World Languages

  • Students may choose to study Spanish, French, or German (at Dundee-Crown and Jacobs). Students will develop the language skills in order to communicate in personal, professional, and social settings with others that speak the target language. While in class, students will almost exclusively utilize the target language as they are immersed in communicative activities and learning about the target cultures.

  • AP Spanish Language and Culture (WL5513/WL5514)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish IV or Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

    AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll should already have knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. This class will expose students to a rigorous course and prepare them to take the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Test.

  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture (WL5515/WL5516)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: AP Spanish Language and Culture

    The class uses a thematic approach to teach students about the literature of Peninsular Spanish, Latin America, and the Hispanic communities of the United States. Students utilize critical reading, analytical writing, and speaking skills to examine literature and its context within time and place. This class will expose students to a rigorous course and prepare them to take the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Test.

  • ECC Intermediate Spanish II (ECCOSPN202)

    Length: 1 semester (4 credit hours.)

    Credit: 0.5 units. 

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of placement criteria: ECC Placement Tests (Writing=55, Reading=95) Other: Other: Grade of C or better in SPN 201; three years of H.S. Spanish with grade of C or better; or placement. 

    Other Info: DCHS only 

    Course begins with brief SPN 201 grammar review. Additional activities focus on studying and applying increasingly complex grammatical concepts and vocabulary. Supplementary intermediate level material may be read, listened to or watched in class or as outside assignments.

  • French I (WL5840/WL5841)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    French I is designed to introduce students to the French language and cultures of French-speaking people. Students begin to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French.

  • French II (WL5843/WL5844)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: French I or language proficiency at French level I as determined by divisional approval.

    French II is designed to build on skills learned in French I. Students continue to increase their abilities to communicate and understand French. Classes are primarily conducted in French.

  • French III (WL5846/WL5847)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: French II or language proficiency at French level II as determined by divisional approval.

    French Ill is designed to engage students in increasingly advanced skill development through authentic materials. Students learn, think critically, and express themselves about a variety of topics in the French language. The class is conducted primarily in French.

  • French IV (WL5849/WL5850)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: French Ill or language proficiency at French Level Ill as determined by divisional approval.

    French IV is designed to immerse students in the French language through literature, media, and continued study of language structures. Students will develop further proficiency in the language and the class is taught primarily in French.

  • German I (WL5820/WL5821)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS only

    German I is designed to introduce students to the German language and cultures of German­ speaking people. Students begin to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in German. 

  • German II (WL5823/WL5824)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: German I or language proficiency at German Level I as determined by administrator approval.

    Other Info: DCHS only

    German II is designed to build on skills learned in German I. Students continue to increase their abilities to communicate and understand German. Classes are primarily conducted in German. 

  • German III (WL5826/WL5827)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: German II or language proficiency at German Level II as determined by divisional approval.

    Other Info: DCHS only

    German III is designed to engage students in increasingly advanced skill development through authentic materials. Students learn, think critically, and express themselves about a variety of topics in the German language. The class is primarily conducted in German. 

  • German IV (WL5829/WL5830)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: German III or language proficiency at German Level Ill as determined by divisional approval.

    Other Info: DCHS and JHS only. This course will be offered at JHS through Illinios Virtual School. 

    German IV is designed to immerse students in the German language through literature, media, and continued study of language structures. Students will develop further proficiency in the language and the class is taught primarily in German.

  • Spanish I (WL5801/WL5802)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10 , 11, 12

    Spanish I is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and cultures of Spanish speaking people. Students begin to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish.

  • Spanish II (WL5804/WL5805)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish I or language proficiency at the Spanish I level as determined by divisional approval. 

    Spanish II is designed to build on skills learned in Spanish I. Students continue to increase their abilities to communicate and understand Spanish. Classes are primarily conducted in Spanish. 

  • Spanish III (WL5807/WL5808)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish II or language proficiency at the Spanish II level as determined by divisional approval. 

    Spanish III is designed to engage students in increasingly advanced skill development through authentic materials. Students learn, think critically, and express themselves about a variety of topics in the Spanish language. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. 

  • Spanish IV (WL5810/WL5811)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish III or language proficiency at the Spanish III level as determined by divisional approval.

    Spanish IV is designed to immerse students in the Spanish language through literature, media, and continued study of language structures. Students will develop further proficiency in the language and is taught primarily in Spanish. 

  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (WL5861/WL5862)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Diagnostic Placement and being a fluent Spanish speaker.

    Spanish for Spanish Speakers I is designed to enhance student’s knowledge of the Spanish language and the Hispanic Cultures. Students will improve literacy skills with an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing with the usage of authentic materials. Class discussion and assignments for this course will be entirely in Spanish

  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (WL5863/WL5864)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish for Spanish Speakers I.

    This course is designed to further student’s knowledge of the Spanish language and prepare students to take AP Spanish Language and Culture. Students will work towards an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing with the usage of authentic materials. Class discussion and assignments for this course will be entirely in Spanish.

  • The Commendation toward the Seal of Biliteracy

    The Commendation toward the Seal of Biliteracy will be granted both on the diploma and transcript to the students who take an AP Language Exam and score a 3 and show proficiency in English. As well as meet the minimum requirement on the SAT or proficiency on ACCESS in high school. 

  • The State Seal of Biliteracy

    The State Seal of Biliteracy will be granted both on the diploma and transcript to students who take an AP Language exam or STAMP test and score a minimum of intermediate high and receive a score of 4 or 5 and show proficiency in English. As well as meet the minimum requirement on the SAT or proficiency on ACCESS in high school.