World Language


Welcome to the World Language Department!



Fallbrook Union High School is thrilled to offer World Languages to all students. We currently offer Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). Our courses provide a well-rounded introduction in the world of foreign language. All classes fully align with the California World Language Standards (ACTFL). Our mission is to support students in their acquisition of target languages by providing authentic language opportunities for them to develop the three modes of communication: interpretive, presentational and interpersonal. 

Students are required to take a minimum of one year of a language (“LOTE” language other than English), one year of a VAPA, or one year of a CTE course to meet graduation requirements. Two years of the same language other than English, “LOTE”, are required for admission to the CSU/UC system. **However, three to four years are recommended.

World Language Spanish Course Pathways

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SPANISH 1
This course introduces the student to the Spanish language and culture by giving the student an elementary vocabulary for communicating in the language in all modalities. Students learn to recognize, speak, read, and write a simple form of the language. They will also begin to understand and appreciate the Hispanic world culture, history, literature, and geography. A student who has prior language training may advance to a higher level by passing a written exam in Spanish.
SPANISH 2
This course is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will continue to learn new grammatical structures and to develop appreciation for the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The focus of the learning activities is on written and spoken communication as well as youth-related topics.
SPANISH 3
This course is designed to increase fluency and skills in reading and writing more complex forms of the language. The continuation of awareness of the Hispanic world culture, history, geography, and literature will be a focus. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
SPANISH 4/ DUAL IMMERSION
Spanish IV provides students with a review of grammar and vocabulary taught in the target language. This course has been designed for students who wish to take AP Spanish Language and Culture but feel they need an extra year to be ready for the class. Students will also begin reading literature and continue improving their oral Spanish during class. Critical reading selections, oral presentations, and writing assignments will promote the student’s ability to communicate their ideas in Spanish. The primary goals for this course are the refinement of communicative skills in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the enhancement of strategic competence (communicative strategies); the enhancement of grammatical competence (review of previously learned structures and acquisition of new structures and uses); and the refinement in understanding Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Students are expected to participate in using Spanish language 100% of the time.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE *
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood
by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes
vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). * This is a weighted course.

IB SPANISH AB INITIO SL Part 1
IB Spanish ab Initio uses themes to develop language acquisition which allows students to drive their own instruction by recognizing the use of the Spanish language through context. This course covers material beyond Spanish 2. If taken in 9th and 10th grade, it will serve as a prerequisite to IB Spanish BHL (Parts 1 and 2). If taken in 11th and 12th grade, it can be part of the IB Diploma Programme or Career Related Study as an SL option.
IB SPANISH AB INITIO SL Part 2
IB Spanish ab Initio uses themes to develop language acquisition which allows students to drive their own instruction by recognizing the use of the Spanish language through context. This course covers material beyond Spanish 2. If taken in 9th and 10th grade, it will serve as a prerequisite to IB Spanish BHL (Parts 1 and 2). If taken in 11th and 12th grade, it can be part of the IB Diploma Programme or Career Related Study as an SL option.
SPANISH 3
This course is designed to increase fluency and skills in reading and writing more complex forms of the language. The continuation of awareness of the Hispanic world culture, history, geography, and literature will be a focus. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.
SPANISH 4/ DUAL IMMERSION
Spanish IV provides students with a review of grammar and vocabulary taught in the target language. This course has been designed for students who wish to take AP Spanish Language and Culture but feel they need an extra year to be ready for the class. Students will also begin reading literature and continue improving their oral Spanish during class. Critical reading selections, oral presentations, and writing assignments will promote the student’s ability to communicate their ideas in Spanish. The primary goals for this course are the refinement of communicative skills in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the enhancement of strategic competence (communicative strategies); the enhancement of grammatical competence (review of previously learned structures and acquisition of new structures and uses); and the refinement in understanding Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Students are expected to participate in using Spanish language 100% of the time.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE *
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood
by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes
vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). * This is a weighted course.

SPANISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 1 ( SLD 1)
This course is designed specifically for the student with Spanish language experience. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. As a Language Arts course, it is intended to further develop reading comprehension, as well as composition and other exploratory skills at an intermediate level. It is a college prep course and fulfills the A-G requirements. All students placed into this class will be assessed during the first week of school for proper placement. Students may then be moved into Spanish II, Spanish III, or AP Spanish based on assessment results.
SPANISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 2 ( SLD 2)
This course continues to provide Spanish-speaking students with cognitive academic language proficiencies. Students continue to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, by participating in functional communicative activities that allow the skills to develop naturally within the context of a literature-based curriculum. Instructional emphasis is in the use of standard Spanish and is set within a global context.
AP SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE *
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the full range of communication modes (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), thereby honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is examined within the context of its time and place, as students reflect on the many voices and cultures present in the required readings. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media (e.g., art, film, articles, literary criticism). * This isa weighted course.
IB SPANISH B HL Part 1*
The IB Spanish B HL forms an integrated two-year course of study that is equivalent to third-and fourth- year college-level literature courses in the world language being studied. Classes are taught entirely in the language being studied and students are expected to actively participate in classroom discussion of the literary works being read. Learn to develop literary analysis and commentary skills and provide extensive training in the organization and writing of literary commentary. The two-year curriculum prepares students to take the IB High Level (HL) world language literature exam and satisfies the Group2 Language B requirement for the international baccalaureate diploma. *This is a weighted course.
IB SPANISH B HL Part 2*
The IB Spanish B HL forms an integrated two-year course of study that is equivalent to third-and fourth-year college-level literature courses in the world language being studied. Classes are taught entirely in the language being studied and students are expected to actively participate in classroom discussion of the literary works being read. Learn to develop literary analysis and commentary skills and provide extensive training in the organization and writing of literary commentary. The two-year curriculum prepares students to take the IB High Level (HL) world language literature exam and satisfies the Group2 Language B requirement for the international baccalaureate diploma. * This is a weighted course.

SPANISH 4
Spanish IV provides students with a review of grammar and vocabulary taught in the target language. This course has been designed for students who wish to take AP Spanish Language and Culture but feel they need an extra year to be ready for the class. Students will also begin reading literature and continue improving their oral Spanish during class. Critical reading selections, oral presentations, and writing assignments will promote the student’s ability to communicate their ideas in Spanish. The primary goals for this course are the refinement of communicative skills in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the enhancement of strategic competence (communicative strategies); the enhancement of grammatical competence (review of previously learned structures and acquisition of new structures and uses); and the refinement in understanding Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Students are expected to participate in using Spanish language 100% of the time.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE *
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood
by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes
vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). * This is a weighted course.
AP SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE *
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the full range of communication modes (interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive), thereby honing their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is examined within the context of its time and place, as students reflect on the many voices and cultures present in the required readings. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media (e.g., art, film, articles, literary criticism). * This isa weighted course.
IB SPANISH B HL Part 1*
The IB Spanish B HL forms an integrated two-year course of study that is equivalent to third-and fourth- year college-level literature courses in the world language being studied. Classes are taught entirely in the language being studied and students are expected to actively participate in classroom discussion of the literary works being read. Learn to develop literary analysis and commentary skills and provide extensive training in the organization and writing of literary commentary. The two-year curriculum prepares students to take the IB High Level (HL) world language literature exam and satisfies the Group2 Language B requirement for the international baccalaureate diploma. *This is a weighted course.
IB SPANISH B HL Part 2*
The IB Spanish B HL forms an integrated two-year course of study that is equivalent to third-and fourth-year college-level literature courses in the world language being studied. Classes are taught entirely in the language being studied and students are expected to actively participate in classroom discussion of the literary works being read. Learn to develop literary analysis and commentary skills and provide extensive training in the organization and writing of literary commentary. The two-year curriculum prepares students to take the IB High Level (HL) world language literature exam and satisfies the Group2 Language B requirement for the international baccalaureate diploma. * This is a weighted course.

