Santa Barbara Unified School District

Foreign Language Courses

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Chinese 1 (taught via Proximity Learning's MyLanguage 360 online course) provides a foundation of listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking in modern standard Mandarin Chinese. Sudents will learn to communicate and interact within the context of a variety of everyday situations such as family, school life, eating, shopping, and traveling. Students will also learn to communicate at an abstract level and talk about their own feelings and opinions in Chinese. In addition, both Chinese 1 and 2 will anticipate an increased introduction of Chinese characters and demands for textual literacy. Although the emphasis in Chinese 1 and 2 is not on authentic written texts, the Chinese characters in written dialogues and reading passages are oriented towards a greater use of authentic texts in further study of Chinese. However, Year 2 does make use of longer texts in Chinese, such as emails, correspondence, etc. This is noted in the course outline.

Transcript title and course number: Chinese 1 835000

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Chinese 2 (taught via Proximity Learning's MyLanguage 360 online course) provides a foundation of listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking in modern standard Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn to communicate and interact within the context of a variety of everyday situations such as family, school life, eating, shopping, and traveling. Students will also learn to communicate at an abstract level and talk about their own feelings and opinions in Chinese. In addition, both Chinese 1 and 2 will anticipate an increased introduction of Chinese characters and demands for textual literacy. Although the emphasis in Chinese 1 and 2 is not on authentic written texts, the Chinese characters in written dialogues and reading passages are oriented towards a greater use of authentic texts in further study of Chinese. However, Year 2 does make use of longer texts in Chinese, such as emails, correspondence, etc. This is noted in the course outline.

Transcript title and course number: Chinese 2 835001

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

Chinese 3 (taught via Proximity Learnings MyLanguage 360 online course) further builds upon the foundation of listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking in modern standard Mandarin Chinese formed throughout years 1 and 2. Proximity Learning Chinese 3 significantly diverges from years 1 and 2 in two areas. First, the year 3 course introduces course content with more emphasis on authentic texts, including essays, abridged news articles, advertisements, and other primary sources, with subject matter at a more abstract and higher level of thought. This authentic material brings with it a correspondingly greater number of vocabulary items and increased focus on literacy in Chinese characters. In addition, the year 3 course also diverges from the previous two years in asynchronous content. For the first time, students are exposed to workbook exercises which are closely modeled on those found on major exams assessing proficiency in Chinese, including AP and SAT II, as well as the mainland China HSK exam assessing proficiency in Chinese as a foreign language.

Transcript title and course number: Chinese 3 835002

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

This course stresses spoken interaction in daily life settings, and an initiation to the cultural specifities of the francophone world.It features an integrated audio and video program, online resources, which are all designed to encourage cooperative learning strategies. This introductory course also offers an introduction to linguistics.

Transcript title and course number: French 1 P 100100

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

French 2 provides students with a strong linguistic base for communication. It features fully integrated video, authentic listening materials, access to online enrichment activities, and varied reading materials. It provides opportunities for self-expression, cooperative learning activities,and a development of global awareness by exploring the multi-cultural perspectives of the francophone world.

Transcript title and course number: French 2 P 100105

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Recommendation: “C” or better in French 2. The purpose of this pre-AP and pre-IB course is to prepare students for the mastery of skills necessary for success in both the AP French Language and Culture and the International Baccalaureate French Certificate courses. Its enriched curriculum will be taught on an advanced level, which emphasizes critical thinking and will prepare students for entry into both AP and IB classes. It resorts to a variety of materials, which can include audio recording, podcasts, video clips, print and online articles,literary selections, and may incorporate participation in an online exchange with students in France. This course helps the student develop fluency in the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

Transcript title and course number: French 3 P 100110

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

International Baccalaureate French (HL1 and HL2) is a two-year intensive course at the university level. Cultural insight into francophone cultures constitutes the basis for lively debates , in depth persuasive essays and diverse forms of writing such as blogs, letters to the edior, speeches, scripts of interviews, and other forms of creative writing . Conversational and writing skills are practiced in real life situations, such as emailing actual French businesses or organizations, and regular online communication with a Bordeaux, France high school class. The second year of the course also includes the study of two literary works in the target language. The goal is to master fluency in all contexts and environments, from informal chat to academic presentations . Students may choose to take the SL ( Standard Level) International Baccalaureate Language B exam after their first year of the course, or take the HL ( High Level) examination at the end of the second year.

Transcript title and course number: French HL1 IB 088470

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

International Baccalaureate French (HL1 and HL2) is a two-year intensive course at the university level. Cultural insight into francophone cultures constitutes the basis for lively debates , in depth persuasive essays and diverse forms of writing such as blogs, letters to the edior, speeches, scripts of interviews, and other forms of creative writing . Conversational and writing skills are practiced in real life situations, such as emailing actual French businesses or organizations, and regular online communication with a Bordeaux, France high school class. The second year of the course also includes the study of two literary works in the target language. The goal is to master fluency in all contexts and environments, from informal chat to academic presentations . Students may choose to take the SL ( Standard Level) International Baccalaureate Language B exam after their first year of the course, or take the HL ( High Level) examination at the end of the second year.

