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Student Programming



Course Offerings 2020 - 2021


World Languages Department
Assistant Principal, Raul Macias​​​​​​​


Elective Course 

Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Sign Language, and Latin.

 

Level 1

An introduction to the listening, speaking, reading and writing of the target language. The communicative approach is used for acquisition of the sound system and the introduction of new vocabulary, idioms and structures. After a pre-reading phase, the student develops the ability to speak, read, and write on an elementary level.                                         Full Year, 2 credits

 

Level 2

The development of the four language skills, namely listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing on an intermediate level. A variety of techniques and activities are used to expand the pupil's knowledge of vocabulary, idioms and structures.               Full Year, 2 credits                                                                                             Requisite: Level 1 or equivalent credits in the language

 

Level 3 (Regents Preparation Class)

The development of skills that approximate normal usage in speaking, reading, and writing. The understanding of spoken language at normal speed and oral production for normal conversation are developed. Various activities are used for the attainment of reading skills for direct comprehension and appreciation and creativity in writing. Students prepare for the Regents administered at the end of the term.                                           Full Year, 2 credits      Requisite: Level 2 or equivalent credits in the language

 

Level 4: Spanish Conversation (Honors Class)

The fusion of the four language skills through a variety of interrelated activities, with special focus on the speaking and listening skills. Students engage in a wide range of interactive situations to reaffirm their oral skills, and will also work with different kinds of readings to maintain their literacy abilities.          Full Year, 2 credits                                     Requisite: Level 3 Spanish

 

Spanish for Native or Heritage Speakers

Level 1 and Level 2

The scope and content of these courses are geared to native speakers who function on a beginner and 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.

Full Year, 2 credits                                                                  Requisite: Level test

 

Level 3 – Regents Preparation Class

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 discussions and analysis of literary themes are encouraged. Written analysis and critiques are stressed              

Full Year, 2 credits                                                      Requisite: Level 2 native or level test


Intro to Latin Elective (FLN11)

This is a class for beginners to learn the basics of the Latin language. The purpose of this class is to enrich the student’s linguistic ability and, especially, improve their English skills.  Emphasis is made on the presence of Latin in English: derivatives, prefixes, suffixes, related words and expressions, etc. Students are also exposed to the Roman culture so that they can make connections between the ancient world and modern life.

 

Chinese Elective/Exploring Chinese Culture (FQN11QCE) (in English)

This class is an elective designed to learn about the many varied aspects of Chinese culture over time and in the present. 

 

Hispanic Culture (in English)

An exploration of the 22 Spanish-speaking countries today and through history.

 

ACADEMY OF CHINESE STUDIES

This program includes the following classes:

  • Chinese Language classes for 4 years
  • Performance in Eastern Music Theory
  • English 9th grade for the Academy of Chinese Studies  (Exploring Chinese Culture through texts in English)
  • English 10th grade for the Academy of Chinese Studies  (Exploring Chinese Culture through texts in English)
  • Math 9th grade (Chinese/English)
  • Science 9th grade (Chinese/English)

 

SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM

  • Spanish Native/Heritage classes for 4 years
  • Global I and Global II (Spanish/English)
  • Math 9th grade (Spanish/English)
Dual Language Elective 9th grade (Language and Literature Skills - Spanish/English)



Advanced Placement Courses

 AP Spanish Language and Culture (FSN21XN) and AP Spanish Literature (FSN22XN) for native speakers of Spanish

Two- term courses for native speakers of Spanish that cover the equivalent of third-year college courses in advanced composition and conversation. They stress oral skills, composition and grammar.  In FSN22X, students read Spanish and Hispanic literature. Students receiving a grade of 3 or better on a 5-point scale on the Advanced Placement Examination are likely to receive credit and advanced placement at the college they plan to attend.   Full Year, 2 credits                  Requisite: Approval by Mr. Trujeque

 

AP Spanish Language for non-native speakers (FSN21X)

One-year class for advanced students of Spanish who are not native speakers of the language. This class grants three college credits. Students will read, listen to diverse texts, such as newspaper articles, magazines, manuals, conferences, etc., on different topics, and then analyze them from linguistic, cultural and personal perspectives. The stress is on grammar and advanced vocabulary. Students receiving a grade of 3 or better on a 5-point scale on the Advanced Placement Examination are likely to receive credit and advanced placement at the college they plan to attend.       

 Full Year, 2 credits                                                                                          Requisite: Approval by Mr. Trujeque

 

AP Chinese (FMN11XN)

One-year course for native speakers of Chinese that covers the equivalent of a college course in advanced composition and conversation. The stress is on formal oral skills, composition and grammar.  Students receiving a grade of 3 or better on a 5-point scale on the Advanced Placement Examination are likely to receive credit and advanced placement at the college they plan to attend.      

Full Year, 2 credits                                                                                           Requisite: Approval by Ms. Chen

 

AP French (FFN11X)

One-year course that covers the equivalent of a college course in advanced composition and conversation. The stress is on oral skills, composition and grammar.  Students receiving a grade of 3 or better on a 5-point scale on the Advanced Placement Examination are likely to receive credit and advanced placement at the college they plan to attend                                                

Full Year, 2 credits                                                                                           Requisite: Approval by Mr. Tejiram