• World Language Courses
    East Brunswick Public Schools Course Catalog | 2021-2022

    Key: ◘ Dual-Credit Option [D] ◘ Meets NCAA Course Requirements [N]  Availability Based on Sufficient Enrollment [A]

    Spanish


     1787 - World Cultures
    Grade 10-12 | Credits: 5

    This course is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and culture. World Cultures emphasizes very simple vocabulary applied in real-life scenarios so that students can speak and understand the language at the most basic level within predictable areas of need. Spanish culture is introduced to students through functional life-skills instruction as the students will be performing daily tasks and learning corresponding Spanish vocabulary.

     1230/2215 - Spanish I 
    Grade 8 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is activity-centered with emphasis on speaking and listening.  Spanish is in constant use in the classroom.  The focus is on building of a working vocabulary, including common idioms and phrases.  Students learn words and very basic and relevant grammatical structures.  Teachers also introduce elementary principles of reading and writing.  Interest is also stimulated through the study of the customs and day-to-day activities of people whose native language is Spanish. [N/A]

     1231/2217 - Spanish II 
    Grade 8 – 12 | Credits: 5

    Spanish II further develops the basic language skills with emphasis on communication in the language, thus enabling students to apply what they have learned. Teachers give students the opportunity to improve their ability to communicate effectively in new situations that they are likely to encounter in Spanish-speaking countries. While students learn language, they are simultaneously learning Spanish culture. [N/A]

     1232/2223 - Spanish III 
    Grade 8 – 12 | Credits: 5

    Students have the opportunity to enhance the language skills learned in levels one and two.  The instruction in this course is oriented toward the development of students' more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed in previous levels. Students communicate meaning in realistic situations. Teachers embed student learning with multicultural patterns found in the Spanish language and cultural traditions.   Students develop skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language. They also deepen their cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world. [N/A]

     1233/2221 - Spanish IV 
    Grade 9 – 12 |  Credits: 5

    Spanish IV continues the practical use of language while expanding language skills.  Videos, oral presentations and outside readings are a part of the course. Teachers review grammatical principles in oral and written work and they provide opportunity for the development of a deeper understanding of the Spanish cultures. [N/A]

     1235/2220 - Spanish IV H 
    Grade 9 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This is a vigorous course designed for the serious student of Spanish.  Spanish IV Honors differs from Spanish IV in that students study the language in greater depth.  Videos, oral presentations and outside readings are a regular part of the course.   Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their Spanish linguistic and cultural proficiency.  Students who meet the prerequisites and who plan to take the Advanced Placement test in subsequent years are encouraged to consider this course. [N/A] 

     1237 - Spanish V 
    Grade 10 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who are not interested in preparing for the Advanced Placement exam, but who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of Spanish culture. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activity are a regular part of the course. Within relevant context, students learn structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose. Readings from Spanish-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [N/A]

     1238 - Spanish V H 
    Grade 10 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of Spanish culture. Spanish V H differs from Spanish V in that the students study the language in greater depth. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Advanced grammatical structures needed to discuss, comprehend, and compose are taught in context. Readings of works from Spanish-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their Spanish proficiency. Students who plan to take the Advanced Placement course the following year are encouraged to consider this course. [D/N]

     1239 - Spanish VI 
    Grade 11 – 12 |  Credits: 5

    This course, a sequel to Spanish V, is designed for students who are interested in the Spanish language and culture without the rigors of Honors or AP. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Within relevant context, students learn structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose. Readings from Spanish-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [N]

     1240 - Spanish VI H 
    Grade 11 – 12 |  Credits: 5

    This course, a sequel to Spanish V H or AP, is designed for students who wish to continue their study of Spanish language and cultures in countries where Spanish is spoken. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. The pace of this class is more rigorous than Level VI. Within relevant context, students learn advanced structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose. Readings from Spanish-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [D/N]

     1242 - AP Spanish Language and Culture 
    Grade 11 - 12 |  Credits: 5

    This demanding course covers the equivalent of the third-year college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. There is a focus on advanced oral, listening, reading and grammatical skills.  This course prepares the students for the Advanced Placement exam through intensive practice in hearing formal and informal Spanish, inviting expository passages, and in reading material from a wide range of literary sources.  This course is a prerequisite for A.P. Spanish Literature. [D/N]

     1241 - AP Spanish Literature 
    Grade 12 | Credits: 5

    In this demanding course, students develop interpretive and analytical skills through the study of literary works by major authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ana María Matute and Miguel Unamuno.  The course includes listening to lectures concerning literary works, taking notes and discussing the lectures.  Class discussions also address literary analysis of passages from the various works.  This course prepares students for the A.P. Spanish Literature exam. [D/A]

