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French I (1 credit)
Grades 9-12
This course presents communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and fundamentals of grammar. Greetings, social pleasantries, classroom objects and activities, personal data, family relationships, weather and time expressions, daily activities and interests, transportation and travel, menus, schedules, signs, and shopping are also introduced.

French II (1 credit)
Grades 9-12
This course increases listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and cultural awareness. Students will discuss family and personal data, daily routines, personal preferences and other relevant topics in the present and the past. Students will be exposed to various multi media sources to promote comprehension of aural and written communication. Technology will be used in practical applications to enhance learning and to develop an appreciation of French culture.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in French I

French III (1 credit)
Grades 10-12
This course expands previously acquired skills through discussions based on selected literary readings, news, family and current events. Special fields of interest including leisure time activities, the fashion industry, and tourism will be explored through multimedia sources. Students will engage in written and oral communication exercises in the past, present, and future tenses moving from simple to more complex language structures. Literacy selections will be read in French to promote reading comprehension and critical thinking skills while reinforcing grammatical concepts. Various cultural topics will be explored to develop an appreciation of the similarities and differences between U.S. and French Culture.
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in French II

AP French (1credit)
Grades 11-12
The purpose of this course is to develop oral and written fluency in French. This AP course will enable students to acquire the following skills; comprehend formal and informal spoken French, possess vocabulary and structure that allows accurate reading of modern French literature. Students will also compose expository passages, and express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. AP test is administered and required in May.

Spanish I (1 credit)
Grades 9-12
This course is the first of a possible four year program and is taught as the first half of the college entrance requirement of two consecutive years of a foreign language. Daily activities develop listening, speaking, reading, writing skills along with fundamentals of grammar. Among the areas of topical interest are greetings, classroom objects and activities, family relationships, transportation, travel and shopping. Basic grammar fundamentals are taught including reading and writing in the present tense, grammar fundamentals are taught including reading and writing in the present tense, subject verb agreement, agreement of adjectives and nouns as well as many necessary idiomatic structures. In addition students learn to compare U.S. cultures to Hispanic cultures.
Note: Fluent Spanish speakers may not take this course. Spanish speaking students will be screened and placed in the appropriate course.

Spanish II (1 credit)
Grades 10-12
This course is the second of a possible four year program and is taught as the second half of the college entrance requirement of two consecutive years of a foreign language. This course continues to develop language skills and grammar fundamentals including subject/verb agreement; direct, indirect and reflexive objects; preterite and imperfect tenses; and familiar commands. Vocabulary development continues with appropriate topical vocabulary and
lessons in culture awareness for each unit. In addition, this course prepares students to continue into Spanish III.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Spanish I

Spanish III (1 credit)
Grades 11-12
Spanish III in an automatic weighted honors course and requires honors level work. This course expands vocabulary, grammar and conversational skills through discussions based on selected readings, news, family and personal data, routines, current events and special fields of interest. This includes extemporaneous speaking and development of suggested topics both orally and in writing. This course is a more intense language course including all the components needed to prepare for Spanish IV.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Spanish II and teacher recommendation.

 

AP Spanish Language (1 credit)
Grades 11-12
This course develops oral and written fluency in the Spanish language, including advanced grammar concepts along with reading and writing at a college level. Special skills are developed in comprehension of formal and informal language such as newspaper and magazine articles, literature selections, written composition, extensive written composition, and oral expression. Those students preparing for the AP exam will be expected to prepare according to the Advanced Placement Program guidelines. AP test is administered and required in May.
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation