Foreign Language Curriculum

Latin I

Course Texts:

  • Henle First Year Latin, Textbook
  • Henle First Year, Answer Key, Optional
  • Henle Latin Grammar

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Course Description:

Latin is the language of the Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin will give a comprehensive introduction to Latin grammar. Students will complete the first twenty-eight lessons in Henle First Year Latin. By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an introductory grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding etymology of Latin derivatives; and a reinforced grasp of English grammar through the study of Latin grammar.

Topics covered include: Verbs: all four conjugations, indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods; noun cases: nominative, genitive, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; present and perfect tenses, active and passive voices of verbs; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; Sum; Student assignments include daily vocabulary work throughout the year, composition work, and reading & speaking exercises.

Latin II

Course Texts:

  • Henle First Year Latin, Textbook
  • Henle First Year Latin, Answer Key, Optional
  • Henle Second Year Latin, Textbook
  • Henle Second Year Latin, Answer Key, Optional
  • Henle Latin Grammar

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Course Description:

Latin is the language of the Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin will give a comprehensive study of advanced Latin grammar, as well as an introduction to translation. Students will finish the last fourteen lessons in Henle First Year Latin as well as complete Lessons 1-30 in Henle Second Year Latin.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding the meaning of Latin derivatives; and a reinforced grasp of English grammar through the study of Latin grammar.

Topics covered include: Verbs: all four conjugations, indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods; active and passive voices; -io verbs; deponent verbs; Participles; noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative; forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; adjective forms, and the comparison of adjectives; demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; Sum, Possum, and Eo; specific case uses and constructions (like the Ablative of Separation); the gerund and gerundive; purpose, Result and Characteristic Clauses; daily vocabulary work throughout the year. Students assignments will include composition work, reading & speaking exercises, and longer translation assignments based upon the writings of Julius Caesar.

Latin III

Course Texts:

  • Henle Third Year Latin, Textbook
  • Henle Third Year Latin, Answer Key, Optional
  • Henle Latin Grammar

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Course Description:

Latin is the language of the Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin stresses translation of source texts while reinforcing knowledge of Latin grammar.

By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain a sound foundation of Latin vocabulary; an in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; facility in Latin pronunciation; an expanded English vocabulary, by understanding etymology of Latin Related English and Latin words; and an acquaintance with Roman oratory through the study of Cicero.

Topics include: a review of nouns: forms of first, second, third, fourth and fifth declension nouns; noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative; review of adjective forms, and the comparison of adjectives; review of verbs: Forms of first, second, third, fourth, and -io verbs in all tenses and voices; review of demonstratives, personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns; relative pronouns; review of Latin clauses and syntax, including review of direct and indirect questions, purpose, result, and characteristic clauses; review of conditional sentences; review of specific case uses and constructions (like the Ablative of Separation); review of the gerund and gerundive; Student assignments include daily vocabulary work throughout the year, composition work, reading & speaking exercises, study of Roman oratory with political and rhetorical context; reading and translation of Cicero; and reading and translation of excerpts of ecclesiastical Latin.

Latin IV

Course Texts:

  • Henle Fourth Year Latin, Textbook
  • Henle Fourth Year Latin, Answer Key, Optional
  • Henle Latin Grammar

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Course Description:

Latin is the language of he Church; as such it is an integral part of every Catholic's heritage. This course in Latin will give an introduction to translation of source texts will einforcing knowledge of Latin grammar. By diligent work in this course, the student will obtain: A sound foundation of Latin vocabulary (5 words memorized per day is ideal); An in-depth grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; Facility in Latin pronunciation; An expanded English vocabulary by understanding

etymology of Latin related English & Latin words; An acquaintance with Roman oratory and poetry through the study of Cicero and Virgil; Familiarity with Christian poems, documents and Sacred Scripture.

 

Italian I

Course Texts:

  • Prego! An Invitation to Italian, Textbook
  • Prego!, Online Workbook
  • Prego!, Online Laboratory Manual
  • Prego!, Online Learning Center*

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*Available for free with purchase of student text. Full online instructor access for teaching resources, including answers to the textbook. Available with purchase of this course plan or enrollment with Kolbe Academy. See the Online Access User's Manual, Parts III and IV for instructions. Guides students through all of the online resources and materials available with this course. (See Parts I and II). Guides parents through the steps to obtaining teacher resources, grading help, and answer keys***. (See parts III and IV). The User's Manual is available with the course plan.

Course Description:

Studying a modern language like Italian helps to reinforce the student's grasp of English grammar while learning the language of another culture. This course will aim to help the student have a sound foundation of Italian vocabulary, grammar, and syntax as well as having facility in pronouncing the Italian language. Students will complete the first half of the textbook for high school Italian I credit.

Topics include the Italian alphabet, pronunciation, numbers, calendar; nouns (gender and number), articolo indeterminativo, buono, present tense of avere (to have); adjectives, present tense of essere (to be), articolo determinative, bello; present tense of -are verbs, dare, stare, andare, and fare, possessive adjectives, questo and quello; present tense of -ere and -ire verbs, dovere, potere, and volere, dire, uscire and venire, direct object pronouns, time; preposizioni articolate, passato prossimo with avere and essere, consocere and sapere, indirect object pronouns, using the past participle for the passato prossimo tense, piacere, interoggative; reflexive verbs, reciprocal constructions, advebs, numbers over 100; imperfetto tense, trapassato tense, suffixes.

Student assignments include grammar and translation assignments from the textbook, grammar exercises from the online workbook, conversation, dictation, comprehension, and pronunciation assignments from the online language laboratory, and additional writing assignments.

Italian II

Course Texts:

  • Prego! An Invitation to Italian,Textbook
  • Prego!, Online Workbook
  • Prego!, Online Laboratory Manual
  • Prego!, Online Learning Center*

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*Available for free with purchase of student text. Full online instructor access for teaching resources, including answers to the textbook. Available with purchase of this course plan or enrollment with Kolbe Academy. See the Online Access User's Manual, Parts III and IV for instructions. Guides students through all of the online resources and materials available with this course. (See Parts I and II). Guides parents through the steps to obtaining teacher resources, grading help, and answer keys***. (See parts III and IV). The User's Manual is available with the course plan.

Course Description:

Studying a modern language like Italian helps to reinforce the student's grasp of English grammar while learning the language of another culture. This course will aim to help the student have a sound foundation of Italian vocabulary, grammar, and syntax as well as having facility in pronouncing the Italian language. Students will complete the second half of the textbook for high school Italian II credit.

Topics include disjunctive pronouns, comparatives, relative superlative; future (simple) tense, impersonal pronoun (si); use of ne, and ci (more impersonal pronouns), double pronouns (direct-indirect objects), imperative; indefinite adjectives, indefinite pronouns, negatives, formal imperative; present conditional, past conditional, possessive pronouns; relative pronouns, infinitive verb constructions, nouns and adjectives ending in -a; passato remoto verb tense, ordinal numbers, volerci and metterci; present subjunctive and its uses, past subjunctive; conjunctions that use the subjunctive form and other uses of the subjunctive.; imperfect subjunctive, trapassato subjunctive, proper choice of subjunctive tense

Student assignments include grammar and translation assignments from the textbook, grammar exercises from the online workbook, conversation, dictation, comprehension, and pronunciation assignments from the online language laboratory, and additional writing assignments.

German I

Course Texts:

  • Deutsch: Na Klar!, Textbook

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**Textbook Audio is located at the Online Learning Center at www.mhhe.com/dnk6 Other Online Resources at dict.leo.org

 

Course Description:

  • A sound foundation of German vocabulary (10 words memorized per day is ideal)
  • An introductory grasp of German grammar and syntax
  • Facility in German pronunciation
  • Reinforcement of the student's grasp of grammar through the study of German

Skills to be Developed:

  • Confidence in the use of the German language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and spoken German at a basic level
  • Knowledge of the rules of German grammar and composition
  • Confidence and ability to read, write and speak the German language at a basic level

 

German II

Course Texts:

  • Deutsch: Na Klar!, Textbook

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**Textbook Audio is located at the Online Learning Center at www.mhhe.com/dnk6
Other Online Resources at dict.leo.org

Course Description:

  • A sound foundation of German vocabulary (10 words memorized per day is ideal)
  • An introductory grasp of German grammar and syntax
  • Facility in German pronunciation
  • Reinforcement of the student's grasp of grammar through the study of German

Skills to be Developed:

  • Confidence in the use of the German language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and spoken German at a basic level
  • Knowledge of the rules of German grammar and composition
  • Confidence and ability to read, write and speak the German language at a basic level

 

Spanish I

Course Texts:

  • Avancemos! 1, Textbook
  • Avancemos! 1, Online Access

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 Course Description:

Presents materials in manageable lessons with frequent checkpoints, differentiated activities, and engaging practice options. The perfect blend of culture, instruction, and interaction enables and motivates students to succeed in learning Spanish. Engaging digital features, and differentiated instruction provide the keys to Spanish language proficiency. Supports 21st century skills with items like News and Networking online which includes high-interest cultural articles and videos. Interactive Readers provide a variety of readings at various levels of difficulty and interactive textbook pages that allow students to submit oral, multiple choice, and written responses to every activity in the book. There are also online activities and animations for additional interactive practice on the vocabulary and grammar.

 

Spanish II

Course Texts:

  • Avancemos! 2, Textbook
  • Avencemos! 2, Online Access

Course Description:

Presents materials in manageable lessons with frequent checkpoints, differentiated activities, and engaging practice options. The perfect blend of culture, instruction, and interaction enables and motivates students to succeed in learning Spanish. Engaging digital features, and differentiated instruction provide the keys to Spanish language proficiency. Supports 21st century skills with items like News and Networking online which includes high-interest cultural articles and videos. Interactive Readers provide a variety of readings at various levels of difficulty and interactive textbook pages that allow students to submit oral, multiple choice, and written responses to every activity in the book. There are also online activities and animations for additional interactive practice on the vocabulary and grammar.