Language

 

Chinese 1 – 1 credit

Learn to speak a language that doesn’t have an alphabet! This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (Simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (Introduction to Chinese, Greetings, Calendar, Weather, and Time), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary as they explore the mandate to love their neighbor as they love themselves. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories and the need of the gospel. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Chinese 2 – 1 credit

Learn to speak the language that is spoken by more people than any other language in the world. For students who are seeking to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, this course will provide great support. Chinese 2 is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning using that skill to show the love of Christ and share the Gospel. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: Chinese 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

French 1 – 1 credit (LUOA)

French I includes mastery of basic concepts with an introduction into more complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various French speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in French and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

French I Syllabus

Prerequisites: none

 

French 2 – 1 credit (LUOA)

French II includes mastery of more advanced concepts with an introduction into most complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various French-speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in French and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

French II Syllabus

Prerequisites: French I

 

French 3 – 1 credit

This third year French course is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units - Feelings, Transportation, Work, Countries and Future - students build on previous knowledge with additional vocabulary, verb tenses, and grammatical structures appropriate to their level. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Exposure to the culture of France and French-speaking countries can be found throughout the course in order to help students understand French in its context, as a truly dynamic language used for communication by millions of people throughout the world. Students will gain an appreciation of the French culture as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the Five C's of the Foreign Language Education; as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Prerequisites: French 2

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

German 1 – 1 credit

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Greetings, the Date, Weather, Time and Colors), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations, and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: None

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

German 2 – 1 credit

This is an intermediate level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will continue to learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Pastimes, Body, Description), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, past-tense verbs, demonstrative articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards. Prerequisites: German 1; Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the German 2 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

German 3 – 1 credit

This third year of German is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Media, My Childhood, My Future, Foods, and The Environment), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary and more advanced sentence structure. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is spread throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world: its culture, people, geographical locations and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the national ACTFL Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the “Five C's of the Foreign Language Education” as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Prerequisites: German 2; This course will expose students to a college level experience in language mastery. Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the German 3 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

Latin 1 – 1 credit

There is a reason “all roads lead to Rome.” Maybe it is because the Romans built much of the ancient world’s highway system. Maybe it is also because the Roman culture and Latin language laid the foundation for much of Western culture. In this course, students find out for themselves about the cultural context in which early Christianity grew and flourished. Studying Latin helps students improve their command of the English language. Latin I is the most comprehensive way to begin. The purpose of this course is to give students a foundation in Latin grammar and vocabulary. This course also acquaints students with Olympic gods and with the everyday life of the typical Roman. Students will recognize how a foundation of truth is reflected in our words, actions, and art. The course sets the students’ feet on a journey as big as their imagination, with a passport to some of the world’s most exciting places.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Latin 2 – 1 credit

History-changing battles, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language that was heard throughout most of the known world. In Latin I, students read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin II, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome come alive as they are compared and contrasted with the themes of the Pater Noster. In this course, students build on their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, they sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. A clear, expressive, and flexible language in which students can communicate supports Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of law. As the students explore the pursuit for power, riches, and national identity found in the Roman Classics, parallels and contrasts are drawn between the themes of the Lord's Prayer - surrendering to God's sovereignty as opposed to pursuing personal power; humility rather than greatness; surrender as a form of victory; and many others. This course gives students a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It also gives them a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit.

Prerequisites: Latin 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Latin 3 – 1 credit

In Latin 3, students visit the library of great authors. The library card gives them access to the timeless words of the greatest Roman poets, storytellers, and orators. Students' skills with the Latin language give them direct access to the beauty and power of these great authors' thoughts. This will enable students to compare the imagery of the Bible with that of the Roman authors while realizing how studying an ancient language can illuminate many biblical truths. Students will read some of the best Latin prose and poetry ever written or spoken from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, and others while exploring the responsibility God gives humans to alter circumstances and affect history.

The purpose of this course is to strengthen students' Latin vocabulary as well as their appreciation for well-crafted writing. Students go directly to the source and recognize why Latin and those who spoke it are still relevant today.

Prerequisites: Latin 2

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

Spanish I – 1 credit (LUOA)

Students in Spanish I will master the basic concepts of Spanish and be introduced to more complicated concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish I Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

 

Spanish II – 1 credit (LUOA)

Spanish II includes mastery of more advanced concepts with an introduction into most complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish II Syllabus

Prerequisites: Spanish I

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

 

Spanish III – 1 credit (LUOA)

Spanish III includes mastery of the preterit and imperfect tenses while providing extensive work with new and more advanced concepts such as the conditional, the present perfect, the past perfect, passive tenses and the subjunctive mood. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures – all in Spanish. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish III Syllabus

Spanish III Reading List

Prerequisites: Spanish II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th