Foreign Language

Foreign Language Department

The Foreign Language Department of Knoxville Catholic High School offers comprehensive course studies in French, Latin, and Spanish. All students are required to earn two credits in the same foreign language in order to meet graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to complete at least three years of the same language. Students who have completed their graduation requirement or who are continuing in their first foreign language may apply to start a second foreign language, if desired. Applications, which consist largely of recommendations by the current language teacher in regards to maturity and work ethic, may be obtained from a language teacher or school counselor and are returned by the stated deadline to Ms. Ashley Lawrence. Accepted students will be admitted into a level 1 section of a second language, or may choose to test into a level 2 course, based on teacher recommendation and as space allows. All honors foreign language courses are designed for students who demonstrate above average ability in the target language. All honors level students take a national foreign language exam in the spring which provides an excellent benchmark for national comparison. Students in upper level foreign language courses often test out of level one college courses.

Courses Offered

French 1 CP 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections.
French 1 Honors 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections. Prerequisite: French 1 (any level).
French 2 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 85+ in French 1 Honors or 95+ in French 1CP.
French 3 CP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 80+ in French 2 CP or Honors and teacher recommendation. 
French 3 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 85+ in French 2 Honors or 95+ in French 2 CP
French 4 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 85+ in French 3 Honors
French 4 AP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in French 3H or French 4H. Application required. There may be summer course work.    
Latin 1 Honors 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and  placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections. 
Latin 2 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Latin 1 Honors
Latin 3 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Latin 2H and teacher recommendation.
Latin 4 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Latin 3H and teacher recommendation. 
Latin 4 AP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Latin 3 Honors and application.
Spanish 1 Standard 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections. 
Spanish 1 CP 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections. 
Spanish 1 Honors 1 Credit
Placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendation and placement test scores in verbal, reading, and language sections.
Spanish 2 Standard  1 Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 Standard or CP 
Spanish 2 CP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 CP (any level).
Spanish 2 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 85+ in Spanish 1 Honors or 95+ in Spanish 1 CP.
Spanish 3 Standard 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and Spanish 2.                                                                                               
Spanish 3 CP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 80+ in Spanish 2 CP or Honors.
Spanish 3 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and 85+ in Spanish 2 Honors or 95+ in Spanish 2 CP.
Spanish 4 Honors  1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Spanish 3 Honors and teacher recommendation. 
Spanish 5 Honors 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Spanish 4 Honors and teacher recommendation. Summer coursework is required.
Spanish 5 AP 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 4H and summer work. Exceptional juniors in Spanish 3H may apply and will be required to complete summer coursework as well as additional work to cover Spanish 4 material. Application is required.

Elective English Courses Offered

La Civilisation Francaise ½ Credit
Prerequisite: French 2 H or French 3 CP