World Languages Overview
Three credits of World Languages/Fine Arts/CTE are required to graduate from CMASAS. These can be combination of any courses from World Language, Fine Arts, or CTE.
For students intending on applying to a public, four-year college or university it is recommended to take two credits of the same language. For students intending on applying to a highly-selective college or university it is recommended to take three to four credits of the same language.
CMASAS currently has two program options for world languages. Information provided below is intended to help clarify these options. Each option offers a slightly different approach and the languages available.
Immersion- Based Program
These courses are presented through Rosetta Stone. Students use images and audio to learn the language. There are no traditional lessons on grammar or verb conjugations, but rather these components of language are learned through immersion. Activities include a core lesson, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and others. Each activity follows the same format with students matching what they hear to images. Students will also use the voice recognition program to analyze their oral abilities. All Rosetta Stone courses are supplemented through our learning management system with culture projects, current events assignments, and oral assessments.
A more traditional format to language learning that includes lessons in verb conjugations, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. All content is presented through our learning management system. There are various activities that include audio and a recording feature for oral and listening assessments.
This is the only program that offers Latin.