World Language ASL Pathway

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 (ASL 1)
This course provides entry-level training in American Sign Language. Is a two-semester course focusing on the
lexicon, grammar, syntax, and both manual and non-manual production strategies of ASL. The course stresses
knowledge and understanding of deaf culture. This course is designed to be the first of a sequenced 4-year curricular program. A thorough review of the conventions of the English language will be used to assist students in their learning of a language through the visual modality. Extensive use of dialogues, presentations, and presentation critiques will provide students with opportunities to communicate visually. The history of American Sign Language and cultural differences within the deaf community will be explored.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2 (ASL 2)
This course is designed to be the second of a sequenced 4-year curricular program in American Sign Language.
An extended review of the conventions of the English language will be used to assist students in their learning of
a language through the visual modality. Continued extensive use of dialogues, presentations,and presentation
critiques will provide students with opportunities to communicate visually. The history of American Sign Language and cultural differences with the deaf community will be explored in more depth.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3 (ASL 3)
This course is designed to be the third of a sequenced 4-year curricular program in American Sign Language. A
continued in-depth review of the conventions of the English language is used to assist students in building their
receptive and expressive use through a visual modality. Continued extensive use of dialogues, presentations, and
presentation critiques will provide students with opportunities to communicate visually. Extensive use of vocabulary from a variety of subject areas including, but not limited to: Literature,History, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. This course has limited voice usage while learning thematically with a strong emphasis on multi-cultural awareness and the history of American Sign Language.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 4 (ASL 4)
This course is designed to be the fourth in a sequenced 4-year curricular program in American Sign Language. A thorough review of the conventions of the English language will be used to assist students in building their receptive and expressive use through a visual modality. Extensive use of dialogues, presentations, and presentation critiques will provide students with opportunities to communicate visually. Extensive use of vocabulary from a variety of subject areas including, but not limited to: Literature, History, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. This course has limited voice usage while stressing thematic learning with a strong emphasis on multi-cultural awareness and the history of American Sign Language.

Why Learn a Second Language?

The benefits of a bilingual brain- Mia-Nacamulli

Seals of Biliteracy

 The State Seal of Biliteracy provides recognition to high school students who have demonstrated proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing, in one or more languages in addition to English. Fallbrook High School students who meet a set of requirements will receive the SSB.

 

Advantages of earning the Seal:

 1. Certifies attainment of biliteracy skills.

 2.Provides universities with a method to recognize and give credit to applicants for attainment of high level  skills in multiple languages.

3. Prepares students with skills that will benefit in the labor market and a global society.

4.Strengthens inter-group relationships and honors the multiple cultures and languages in a community.

5. Encourages students to study languages.

 

COURSE NAMEPREREQUISITE
CTE 
Information Systems (IT essentials)N/A
Cyber Security*Information Systems
  
RoboticsN/A
Adv. Engineering Principles*Robotics or Biomedical Engineering
  
  
Sustainable Agri-BiologyN/A
Chemistry and Agri-Science*Sustainable Agri-Biology
  
Agri EngineeringN/A
Ag Engineering 2: Small Engine RepairAgri Engineering
Advanced Ag. Engineering*Ag Engineering 2: Small Engine Repair
  
Environmental HorticultureN/A
Adv. Environmental Horticulture*Environmental Horticulture
  
Floral DesignN/A
Adv. Floral Design*Floral Design
  
Engineering and ManufacturingN/A
CAD*Engineering and Manufacturing
Design and Build*Engineering and Manufacturing
Product Innovation and Design*CAD or Design and Build
  
Engineering and ManufacturingN/A
Machining and Tool technology*Engineering and Manufacturing
Adv. Machine and Tool Technology*Machining and Tool Technology
  
Transportation Tech 1N/A
Transportation Tech 2*Transportation Tech 1
Transportation Tech 3*Transportation Tech 2
  
Culinary ArtsN/A
Culinary Arts: Baking*Culinary Arts
Adv. Culinary Arts*Culinary Arts
  
ARTSPREREQUISITES
  
Dig Media Prod 1/2N/A
Advanced FilmFilm
  
Ceramics 1N/A
Ceramics 2Ceramics 1
Art 1N/A
Art 2*Art 1 OR recommendation
Art 3*Art 2
AP Art & Design*Art 3 or recommendation
AP Art HistoryN/A
Teatro en EspanolFor Dual Immersion and students and those w/a C or above in SLD
YearbookN/A
  
Warrior ChoirN/A
Madrigals Choir/H Madrigals Choir*Recommendation/Audition
Adv. Vocal Ensemble*Recommendation/Audition
  
DanceN/A
Adv. DanceDance
IB Dance*Adv. Dance or 2 years of outside experience. Audition required
Performance Dance*Audition required
  
Marching Band/PercussionN/A
Marching Band/Wind EnsembleBy audition
Aux Units/Color GuardN/A
Marching BandN/A
  
