visual arts, and music. All four language skills are practiced and developed

FRENCH III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of French II; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of French III (DOE Course Code: 2024)

The present, past, and imperfect tenses as well as reflexive verbs will be reviewed. The course will also focus on object pronouns and adjectives. Self-descriptive clothing, shopping, hair salon, and telephone vocabulary will be covered. Within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical concepts, the student is able to respond to factual and interpretive questions, interact in a variety of social situations, and express him/herself in these daily situations. 

The student will read for comprehension from a variety of authentic materials such as short literary selections, advertisements, cartoons, and personal correspondence. The student will also complete authentic forms with required vocabulary and write well-organized compositions on a variety of topics. 

The student will gain a deeper understanding of the culture by studying and giving presentations about the historical events, political structures, architecture, literature, and music. All four language skills are practiced and developed. 

Dual Credit may be available through Ivy Tech course numbers FREN 101 and FREN 102 pending student qualification for dual-credit. 

FRENCH IV 
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of French III; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of French IV (DOE Course Code: 2026)

The student continues to refine his/her knowledge of the French language. After reading or viewing various authentic materials, such as short stories, novels, magazine articles, and films, the student responds to both factual and interpretive questions. The student expresses opinions and makes judgments verbally and in writing. Creative, well-organized compositions are written on given topics. The student learns to communicate appropriately in a variety of specific situations. Cultural study includes various literary, historical, and artistic periods and personalities and their connections to each other. 

Dual Credit may be available through Ivy Tech course numbers FREN 201 and FREN 202 pending student qualification for dual-credit. 
 
FRENCH V
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of French IV; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of French V (DOE Course Code: 2028)

French V provides opportunities for students to interact and exchange information in culturally and socially authentic and/or simulated situations to demonstrate integration of language skills with understanding of French-speaking culture. This course emphasizes the use of appropriate formats, varied vocabulary, and complex language structures within student communication, both oral and written, as well as the opportunity to produce and present creative material using the language. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of French-speaking culture through investigating the origin and impact of significant events and contributions unique to the culture, comparing and contrasting elements that shape cultural identity in the French culture and the student‘s own culture, and explaining how the French language and culture have impacted other communities.

GERMAN I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of German I (DOE Course Code: 2040)

This introductory course presents the fundamentals of the German language and a basic understanding of the culture by focusing on various themes. Throughout the course students will be given opportunities to ask and answer basic questions directly related to their needs and interests; give and respond to basic requests in both oral and written situations; read short texts and situational items such as advertisements, letters, poems, phone messages, and notes; and to compose short written texts similar to those they have read. In addition, students will be challenged to compare and contrast their culture with German-speaking countries by learning about major holidays and celebrations, historical events and geography, and proper etiquette in a variety of social settings. 

GERMAN II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of German I; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of German II (DOE Course Code: 2042)

The student gains fluency in conversation by expanding his vocabulary and understanding of the structure of the language. He also expands his knowledge of the German language and general culture through the use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. He will be able to express himself using irregular as well as regular verbs, past tense, reflexive constructions, and use of the dative case and genitive cases. The vocabulary and grammatical concepts presented enable the student to communicate about daily happenings of interest, express preferences, participate in conversation, ask and answer questions about routine activities, and understand the main ideas of readings. Short writing activities will allow him to demonstrate mastery of the grammar and vocabulary. The student will also gain a deeper understanding of the culture by studying various cities, holidays and historical events, and everyday life. All four language skills are practiced and developed. 

GERMAN III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of German II; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of German III (DOE Course Code: 2044)

The present and past tenses and reflexive verbs are reviewed. Additional prepositions, object pronouns, and adjectives also receive a greater focus. Using the new concepts and grammatical constructions students are able to respond to factual and interpretive questions, interact in a variety of social situations, and express themselves in these daily situations in both oral and written formats. The student will read for comprehension from a variety of authentic materials such as short literary selections, advertisements, cartoons, and personal correspondence. He will also complete authentic forms with required vocabulary and write well-organized compositions on a variety of topics. 

This course provides instruction enabling students to understand and appreciate other cultures by comparing social behaviors and values of people using the target language. Students learn to respond and interact in a variety of social situations. All four language skills are practiced and developed. 

GERMAN IV
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of German III; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of German IV (DOE Course Code: 2046)

This course expands the student’s ability to participate in conversations with native speakers. Each student will develop further the ability to format and respond to questions, interact in more complex social situations, express opinions, and make judgments. Grammatical concepts such as past perfect, future, and future perfect tenses, subjunctive mood, passive voice, and genitive case will be added as well as a review of the previous cases, tenses, and concepts. Acquiring and expanding vocabulary will be stressed. Short readings in a variety of genres will be included (poetry, short stories, advertisements, essays), and students will demonstrate comprehension orally or in written responses. The student will give both written and oral presentations on cultural topics, develop his/her knowledge and understanding of major literary works, and write well-organized compositions on a variety of topics. All four language skills will be developed and practiced. 

