• WORLD LANGUAGE

    SPANISH I ADAPTIVE
    5 Credits
    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. Recommended for students without previous experience in the Spanish language, this course focuses on an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Emphasizing pronunciation, fluency, and vocabulary, it also provides the knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures necessary for students to use Spanish immediately for communication. The course will include the necessary oral practice of dialogue, vocabulary, and basic grammar to communicate in Spanish at a basic level.
    Prerequisite: None

    FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH I
    5 Credits
    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 target 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, ITALIAN, SPANISH II
    5 Credits
    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 French I, Italian I, or Spanish I

    ITALIAN, SPANISH II HONORS
    5 Credits
    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. The goal of this course is to acclimate students to using the target language for the majority of class at an accelerated pace.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian I or Spanish I with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89); Instructor recommendation

    FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH III HONORS
    5 Credits
    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 target language’s 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, Italian II, or Spanish II with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89). Or successful completion of Italian II Honors or Spanish II Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH IV HONORS
    5 Credits
    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 target’s speaking world. Students will be able to speak and write about current topics of interest, literary selections, songs, and magazine articles. *Students enrolled in this course are eligible for dual enrollment credit through Fairleigh Dickinson University.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of French III, Italian III, Spanish III with a final average of no less than a “B+” (87-89) or French III Honors, Italian III Honors, Spanish III Honors with a B (83-86); Instructor recommendation

    ADVANCED PLACMENT ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    5 Credits
    AP Italian Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate level college course in Italian. Students will cultivate their understanding of the Italian language and culture by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations. Students explore concepts related to family and community, personal and public identity, beauty and aesthetics, science, technology, contemporary life, and global challenges. Students will learn how to understand and express themselves in Italian both orally and in written form, hold conversations in real-life situations and write stories, letters, and essays. Students in this course are expected to take the AP exam in May.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian IV Honors with a final average of no less than a B+ (87- 89); Instructor recommendation

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
    5 Credits
    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