The German 4 is a conversatonal and literature course with a strong emphasis on grammar review.  It is intended for the serious German student seriously considering continuing his/her German study after high school.  As much as reasonably possible, the course will be taught in Gerrman. 

This course serves as an introduction to the German language and the culture of German speaking countries. Students will develop novice communication skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This will be accomplished through a variety of speaking activities, children's books, music, short stories, video clips, grammar drills, and short writing assignments. We will also confess our Christian faith by praying the Lord's prayer and singing Lutheran hymns. Instruction will be given primarily in  German with English explanations of grammar and activities. 

 

This course builds upon the basics of the German language and culture learned in German I. Activities include vocabulary and grammar study, conversation, singing songs, reading stories, presenting skits, and writing projects. Emphasis is on the use of German in the classroom. More instruction is done in German and students make greater effort to use German in the classroom. We will also confess our Christian faith by praying Martin Luther's Morning Prayer, singing Lutheran hymns, and learning Psalm 23. 

An intermediate study of the German language and culture continues through the use of speaking and listening exercises, language games, German magazines and students produce a video skit as a culminating activity (time permitting). Students may also take the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) national test. This course is taught primarily in German and students are also expected to speak in German.

This is an introductory course to the Spanish language and its culture. Students develop a novice proficiency in the language through a variety of communicative activities that focus on the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students also develop awareness of Hispanic culture and what this means to them as young Christians.

Students increase their proficiency to an intermediate level using the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students converse more easily and readily with their advanced understanding of the grammar and vocabulary. In this course, students are responsible for a variety of projects and presentations all completed in Spanish. This course is taught in Spanish and students are required to use only Spanish in the classroom. 

Students continue to develop intermediate proficiency in the Spanish language. Spanish IV focuses on Spanish literature, using stories, poems, songs and other types of literature to extend knowledge. This course assumes students have been adequately prepared for the coursework. Students are required to make presentations, write essays and read longer stories in Spanish. This course is taught in Spanish and students are required to use only Spanish in the classroom.