Course: High School Spanish I
Grade Level: 8-11 (only well-advanced 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:45am – 12:00 (Noon) OR Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Tamela Bacon
Cost: $76 per month + $50 application fee
Book: Juntos Uno, ISBN# 0130508470. Order through Amazon or other used book websites.
Description: This is an entry-level High School Spanish course intended to prepare students for further Spanish study, as well as to help them become comfortable with speaking another language. Although the textbook will be our foundation, additional authentic resources and comprehensible input will be incorporated in order to encourage as much language acquisition as possible. Students will experience the language, vocabulary, grammar, and culture of Spanish speaking countries. Basic reading and writing will be mastered with a strong emphasis on communication. Students will receive daily written and online homework assignments to reinforce the oral concepts we are learning in class, with a test approximately every 4-5 weeks.
Supplies List: 3-ring Binder with Dividers, Notebook Paper, 2 dry-erase markers and 2 pens (not red or orange).

Course: Sign Language
Grade Level: 8-11 (only well advanced 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 – 12:00 (Noon)
Instructor: Lila Kiswani
Cost: $76 per month + $50 application fee
Book: The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making, by Melvin Nomeland and Ronald E. Nomeland, ISBN # 978-0786463978. Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-6, by Smith, Lentz and Mikos, ISBN # 978-1581212105.  We highly recommend you purchase it new from since a lot of the used student workbooks will NOT include the DVD.  However, if buying used, please make sure the workbook has not been used and the DVD is included.  The DVD is very important!  This is an $85 curriculum set.
Description: American Sign Language (ASL) is growing in popularity.  Students in this course will begin to understand and interpret exchanges in ASL through a variety of simple everyday situations, common to hearing and deaf.  They will learn how to examine the relevance of body language and facial expressiveness that individuals use to communicate in sign language. The main goal of this class is to provide ASL students with conversational confidence and competence. They will learn to sign the alphabet, how to count, and basic phrases, while building vocabulary and learning the structure of the language.  The benefits of learning sign language are numerous.  Students will have a greater appreciation, better awareness of and sensitivity to the deaf and hard of hearing community. ASL is one of the most widely used languages in the United States, and the fourth-most studied second language at American universities.  Join us on this unique journey as students learn how to communicate with a wide range of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf individuals.
Supplies List: We will announce these later in the spring/early summer to give our families plenty of time to get the supplies.

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