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World Languages

First Name Last Name Department Room Number Email Address Voice Mail Extension (925-280-3950 ext. XXXX) Position
David Blumberg World Languages C12 dblumberg@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5132 Teacher, Department Chairperson
Lola Danielli World Languages C7 ldanielli@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5127 Teacher
Leticia Del Toro-Gasquy World Languages C5 ldeltoro@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5157 Teacher
Shih-Min Holland World Languages C5 sholland@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5360 Teacher
Concha Martinez World Languages C13 cmartinez@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5133 Teacher, Cheerleading Advisor
Charlotte Taylor World Languages C6 ctaylor@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5126 Teacher
Ed Willy World Languages C14 ewilly@acalanes.k12.ca.us 5134 Teacher


Course Offerings

French 1
This introductory course in foreign language provides students who have no prior training in the language an opportunity to develop basic listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills. In addition to functional language skills, students are provided an introduction to the culture of countries whose language they are studying.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

French 2
This second-year language course enables students to develop intermediate proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students also develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: French 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

French 3
The third-year French language course enables students to develop high-intermediate proficiency in language skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, begin to study the literature and continue to study the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: French 2 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

French 4 Honors
The fourth-year French course enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students will use idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the literature and the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: French 3 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

French Language 5 AP
Students who enroll in AP French Language should have a solid command of French grammar and vocabulary and have competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and helps students develop the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts, master an ample vocabulary while non-reliant on a dictionary, and demonstrate coherent expression in written and spoken French.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: French 4
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

German 1
This introductory course in foreign language provides students who have no prior training in the language an opportunity to develop listening, speaking, writing, and reading fundamentals. In addition to functional language skills, students are given an introduction to the culture of countries whose language they are studying.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

German 2
This second-year language course enables students to develop intermediate proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students also develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: German 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

German 3
The third-year language course enables students to develop high-intermediate proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, begin to study the literature and continue to study the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: German 2 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

German 4 Honors
This fourth-year language course enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students will use idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture and literature of countries using German.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: German 3 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

German Language 5 AP
This fifth-year German language course enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students will use idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture and literature of German-speaking people. Students will prepare for the advanced placement examination.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: German 4 Honors or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Spanish 1
This introductory course in foreign language provides students, who have no prior training in the language, an opportunity to develop basic listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills. In addition to functional language skills, students are provided an introduction to the culture of the countries whose language they are studying.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Spanish 2
This second-year language course enables students to develop intermediate proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students also develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Spanish 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Spanish 3
The third-year Spanish course enables students to develop high-intermediate proficiency in language skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will develop an increasing awareness of the idiomatic aspects of language, begin to study the literature and continue to study the culture of countries using the Spanish language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Spanish 2 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Spanish 4 Honors
This fourth-year Spanish language course enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Students will use idiomatic aspects of language, and continue to study the culture and literature of countries using the language.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Spanish 3 or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Spanish Language 5 AP
While emphasizing the use of Spanish for active communication, this course encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. This course is designed to develop comprehension and expression of formal and informal spoken Spanish in an accurate and fluent fashion. Vocabulary development and the composition of expository passages are highlighted.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Spanish 4 Honors or equivalent experience
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes