World Language

WL1

WORLD LANGUAGE

  • ITALIAN 1 
  • ITALIAN 2 
  • ITALIAN 3
  • SPANISH 1
  • SPANISH 2
  • SPANISH 3
  • AP SPANISH Language

Italian

ITALIAN I 

PREREQUISITES Students of all grade levels should have a passion for Italian language and culture.  

Students will be able to communicate in basic oral and written skills with the emphasis on the present.  They will be able to identify basic Italian geography, cook basic Italian dishes and will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Every other summer, students have the chance to travel to Siena, Italy for a three week home-stay program.

 

ITALIAN 2 

PREREQUISITES Italian I

Students will be able to communicate in basic oral and written skills with the emphasis on the present.  They will be able to identify basic Italian geography, cook basic Italian dishes and will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Every other summer, students have the chance to travel to Siena, Italy for a three week home-stay program.

 

ITALIAN 3 

PREREQUISITES Italian I & 2

This class emphasizes the further development of comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Vocabulary becomes increasingly more advanced, and grammar is reviewed and expanded. Study of Italian culture and continues throughout the year. Composition is emphasized in the second semester.

Students will be able to communicate in basic oral and written skills with the emphasis on the present.  They will be able to identify basic Italian geography, cook basic Italian dishes, will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Every other summer, students have the chance to travel to Siena, Italy for a three week home-stay program. 

 

Spanish

SPANISH I 

PREREQUISITES Students of all grade levels should have a passion for Spanish and Latin American language and culture.  

Spanish 1 is the first course out of a series of four that is offered at the San Francisco Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Students focus on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish while exploring the diverse Spanish-speaking world.  Basic grammar and vocabulary are taught to facilitate these skills.  Students learn to describe themselves and others and discuss school, food, family, shopping, common activities, and more.

 

SPANISH 2 

PREREQUISITES Spanish 1

Spanish 2 is the second course out of a series of four that is offered at the San Francisco Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.  Students build upon the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills learned in Spanish 1 while continuing to explore the diverse Spanish-speaking world. More complex grammar and vocabulary are taught to facilitate these skills.  By the end of the course, students will be able to have conversations using the present and past tenses.

 

SPANISH 3

PREREQUISITES Spanish I & 2

This class emphasizes the further development of comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Vocabulary becomes increasingly more advanced, and grammar is reviewed and expanded. Study of Spanish and Latin American cultures and literature continues throughout the year. Composition is emphasized in the second semester.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Students learn basic Latin American and Hispanic cuisine.  They learn various Latin American dances.  The culture is incorporated in projects as well as daily lessons.

 

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE 

PREREQUISITES Spanish I, 2, & 3

The final course of a series of four, this advanced academic course is for students with a strong Spanish foundation who are serious about increasing their proficiency and exploring the Spanish-speaking world.  The course is conducted exclusively in Spanish, using authentic Spanish texts, audio recordings, and other materials. AP Spanish LANGUAGE explores advanced grammar and vocabulary topics within thematic units, designed specifically to develop a greater appreciation for Spanish language and culture.