     1890 - Spanish for Business H 
    Grades 11 - 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will introduce students to the opportunities available using Spanish in the business world and develop their skills to be successful in this environment. Students will study marketing, international commerce, negotiations, business plans, interpreting business documents and interviewing techniques. Spanish for Business Honors will provide students with real world use of Spanish . This course will develop students’ Spanish proficiency interpreting information, communicating interpersonally and presenting information. [A]

     1891 - Spanish for the Medical Profession H 
    Grades 11 - 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will develop students’ Spanish proficiency interpreting information, communicating interpersonally and presenting information at the pre-advanced level of the K-12 proficiency guidelines as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  This course will develop students understanding of the use of Spanish in the public health and medical professions. [A]


    French


     1200/2203 - French I 
    Grades 8 | Credits: 5

    Open to all students, the course is activity-centered with an emphasis on speaking and listening. French is in constant use in the classroom. Students build working vocabulary, including common idioms and phrases. Students begin to learn words, phrases and grammatical structures. Students also learn elementary principles of reading and writing.  Interest is also stimulated through the study of the customs and day-to-day activities of people whose native language is French. [N/A]

     1201/2294 - French II 
    Grades 9 | Credits: 5

    French II further develops the basic language skills with emphasis on communication in the language, thus enabling students to apply what they have learned.  Students have the opportunity to continue in the progressive ability to communicate effectively in new situations that students will encounter in French-speaking countries.  Study of French culture in language practice is part of every lesson. [N/A]

     1202/2225 - French III 
    Grade 8, 10 | Credits: 5

    Students have the opportunity to enhance the language skills learned in levels one and two.  Instruction is oriented toward the development of students' more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed in previous levels.  Students communicate meaning in realistic situations and carry out functions with multicultural patterns found in the French language and cultural traditions.  Skills in the areas of interpreting information, communicating interpersonally and presenting information as well as cultural understanding, are developed. [N/A]

     1203/2221 - French IV 
    Grade 9, 11 | Credits: 5

    French IV continues the situational/practical use of language while expanding language skills. Videos, oral presentations and outside readings are a regular part of the course. Students review grammatical principles as they relate to oral and written work. Students have opportunities for the development for a deeper understanding of the target culture. [N/A]

     1204/2229 - French IV H 
    Grade 9, 11 | Credits: 5

    This is a vigorous course designed for the serious student of French.  French IV H differs from French IV in that students study the language in greater depth.  Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their French proficiency.  Students who meet the prerequisites and who plan to take the Advanced Placement test in subsequent years are encouraged to consider this course. [N/A]

     1205 - French V 
    Grade 10, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who are not interested in preparing for the Advanced Placement exam at this time, but who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of the French culture. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students learn structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose in context. Readings of works from French-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [N]

     1206 - French V H 
    Grades 10, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of French culture. French V H differs from French V in that the students study the language in greater depth. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students learn advanced grammatical structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose in context. Readings of works from French-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions.   Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their French proficiency. Students who plan to take the Advanced Placement course the following year are encouraged to consider this course. [D/N]

     1208 - French VI 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course, a sequel to French V, is designed for students who are interested in the French language and culture without the rigors of Honors or AP. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Within relevant context, students learn structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose. Readings from French-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [N]

     1207 - French VI H 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course, a sequel to French V H or AP, is designed for students who wish to continue their study of French language and cultures in countries where French is spoken. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. The pace of this class is more rigorous than Level VI. Within relevant context, students learn advanced structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose. Readings from French -speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [D/N]

     1209 - AP French Language and Culture 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This demanding course covers the equivalent of a third-year college course in advanced French composition and conversation stressing advanced oral, listening, reading and grammatical skills. Students prepare for the Advanced Placement exam through intensive practice in hearing formal and informal French, in writing expository passages, and in reading material from a wide range of literary sources. [D/N]

     1226 - French for Business H
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will introduce students to the opportunities available using French in the business world and develop their skills to be successful in this environment. Students will study marketing, international commerce, negotiations, business plans, interpreting business documents and interviewing techniques. French for Business Honors provides students with real world use of French. This course will develop students’ French proficiency interpreting information, communicating interpersonally and presenting information.

    German


    East Brunswick Public Schools' German Program earned the AATG CENTER OF EXCELLENCE certification.

    In 2017-2018, the American Association of Teachers of German recognized East Brunswick Public School's German Program at HMS, CJHS and EBHS as a German Center of Excellence. Our program is the only German program in the state of NJ to receive this certification.

