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*DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT IS NOT GUARANTEED!

Students MUST meet the pre-requisites for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution (CNM, UNM, IAIA).

All dual credit students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term in which the classes are scheduled.

CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the STUDENT'S responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the dual credit course.

It is also the STUDENT'S responsibility to adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution. 

For more information about enrolling in dual credit classes, please see the CEC Dual Credit page.

World Languages

Rev: Oct. 28, 2022

 


Chinese Courses

Chinese flagDid you know that Chinese is the most spoken language in the world? 

In this class you will learn:

  • Listening, speaking (Mandarin), reading and writing Chinese
  • Appreciation of Chinese culture through traditions, history, film, cuisine and pop culturevideo link
  • Chinese calligraphy, poetry, handcrafts
  • Cultural exchange project with high school student in Taiwan

UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of the UNM and CEC Chinese language program.* Qualified students may enroll in the UNM Dual Credit program and earn UNM credit for CHIN 1110 and 1120, CHIN 2110 and 2120, and/or CHIN 301 and 302.

There are two options to earn the State of New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy in Chinese. Contact Chinese instructor Ms. Hsu (hsu_r@aps.edu) for more info. 

Chinese I and II

Grades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
UNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*  Qualified students who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may possibly earn UNM credit in Mandarin Chinese I & II.*

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IA
M, Tu, Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year

1.0 elective credit per semester
3.0 UNM credits for qualifying students

Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year 1.0 elective credit per semester
3.0 UNM credits for qualifying students


Chinese I introduces the student to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Chinese taught within the culture context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication skills and the student is made aware of the importance of Chinese in his/her world. All students meet or exceed district, state, and national standards – communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Performance standards are aligned with the New Mexico Modern, Classical, and Native Language Content Standards (NM), World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (WRSLL), and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Chinese II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as encouragiing deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral, written, communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities. 

Chinese III and IV

Chinese characterGrades:  9-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese II with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Chinese III may be advised not to continue with Chinese IV. Students who are native and/or heritage speakers and who pass an entrance test may also test into Chinese III.
UNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*  Qualified students (must have a A or B in Sem 1, get teacher recommendation, AND be in 11th or 12th grade) who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may earn UNM credit in Mandarin Chinese III & IV.
Online Component: There is a mandatory 4 hour per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours.  If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments.

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W &  F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 elective credit per semester
3.0 UNM credits for qualifying students


Chinese III expands the student’s skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest.

Chinese IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as encouraging deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in class.   

Chinese V and VI

China mapGrades:  10-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese IV with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Chinese V may be advised not to continue with Chinese VI.

UNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.* Qualified students who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may possibly earn UNM credit.

On Line Component:  There is a mandatory 4 hour per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours.  If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments.  

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 elective credit per semester
3.0 UNM credits for qualifying students
Session IA
M, Tu & Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 elective credit per semester
3.0 UNM credits for qualifying students
With instructor permission only


Chinese V is for students who are not eligible for AP Chinese class and would like to take Chinese at the advanced level. Chinese V reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as encouraging deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in class.

Chinese VI is for students who are not eligible for AP Chinese class and would like to take Chinese at the advanced level. Chinese VI reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as encouraging deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative activities.   

AP Chinese

dragonGrades:  10-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese IV with a B or better. Students who have less than a C in AP Chinese at semester 1 may be advised not to continue with the course semester 2.
Additional Information: It is strongly recommended, but not required, that the student take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam at the end of the year. Chinese heritage learners who have not taken CEC Chinese classes may register for AP Chinese upon passing the placement test in spring semester. Contact Ms. Hsu at CEC for more information about this test.
*On Line Component:  There is a mandatory hourly per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours. If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments. The College Board officially authorizes CEC AP Chinese courses. Areas of study include six themes: Families in Different Societies, the Influence of Language and Culture on Identity, Influences of Beauty and Art, How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives, Factors that Impact the Quality of Life, Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges. Emphasis is placed on independent study in Chinese. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in the class.

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 elective credit per semester

Online hybrid
Online class with scheduled meeting times

Instructor permission only.
Non-APS student must submit transcript to CEC Registrar for registration.
Full Year
1.0 elective credit per semester


AP Chinese Language and Culture prepares the student to reach the high-intermediate / pre-advanced proficiency level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The course is also comparable to fourth semester college course in Mandarin Chinese, or when the student completes approximately 250 hours of college-level classroom instruction. This course deepens students’ immersions into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. The student demonstrates his/her proficiency across the three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), and in the five goal areas (Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparisons, and Communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century by National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the Modern, Classical, and Native Languages Career Cluster and respective pathways. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. 

CHINESE Bilingual Seal Support

Grade:  12th grade only
GPA:  2.5 Cumulative GPA

Prerequisites:  Demonstrate language proficiency with Intermediate High level in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Or student has taken AP class.
Heritage Language speakers/learners who have not taken AP classes may register with interview at CEC
Students must have access to high-speed internet.
Requirement:  Students must attend an orientation at the beginning of semester. Students will be required to meet with instructor at times for progress evaluation.

