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Foreign Language Courses 

Spanish 1 

 

This course introduces the learning of the Spanish language.  It is designed to help students attain an efficient degree of proficiency in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language is presented through various topics such as friends and family, school, shopping, eating out, and asking for directions, Holidays, Arts as well as likes and dislikes.  A variety of activities and projects give the students a better understanding of the language as it relates to daily life. 

 

Spanish 2 

 

This course provides more complex structures to the learning of the Spanish language.  This course also reinforces grammar and vocabulary studied in previous levels. It is designed to help students attain an efficient degree of proficiency in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language is presented through the topic of “Traveling”. Your daughter will plan a trip to a Spanish speaking country throughout this semester. While traveling to their destination they will acquire a variety of vocabulary words and sentences in order to be able to communicate in Spanish and adapt to various situations such as preparing for their trip, asking for directions, how to understand itineraries, interact with locals and express themselves as needed.  Spanish vocabulary related to museums, restaurants, shopping, doctors, meeting new friends and various venues will also be explored. A variety of activities and projects gives the students a better understanding of the language as it relates to daily life and traveling. 

 

Spanish 3 

 

Spanish 3 is an introduction to culture and traditions of other countries where Spanish is spoken.  Emphasis is placed upon basic communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using acquired knowledge of fundamental forms of grammar and pronunciation.   Communication and cultural analysis skills will become more complex throughout the course using authentic texts, audio/visual recordings, and opportunities for speaking and writing.   

 

Spanish 4 

 

The Spanish 4 course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of Spanish culture and build on the language base acquired in Spanish. Emphasis is placed upon basic communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using acquired knowledge of fundamental forms of grammar and pronunciation.  Throughout this course various literary work are read and discussed at length.  Communication and cultural analysis skills will become more complex throughout the course using authentic texts, audio/visual recordings, and opportunities for speaking and writing.   

  

French 1 

 

French 1 is an introduction to the French language and culture of France and of other countries where French is spoken.  Emphasis is placed upon basic communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using acquired knowledge of fundamental forms of grammar and pronunciation.   Communication and cultural analysis skills will become more complex throughout the course using authentic texts, audio/visual recordings, and opportunities for speaking and writing.   

 

French 2 

 

French 2 is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of French culture and build on the language base acquired in French 1. Emphasis is placed upon basic communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using acquired knowledge of fundamental forms of grammar and pronunciation.  Communication and cultural analysis skills will become more complex throughout the course using authentic texts, audio/visual recordings, and opportunities for speaking and writing.   

 

French 3 

 

French 3 is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of French culture and build on the language base acquired in French 2. Emphasis is placed upon basic communication skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using acquired knowledge of fundamental forms of grammar and pronunciation.  Communication and cultural analysis skills will become more complex throughout the course using authentic texts, audio/visual recordings, and opportunities for speaking and writing.   

 

World Cultures 

 

This course will provide a more complex view of the world for the students. Students will learn about many countries’ geography, history, politics, greetings, currency, religion, important landmarks, holidays, interesting facts, foods, people customs, art, and music. Students will also learn a few practical sentences in the countries’ native language and things that the country is well known for. 

The class will partake in watching some informational documentaries about the countries, fashion shows that are held in the country, and view festivals they hold.  Throughout the Semester, students will also experience the cuisine that is served in various countries, while practicing their traditional table manners.