     1210/2205 - German I 
    Grade 8 - 12 | Credits: 5

    Open to all students, this course is activity-centered with emphasis on speaking and listening. German is in constant use in the classroom. Students build working vocabulary, including common idioms and phrases and begin to learn precision in the use of words and grammatical structures.  Students also learn elementary principles of reading and writing. Interest is also stimulated through the study of the customs and day-to-day activities of people whose native language is German. [N/A]

     1211/2234 - German II 
    Grade 9 – 12 | Credits: 5

    German II further develops the basic language skills with emphasis on communication in the language thus enabling students to apply what they have learned. Teachers give students the opportunity to continue in the progressive ability to communicate effectively in the new situations that they will encounter in German-speaking countries. Study of German culture is part of language practice. [N/A]

     1212/2226 - German III 
    Grades 8, 10 – 12 | Credits: 5

    Students have the opportunity to enhance the language skills learned in levels one and two. Instruction is oriented towards the development of the students' more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed earlier. Students communicate meaning in realistic situations and use multicultural patterns found in the German language and traditions. Skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing the German language, as well as cultural understanding, are developed. [N/A]

     1213/2237 - German IV H 
    Grades 9 – 12 | Credits: 5

    German IV H provides students the opportunity to study the spoken and written language in greater depth. Videos, oral presentations and outside readings are a regular part of the course. Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their German proficiency. This course is for students who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of German culture. German IV H provides students the opportunity to study the language in greater depth. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students learn advanced grammatical structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose within context. Readings of works from German-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their German proficiency. [N]

     1214 - German V H 
    Grades 10 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of German culture.   Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course.  Students learn advanced grammatical structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose in context. Readings of works from German-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions.   Students complete special projects designed to increase and demonstrate their German proficiency. Students who plan to take the Advanced Placement course in a subsequent year are encouraged to consider this course. [D/N]

     1223 - German VI H 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will examine the influence of Germany in personal and public identities, contemporary life, technology, beauty and aesthetics and global issues preparing students to be world-ready. Students will develop abilities in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. They will use German in meaningful contexts. Course materials include videos, short articles, movies, statistics, podcasts, advertisements and songs. Students who plan to take the Advanced Placement course in the following year are encouraged to consider this course. [D/N] 

     1215 - AP German Language and Culture 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This demanding course covers the equivalent of the third-year college course in advanced German composition and conversation. There is a focus on stressing advanced oral, listening, reading and grammatical skills.  This course prepares the students for the Advanced Placement exam through intensive practice in hearing formal and informal German, inviting expository passages, and in reading material from a wide range of literary sources. [D/N]

     1224 - Germany in the 21st Century Honors 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will examine the influence of 21st Century Germany on the world stage, preparing students for global citizenship. Students will develop abilities in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. They will use German in meaningful contexts in a variety of activities. Course materials include videos, short articles, movies, statistics, podcasts, advertisements and songs, providing students with varied perspectives on German business, pop-culture, STEM, and current events. [N/A]

     1225 – Contemporary German Issues Honors 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course will examine contemporary issues in Germany. It is for students who want to deepen their language and cultural proficiency. Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course.  Students learn advanced structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose in context. Readings from German-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions.  Course materials include videos, short articles, movies, statistics, podcasts, advertisements and songs. [N/A]

    Italian


     1216/2222 - Italian I 
    Grade 8 | Credits: 5

    Open to all students, this course is activity-centered with emphasis on speaking and listening.  Italian is in constant use in the classroom.  The building of a working vocabulary, including common idioms and phrases, is very important. Teachers also introduce precision in the use of words and grammatical structures. Students also learn elementary principles of reading and writing.  Interest is also stimulated through the study of the customs and day-to-day activities of people whose native language is Italian. [N/A]

     1217/2227 - Italian II 
    Grades 9 | Credits: 5

    Italian II further develops the basic language skills with emphasis on communication in the language, thus enabling students to apply what they have learned. Students have the opportunity to continue in the progressive ability to communicate effectively in new situations that they will encounter in Italian-speaking countries.  Study of Italian culture is part of language practice. [N/A]

     1218/2228 - Italian III 
    Grades 8, 10 | Credits: 5

    Students have the opportunity to enhance the language skills learned in levels one and two.   Instruction is oriented towards the development of students' more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed in the previous levels. Students communicate meaning in realistic situations and carry out functions that teachers embed with multicultural patterns found in the Italian language and traditions. Skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Italian language, as well as cultural understanding, are developed. [N/A]

     1219/2236 - Italian IV H 
    Grades 9, 11 | Credits: 5

    Readings, oral presentations and videos are a regular part of the Italian IV H course.  It continues situational and practical use of language while expanding language skills. Students review and apply grammatical principles in oral and written work.  Opportunity for the development of a deeper understanding of the target culture is part of every lesson. [N/A]