This course is designed to help students acquire the State of New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy. Per State of NM Guidance Handbook Option 4: Assessment and Alternative Process Portfolio, and APS Bilingual Seal Handbook, students must:

  • Take AAPPL Language test in November and pass all four skills with Intermediate High or above
  • Complete 30 hours of community service
  • Put together a portfolio with English and Language academic work, project, honors, community service records, essays of reflections
  • Present the portfolio in Spring before community panel
Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Online hybrid By arrangement with instructor
Fall semester
0.5 credit per semester


Non-APS students must submit their transcript to CEC Registrar Amanda Cortez (amanda.cortez@aps.edu) for registration. 

French I and II

French flagGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00
CNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
French I: Fall Semester
1110 CNM*
French II: Spring Semester
1120 CNM*
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students


French I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French I introduce students to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of French taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered first semester.  #1110

French II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge.  Offered second semester.   #1120 

French III and IV

eiffel towerGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Required:  French I and II with grade of C or higher
Lab Fee:  $5.00
CNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIB
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
French III: Fall Semester
2110 CNM*
French IV : Spring Semester
2120 CNM*
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students


FRENCH III:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities. #2110

FRENCH IV:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture, language, literary genres and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include: expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. Students will begin preparation for the French Language and Culture AP Exam. #2120  

German Courses

Germany wordsDid you know that English is a Germanic language? In this class, you will:video link
     • Read, write, sing, and cook in German.
     • Watch films in German.
     • Have the opportunity to travel to Germany.

German I and II

Grades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
German I: Fall Semester
German II: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester


German I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. German I introduces students to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of German taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered first semester.

German II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. German II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the German culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions. Offered 2nd semester.  

German III and IV

Grades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German II with a C or better.  Students who have less than a C in German III may be advised not to continue with German IV.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
German III: Fall Semester
German IV: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester


German III reinforces and intensifies language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the German culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural knowledge. Offered first semester.

German II reinforces and intensifies language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the German culture, language and literary genres. Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural knowledge. Offered 2nd semester.  

Japanese Courses

Do you want to learn the language of the country, which brought anime and video games to the world?

The class is fun and exciting, but also challenging, so prepare to study seriously (a lot of memorization required).  In this class, we will:

  • Listen, speak, read, and write Japanese
  • Discover the culture through various media
  • Engage in activities such as songs, calligraphy, and “manga” creation
kimono

Homework:  We do many writing exercises in Japanese class. Students who are unable to finish their work during the period must complete it at home. The homework must be turned in at the beginning of the next class for full credit. There will also be weekly quizzes. Students are expected to demonstrate good study habits and study regularly. 

Japanese I and II

Grades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IA
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Japanese I: Fall Semester
Japanese II: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Japanese I: Fall Semester
Japanese II: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester


Japanese I introduces students to the basic skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Japanese taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural activities.

Japanese II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral, written, communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.  

Japanese III and IV

japan mapGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Japanese II with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Japanese III may be advised not to continue with Japanese IV. Students who are native and/or heritage speakers and who pass an entrance test may also test into Japanese III.
Additional Time Commitment:  2-3 hours of outside work per week

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIA
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Japanese III:  Fall Semester
Japanese IV: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester


Japanese III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities

Japanese IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture, language, and literary genres. Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well.  Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.   

Japanese V and VI

japanese water gateGrades:   10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Japanese IV with C or better. Students who have less than a C in Japanese V at semester end may be advised not to continue with Japanese VI.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIA
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Japanese V:  Fall Semester
Japanese VI: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester


Japanese V reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language, and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.

Japanese VI further reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language, and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.

Students taking Japanese V and VI who are interested in taking the AP Japanese Language & Culture exam need to indicate this to the instructor early in the first semester.  

Spanish I and II

spanish flagGrades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPAvideo link
Lab Fee:  $5.00
CNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IA
M, Tu & Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students
Session IIIB
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students


Spanish I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish I introduce students to the basic skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Spanish taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered 1st semester.

Spanish II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, and language functions. Offered 2nd semester. 

Spanish III / IV

Spanish through CultureGrades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPAvideo link
Required:  Completion of Spanish I and II with grade of C or higher
Lab Fee:  $5.00
CNM Dual Credit may be available, but is not guaranteed.*

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
CNM Spanish 201: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 202: Spring Semester
1.0 elective credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits for qualifying students


Spanish III / IV expands the student’s skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest.

Spanish Language Arts I

Spanish Language Arts

Grades:  9-12
Prerequisites:  Students must have completed Spanish I/II

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIB
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Fall and Spring Semester 1.0 elective credit per semester


Spanish Language Arts I: This course provides instruction and development for students in Spanish language arts, with an emphasis on communication and literacy skills (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening and Comprehension). This course must address the Common Core State Standards (Common Core en Español) for Spanish Language Arts. The course builds upon the students' prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and mechanics of writing, and usually includes the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Usually, the various genres of literature are introduced and defined, with writing exercises often linked to reading selections. This course must be taught in Spanish. (i.e. home/heritage language). As per Bilingual Multicultural Education regulation and statute, extensive study of the cultures and traditions related to the home/heritage language at the regional, national and international levels must be included. This course/class WILL be considered as part of a funded bilingual program.