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          FRESHMEN Required: (one)
German I Italian I Latin I Spanish I
SOPHOMORES Required: (one)
German II Italian II Latin II Spanish II Spanish IA
Greek I (non-credit)
German III, III Honors, IV, IV Honors, V Honors Italian III, III Honors, IV, IV Honors,
Latin III, III Honors, IV, IV Honors
Spanish III, III Honors, IV, IV Honors, V Honors Spanish Honors Seminar
Greek I, II (non-credit)
                 GENERAL INFORMATION
Foreign Language courses are full-year one credit courses except for Greek, which is a non-credit elective. All Padua Franciscan students are required to satisfactorily complete a two-year/two credit sequence in one language. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to pursue a third or fourth year since a more thorough knowledge of a foreign language is necessary for college and for an even more demanding job market. Students may take more than one language at the same time.
If a student fails the first semester of either Language I or Language II, the student will be removed from the class and will be expected to repeat the class the following year.
THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR REGULAR AND HONORS COURSES: Entry into all third and fourth year regular and honors courses requires teacher approval prior to registration. Students will be evaluated in terms of their level of performance and grades received in previous courses. Students who maintain a B average or above may apply for admittance to the honors section. Students in the honors section are required to do additional class work, homework, compositions, oral presentations, and reading of selected literary works.
SPANISH IA AND IB will be offered at the discretion of the Administration and the Foreign Language Department. The Foreign Language Department determines placement in IA and IB courses. Successful completion of both IA and IB satisfies Padua Franciscan’s graduation requirement of two credits of a foreign language.
FOREIGN TRAVEL: In addition to the formal study of foreign language, students are offered the opportunity to travel to a country whose language they are studying. Since 1993, qualified junior and senior language students have been able to study for a year abroad at our sister school in Germany. Additional short trips to France (when offered), Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain are offered to second, third, and fourth year students. The school makes the final decision on eligibility of all student participants in foreign language travel. Students who have already graduated will not be permitted to participate in foreign language travel. This also applies to students on disciplinary probation.
GERMAN I (412)
Year 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
German, like English, is a Teutonic language with many similar words in English and German. In level I, students will understand basic spoken and written German. The four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed through extensive use of classroom drills, various reading materials, textbook and workbook, and the use of audio and video tapes. A study of Teutonic history and culture is begun. Holidays and festivals are examined in light of their importance to German society.
Year 1 Credit Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Req: Successful completion of German I; grade 9 requires Department approval
This course builds on the foundations laid during Level I. More complex grammatical structures are introduced and 27

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