Languages Other Than English

LOTE Department NewsLetter

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Judson High School LOTE Department Vision

When one walks into a highly effective language classroom, one will see clear expectations and students engaged in relevant target language skills and activities.

Our classes

Spanish I

Spanish 1: During the first six weeks, students will introduce themselves to others, discuss their likes and dislikes, describe themselves, and communicate about their school day and classes.

Spanish II

Spanish 2 - Unit 1 Objective: Students will be able to describe themselves and their daily school life.

Spanish III

Para Empezar: Tu vida diaria. Talk about school and non-school daily activities. Describe your day before and after school.

Dias especiales: Talk about weekend activities. Describe special events and celebrations.

Chapter 1: Dias inolvidables. Describe a visit to a national park, talk about school competitions regarding that outcome of an event, narrate an event in the past, and understand cultural perspectives on family outing.

Spanish IV AP

The Spanish IV IB class will focus on how linguistic diversity, from a local to a global perspective, has and continues to influence social relations. Students will analyze the linguistic evolution, the cultural diversity and the historical importance of the Spanish language.

The Spanish IV AP class will explore education from a global perspective. Students will compare and contrast education systems and the educational challenges faced by many from around the world.

Spanish for Native Speakers, Spanish IV IB; Spanish V AP/IB

During the first Six-weeks:

The Spanish Speakers classes will explore the significance of oral tradition as a literary genre. Students will enhance their appreciation for the language, literature and culture by analyzing a variety of readings.

The Spanish IV IB class will focus on how linguistic diversity, from a local to a global perspective, has and continues to influence social relations. Students will analyze the linguistic evolution, the cultural diversity and the historical importance of the Spanish language.


The Spanish V AP/IB students will center on 1) how medieval literature reveals the cultural practices and perspectives of the people that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula and 2) how cultural perspectives influenced the representation of historical events and the encounters between indigenous Americans and Europeans.

French

French 2: In this class we build upon the language skills acquired in French 1. We continue to strengthen competency with the present tense and add in the imperative and past tenses. We learn a variety of vocabulary related to celebrations, health and wellness, the household, professions, and media/entertainment.


French 3: In this class we build upon the language skills acquired in French 3. We continue to strengthen competency with the present and past tenses and add a large variety of new tenses, including the conditional, the subjunctive, and the future tense. We continue to learn new vocabulary but vocabulary is learned from readings that are related to global issues and other larger ideas.


French 4: In this class we prepare for the International Baccalaureate Exam. We complete a variety of reading and writing assignments as well as individual and interactive oral assignments to continue to develop mastery of language comprehension and use while gaining a better understanding of our place in an increasingly global society.

German

German at JHS is designed to be a continuous, 4-year program which introduces students to the language in year 1 and has them successfully reading authentic German texts and understanding German film and audio by the end of year 4. The course is designed to prepare IB diploma students to take the Language B exam at the end of their senior year, and should allow students to communicate with native German speakers on a variety of topics each year.

These are our teachers!

Mrs. Patricia Evans

LOTE Chair Department

1st Period: Conference
2d: Spanish IV IB
3rd: Spanish IV AP, Spanish V IB
4th: Department Chair Conference
5th: Spanish for Native Speakers
6th: Spanish for Native Speakers; Spanish IV IB
7th: Spanish IV AP; Spanish IV IB

Tutoring: Tuesday/ Thursday 4:20-5:15 in P225 and by appointment.

Mrs. Nancy Rich


I teach American Sign Language II, 2nd and 3rd periods & American Sign Language III

Portable 7

Tutoring schedule Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 and by appointment (no alternative teacher)

I am the ASL Club sponsor, meets Wednesday, 4:15, Portable 6

Ms. Melissa McCarty

1st Period: Conference

2nd period: Spanish 1: P231
3rd period: Spanish 1: P231
4th period: Spanish 1: P231
5th period: Spanish 2: P231
6th period: Spanish 2: P231
7th period: Spanish 2: P231

Tutoring: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:15-5:15; Other times by appointment

Mrs. Cala Elizabeth

I teach German 1-4.

Period 1 - conference

Period 2 - German 1 in G137

Period 3 - German 1 in G236

Period 4 - German 2 in G236

Period 5 - German 3/4 in G225

Period 6 - German 1 in G138

Period 7 - German 2 in G137


Tutoring is regularly scheduled Tuesday/Thursday am/pm 7:45-8:25am, 4:30-5:00pm, in G137 or 138. Other times are available by appointment. There is no alternative teacher. :(


I sponsor German club, which will have its' first meeting Tuesday, September 9, after school in the cafeteria until about 5:30. We'll be meeting every other Tuesday. This year we'll be taking a field trip to Wurstfest in New Braunfels, making Gingerbread houses, maybe going to the McNay, and having a speaker coming in to tell about the German history in this part of Texas, among other activities.

