French and Spanish Online Courses
HCOS French and Spanish online courses are designed to help students develop their second language communication skills and knowledge while exploring diverse opportunities and interacting with the world around them. Each course is broken down into three units each spanning 10 weeks and covering a variety of curricular themes and learning activities. Starting at Grade 7, students will read a simple novel in either French or Spanish. These books are designed for second language learners and contain repetitive vocabulary and sentence structure to help students build their confidence in reading and communicating in another language.
Throughout the courses, students will have the opportunity to explore and derive meaning from a variety of texts, recognize connections between language and culture, and develop a deeper understanding of vocabulary and sentence structures. Students will have the opportunity to practice their second language skills by participating in engaging learning activities and meeting 1:1 with their teacher at the end of each unit.
- Middle School (Grades 5-9): 30 minutes of independent study twice a week, plus 30 minutes of synchronous meeting time if enrolled in the synchronous cohort
- Grad (Grades 10-12): 45 minutes of independent study twice a week, plus 60 minutes of synchronous meeting time if enrolled in the synchronous cohort
- Computer with webcam and microphone
- Internet access
- French 10 and French 11 students will need to purchase or borrow the novel from the HCOS Learning Commons during Unit 3. Novels are available within the course for French 5-9 and all Spanish courses.
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