Academics



Foreign Language:


French


French I:


French 1 is the first course of a three part French series designed to empower students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend French in a culturally authentic manner. Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, French 1 is a comprehensive course integrating introductory content, varied methodology and interactive activities. As a standards-based instructional and learning course, it develops a student’s language skills by incorporating and integrating a text, practice workbooks, an audio program, a video program, communicative activities and culture.


French II:

 

French 2 is the second course of a three part French series designed to empower students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend French in a culturally authentic manner. Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, French 2 is a comprehensive course integrating content, varied methodology and interactive activities. As a standards-based instructional and learning course, French 2 continues to develop a student’s language skills by incorporating and integrating a text, practice workbooks, an audio program, a video program, communicative activities and culture. 


French III


French 3 is the final course of a three part French series designed to empower students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend French in a culturally authentic manner. Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, French 3 is a comprehensive course integrating advanced content, varied methodology and interactive activities. As a standards-based instructional and learning course, French 3 is an elective course at Mount Michael, which continues to develop a student’s language skills by incorporating and integrating all the materials from French 1 and 2. It is a rigorous course increasing the student’s vocabulary base and exposing him to the majority of the verbs tenses in French. As an honors course, French 3 helps to prepare the student for fourth year French by spiraling previously learned content as well as adding new material to the student’s knowledge base.


French IV:


French 4 is an elective course at Mount Michael which provides advanced students with the guidance and structure to continue learning French by developing higher level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is an honors course that reviews previously learned content by integrating grammar and culture in meaningful, contextual and open-ended exercises. French 4 integrates the development of the four language skills by requiring the student to assimilate, synthesize and analyze their skills and knowledge, ideally in preparation for the AP French language examination. Designed for students with a strong foundation, French 4 not only demands a solid background, but also requires that the students possess intrinsic values of motivation and learning in order to be successful. In addition, the course is integrated with a general survey of French history and literature through the centuries to increase student awareness of French heritage and civilization.


Spanish


Spanish I:

 

Spanish 1 is an introductory course which will empower students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend Spanish in a culturally authentic manner.  Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, Spanish 1 is a comprehensive course integrating introductory content, varied methodology and interactive activities. As a standards-based instructional and learning course, it develops a student’s language skills integrating the first textbook of a four part series, a practice workbook, an audio program, a video program, communicative activities, online activities/support and culture.


Spanish II:

 

Spanish 2 continues to empower students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend Spanish in a culturally authentic manner.  Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, Spanish 2 is a comprehensive course reinforcing introductory content and develops language skills through varied methodology and interactive activities. As a standards-based instructional and learning course, it expands and strengthens a student’s language skills integrating the second textbook of a four part series, a practice workbook, an audio program, a video program, communicative activities, online activities/support and culture.


Honors Spanish III:

 

Spanish 3 is an advanced language course that empowers students to learn to speak, read, write and comprehend Spanish in a culturally authentic manner.  Designed to support the National Foreign Language Standards, Spanish 3 is a comprehensive course reinforcing introductory content and develops language skills through varied methodology and interactive activities.  As a standards-based instructional and learning course, it expands and reinforces a student’s language skills integrating the third textbook of a four part series, a practice workbook, an audio program, a video program, communicative activities, online activities/support and culture.  Spanish 3 requires a strong foundation as it simultaneously recycles and assesses previously learned content and integrates higher level language skills. 


Honors Spanish IV:

 

Spanish 4 is an advanced language course at Mount Michael which provides students with the guidance and structure to continue learning Spanish by developing higher level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  It is an honors course that reviews previously learned content by integrating grammar and culture in meaningful, contextual and open-ended exercises.

As a standards-based instructional and learning course, it expands and reinforces a student’s language skills integrating the fourth text of a four part series, a practice workbook, an audio program, communicative activities, online activities/support, culture and an AP Practice Workbook.  Spanish 4 integrates the development of the four language skills by requiring the student to assimilate, synthesize and analyze their skills and knowledge, ideally in preparation for the AP Spanish language examination.  Students in Spanish 4 must possess a strong foundation and intrinsic values of motivation and learning in order to be successful.