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World Languages


 
Spanish I 
In this course students will be introduced to the basic skills required for comprehension, conversation, reading and writing in the Spanish language. They will also have the opportunity to explore the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish 2
This course is a continuation of the basic skills mastered in Level I with emphasis placed on the oral and written expressions. Students will have the opportunity to study the culture of the Spanish speaking countries as well as develop an appreciation of the contributions of the Hispanic community within the United States.

Spanish 3
In addition to strengthening oral and written expression, this course will enable students to sharpen their skills in auditory and reading comprehension. Participation in the culture of the Spanish speaking world through the arts and media will be encouraged. Students will take a three-year Regents examination upon completion of this course.

Spanish 4 Conversation
This is an intermediate conversation class. The course offers an array of lively, communicative pair and small group activities specifically designed to develop speaking and listening skills and to facilitate interaction among all class members. Students in this class are motivated to use language creatively through role-play, conversation starters, problem-solving tasks and content-based activities. Students practice key language functions such as persuading, obtaining information, responding to requests, expressing preferences, and giving commands. Debates and cross-cultural comparison activities in the target language will also be conducted.

Spanish 4 Media 
This class includes reading, analysis and debate of current events, videos, movies, songs and other media in Spanish. Newspaper articles will be read in class, and news videos will be commented. Hispanic culture will be shown and commented in this class during the year through Spanish and Latin American movies that will be projected in class. Students will follow the corresponding study guides to learn vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects of Hispanic societies. Songs in Spanish will also be incorporated into the class. Students will do class presentations and complete several projects during the year.

Spanish AP - Advanced Placement Spanish Language  
This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish Language through the study of literary themes, conversational topics, grammatical, culture and idioms. Emphasis will be placed on developing oral and reading comprehension skills, as well as expanding written skills in the target language.
 
Spanish AP – Advanced  Placement Spanish Literature
This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish Literature. In this course students will be introduced to Spanish literature by means of reading short selections of prose and poetry from Spanish writers from Spain and Spanish speaking countries. Great emphasis will be placed on oral discussions of literary topics and the grammar necessary for reading and writing as students are encouraged to enjoy and appreciate the Spanish literature. This course is designed to prepare students to become successful candidates for college-level courses.
Prerequisite: Approval of Department Supervisor

Requirements :
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•  All students will have completed Spanish literature with a minimum 88% average.
•  Teacher recommendation and approval of the department supervisor.
Note: This is a two-semester course and cannot be dropped mid-year. In addition to Forest Hills credit, students who score 3 or better on the AP exam may be awarded college credit upon successful completion of the Advanced Placement examination in May, which is required. There is an $82 examination fee.
 

Spanish AP - Advanced Placement Spanish Language  

This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish Language through the study of literary themes, conversational topics, grammatical, culture and idioms. Emphasis will be placed on developing oral and reading comprehension skills, as well as expanding written skills in the target language.

 

Spanish AP - Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture – Non Native 

This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish Language through the study of literary themes, conversational topics, grammatical, culture and idioms. Emphasis will be placed on developing oral and reading comprehension skills, as well as expanding written skills in the target language.


Spanish for Native Speakers
 
Level 1
This is a one year course designed for Heritage students and Native Spanish speaking students that need to enhance their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills by following the State Native Language Standards. In addition, this course intends to connect student's Hispanic Heritage identity by sharing real life experiences and culture while students reinforce their language learning.

Level 2
The scope and content of this course are geared for native speakers who function on an intermediate level. Although all four skills are emphasized, the primary focus remains on sharpening the reading and writing skills. A variety of techniques and activities are used to expand the pupil’s vocabulary, idioms and structures. Creative writing on various topics is emphasized.

Level 3
A course aimed at refining and improving the language skills of the native speaker of Spanish. Intensive as well as extensive reading of excerpted literary works is emphasized. Critical discussion and analysis of literary themes are encouraged. Written analysis and critiques are stressed.