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Course Offerings

AP Spanish Literature


The AP Spanish Literature course is designed to explore literary works from Medieval to contemporary times. The course is divided into three units: “Challenges”, “Real vs. Imaginary” and “Passions that kill. Students will investigate how individuals reflect on life-altering challenges, whether individuals want to accept or escape reality and how love and passion can drive individuals to do the unthinkable.

 


French I

In this introductory course, students will learn basic French vocabulary and grammar as well as various aspects of Francophone cultures.  They will be able to introduce themselves, provide descriptions of friends and family, and discuss their values and opinions. The grammatical concepts of the course will focus primarily on present tense verb usage and the development of fluency in the French language. Students will also have an opportunity to build their knowledge of French through the use of authentic resources such as French films, Internet activities, music, and media.



French II


This course is an intermediate level French class which builds on the basic understanding of French language and culture previously acquired. Students will enhance their basic knowledge through a series of theme-based projects. Primary focus will be on oral reproduction and writing, with a secondary emphasis on reading level-appropriate materials. Course content involves the acquisition of simple grammatical structures, including simple present, past and future tenses in everyday French vocabulary.

 


French III


This course is an advanced level French class which builds on the knowledge of French language and culture previously acquired. Students will enrich and expand their understanding of French via a combination of theme-based projects, music, film and a variety of reading materials, in order to prepare for the NYS Regents exam in June. All areas of language learning, including speaking, listening, reading and writing will be equally emphasized in this course. Course content will expand the grammatical structure to include conditional and imperfect tenses, as well as include a much wider variety in vocabulary words and idioms.

 


Spanish I


In this introductory course students will be introduced to the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary while developing the skills that are essential to acquiring a foreign language. Over the course of the year students will learn how to talk about themselves, their likes and dislikes, their families, their school, and their community, all in Spanish. Projects will include writing descriptive student profiles, creating school brochures, planning travel itineraries, and learning how to describe things that have happened in the past.

 


Spanish II


In this course we will be reviewing the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary from Spanish I while further developing the skills that are essential to acquiring a foreign language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Over the course of the year we review how to talk about ourselves, our likes and dislikes, our families, our school, and our community. Projects will include writing descriptive student profiles, creating brochures for businesses, planning trips to Spanish-speaking countries, and learning how to talk about the past and the future.

 


Spanish III


In this course, students will focus on the speaking, writing, listening, reading components of second language acquisition. This course’ theme is el noticiero, the newscast. Students will explore various aspects of Iberian and Latin American culture, such as, music, current events, cinema, and literature.


Spanish IV Conversational

En este curso vamos a explorar varias obras literarias, en español, desde los tiempos medios hasta el tiempo contemporáneo.  También vamos a explorar los orígenes de la cultura hispánica en la Península Ibérica y en las Américas. Luego de explorar estos orígenes vamos a ver la relación y los efectos que el mundo hispánico tiene con y en los Estados Unidos. Ustedes serán responsables de leer y prepararse para las discusiones en español, de preparar presentaciones para selecciones leídas y de estar preparados para todo tipo de evaluación en el curso (i.e., ensayos escritos, exámenes, pruebas sorpresivas sobre la lectura, etc.). Se les asignará la escritura de ensayos para que ustedes desarrollen habilidades analíticas de escritura, como el análisis de poesía, de aspectos estructurales y temáticos de narrativa en prosa, de obras teatrales y de películas.