     1220 - Italian V H 
    Grades 10, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who want to increase their language proficiency and continue their study of Italian language and culture.  Readings, oral presentations, videos and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students learn structures needed to discuss, comprehend and compose in context. Readings of works from Italian-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions.  Students who plan to take the Advanced Placement course the following year are encouraged to consider this course. [D/N]

     1221 - Italian VI H 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This course, a sequel to Italian V H or AP, is designed for students who wish to continue their study of Italian language and cultures in countries where Italian is spoken.  Videos, oral presentations, outside readings and interactive activities are a regular part of the course. Students learn advanced structures necessary to discuss, comprehend and compose within cultural context.  Readings from Italian-speaking countries serve as a springboard for discussion and compositions. [D/N]

     1247 - Made in Italy: Food, Fashion and STEAM H 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5 | Availability Based on Sufficient Enrollment

    This course, a sequel to Italian VI H or AP, is designed for students who wish to continue their study of Italian language and cultures in countries where Italian is spoken. This course will examine the influence of the Made-in-Italy brand, a symbol of some of the most coveted foods and products from around the world. This course will tour the various regions of Italy and examine the foods, products and businesses for which they are most famous. It will give students a good understanding of the businesses that revolve around Italian products both in the United States and in Italy and help prepare them for careers in the USA where knowledge of Italian language and culture is important. [N/A]

     1222 - AP Italian Language and Culture 
    Grades 11, 12 | Credits: 5

    This demanding course covers the equivalent of the third-year college course in advanced Italian composition and conversation. It stresses advanced oral, listening, reading and grammatical skills.  This course prepares the students for the Advanced Placement exam through intensive practice in hearing formal and informal Italian, inviting expository passages, and in reading material from a wide range of literary sources. [D/N]



    Mandarin


     1227/2238 - Mandarin I 
    Grade 8 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course introduces students to Chinese culture and the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Simplified Mandarin. It is for students with no prior experience in the study and use of Mandarin. This course is activity-centered with emphasis on speaking and listening. Mandarin is in constant use in the classroom.  Students build working vocabulary, including common idioms and phrases. In addition, the teacher introduces some areas of precision in the use of words and sentence structures. Interest is also stimulated through the study of the customs and day-to-day activities of people whose native language is Mandarin. [N/A]

     1228/2239 - Mandarin II 
    Grade 8 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who have fulfilled the requirements of Mandarin I or come with some prior speaking and listening comprehension and an ability to write or type strings of sentences using Chinese characters. This course emphasizes the improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Simplified Mandarin. Students pay special attention to the introduction of reading and writing of Chinese characters.  Mandarin is the language used in the classroom. Students continue to improve their working vocabulary along with additional common idioms and phrases. The teachers emphasizes precision in the use of more words and grammatical structures. A study of Chinese culture is an integral part of this course. [N/A]

     1229/2240 - Mandarin III H 
    Grade 9 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who have fulfilled the requirements of Mandarin II or come with prior speaking and listening comprehension and an ability to write or type in paragraph-length using Chinese characters. Instruction is oriented towards the development of the students’ more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed in the previous levels. Simplified Mandarin is the language used in the classroom. Students communicate meaning in realistic situations and carry out functions that are necessary for multicultural patterns found in Chinese language and traditions. [N/A]

     1234 - Mandarin IV H 
    Grade 10 – 12 | Credits: 5

    This course is for students who have fulfilled the requirements of Mandarin III H or come with prior speaking and listening comprehension and an ability to write or type in paragraph-length using Simplified Chinese characters. Instruction is oriented towards the development of the students’ more complete control of the communicative functions and structures addressed in the Mandarin III H. Students communicate meaning in realistic situations and carry out functions that are necessary for multicultural patterns found in Chinese language and traditions. Students will demonstrate, through multiple forms of assessments, their ability to communicate in the target language within the intermediate low range in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. [N/A]

     1236 - AP Chinese Language and Culture 
    Grade 11 – 12 | Credits: 5

    The course is to prepare students for the AP Mandarin Language and Culture Exam. The teacher places an emphasis on developing a high level of proficiency in the spoken and written language, in formal and conversational situations, using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures. This course continues to develop students’ interpersonal, interpretive and presentational language competencies that students use for a variety of communicative and cultural functions. Students will continue to compare and contrast the target language and culture with their own, thus enhancing students’ insights into the nature of language and culture. The AP course is for highly skilled, highly motivated students with an outstanding background in Mandarin language. Students are encouraged to take the AP Mandarin Language Examination. [N]