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St. Teresa High School is an accredited Catholic college preparatory secondary school serving the Decatur, Illinois area. Sharing in the educational mission of the Church, it is committed to offering excellent education and developing a community of faith. St. Teresa provides a faith-based, disciplined environment which fosters academic achievement, independent thinking, moral integrity, and service to community. more

World Language

Spanish I
An introduction to the language and the culture of the Spanish people with emphasis on grammatical
structures, verb usage, pronunciation and communication skills through conversations, and the use of videos
and films. Text: Aventura! 1, EMC Publishing, LLC, 2009

Spanish II
This is a continuation of Spanish I with stress on grammar usage, pronunciation, verb usage and the cultural
aspects of Spain and Latin American and their contrasts to our native culture. Course provides the student
with necessary grammar and vocabulary background to carry on a basic conversation in this language.
Further usage of this language includes conversation, use of idiomatic phrases and use of videos and films.
Pronunciation and oral skill comprehension are emphasized. Text: Realidades 2, Pearson Prentice Hall,
2011

Spanish III
This course provides for a further and more in-depth study of the language. Grammatical structures are
reviewed through oral skills. Vocabulary building and cultural studies are emphasized through reading, writing,
and speaking the language. Pronunciation and oral/proficiency skills are heavily emphasized through
conversation, and through continued activities that are mentioned in Spanish II and I. Comparisons of diverse
cultural systems of Spain, Latin America and the U.S. are explored. Texts: Realidades 3, Pearson Prentice
Hall, 2011; Supplemental Texts.

Spanish IV
An in-depth study of language in all areas: grammar, literature, and cultural studies. Skills stressed are oral
and written proficiency with reading comprehension important. In-depth study of authors and literature are
presented throughout the year. Intense conversation and grammar usage in oral work is stressed. Cultural
aspects of the Latin American, Hispanic world and the Iberian peninsula are compared and contrasted to the
culture of the U.S. Text: Encuentros Maravillosos, 2nd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011; Supplemental
Texts.

French IV (Due to the lack of interest, 2013-14 will be the last year to offer French)
First semester is devoted principally to learning more sophisticated grammatical concepts. If time allows, le
Petit Prince is studied. Second semester, French history and civilization from cave dwellers to the Revolution,
is studied with representative writings of certain periods of history: Selections from Voltaire and Rosseau as
they influence the spirit of revolution, and a few letters from Napoleon to Josephine. Prerequisite: French III
Text: AQA French Voilà ! Higher 4, Nelson Thomas, 2006

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