World Language

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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.
 

Spanish as a Second Language 

Spanish 1

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.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Spanish 2

Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language
Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement

This course is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will learn new grammatical structures and develop appreciation for the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Spanish 3

Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language
Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement

This course is designed to increase fluency and skills in reading and writing more complex forms of the language.  It is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students will continue on to AP Spanish Language.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Dual Immersion 

Spanish 4

This course functions as a bridge for ninth grade students enrolled in the Dual Immersion Program. Students will continue to practice and improve their skills in the target language. Next year, students enroll in AP Spanish Language on their way to the California Seal of Biliteracy.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Teatro en español

An intermediate level course conducted entirely in Spanish. It is designed to stress the development of dramatic vocabulary, based upon the elements of theater performance art, the principles of theatrical design, and a respect for a range of historical and cultural performance arts traditions.

***Credit for Graduation: Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) & Satisfies an “f” graduation requirement 

 

Química 

Chemistry investigates the physical world around us in a NGSS phenomena based course with many projects and hands-on learning experiences. Students will gain skills in collaboration, laboratory experimentation, communication in science, application of mathematics, utilization of evidence based reasoning, and critical thinking in reading and writing with a scientific context. This course provides an overview of major chemical themes: thermodynamics, gases, the atom, nuclear chemistry, bonding, reactions and equations, acids and bases, and equilibrium. Students receive the content 100%  in Spanish.

***Credit for Graduation: Physical Science & Satisfies a “d” graduation requirement 

*** coming 2020-2021: Biología (biology)  & Sistemas Ambientales y Sociedades (Environmental Systems and Societies).

 

Spanish for Spanish Speakers 

Spanish Language Development 1

First course of a 4-year curricular program.

Spanish-speaking students develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are also exposed to the Hispanic world culture, history, and geography.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Spanish Language Development 2

Second year of a 4-year curricular program.

This course continues to provide Spanish-speaking students with cognitive academic language proficiency.  Instructional emphasis is in the use of standard Spanish and is set within a global context.  Students will continue on to AP Spanish Language course.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish 

AP Spanish Language & Culture

Students will attain an advanced level of language proficiency in reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and listening in Spanish. Students are strongly encouraged to take the Advanced Placement examination in May.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

AP Spanish Literature & Culture

This course is intended to be the equivalent of a third-year college introduction to Latin American or Peninsula Literature course, studying selected works from the literature of Spain and Spanish America.  Students will read and analyze literature orally and in writing in Spanish, while continuing to learn new vocabulary and literature terminology.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

  

American Sign Language 

American Sign Language 1

This is 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.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

American Sign Language 2

The second of a 4-year program. Extensive use of dialogues, presentations, and presentation critiques will provide students with opportunities to communicate visually.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

American Sign Language 3

The third of the 4-year program. 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.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

American Sign Language 4

The fourth of a 4-year curricular program.

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.

***Credit for Graduation: Foreign Language & Satisfies an “e” graduation requirement 

 

(Note: All ASL 1- 4 students are required to present individually and in groups. These presentations will take place in the classroom and in public areas.)

  

Estay Cázarez

Spanish 1

ecazares@fuhsd.net

 

Betsy De Haas

SLD 1, Spanish 1, Teatro en español

edehaas@fuhsd.net

 

Dorian Gonzalez Bonilla

Spanish 1, SLD 1, & AP Spanish Language

doriangonzalez@fuhsd.net

 

Ricardo Leyva

AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature

rleyva@fuhsd.net

 

César Rodríguez

SLD 2

crodriguez@fuhsd.net

 

Deanna Whalen

ASL 1, 2,  3 & 4

dwhalen@fuhsd.net

 

Paulina Woolson

Department Chair

SLD 1, & Spanish 4

pwoolson@fuhsd.net

 

Diana Zapata

Spanish 2 & 3

dzapata@fuhsd.net

 
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.