Category: World Language

French-1

French I A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This beginning, year-long course teaches the basics of the French language. New words and phrases are introduced with pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students have many opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises.

Students also explore the cultures of France, Canada, and other French-speaking regions by learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/french1

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Amy VanDam, Capital High School, amy.vandam@montanadigitalacademy.org

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French-2

French II A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This course builds on the vocabulary and grammar skills learned in French I. Language skills are developed through pictures, audio clips, examples and listening to native speakers. Students have many opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises. Culture is introduced through videos, readings and vocabulary.

Prerequisites:

French I

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/french2

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Stephanie Hill, Glacier High School, stephanie.hill@montanadigitalacademy.org

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French-3

French III A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This course will continue to use language skills learned in French I and II to focus on reading, conversation, and writing skills. Advanced grammar is taught on a regular basis. The student will continue to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction such as reading a short novel and short stories. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Exposure to the culture of France and French-speaking countries can be found throughout the course in order to help students understand French in its context, as a truly dynamic language used for communication by millions of people throughout the world.

Prerequisites:

French I, French II

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/french3

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher: 

Stephanie Hill, Glacier High School, stephanie.hill@montanadigitalacademy.org

 

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Latin-1

Latin I A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Latin is the foundation for the Romance languages as well as many English vocabulary words. Students learn the basic skills required to begin decoding the classics as well as speak and understand Latin. The course uses games, modern content, multi-media exercises and engaging stories to foster learning. Students read excerpts of authentic classical works by the end of the course.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/latin1

  • Required Materials:
  • paper for computer printing and taking notes
  • a binder (2-3 inch)
  • a 3-hole punch
  • a set of subject separators/tabs for your notebook
  • a flash drive or folder on your hard drive to save assignments
  • *Optional: Latin/English dictionary

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Sheila Richmond, Capital High School and Helena High School, sheila.richmond@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Latin-2

Latin II A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Discover a story of epic proportions, of history-changing battles, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language that was heard throughout most of the known world. In Latin I, you read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin II, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome will come alive.

In this course, you’ll build on your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, you’ll sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of laws were all supported by a clear, expressive, and flexible language – a language in which you will be able to communicate.

This course will give you a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It will also give you a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit.

Prerequisites:

Latin I

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/latin2

Required Materials:

  • paper for printing and taking notes
  • a binder (2-3 inch)
  • *Recommended:  a 3-hole punch
  • *Recommended:  subject separators/tabs for your notebook
  • *Optional:  Latin/English dictionary
  • *Optional:  notecards to make vocabulary flashcards

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Debbie Hendricks, Hellgate High School, debbie.hendricks@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Spanish-1

Spanish I A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

In Spanish I, you will learn the basics of speaking, reading, writing, and listening to the Spanish language.  You will learn basic vocabulary including greetings, feelings, school, family and more.  You will develop a basic understanding of simple Spanish language and  learn about customs and cultures of Spanish speaking countries.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/spanish1

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Students are required to call their teacher during the course of the class. They must have access to a phone and be able to call outside of regular school hours.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Christi Kenter, Great Falls Public Schools, christi.kenter@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Spanish-2

Spanish II A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

In Spanish 2, you will build upon the basics you learned in Spanish 1.  You will further develop your speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the Spanish language.  You will learn intermediate vocabulary including personal routine words, automobile words, health words, and much more.  You will develop a strong understanding of simple and intermediate Spanish language structures and learn about the customs and cultures of many Spanish-speaking countries.

Prerequisites:

Spanish I

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/spanish2

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Students are required to call their teacher during the course of the class. They must have access to a phone and be able to call outside of regular school hours.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Aaron Denney, Kalispell Public Schools, aaron.denney@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Spanish-3

Spanish III A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Spanish III  provides mastery and expansion of skills acquired by the students in Spanish 2.  Students have many opportunities to use the Spanish they already know as well as to expand their vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, and experiences with Spanish-speaking countries.  The purpose of this course is to provide many experiences where students can use Spanish.  Completely immersed in Spanish, students speak, listen, read, write and collaborate with other students in Spanish in this course.  They also gain knowledge and perspectives about Spanish-speaking countries and from Spanish-speaking people.  Spanish 3 is a rigorous course.  Students will be challenged and need to have 8 hours per week designated to be successful.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Spanish I and Spanish II

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Spanish III Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

  • A notebook and a printer for hard copies and notes
  • A flash drive or a folder on your hard drive to save assignments
  • A microphone and speakers or a headset

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Sarah VanStry, Capital High School, sarah.vanstry@montanadigitalacademy.org

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German-1

German I A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Starting with five units of study in Semester 1 (Greetings, Calendar, Weather, Time and Colors) and continuing with the following units in Semester 2 ( The City, My Family, Food and Drink, Leisure time, School and Chores), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is presented and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to introduce the learner to the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations, and histories.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/german1

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first come, first serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: A semester available with limited enrollment availability
Spring: B semester available with limited enrollment availability
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Irina Mills, Great Falls Public Schools, irina.mills@montanadigitalacademy.org

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German-2

German II A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

This is an intermediate level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will continue to learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Pastimes, Body, Description), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, past-tense verbs, demonstrative articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

The course is aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites:

German I

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/german2

Required Materials:

notebook, pens, access to a printer

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

All world language courses require the ability to record oral language using the computer.  A headset and microphone are required.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first-come, first-serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: A semester available with limited enrollment availability
Spring: B semester available with limited enrollment availability
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor. Students must pass the A semester to qualify for enrollment in the B semester.

Lead Teacher:

Katrin Chandler, Columbus School District, katrin.chandler@montanadigitalacademy.org

PLEASE SEE YOUR LOCAL COUNSELOR TO REGISTER FOR MTDA COURSES

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The University of Montana
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Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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