  
WORLD LANGUAGES 
  
Spanish 1N/A
Spanish 2*Spanish 1
Spanish 3*Spanish 2
Spanish 4*Spanish 3
Spanish Language Development 1*Native Spanish Speaker
Spanish Language Development 2*Spanish Language Development 1
  
Americian Sign Language 1N/A
Americian Sign Language 2*ASL 1
American Sign Language 3*ASL 2
American Sign Language 4*ASL 3
  
OTHER ELECTIVES 
  
  
ASB LeadershipApplication Reqired
  
AVID 9Application/Interview Reqired
AVID 10Application/Interview Reqired; AVID 9 Recommended
AVID 11Application/Interview Reqired; AVID 10 Recommended
AVID 12Application/Interview Reqired; AVID 11 Recommended
  
MCJROTC 1N/A
MCJROTC 2MCJROTC 1
MCJROTC 3MCJROTC 2
MCJROTC 4MCJROTC 3
MCJROTC DrillN/A
  
Vet ScienceN/A
  
WeightliftingFrosh PE
  
AP/IBPREREQUISITES
  
AP Art HistoryN/A
AP BioN/A (Optional to take Pre-AP/IB Biology first)
AP Calc A/B*Pre Calculus, IB Analysis HL / Hon Pre Calculus, or P Calculus
AP Calc B/C*IB Math Applications and Interpretation HL part 1 / H Pre Calculus
AP ChemistryN/A (Optional to take Pre-AP/IB Chemistry first)
IB Computer Science SLInfo Systems and Integrated Math 2
AP Environmental Science 
IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL Part 1N/A (fluent in Spanish if taking this course in Spanish)
IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL Part 2*(AP Environmental Science embedded)IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL Part 1 (fluency in Spanish if taking this course in Spanish)
AP European HistoryN/A (Honors World History Recommended)
AP GovernmentN/A
IB History of the Americas HL Part 1 (AP US History embedded)N/A
IB History of the Americas HL Part 2IB History of the Americas HL Part 1
AP Eng LitN/A (AP English Language or IB Lang and Lit Recommended)
IB Language and Literature HL Part 1 (AP English Language prep)N/A
IB Language and Literature HL/AP English Language Part 2*IB Language and Literature HL Part 1 (AP Language embedded)
IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL Part 1 (AP Stats Prep)IM II or IM III
IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL/AP Stats Part 2IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL Part 1
IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches HL Part 1 (Honors Pre Calculus embedded/AP Calc Prep)IM III or IM III w/Math Anaylsis
IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches/AP Calc BC HL Part 2IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches HL Part 1 (Honors Pre Calculus embedded)
AP PhysicsN/A
AP PsychologyN/A
AP Research*A "C" or higher in AP Seminar
AP SeminarN/A
AP Span Lang*Spanish 3, 4. SLD 2, or Inicio
AP Span LitN/A (AP Spanish Lang Recommended)
IB Spanish ab Initio SL Part 1 (Accelerated Spanish for non-natives)N/A
IB Spanish ab Initio SL Part 2 (Accelerated Spanish for non-natives)IB Spanish ab Inicio SL Part 1 (Accelerated Spanish for non-natives)
IB Spanish B HL Part 1 (AP Spanish Language embedded)Spanish 3 or 4, or AP Span. Lang, or Inicio
IB Spanish B HL Part 2IB Spanish HL Part 1 (AP Spanish Language embedded)
AP StatisticsIDS or IM 3 Recommended
AP Art & Design*Art 2/3 or teacher recommendation
IB Film SLN/A
IB Dance SLtwo years of dance experience
IB Dance HL Part 1*two years of dance experience
IB Dance HL Part 2*IB Dance HL Part 1
IB Personal and Professional Skills Part 1pursuing an IB Career Related Certificate
IB Personal and Professional Skills Part 2*IB Personal and Professional Skills Part 1
IB Theory of Knowledge Part 1pursuing the IB Diploma
IB Theory of Knowledge Part 2*IB Theory of Knowledge Part 1

Calendar

  • Jul07
    CADA Summer Camp

    July 7-10

  • Jul27
    ASB Program Retreat Summer 2022

    July 27-28

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    Senior Registration
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    Junior Registration
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    Sophomore Registration
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