Raymond J. Fisher Middle School

California Distinguished School

World Language Electives

World Languages*

Both Spanish and French are designed for students with limited or no experience with the language. These courses develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a culturally appropriate context. At the end of these academic courses, students will be able to converse with others by using appropriate greetings and talking about school subjects, family and friends, foods and cultural activities, and much more!  

 

For entry into Spanish 2 or French 2 at Los Gatos High School, a two-year commitment at Fisher, with a grade of B or better in the 8th grade year, is required. In addition, students who intend to begin Level 2 as freshmen will take a placement test in the spring. Placement will be determined by the results of these tests and teacher recommendation.

 

Students wanting to enroll in a world language at Fisher must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum overall 2.5 GPA   2. Minimum grade of a B- in English for   the first three quarters of 6th grade

 

These are academic courses, and students who enroll will be challenged with rigorous course work. Students should anticipate 20 to 30 minutes of homework on a daily basis. This is in addition to homework given in core classes.

 

If you do not meet the criteria but would like to take a world language, you may still sign up and be placed on a space available basis. Before the school year is over, you will receive a waiver form in the mail, which will need to be signed and returned to school. Space will be filled on a first-come-first served basis.

 

Students must have taken Spanish 1A (level 1-7th grade) BEFORE taking Spanish 1B.