• WORLD LANGUAGE

    FRENCH I
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-11
    This introductory course is an integrated approach to language learning. The motivated student will become involved in all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn to interact and survive linguistically in the French language in the classroom, primarily using memorized materials and functions that recur on a daily basis (e.g., greetings, describing weather, telling how they are). Students at this level usually respond to visual and aural cues in partial and single sentences. They can repeat questions that the teacher models, but rarely ask questions on their own.

    Prerequisite: None 

    FRENCH II
    5 Credits
    Grades 10-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the French language by both the teacher and the students.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I 

    FRENCH II HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 10-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the French language by both the teacher and the students. The goal of this course is to acclimate students in using the target language for the majority of class on an accelerated pace.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of French I with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89); Instructor recommendation

    FRENCH III HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 11-12
    In this course, intermediate language skills will be taught almost entirely in the target language. English will be used only when crucial to the comprehension of usage or of grammatical concepts. There will be an exploration of both the history and quotidian life of the French culture through, music, art, and the language itself. Readings and introduction of current political and social problems will be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of different classes.   

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89) or French II Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    FRENCH IV HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grade 12
    In this course, emphasis is placed on fluent and accurate expression in the written and spoken target language with special attention to conversational ability. The aim is to achieve a more rounded mastery of the language in its cultural and linguistic phases. The work is expanded to include a study of history, geography, literature, art, and music of the French speaking world.  Students will be able to speak and write about current topics of interest, literary selections, songs and magazine articles.

    *Students in this course are eligible to participate in dual enrollment Farleigh Dickinson University.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89) or French III Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    ITALIAN I
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-11
    This introductory course is an integrated approach to language learning. The motivated student will become involved in all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn to interact and survive linguistically in the Italian language in the classroom, primarily using memorized materials and functions that recur on a daily basis (e.g., greetings, describing weather, telling how they are). Students at this level usually respond to visual and aural cues in partial and single sentences. They can repeat questions that the teacher models, but rarely ask questions on their own.

    Prerequisite:  None

    ITALIAN II
    5 Credits
    G
    rades 9-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the Italian language by both the teacher and the students.

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Italian I 

    ITALIAN II HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the French language by both the teacher and the students. The goal of this course is to acclimate students in using the target language for the majority of class on an accelerated pace.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian I with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89); Instructor recommendation

    ITALIAN III
    5 Credits
    Grades 10-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the target language by both the teacher and the students.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian II with a final average of no less than a B (83-86) or Italian II Honors with a B- (80-83); Instructor recommendation

    ITALIAN III HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 10–12
    In this course, intermediate language skills will be taught almost entirely in the target language. English will be used only when crucial to the comprehension of usage or of grammatical concepts. There will be an exploration of both the history and quotidian life of the Italian culture through, music, art, and the language itself. Readings and introduction of current political and social problems will be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of different classes.

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Italian II with a final average of no less than a B+ (87-89) or Italian II Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    ITALIAN IV HONORS LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    5 Credits
    Grades 11- 12
    In this course, emphasis is placed on fluent and accurate expression in the written and spoken target language with special attention to conversational ability. The aim is to achieve a more rounded mastery of the language in its cultural and linguistic phases. The work is expanded to include a study of history, geography, literature, art, and music of Italy. Students will be able to speak and write about current topics of interest, literary selections, songs and magazine articles. Students will practice from available model exams.

    *Students in this course are eligible to participate in dual enrollment Farleigh Dickinson University.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian III with a final average of no less than a B+ (87-89) or Italian III Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation 

    SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-12
    Spanish Conversation & Culture is an introductory Spanish course which emphasizes listening comprehension and speaking. Reading and writing may be done as reinforcement to oral communications skills. It is highly recommended for students without previous experience in the Spanish language. This course focuses on conversation emphasizing pronunciation, fluency, and vocabulary. It, also, provides the knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish immediately for communication, as well as an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. The course will include the necessary oral practice of dialogue, vocabulary and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at a basic level.

    Prerequisite: None

    SPANISH I
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-11
    This introductory course is an integrated approach to language learning. The motivated student will become involved in all four-language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn to interact and survive linguistically in the Spanish language in the classroom, primarily using memorized materials and functions that recur on a daily basis (e.g., greetings, describing weather, telling how they are).  Students at this level usually respond to visual and aural cues in partial and single sentences. They can repeat questions that the teacher models, but rarely ask questions on their own.

    Prerequisite: None 

    SPANISH II
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the Spanish language by both the teacher and the students.   

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I

    SPANISH II HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 9-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the Spanish language by both the teacher and the students. The goal of this course is to acclimate students in using the target language for the majority of class on an accelerated pace.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89); Instructor recommendation

    SPANISH III
    5 Credits
    Grades 10-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the target language by both the teacher and the students.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II with a final average of no less than a B (83-86) or Spanish II Honors with a B- (80-83); Instructor recommendation

    SPANISH III HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 10-12
    In this course, intermediate language skills will be taught almost entirely in the target language. English will be used only when crucial to the comprehension of usage or of grammatical concepts. There will be an exploration of both the history and quotidian life of the Hispanic culture through, music, art, and the language itself. Readings and introduction of current political and social problems will be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of different classes.  

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II with a final average of no less than a B+ (87-89) or Spanish II Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    SPANISH IV HONORS
    5 Credits
    Grades 11-12
    This course is a continuation of the integrated approach to language learning. The introduction of new material, reinforcement of previously learned material, evaluation, review exercises and activities span all four language skills:  listening, speaking reading, and writing. There is an increased usage of the target language by both the teacher and the students. This course is designed for students who wish to become fluent in the language.

    *Students in this course are eligible to participate in dual enrollment Farleigh Dickinson University.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III with a final average of no less than a B+ (87-89) or Spanish III Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation 

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    5 Credits
    Grades 11-12
    In this course, emphasis is placed on fluent and accurate expression in the written and spoken target language with special attention to conversational ability. The aim is to achieve a more rounded mastery of the language in its cultural and linguistic phases. The work is expanded to include a study of history, geography, literature, art, and music of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will be able to speak and write about current topics of interest, literary selections, songs and magazine articles. Students will practice with models from previous AP exams. Students in this course are expected to take the AP exam in May.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV Honors with a final average of no less than a B+ (87-89); Instructor recommendation