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World Languages

CTY offers online world language courses in Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish to students in grades 2-12 at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. These real-time, session-based courses in a virtual classroom feature interaction with an expert instructor, classmates, and teaching assistant. In addition, there are one-on-one video conferences with instructors and teaching assistants. Readers’ workshops and AP courses are also available. Textbooks are required and placement tests are available.

In each World Languages series, students access the real time, virtual classroom led by an instructor twice a week for one-hour sessions. The classroom includes:

  • Live audio and video interactions with the instructor
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Web tours
  • Chat
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Discussion forums

Using broadband internet access, students use their headsets or microphones and speakers to interact with instructors and classmates. In addition to the classes, students have two individualized conversation practices with instructors and teaching assistants each week, using telephone or voice over IP (Skype). These practice sessions emphasize everyday conversational speaking, role playing, and pronunciation.

In addition, Online Programs offers intersession Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish Reading courses to enhance reading comprehension skills in between fall, spring, and summer sessions. Each story presented in these courses has an interesting plot that will entice readers to not only understand the story, but also learn phrases and improve reading comprehension. Each story includes idioms and challenging phrases that allow readers to become accustomed to more advanced literary language, as well as familiarize readers with basic cultural knowledge. Students may select these 5-week courses at the appropriate level between their world language series courses to further development of language skills.

To learn more:

World Languages Courses

World LanguageCourse FormatsCoursesGrade LevelsEligibility
ArabicSession-BasedArabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part III  New!Grades 2-6Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Readers' SeriesSession-Based

Intersession
Arabic Readers' Series: BasicGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
Arabic Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
ChineseSession-BasedChinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IVGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Essay Writing New!Grades 2 -12Math or Verbal
AP Chinese Language and CultureGrades 9-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Readers' SeriesSession-Based

Intersession
Chinese Readers Series': BasicGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
Chinese Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-12Math or Verbal
SpanishSession-BasedSpanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part II New!Grades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)Grades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Language Essay Writing New!Grades 2-12Math or Verbal
AP Spanish Language and Culture (NCAA Approved)Grades 9-12Math or Verbal
AP Spanish Literature and Culture (NCAA Approved)Grades 9-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Readers' and Literature Series

Session-Based

Intersession

Spanish Readers' Series: BasicGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish Readers' Series: IntermediateGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish Readers' Series: AdvancedGrades 2-6Math or Verbal
Spanish Literature Series: BasicGrades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Literature Series: IntermediateGrades 7-12Math or Verbal
Spanish Literature Series: AdvancedGrades 7-12Math or Verbal
English Language Development (ELD)Session-BasedVocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, BeginnersGrades 3 and upMath or Verbal
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IGrades 3 and upMath or Verbal
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IIGrades 3 and upMath or Verbal
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, AdvancedGrades 3 and upMath or Verbal
Essay Writing Using STEMGrades 4 and upMath or Verbal
Crafting the Essay for English Language LearnersGrades 7-12Verbal

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