JAPANESE I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Japanese I (DOE Course Code: 2060)

This course introduces students to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis is placed on conversation and vocabulary which would be useful in everyday situations in the home and school, such as following or giving simple commands and asking about and describing basic routines, using four verb tenses. Included in the course will be reading and writing the hiragana syllabary, as well as 18 kanji, and recognizing the katakana syllabary. Cultural topics include basic geography, customs and manners of Japan, traditional games, and holidays. 

JAPANESE II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Japanese I; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Japanese II (DOE Course Code: 2062)

In the 2nd year of Japanese, students expand their grammar base with another three verb tenses and adjective forms. Much more vocabulary is introduced than in Japanese I. This knowledge is used to be able to converse in more detail about daily routines and abilities, ask and give permission, and express basic personal opinions. Students learn how to write and read all katakana and 42 more kanji. Reading is practiced through short textbook stories, decoding realia, and individual presentations. Writing is practiced through letter writing. Culture is explored in more detail through current videotapes, discussions of previous information presented in English now presented in Japanese, and individual student projects on history and culture. 

JAPANESE III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Japanese II; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Japanese III (DOE Course Code: 2064)

In the 3rd year of Japanese, the focus is on learning informal, everyday Japanese. Students review all verb tenses learned thus far, and then study the informal form of these. In addition, students become more able to express opinions, wants, and needs through the study of superlatives and comparatives, the "want to" form of verbs, and giving and understanding directions. Thirty-five more kanji are studied. Cultural studies continue through film and video, as well as individual student presentations in both English and Japanese. Because of the complex nature of the written language, reading and writing are kept to a minimum, though journal writing in the target language is encouraged. 

JAPANESE IV
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Japanese III; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Japanese IV (DOE Course Code: 2066)

This course begins to prepare students for the study of Japanese at the college level. Students review previously learned grammar points and topics at a deeper level, with more vocabulary. In addition, new grammar is studied so that students will be able to speak and write about quotations, personal opinions, giving and receiving at various levels, asking for favors, use gerunds, relay reported information, express uncertainties, give advice, understand rules, and express purpose. Kanji learned during previous years continues to be reviewed, with an additional 40 new kanji formally studied. Reading is still at a basic level, but is practiced more than previous years, through textbook samples. Culture continues to be studied through individual research papers, films, and videos. 

RUSSIAN I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Russian I (DOE Course Code: 2100)

This course is an introduction to the Russian language and culture. Students will learn the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian sound system. Students will be able to read material in the Cyrillic alphabet, including basic greetings and words of English origin. Emphasis will be placed on communicative activities that the student will use in everyday situations with Russian people. Cultural topics will include geography, history, family life, holidays, community, and current events. At the end of the semester, students will write and present a final presentation on one aspect of Russian culture. During the second semester emphasis will be placed on staging skits and role-plays. Students will develop cultural awareness of Russian cooking and dining customs. Students will learn to express likes and dislikes, indicate possession, and to identify features of major Russian cities. Through a variety of listening activities, students will develop their comprehension skills.

RUSSIAN II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Russian I; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Russian II (DOE Course Code: 2102)

This intermediate Russian language course will develop students' abilities to describe objects, to travel through Russian cities using various means of transportation, and to talk about the weather. Other communicative activities may focus on community, professions, time expressions, and free-time activities. At the end of the semester, students will be responsible for presenting some aspect of Russian culture pertaining to the holiday season. In the second semester, conversational topics will include weather, professions, and higher education in Russia. Students will read, use and analyze websites and video from the Former USSR. Students will train for and, if they wish, participate in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian, an international competition which tests students’ abilities in the Russian language and knowledge of geography, history, and art.

RUSSIAN III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Russian II; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Russian III (DOE Course Code: 2104)

Both the 3rd and 4th year programs focus on the specific skills needed to travel to the former Soviet Union and to relate to native Russian speakers. Topics will include getting acquainted, airport/travel vocabulary, and describing peoples' traits. Conversation topics cover such subjects as locations within a city, food, and visiting friends. Students will gain Russian cultural and community awareness through material pertaining to Russian history, holidays, parties, and guest expectations. Students will be able to write and verbally give a physical description of people and describe their homes and home cities. Using the Internet, students will read descriptions of real estate offerings in the former Soviet Union and then translate these descriptions into English. Students will train for and, if they wish, participate in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian, a competition which tests ability in the Russian language and culture. 

RUSSIAN IV

Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Russian III; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Russian IV (DOE Course Code: 2106)

Both the 3rd and 4th year programs focus on the specific skills needed to travel to the former Soviet Union and to relate to native Russian speakers. Topics will include getting acquainted, airport/travel vocabulary, and describing peoples' traits. Conversation topics cover such subjects as locations within a city, food, and visiting friends. Students will gain Russian cultural and community awareness through material pertaining to Russian history, holidays, parties, and guest expectations. Students will be able to write and verbally give a physical description of people and describe their homes and home cities. Using the Internet, students will read descriptions of real estate offerings in the former Soviet Union and then translate these descriptions into English. Students will train for and, if they wish, participate in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian, a competition which tests ability in the Russian language and culture. 

