Language Study 7 & 8
An interactive class introducing students to a variety of languages, ancient (Greek and Latin) and modern (French, German, Spanish), with a goal of encouraging future language study. Emphasis on communication skills, essential vocabulary, language structure, and increasing familiarity with each culture. The students also learn Bible verses in the target languages and are encouraged to seek ministry opportunities as they interact with those of other cultures.
Teaches basic vocabulary and grammar in a functional context; teaches practical content, such as greetings, asking and answering simple questions to meet survival needs, ordering food, traveling, and relating the Gospel in a simple manner. Divides class time among grammatical explanation, drill and application of concepts to simulate real-life situations.
Expands on the foundation laid in French I while strengthening the comprehension of the spoken and written language. Studies include compound tenses and the subjunctive mode. Explores French literature, francophone countries around the world, dialects and music.
Reviews and builds on the grammar and vocabulary taught in French I and II to enhance conversational, reading, listening and writing skills. Studies compound verb tenses and the subjunctive and passive moods. Works through Psalm 122 in French. Uses an integrated approach to explore French history, geography, industry, daily life, fine arts and famous scientists.
- Not offered every year
Teaches basic German vocabulary (people, family, classroom, house, animals), grammar (subject-verb agreement, article cases, prepositions, word order), culture and geography, with an emphasis on independently building sentences in German. Emphasizes the presentation of the plan of salvation by using a gospel tract and verses memorized in class.
Focuses on intermediate grammar (tenses, dependent clauses, adjective declension), vocabulary, culture and geography, with an emphasis on understanding idioms of German language and culture. Emphasizes the ability to more clearly present the Gospel by sharing one’s personal salvation testimony in written and spoken form.
Introduces Spanish grammar and vocabulary while developing fluency through conversational and written activities including some interaction with Spanish communities both local and abroad. Overviews geography and culture of Spanish-speaking countries while giving detailed study to selected regions. Nurtures the development of a biblical worldview in the assessment of culture and in the application of communication.
- Not available for native Spanish speakers
Thoroughly reviews Spanish I with special attention to practical, original communication. Continues with an in-depth study of other tenses and vocabulary with a strong emphasis on written and oral communication, as well as oral and reading comprehension. Special emphasis on effective use of the Spanish Bible to address common spiritual needs of Spanish people.
- Not available for native Spanish speakers
Thoroughly reviews the major tenses studied in Spanish I and II and continues with a study of the different Spanish moods. Engages each tense with communicative activities which will broaden students’ communication skills in both daily conversation and practical Christian service such as witnessing, giving devotionals and telling Bible stories. Explores the culture and mindset of the Spanish people through a basic survey of Spanish history, literature and art.
Dual Credit Courses
Juniors and seniors interested in taking dual credit foreign language courses should review requirements for taking dual credit courses here. Bob Jones University offers Chinese, French, German, Greek (New Testament), and Spanish. See BJU’s course listing for class hours. Some foreign language classes meet across two BJA class hours.
Juniors and seniors desiring dual credit for foreign language classes may begin a foreign language at BJU or may take a BJU course after taking a foreign language course at BJA. If they have taken a class at BJA, they cannot repeat similar material in a BJU course; and after completing a BJU course in a particular language, they may not repeat similar material in a BJA course. Students who have taken a foreign language course at BJA will need to take a placement test and begin at the appropriate level.
- After taking Spanish 1, a student may begin with Elementary Spanish II (MLS 142) or higher. After taking Spanish 2, a student may begin with Intermediate Spanish I (MLS 241) or higher.
- After taking French 1, a student may begin with Elementary French II (MLF 102) or higher. After taking French 2, a student may begin with Intermediate French I (MLF 201) or higher.
- After taking German 1, a student may begin with Elementary German II (MLG 112) or higher. After taking German 2, a student may begin with Intermediate German I (MLG 211) or higher.