High School World Languages Summer Offerings

    Laurel Springs' high school world language summer offerings help students develop their communication skills and cultural understanding. These courses may include popular languages like Spanish and French as well as less commonly taught languages like Chinese, Latin, and American Sign Language. Students may learn about the language’s grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation through interactive lessons, audio and video recordings. Online language courses often incorporate cultural components, including literature, history, and art, to help students develop a deeper appreciation for the language and the cultures that use it.

    World Languages

    • American Sign Language Level 1

      Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1 Part A will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture—social beliefs, traditions, history, values, and communities influenced by deafness. Part B will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • American Sign Language Level 2

      Explore the vocabulary you need for shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies. Building upon the prior prerequisite course, you will progress your communication skills and foster your understanding of Deaf culture. You will learn about classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, as well as how to give descriptions and directions. In Part B, students will increase their proficiency by learning about sequencing, transitions, role-shifts, and future tenses. Students will learn how to tell a story and ask questions, benefiting from greater exposure to deaf culture. Speed, conversations, signing skills, and cultural awareness are characteristic of this course.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of ASL 1

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • American Sign Language Level 3

      As you dive into more advanced ASL signing, including unique grammar features and advanced classifiers and locatives, you’ll learn, compose, and present your new-found vocabulary and narratives by immersing yourself in Deaf culture and community. From opinions, slang, and idioms, to using technology and media that offers authentic deaf perspectives. Explore how travel, cultural differences, and geography affect sign language. And gain a better understanding of Deaf culture by learning important events and examining topics such as education, science, and literature. For Part B, are you ready to discover ways in which Deaf culture influences the world in general? After all, the concept of culture goes far beyond an understanding of Deaf history. Through discussing Deaf culture and experiences, you’ll advance your signing skills by developing verb tenses, grammar, and syntax. Apply your language skills in real conversation activities and through opportunities to debate real issues. It’s also time to explore the next steps in education and career opportunities for your new intermediate ASL skills.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of ASL 2

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Spanish Level 1

      Spanish 1 is designed to develop an authentic and practical understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Students will have the ability to express their thoughts, feelings, and opinions in the target language within basic, real-life situations and learning scenarios. All new concepts, grammatical concepts, and cultural information will be introduced in context while incorporating various listening, speaking and writing activities.

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Spanish Level 2

      In Spanish 2, students build upon the foundation developed in Spanish 1. They continue to build vocabulary, learn new verb tenses and other grammar concepts, and they increase their ability to communicate with others. They learn new concepts, like reflexive verbs, infinitive expressions, commands, and the imperfect tense. The second semester will continue building on vocabulary, grammar concepts and communicating effectively in the target language. Students will explore new countries where Spanish is spoken and continue to keep abreast of current events in the Spanish-speaking world.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School Spanish 1

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Spanish Level 3

      In Spanish 3, students continue to develop their ability in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Spanish through a systematic review of its structure. Students focus on applying vocabulary in a wider array of situations by learning about the past progressive and subjunctive moods and the present perfect, future, and conditional tenses.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School Spanish 2

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • French Level 1

      French 1 focuses on developing listening skills by repeated exposure to the spoken language. Speaking skills are encouraged through recommended assignments using voice tools. Reading and writing skills, as well as language structures, are practiced through meaningful, real-life contexts. The use of technology enhances and reinforces authentic language development and fosters cultural understandings through exposure to native speakers and their daily routines.

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • French Level 2

      French 2 focuses on the continuation and enhancement of language skills presented in French 1. Vocabulary and grammar structures are revisited and expanded to provide students an opportunity to move towards an intermediate comprehension level. Speaking and listening skills are enhanced through recommended real-life voice activities. Listening skills are honed through online dialogues. Reading and writing skills are developed through access to completion of meaningful activities, reading of culturally related articles of interest and responding to reading in the target language. The use of technology enhances and reinforces authentic language development and fosters cultural understandings through exposure to native speakers and their daily routines.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School French 1

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • French Level 3

      The purpose of the French 3 course is to further students’ language acquisition and to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where French is spoken. This course provides students with opportunities to expand their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. They will identify main ideas and details in texts, dialogues, and videos within a cultural context. During the first semester, students will delve into various captivating topics, including geography, daily routines, food, culture, politics, and travel, all presented through the lens of the French language. By exploring these themes, students will gain insight into the diverse aspects of French-speaking countries and broaden their intercultural knowledge. During the second semester, students will embark on an enriching exploration of Africa, Canada, role plays in real-life situations, favorite francophone trips, globalization, and contemporary topics. Through the modules, students will delve deeper into the vibrant cultures and diverse perspectives of French-speaking regions. Each module will feature writing, listening, and speaking assignments that provide students with many opportunities to practice and refine their language skills in authentic contexts.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School French 2

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Latin Level 1

      Introduce yourself to the culture and rich storytelling tradition of the ancient Romans through the study of Classical Latin. In the Latin 1 course, you will build a foundation of grammar and vocabulary skills to help increase fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the mythology, history, and culture of Rome and apply what you learn through translation practice, writing, listening, and conversation exercises, while reading Roman stories that have stood the test of time as you trace the Latin roots that run through modern language and culture.

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Latin Level 2

      Immerse yourself in a journey through Roman history using the Latin language as your guideposts. In the Latin 2 course, you will build upon your first-level grammar and vocabulary skills to help increase fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the culture and apply what you learn through translation practice as well as writing, listening, and conversation exercises while learning all about the different eras of Romer – from Foundation to Fall.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School Latin 1

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Chinese Level 1

      Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Chinese language and the richness of its diverse cultures. In the Chinese 1 course, you will learn beginning grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the culture and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

    • Chinese Level 2

      Continue your journey in the exploration of the Chinese language and the richness of its diverse cultures. In the Chinese 2 course, you will sharpen the increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills you acquired in Chinese 2. While oral communication remains the main focus at this level, reading and writing will receive more emphasis as well. You will dive a little deeper into the culture and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of High School Chinese 1

      College Prep • UC Approved Language • NCAA Approved Additional Core

      4 Weeks (Semester): $1,200

      8 Weeks (Full Year): $1,600

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