Transcript title and course number: French HL2 IB 088475

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

An advanced course given entirely in French. Students prepare for the annual Advanced Placement examination as they develop their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Oral fluency is developed to allow students to interact in the target language in casual conversations as well as presentational speaking.. Reading skills are enhanced by a study of excerpts from the written and online press, and from contemporary literature . Students also learn to master the writing of formal emails and persuasive essays. Listening skills are practiced regularly by watching, interpreting and discussing francophone online news, documentaries, podcast and live radio.

Transcript title and course number: French Lang AP 030410

Grades: 9-12

This course, which is taught almost exclusively in Italian, focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Italian for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of Italian speakers.

Transcript title and course number: ITAL 101 SBCC 032300

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Latin I introduces students to the language, culture and history of the Romans. An introduction to the language through the Cambridge Series emphasizes comprehension through reading stories centered on dynamic characters in Pompeii, Alexandria and Roman Britain. In this way students gain understanding the social and political history of the Romans, especially during the first century AD. An additional result of the student’s study of Latin is improved knowledge of both English vocabulary and grammar, an expanded understanding of the relationship of the ancient world to his or her own, and appreciation of other foreign languages and culture.

Transcript title and course number: Latin 1 P 100115

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Latin II further expands students' knowledge of the language and culture of the Romans. The Cambridge series continues with Alexandria and Roman Britain, through which the students are introduced to the diversity of cultures that comprised the Roman Empire. Students also gain exposure to and synthesize a deeper understanding of Greco-Roman social strata, engineering, philosophy, and mythology. An additional result of the student’s study of Latin is improved knowledge of both English vocabulary and grammar, an expanded understanding of the relationship of the ancient world to his or her own, and appreciation of other foreign languages and culture.

Transcript title and course number: Latin 2 P 100120

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Latin III starts with an ample review of Latin grammar learned in Latin I and Latin II. The students will next complete a thorough study of grammatical topics before finishing the year reading Pliny, Ovid, Caesar and Vergil as a preview to advanced Latin coursework. Reading passages from original authors offers many occasions for the class to encounter the rich history and culture of the ancient Romans. This provides a fertile ground for conversation about rhetoric and persuasion, the utility of language, and the different desires of societies. By looking at the past through a detailed study of grammar and language, the students are forced to interact with their own culture through the ancient lens of the Romans.

Transcript title and course number: Latin 3 P 100125

Grades: 10-12; Dos Pueblos High School

IB Latin enables the student to reach an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of the language and to use this understanding for a variety of purposes, including translation, comprehension and research, develops the student’s appreciation of the literary merit of classical texts and an awareness of the issues raised in them, as well as their connections and relevance to our times, encourages, through the study of texts and other products of classical cultures, an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of people from those cultures, provides the student with an opportunity for intellectual engagement through the process of inquiry and the development of critical thinking and learning skills, and provides the student with a basis for further study, work, and enjoyment in a variety of contexts. The Standard Level course (IB HL1) takes place over one year and explores the work of Virgil, Ovid, Livy, and Cicero.

Transcript title and course number: Latin HL1 IB 088450

Grades: 10-12; Dos Pueblos High School

IB Latin enables the student to reach an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of the language and to use this understanding for a variety of purposes, including translation, comprehension and research, develops the student’s appreciation of the literary merit of classical texts and an awareness of the issues raised in them, as well as their connections and relevance to our times, encourages, through the study of texts and other products of classical cultures, an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of people from those cultures, provides the student with an opportunity for intellectual engagement through the process of inquiry and the development of critical thinking and learning skills, and provides the student with a basis for further study, work, and enjoyment in a variety of contexts. The Higher Level course (IB HL) takes place over two years and explores the work of Virgil, Ovid, Livy, Cicero, Horace, Propertius, Catullus, and Suetonius. Seniors in this course will sit for the HL International Baccalaureate Language B exam in the spring; juniors may choose to sit for the SL IB exam.

Transcript title and course number: Latin HL2 IB 088455

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

AP Latin prepares students for the Advanced Placement examination in Latin. The prescribed course of study includes the AP syllabus and course of study, as described on the College Board website: “Students are encouraged to develop linguistic skills by engaging in multiple activities, including translating poetry and prose from the required-reading list, precisely and literally; reading passages of poetry and prose with comprehension; and analyzing literary texts in clear, coherent written arguments, supported by textual examples.

