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Classical Studies and International Languages

  • This curriculum issued in 2016.

Course Name* Course Type Course Code Prerequisite
Classical Studies
Classical Languages, Level 1 Academic LVGBD (ancient Greek)
LVLBD (Latin)
None
Classical Languages, Level 2 University LVGCU (ancient Greek)
LVLCU (Latin)
Classical Languages, Level 1, Academic
Classical Languages, Level 3 University LVGDU (ancient Greek)
LVLDU (Latin)
Classical Languages, Level 2, University
Classical Civilization, Grade 12 University LVV4U English, Grade 10, Academic, or Classical Languages, Level 2, University
International Languages**
International Languages, Level 1 Academic LBABD – LDYBD None
International Languages, Level 1 Open LBABO – LDYBO None

International Languages, Level 2

University

LBACU – LDYCU

International Languages, Level 1, Academic
International Languages, Level 2 Open LBACO – LDYCO International Languages, Level 1, Academic or Open
International Languages, Level 3 University LBADU – LDYDU International Languages, Level 2, University
International Languages, Level 3 Open LBADO – LDYDO International Languages, Level 2, University or Open
* Each of the courses listed has a credit value of 1.

** Course codes for courses in the international languages program vary by language – see the list of Common Course Codes and Appendix B. Course codes consist of five characters. For international language courses, the first three characters identify the language of study (e.g., LWP is the code for Portuguese); the fourth character identifies the course level (i.e., B, C, and D refer to Level 1, 2, and 3, respectively); and the fifth character identifies the type of course (i.e., D refers to “academic”, U refers to “university preparation”, and O refers to “open”). Hence, the course code for a Level 3 university preparation course in Portuguese is LWPDU. Each international language course should be identified by its appropriate course code.

These charts map out all the courses in the discipline and show the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. The charts do not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.

Two charts illustrating the connections between Grade 9-12 courses in Classical Studies and International Languages, as follows.  First chart:  Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 1, Academic, LVGBD/LVLBD – Prerequisite: None; Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 2, University, LVGCU/LVLCU – Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 1, Academic; Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 3, University, LVGDU/LVLDU – Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 2, University; Classical Civilization, Grade 12, University, LVV4U – Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic, ENG2D, or Classical Languages, Level 2, University. Second chart: International Languages, Level 1, Academic, LBABD – LDYBD – Prerequisite: None; International Languages, Level 1, Open, LBABO – LDYBO – Prerequisite: None; International Languages, Level 2, University, LBACU – LDYCU – Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic.  International Languages, Level 2, Open, LBACO – LDYCO – Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic or Open; International Languages, Level 3, University, LBADU – LDYDU – Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, University; International Languages, Level 3, Open, LBADO – LDYDO – Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, University or Open.

Classical Studies

  • Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 1, Academic (LVGBD/LVLBD)
    This course introduces students to the achievements of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will learn vocabulary and grammatical concepts essential for reading and translating adapted classical texts. English is the language of instruction, and students will develop their oral communication, reading, and writing skills in both English and the classical language. Through a variety of enrichment activities, students will explore aspects of life in the ancient world, including trade, commerce, education, arts, sports, ecology, daily life, and social practices, and will make connections across the curriculum between the classical world and the world around them. 
    • Prerequisite: None 
  • Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 2, University (LVGCU/LVLCU)
    This course provides students with opportunities to continue their exploration of the achievements of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will expand their vocabulary and consolidate their knowledge of grammatical concepts by reading and translating moderately complex adapted selections in the classical language. English is the language of instruction, and students will further improve their ability to use their oral communication, reading, and writing skills in both English and the classical language. Students will also explore diverse aspects of classical culture, including science and technology, architecture, politics and military campaigns, geography and the environment, and religion, while developing their ability to think critically and to make connections across the curriculum between the classical world and the world around them. 
    • Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 1, Academic 
  • Classical Languages (Ancient Greek/Latin), Level 3, University (LVGDU/LVLDU)
    This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the achievements and rich cultural legacy of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will increase their vocabulary and refine their use of grammatical concepts by reading and translating a broad selection of adapted and original classical texts, including prose and poetry. English is the language of instruction, and students will further refine their ability to use oral communication, reading, and writing skills in both English and the classical language. Students will apply research and critical thinking skills to investigate diverse aspects of classical culture, and make increasingly insightful connections between the classical world and other societies. 
    • Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 2, University Preparation
  • Classical Civilization, Grade 12, University (LVV4U)
    This course introduces students to the rich cultural legacy of the classical world. Students will investigate aspects of classical culture, including mythology, literature, art, architecture, philosophy, science, and technology, as well as elements of the ancient Greek and Latin languages. Students will develop creative and critical thinking skills through exploring and responding to works by classical authors in English translation and examining material culture brought to light through archaeology. They will also increase their communication and research skills by working both collaboratively and independently, and will acquire an understanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness of ancient and modern societies. 
    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic, or Classical Languages, Level 2, University Preparation

International Languages

  • International Languages, Level 1, Academic (LBABD – LDYBD)
    This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in the language. Throughout the course, students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: None 
  • International Languages, Level 1, Open (LBABO – LDYBO)
    This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop and apply fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate and interact in structured activities and practical situations, with a focus on matters of personal interest and familiar topics, and will read and write simple texts in the language. Throughout the course, students will acquire a general understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: None 
  • International Languages, Level 2, University (LBACU – LDYCU)
    This course provides opportunities for students to increase their competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate about academic and personally relevant topics in increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions, and will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through exploring and responding to a variety of oral and written texts. Students will continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also investigate personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the language is required, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic 
  • International Languages, Level 2, Open (LBACO – LDYCO)
    This course provides opportunities for students to develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will communicate about matters of personal interest and everyday topics in interactive settings that emphasize real-life applications, and will read and write a variety of texts of increasing complexity in the language. Students will continue to develop their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also explore 47 personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the language is required, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic or Open 
  • International Languages, Level 3, University (LBADU – LDYDU)
    This course provides extended opportunities for students to communicate and interact in the language of study in a variety of social and academic contexts. Students will refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, as they explore and respond to a variety of oral and written texts, including complex authentic and adapted texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities where the language is spoken, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, University Preparation 
  • International Languages, Level 3, Open (LBADO – LDYDO)
    This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in the language of study in a variety of practical contexts and real-life situations. Students will refine their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, as they explore and respond to simple and some complex oral and written texts, including authentic texts. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities where the language is spoken, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 
    • Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, University Preparation or Open