WORLD LANGUAGE

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MATH    SCIENCE    ENGLISH   SOCIAL SCIENCE    ELECTIVES

2 years of World Language = A-G standards E requirement

  • ITALIAN 1     
  • ITALIAN 2    
  • ITALIAN 3
  • SPANISH 1   
  • SPANISH 2  
  • SPANISH 3  
  • SPANISH 4

ITALIAN I - Moderate All Grades eligible • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Semester grades are cumulative. 80% of the semester grade is comprised of daily homework, quizzes, and projects; 20%  of the semester grade is the final exam which includes an oral  assessment and a written assessment. 

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.  They will cook basic Italian dishes.  They will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco such as the Italian film festival in November, NICE.

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


ITALIAN 2 - Moderate • All Grades eligible • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Semester grades are cumulative. 80% of the semester grade is comprised of daily homework, quizzes, and projects; 20%  of the semester grade is the final exam which includes an oral  assessment and a written assessment. 

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.  They will cook basic Italian dishes.  They will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco such as the Italian film festival in November, NICE.

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


ITALIAN 3 - Difficult • All Grades eligible • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Semester grades are cumulative. 80% of the semester grade is comprised of daily homework, quizzes, and projects; 20%  of the semester grade is the final exam which includes an oral  assessment and a written assessment. 

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.  They will cook basic Italian dishes.  They will participate in Italian cultural events held in San Francisco such as the Italian film festival in November, NICE.

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


SPANISH I - Moderate • All Grades eligible • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Grades are based on a combination of daily work, assessments, and the final exam. Students are required to show proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture.

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 - Moderate, SPANISH II Moderate-Difficult • All Grades eligible • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Grades are based on a combination of daily work, assessments, and the final exam. Students are required to show proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture.

PREREQUISITES: Spanish 2

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 - Difficult • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Semester grades are cumulative. 80% of the semester grade is comprised of daily homework, quizzes, and projects; 20%  of the semester grade is the final exam which includes an oral  assessment and a written assessment. 

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.


SPANISH 4- Difficult • Homework: 0-30 minutes nightly. Grading: Semester grades are cumulative. 80% of the semester grade is comprised of daily homework, quizzes, and projects; 20%  of the semester grade is the final exam which includes an oral  assessment and a written assessment. 

PREREQUISITES: Spanish I -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. Spanish 4 explores advanced grammar and vocabulary topics within thematic units, designed specifically to develop a greater appreciation for Spanish language and culture. 


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