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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

Note: Course formats are either Session-based or Individually Paced
*Meeting days and times are subject to change.

World LanguageFormatCoursesMeeting Days & Times*GradesMath/
Verbal
Eligibility Levels
ArabicSession-basedArabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grade 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)M, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)T, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part III (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8:15-9:15 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IV (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Readers' SeriesSession-based

Intersession
Arabic Readers' Series: Basic Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Readers' Series: Intermediate Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
Arabic Readers' Series: Advanced Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
ChineseSession-basedChinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVM, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IM, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IIIM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IVT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part III (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Language, Advanced, Part IV (NCAA Approved)M, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Essay WritingT, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2 -12Math or VerbalCTY
AP Chinese Language and Culture (NCAA Approved) Grades 9-12Math or VerbalCTY
AP Chinese Language and Culture (Intensive, NCAA Approved) Grades 9-12Math or VerbalAdvanced CTY
Chinese Readers' SeriesSession-based

Intersession
Chinese Readers Series': Basic Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Readers' Series: Intermediate Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
Chinese Readers' Series: Advanced Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
SpanishSession-basedSpanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
(east coast)
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
 T, TH
7-8 p.m. PT
(west coast)
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IIIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IVT, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IM, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIT, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IIIT, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Part IVM, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part IM, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part II  Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Basic, Part I (NCAA Approved)T, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
(east coast)
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
 M, W
7-8 p.m. PT
(west coast)
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Basic, Part II (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)M, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Basic, Part IV (NCAA Approved)M, W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part I (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8:05-9:05 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part II (NCAA Approved)T, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part III (NCAA Approved)T, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Intermediate, Part IV (NCAA Approved)M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part I (NCAA Approved)T, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language, Advanced, Part II (NCAA Approved)T, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Language Essay WritingT, TH
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 2-12Math or VerbalCTY
AP Spanish Language and Culture (NCAA Approved) Grades 9-12Math or VerbalAdvanced CTY
AP Spanish Language and Culture (Intensive, NCAA Approved) Grades 9-12Math or VerbalAdvanced CTY
AP Spanish Literature and Culture (NCAA Approved) Grades 9-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Readers' and Literature Series

Session-based

Intersession

Spanish Readers' Series: Basic Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Readers' Series: Intermediate Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Readers' Series: Advanced Grades 2-6Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Literature Series: Basic Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Literature Series: Intermediate Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
Spanish Literature Series: Advanced Grades 7-12Math or VerbalCTY
English Language Development (ELD)Session-basedVocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Beginners Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IM, W
6-7 a.m. ET
Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, Intermediate IIT, TH
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
 T, TH
7-8 a.m. ET
Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM, AdvancedT, TH
6-7 a.m. ET
Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
 M, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 3 and upMath or VerbalCTY
Essay Writing Using STEMM, W
8-9 p.m. ET
Grades 4 and upMath or VerbalCTY
 T, TH
7-8 a.m. ET
Grades 4 and upMath or VerbalCTY
STEAM Research Writing New!   W
7-8 p.m. ET
Grades 6-12Math or VerbalCTY

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