World Languages

Knowledge of and proficiency in foreign languages are important tools in today’s world. They lead us to a better understanding of, as well as communication with, other people and nations. Irvine Unified School District offers programs in 6 languages: Chinese, French, Korean, Latin, Spanish and American Sign Language. The Chinese, Latin and Spanish programs offer five- year programs, including a fifth year of Advanced Placement. In all programs, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are stressed as well as cultural studies. We believe that all of these components together are necessary to achieve language proficiency and understanding. All of the courses are yearlong with entry in the fall.

Spanish 1 offered in middle school sites:

  • Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  • Lakeside Middle School
  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
  • Sierra Vista Middle School
  • South Lake Middle School
  • Venado Middle School
  • Vista Verde Middle School

World Languages offered at High School sites

Irvine High French, Korean, Spanish
Northwood High French, Spanish, Sign Language
Portola High

Chinese, French, Spanish

University High

Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish, Sign Language

Woodbridge High

Chinese, Latin, Spanish

Framework 

STANDARDS

Blended Online Learning Courses

These courses are offered through San Joaquin Schools.

  • French 1 and 2
  • Korean 1 and 2
  • Latin 1 and 2
  • Chinese 1
  • Spanish 1

WORLD LANGUAGE CREDIT FOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Middle School Textbooks for spanish 1

School Textbook

Jeffrey Trail Middle School

¡Así se dice! Level 1

Lakeside Middle School

Realidades Level 1

Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

¡Así se dice! Level 1

South Lake Middle School

¡Así se dice! Level 1

Venado  Middle School

¡Así se dice! Level 1 
Vista Verde ¡Así se dice! Level 1  

high school textbooks

irvine*

Language Level Textbook
French French 1 and 2 T'es Branché 1 and T'es Branché 2
Korean Korean 1

Dynamic Korean 1 Ch1-8

Integrated Korean: Hawaii press 

Korean Korean 2

Dynamic Korean 1 Ch9-12 & Dynamic Korean 2 Ch1-4

Integrated Korean: Hawaii press

Korean Korean 3

Dynamic Korean 2 Ch5-12

Integrated Korean: Hawaii press

Korean Korean 4 

Dynamic Korean 3 Ch1-8

Integrated Korean: Hawaii press

Korean H. Korean 5

Dynamic Korean 3 Ch9-12 & selected grammar pts. from Integrated Korean Intermediate level: Hawaii press

Spanish Spanish 1, 2 and 3

Así se dice

Spanish  Spanish 3 Avancemos 3: Classzone
Spanish  Spanish 4 Descubre 3
Spanish AP Spanish 5 Temas, Vista Higher Learning

*Irvine High classes are NOT year long. They are solid block and one semester, except for Spanish 4 and AP.

NORTHWOOD

Language Level Textbook
French French 1:

Bien Dit 1

French French 2 

Bien Dit 2

French French 3

Bien Dit 3

French  French 4 Bravo
Spanish Spanish 1, 2 and 3 Realidades
Spanish Spanish 4 Conexiones
Spanish Spanish 4

Abriendo Paso

Portola

Language Level Textbook
French French 1 and 2 T'es Branché 1 and T'es Branché 2
Spanish Spanish 1, 2 and 3

Realidades

Spanish Spanish 4 Conexiones

Woodbridge

Language Level Textbook
Chinese Chinese Integrated Chinese 3rd edition
Latin  Latin 1 Cambridge Unit 1*/2
Latin Latin 2 Cambridge Unit 3*
Latin Latin 3 Honors Cambridge Unit 4* and Pharr for the Aeneid
Latin Latin 4 AP Pharr Aeneid and Mueller Caesar de bello Gallico
Spanish Spanish 1, 2 and 3 Realidades
Spanish Spanish 4 Conexiones
Spanish Spanish 4:

Abriendo Paso

Spanish AP Spanish 5

Textbook: Temas- AP Spanish Language and Culture

Workbook: Temas AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Preparation

Grammar: Una Vez Más

Literature: Album second edition: Website: https://www.vhlcentral.com/

University High

Language Level Textbook
Chinese Chinese Integrated Chinese 3rd edition
French French 1 and 2

Bon Voyage 1

Bon Voyage 2

Latin Latin 1 Cambridge Unit 1*/2
Latin  Latin 2 Cambridge Unit 3*
Latin Latin 3

Cambridge Unit 4*

Jenny unit 3

Love and transformation:Ovid reader

Latin Latin 4 Numerous sources for material. No real textbooks
Latin Latin AP Numerous sources for material. No real textbooks
Spanish Spanish 1, 2 and 3 Así se dice
Spanish Spanish 4 Album
Spanish Spanish AP

*El cuento hispánico 8th edition, McGraw Hill 2008

Al Tanto-4th edition, Houghton Mifflin 1999

*Una vez mas-3rd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall 2009

*AP Spanish Preparing for the Language Examination-3rd edition,

Pearson Prentice Hall 2007

Spanish Spanish for Native Speakers Repase y escriba by Dominicis
Spanish AP Spanish Literature Abriendo Puertas antología de literatura en español Tomo 1

 

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