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Welcome back Irish!!! | Cathedral High School welcomes all future students/parentes to our Parent Information Session this Saturday Jan. 12th @ 9:00 AM (English) and 11:00 AM (Spanish), come out and get informed! | CHS calls out all middle school students to come visit La Cate, ask questions, get informed and get a taste of what being an "Irish for a Day" is all about. It's a great day to be an Irishman! Please contact Mr. Baca for appointments or questions about visiting Cathedral, Tel: 915 532 3238 ext. 695, Email: jpbaca13@cathedral-elpaso.org. | Make sure to check out our upcoming Soccer & Basketball Season Schedule under the Athletic Teams Basketball page.

Foreign Language

Mandarin Chinese I

This course is a beginning class of a yearlong study designed for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. It introduces students to the official Chinese language, called Putonghua or Mandarin. The topics have been carefully selected to meet the high school students’ interests and are arranged in accordance with the rules of learning a second language. Students will be trained in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. At the end of the course, students will be able to use these skills in most authentic environments. Meanwhile, students will be introduced to the Chinese culture and its traditions through active participation in group discussions and projects including customs, life styles, history, music, and philosophy of the Chinese speaking country.

Mandarin Chinese II

During this course students will develop a further understanding of Putonghua or Mandarin and build upon what they learned in Mandarin Chinese I. The topics have been carefully selected to meet the high school students’ interests and are arranged in accordance with the rules of learning a second language. Students will be trained in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. At the end of the course, students will be able to use these skills in most authentic environments. Meanwhile, students will be introduced to the Chinese culture and its traditions through active participation in group discussions and projects including customs, life styles, history, music, and philosophy of the Chinese speaking country. Students should also be able to read characters in the textbook. They are expected to acquire and learn more characters and conversations as well. They are supposed to grasp about 15-20 Chinese characters a week.

Mandarin Chinese III

This course is an intermediate class of yearlong study designed for students with some previous knowledge of Chinese. The Chinese III requires the student who successfully finishes the Chinese language I & II. During this semester, the students will develop a further understanding of Putonghua or Mandarin.The topics have been carefully selected to meet the high school students’ interests and are arranged in accordance with the rules of learning a second language. Students will be trained in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. At the end of the course, students will be able to use these skills in most authentic environments. Meanwhile, students will be introduced to the Chinese culture and its traditions through active participation in group discussions and projects including customs, life styles, history, music, and philosophy of the Chinese speaking country. Students should also be able to read characters in the textbook. They are expected to acquire and learn more characters and conversation as well. They are supposed to grasp about 20-30 Chinese characters a week.

Spanish I

This is an introductory course to the Spanish language and its culture. The skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as the study of culture, history and the interrelations of language are the essential elements taught in the first course of foreign language study.

Spanish II

Provides continued study of language skill (speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the target language) through: study of more complex structures in Spanish; development of appreciation of culture, customs, and religious aspects of Spanish-speaking people.

Spanish III

Students will continue to incorporate communication skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will develop these communication skills by using knowledge of the language, including grammar, culture, communication learning strategies, technology, and content from other subject areas to socialize, and acquire and provide information, to express feelings and opinion.

AP Spanish

This course provides students with in-depth studies for success on the AP Spanish Language Exam. Students complete a thorough review of grammar, conjugations, and vocabulary to build proficiency in all four languages: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

French I

The French I course introduces the basic grammar and vocabulary for the student to communicate in French with complete phrases and most used expressions.

French II

The French II course teaches an intermediate level of French grammar and vocabulary for the student to communicate in an intermediate level of French using expanded communication topics using vocabulary, phrases, and French most commonly used expressions.

French III

The French III course teaches an intermediate level of French grammar and vocabulary for the student to communicate in an intermediate level of French using expanded communication topics using vocabulary, phrases, and French most commonly used expressions.