Languages

The Modern and Classical Languages Department at Wayland offers classes in Latin, German, and Spanish through the Advanced Placement level. When possible, students can also study classical Greek. Wayland language students are frequently able to practice their language skills through faculty supervised trips abroad during Spring Break.
  • German - Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement German Language are available to students possessing ability and desiring to think and communicate in German in a profound manner. Readings from Der Spiegel, historical, and literary texts compose the core of the program. Extensive reading and the presentation of such in oral reports and in written documentation facilitate a deep awareness of German. Prerequisite: German 4.
  • German 1 - College Prep

    This course presents students with a complete scope of elementary grammar and useful vocabulary intended for practical application in conversation. All students learn to master the pronunciation of German and to overcome the fear of speaking freely and openly in the classroom. The first year is the beginning of thinking totally in German.
  • German 2 - Honors

    This course continues the process of grammar and vocabulary acquisition begun in German 1. Prerequisite: German 1.
  • German 3 - Honors

    This course reduces the intensity of grammar study and focuses on vocabulary growth and writing skills. Clarity and accuracy in summary writing are an integral part of this course. The confidence with which students now approach German has become part of their academic consciousness, to the degree that German can now be treated not merely on a word order and phrase basis. Prerequisite: German 2.
  • German 4 - Honors

    This course has as its main point of concentration extensive reading and vocabulary growth. In addition to completing a thorough review of grammar topics from German 1 – 3, students concentrate on the accurate application of proper usage in writing and conversation. At this point, the student is indeed capable of making the transition to an upper-level course in German on the university level. Prerequisite: German 3.
  • German 5 - Honors

    This course and Advanced Placement German Language are available to students possessing ability and desiring to think and communicate in German in a profound manner. Readings from Der Spiegel, historical, and literary texts compose the core of the program. Extensive reading and the presentation of such in oral reports and in written documentation facilitate a deep awareness of German. Prerequisite: German 4.
  • Latin - Advanced Placement

    Students continue to read unadapted Latin to solidify their skills. Cultural material is covered through readings both primary and secondary, class discussions, and various projects and papers. Prereq: Consent of the instructor.
  • Latin 1 - College Prep

    Students learn Latin, form a deeper understanding of the Classical past, and improve their language skills in English. Students learn to read, translate, contextualize, and analyze Latin. Read and compose in it to practice grammar, vocab and syntax.
  • Latin 1 - Honors

    Students learn Latin, form a deeper understanding of the Classical past, and improve their language skills in English. Students learn to read, translate, contextualize, and analyze Latin. Read and compose in it to practice grammar, vocab and syntax.
  • Latin 3 - Honors

    Students continue to read unadapted Latin to solidify their skills. Cultural material is covered through readings both primary and secondary, class discussions, and various projects and papers. Prereq: Consent of the instructor.
  • Latin 4 - Honors

    Students continue to read unadapted Latin to solidify their skills. Cultural material is covered through readings both primary and secondary, class discussions, and various projects and papers.Prereq: Consent of the instructor.
  • Spanish - Advanced Placement

    This course will raise the level of proficiency of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in an integrated manner. Students use Spanish short stories for study of vocabulary and grammar. Prerequ: Consent of the instructor.
  • Spanish 1 - College Prep

    In this course students acquire language using a method of instruction called TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Students acquire language through comprehensible input. Students will learn vocabulary through stories, mini-stories, personalized mini-situations, and personalized questions and answers, so that input is varied, frequent, contextualized and comprehensible. Grammar is presented with its meaning rather than the traditional rules. Students will read two novels that were created for beginning language learners. Students will improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as the year progresses. Culture will be presented within the context of stories.
  • Spanish 2 - College Prep

    Students continue to acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). Vocabulary and grammar continue to build through repetitive comprehensible input.  Much discussion of readings, listening to songs, and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Prerequisite: Spanish 1 and consent of instructor.
  • Spanish 2 - Honors

    Students continue to acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). Vocabulary and grammar continue to build through repetitive comprehensible input.  Much discussion of readings, listening to songs, and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Prerequisite: Spanish 1 and consent of instructor.
  • Spanish 3 - College Prep

    Students continue to acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). Much discussion of readings, listening to songs, and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Continued varied input of vocabulary and structures as well as encouraged student output. More traditional treatment of grammar rules is incorporated at this level.  Prerequisite: Spanish 2 and consent of the instructor.
  • Spanish 3 - Honors

    Students continue to acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). Much discussion of readings, listening to songs, and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Continued varied input of vocabulary and structures as well as encouraged student output. More traditional treatment of grammar rules is incorporated at this level.  Prerequisite: Spanish 2 and consent of the instructor.
  • Spanish 4 - Honors

    Students continue to acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). Much discussion of readings, listening to songs, and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Continued varied input of vocabulary and structures as well as required student output in both speaking and writing. Comprehensive traditional treatment of grammar rules is incorporated at this level. Prerequisite: Spanish 3 and consent of the instructor.
  • Spanish 5 - Honors

    In this course students will explore language and culture through readings, classroom discussion and research. The students will continue to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: Spanish 4 Honors and consent of the instructor.

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