Transcript title and course number: Latin Lit AP 033350

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School

This course, which is taught in Spanish, is a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar, covering the first half of the text Imagina. Classwork involves reading selections of increasing difficulty and complexity as well as writing essays on a variety of topics. Students are expected to engage in extended conversations in Spanish and make oral presentations. Through extensive listening practice, students will improve their ability to comprehend spoken Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: SPAN 103 SBCC 034910

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School

The fifth-year Spanish course covers the second half of the textbook Imagina and offers students the chance to continue their studies in Spanish while earning five units of credit from Santa Barbara City College. Conducted in Spanish, the course includes extensive reading and writing in Spanish at an advanced level along with activities designed to enhance students' ability to speak and understand Spanish at the college level. Spanish 103/Spanish AP is a prerequisite for the course.

Transcript title and course number: SPAN 104 SBCC 034920

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Recommended for college bound students as well as career-minded students. This introductory first year Spanish course is designed to develop competency and confidence in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Students are expected to participate with a considerable amount of discussion, reading and writing on a variety of topics. Class is taught in Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: Span Natv 1 P 834420

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

1st year course: Recommended for college bound students as well as career-minded students. Introductory course that presents the basic elements of Spanish and the various cultures. Students begin the sequential development of skills needed to speak, read, write and understand a foreign language. Grammatical concepts covered are present tense through simple preterite tense. No previous knowledge of Spanish required.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish 1 P 100130

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

2nd year course: Students begin to develop competency in the Spanish skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language is used for more meaningful communication. Grammar reviews all tenses that students are learning. Intensive study of grammar, as well as reading and writing activities. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of discussion, reading and writing on a variety of topics. Class is taught in Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish 2 Nativ P 100145

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

2nd year course: Continuation of study in the Spanish language class is conducted at least 50% in Spanish. The ability to understand and speak the foreign language is further developed through the introduction of additional vocabulary and grammar. Recommended for college bound students. Grammar begins with simple preterite tense through subjunctive tenses. Includes more intensive reading, writing, listening and comprehension activities. Students should be able to carry on a simple conversation and read effectively with a dictionary.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish 2 P 100135

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

3rd year course: Students begin to gain competency in the written expression. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are developed through practice. Written language, reading comprehension and bilingual error correction are the main focus. Language is taught so that students can identify parts of speech and use more formal language. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of discussion, reading and writing on a variety of topics. Class is taught in Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish 3 Nativ P 100150

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

3rd year course: Students continue to develop competency in the Spanish skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language is used for even more meaningful communication. Grammar reviews all the previous tenses and all remaining verb tenses are learned. Intensive study of grammar, as well as advanced reading and writing activities. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of discussion, reading and writing on a variety of topics. Class is taught at least 75% in Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish 3 P 100140

Grades: 11-12; Dos Pueblos High School

International Baccalaureate Spanish is a two year intensive course at the university level. The course involves intensive study of numerous Spanish literary works. Extensive composition and discussion require students to demonstrate their sensitivity to the language and structure of writing as well as their own power and precision in organizing and expressing thoughts. Students must maintain a portfolio of written work and produce digital recordings in Spanish throughout the course. Both written and oral assessments are required. IB monitoring of student work continues at this level of study using portfolio and recorded samples. Seniors in this course will sit for the HL International Baccalaureate Language B exam in the spring; juniors may choose to sit for the SL IB exam.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish HL1 IB 088400

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

International Baccalaureate Spanish is a two year intensive course at the university level. The course involves intensive study of numerous Spanish literary works. Extensive composition and discussion require students to demonstrate their sensitivity to the language and structure of writing as well as their own power and precision in organizing and expressing thoughts. Students must maintain a portfolio of written work and produce digital recordings in Spanish throughout the course. Both written and oral assessments are required. IB monitoring of student work continues at this level of study using portfolio and recorded samples. Seniors in this course will sit for the HL International Baccalaureate Language B exam in the spring; juniors may choose to sit for the SL IB exam.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish HL2 IB 088420

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

4th year course: Usage in all verb tenses is refined. This class is equivalent to a 3rd year college course. Advanced Spanish, reading, writing, and conversation encompassing aural/oral skills, comprehension, grammar and composition. This class prepares students for the AP test in May. Class is taught in Spanish.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish Lang AP 034880

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

A survey of literature course given entirely in Spanish for the student who wishes to pursue the study of Spanish and Latin American Literature. Literary works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century will be read and analyzed in preparation for the AP Literature exam in May. Analytical skills and the study of literary devices will be emphasized. Relevant films in Spanish may be viewed and discussed.

Transcript title and course number: Spanish Lit AP 034870

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School

If you would like to learn to speak Chinese and Spanish in a fun, relaxed and engaging manner, this class is for you! The goal of this course is to cultivate interest in foreign language studies. Students will be exposed to Mandarin Chinese for one semester and Spanish for another semester as they are introduced to the culture, customs and diversity of the Spanish and Mandarin Chinese speaking world. They will gain knowledge of both worlds in a variety of activities that include art projects, music and use of technology. This course for 7th and 8th grade students, will prepare them to take yearlong foreign language classes.

Transcript title and course number: LangExploratory 824000