Ms. Jessica Glover

I teach French II, III, IV

1st Period: French 4 IB, Portable 7

2nd Period: Conference

3rd Period: French 2: Portable 1

4th Period: French 2 Portable 5

5th Period: French 2 Portable 4

6th Period: French 3 ; French 3 Pre AP; French 4 IB Portable 7

7th Period: French 2 Pre AP Portable 7

Tutoring: Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 pm- 5:15pm Portable 7

I sponsor French club.

The French Club will meet every other Wednesday after school in portable 7 (subject to change pending members’ schedules); the International Trip Club will meet the first Wednesday each month at 8am in portable 7.

French Objective: to enhance students’ skills in French with regards to reading, writing, listening, and speaking while exposing them to Francophone culture, thereby making them better aware of world diversity and of their own place in an increasingly global society.

Ms. Martha Ortega

I teach Spanish I and II:

1st period: Spanish 2 P230
2nd period: Spanish 2 Pre-AP P230
3rd period: Spanish 2 P230
4th period: Spanish 1 P230
5th period: Conference
6th period: Spanish 1 P230
7th period: Spanish 1 P230

Spanish Club / Meeting Days TBA / Projected Activities TBA

I lead Spanish II teachers.


Join Spanish Club!

1st Meeting: Thursday, September 11th

Señora Ortega's Room - P230

4:20-4:50 pm

Learn about the culture and traditions

You do not have to speak Spanish!

You do not have to be in a Spanish class!

Nos vemos!!!

Mrs. Maria Isabel Duarte

I teach Spanish III B Room 150

1st Period: Spanish III Room 150

2nd Period: Spanish III Pre AP Room 150

3rd Period: Spanish III Pre AP Room 150

4th Period: Spanish III Room 150

5th Period: Spanish III Room 150

6the Period: Spanish III Room 150

7th Period: Conference

Tutoring: Thursdays 7:45-8:25 am & 420-5:20 pm Room 150

I lead Spanish III Teachers

Ms. Gabrielle Foster

I teach Spanish II and III

Room P119

I am the Hispanic Heritage Event Coordinator

Tutoring after school,Tuesdays and Thursdays in G119

Mr. Jaob Cano

I teach Spanish II in the following classrooms:

Period 1: P231
Period 2: H134
Period 3: Conference
Period 4: P225
Period 5: G221
Period 6: F203
Period 7: F203


My tutoring time:

Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:15 PM

Mr. Mark Sauceda

I teach Spanish I

1st Period: Spanish I Room 119

2nd period: Conference
3rd period: Spanish 1: R 218
4th period:
5th period: Spanish 1 R 119
6th period:
7th period:

Tutoring time:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 - 8:30 am Room 119

Mrs. Luz Antolinez

1st Period: Spanish II G232

2nd Period: Conference

3rd Period: Spanish I G232

4th Period: Spanish II G232

5th Period: Spanish IV and V IB

6th Period: Spanish I G232

7th Period: Spanish I G232

Tutoring: Every day in the morning from 7:45 am to 8:15 and Tues and Thurs 4:15 to 5:15 pm

Ms. Ana Rosas

I teach Spanish 1
1st Period: Gym
2nd Period: P122
4th Period: P111
5th Period: P130
6th Period: P123
7th Period: Gym

MR. Aaron Guajardo

I teach Spanish I and II:

Spanish I & II in H235

Tutoring times: Tues. & Thurs. in H235

Co-sponsor of Spanish Club & Co-sponsor of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Ms. Martha Ortega

I teach Spanish I and II:

1st period: Spanish 2 P230
2nd period: Spanish 2 Pre-AP P230
3rd period: Spanish 2 P230
4th period: Spanish 1 P230
5th period: Conference
6th period: Spanish 1 P230
7th period: Spanish 1 P230


I Sponsor the Spanish Club / Meeting Days TBA / Projected Activities TBA

Mr. Juan Graciamaria

1st Period: Spanish II: Port 1.

2nd Period: Conference.

3rd Period: Spanish II: P212.

4th Period: Spanish II: G220.

5th Period: Port 5.

6th Period: Port 8.

7th Period: Port 8.