SPANISH I
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: none; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Spanish I (DOE Course Code: 2120)

This course introduces Spanish language and culture in everyday situations in home, school, and community settings to secondary students. Throughout this course, students will be given opportunities to ask and answer basic questions directly related to their needs and interests; give and respond to basic requests in both oral and written situations; read short texts and situational items such as tickets and schedules; and respond appropriately in writing to various situational texts, such as letters and phone messages. In addition, students will be challenged to compare and contrast their culture with the various Hispanic cultures by learning about major holidays and celebrations, non-verbal communication, gestures, and proper etiquette in a variety of social settings. 

SPANISH II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Spanish I or equivalent (determined by testing); semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Spanish II (DOE Course Code: 2122)

Spanish II begins with a review of Spanish I which reinforces the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students expand vocabulary and grammar skills for communicating about everyday events such as shopping, travel, daily routines, and both formal and informal social interactions. Students acquire skills to better express themselves both orally and in more advanced writing assignments, expressing their opinions and supporting their statements. Students will expand their reading comprehension skills while reading and discussing authentic texts and materials. Students continue to study the geography and culture of the Hispanic world for better understanding and higher awareness of the world around them. 

LANGUAGE FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS, LEVEL II
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Successfully testing into Level II (DOE Course Code 2192)

This course is designed to meet the needs of less advanced Heritage Speakers of Spanish. Students will learn how to correctly manipulate basic grammar forms, the basic rules of accentuation, and focus on the correct spellings of difficult letter combinations. In addition, students will expand their vocabularies beyond their current vocabulary and beyond the region(s) and country(ies) from which they and their families originate. Students will also study the culture, geography, economics, government, art, and literature from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the value of heritage language study and will further develop their skills to communicate in their heritage language. Student strengths and weaknesses are analyzed so that their grammatical studies, written assignments, oral presentations, and cultural studies can be individualized. 

SPANISH III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent (determined by testing); semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Spanish III (DOE Course Code: 2124)

Spanish III begins with a brief review of some major concepts from both Spanish I and II. Students continue to expand vocabulary and grammar skills for communicating orally about everyday events as well as more difficult cultural concepts including tourism, health, daily routine, leisure time, cultural events and ceremonies, cultural values, historical events, and cultural heritage. Students continue to develop their writing skills in even more advanced writing assignments by analyzing presented information, expressing their opinions, and supporting their statements. Students will continue to expand their reading comprehension skills while reading, analyzing, and responding to longer and more in-depth authentic texts and materials. Students increase their knowledge of the geography and culture of the Hispanic world by comparing and contrasting the geography and cultural differences of the various Hispanic countries. 

Dual Credit may be available through Ivy Tech course numbers SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 pending student qualification for dual-credit. 


LANGUAGE FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS, LEVEL III
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Successfully testing into Level III or successfully completing the 2nd semester of Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Level II (DOE Course Code: 2194)

This course is designed to meet the needs of more advanced Heritage Speakers of Spanish. Students will learn how to correctly manipulate more advanced grammatical forms, the rules of accentuation, and focus on the correct spellings of difficult letter combinations. In addition, students will expand their vocabularies beyond words used for basic communication and beyond the region(s) and country(ies) from which they and their families originate. 

Students will also study the culture, geography, economics, government, art, and literature from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the value of heritage language study and will further develop their skills to communicate in their heritage language. Student strengths and weaknesses are analyzed so that their grammatical studies, written assignments, oral presentations, and cultural studies can be individualized.

Dual Credit may be available through Ivy Tech course numbers SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 pending student qualification for dual-credit.  

SPANISH IV
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Spanish III or equivalent (determined by testing); semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Spanish IV (DOE Course Code: 2126)

Level IV Spanish ensures that students are able to read short literary works in Spanish and are exposed to Hispanic culture in conjunction with reading and writing assignments and related videos. Students will be able to use vocabulary, grammar, and geography as needed. They will research and present written and oral reports in Spanish on selected topics. They will read excerpts of major Spanish writings and short works of literature. They will recognize, through research, famous Hispanic people and certain periods of Hispanic history. Student strengths and weaknesses are analyzed so that their grammatical studies, written assignments, and oral presentation can be individualized. 

Dual Credit may be available through Ivy Tech course numbers SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 pending student qualification for dual-credit.  

SPANISH V
Full year course, 1 credit per semester – Prerequisites: Semester 1: successful completion of Spanish IV; semester 2: successful completion of 1st semester of Spanish V (DOE Course Code: 2128)

Spanish V will continue the work of Spanish IV and is designed to help the advanced student learn at an accelerated pace about literature, culture, and current events from all 21 Spanish-speaking countries. Students will participate in conversation on current or past events that are significant in the culture. They will read and demonstrate understanding of articles in newspapers, magazines, and books. They will create various kinds of written work (stories, poems, skits, etc.). They will demonstrate near native behaviors, using appropriate verbal and nonverbal cues in a variety of cultural contexts. Student strengths and weaknesses are analyzed so that their grammatical studies, written assignments, oral presentations, and cultural studies can be individualized.