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World Languages Course Offerings 

The primary goal of language study is to enable students to communicate with native speakers of a language other than English. Students will develop skills necessary to be able to socialize, to provide and acquire information, to express personal feelings and opinions, and to persuade others to adopt a course of action. Students may apply the skills acquired in their language studies to other academic areas. 

The Honors Program is designed for the above average student who has well-developed thinking and problem solving skills. 

COURSE TITLES 

0502 French 1R
0512 Italian 1R
0522 Spanish 1R
(1 Credit) 

In the first year, the student is introduced to the language through listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. Selected dialogues and readings pertinent to the interest level of the students are used to introduce the vocabulary and the speech pattern drills. Practice and communicative techniques stress correct pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation within the scope of the material covered. The culture of France, Francophone countries, Spain, Italy, and Latin America is introduced. 

Grades Taught: 9 - 12
NCAA Approved 

 

0522I Intensive Spanish  - not offered 2016-17 

This course is designed to meet the unique needs of the struggling student who has attempted Spanish1 in the Junior High and/or High School and still has yet to complete the minimal World Languages graduation requirement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have met their minimal graduation requirement for World Languages.

 

0504 French 2R
0514 Italian 2
R
0524 Spanish 2
R
(1 Credit)
 

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Language 1R. 

During the second year of language learning, the student continues to develop his/her listening, reading, and writing skills. There is continued emphasis on communication. Cultural information is integrated throughout the course content. 

Grades Taught: 9 - 12
NCAA Approved

 

0506 French 3R
0516 Italian 3R
0526 Spanish 3R
(1 Credit)
 

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Language 2R. 

During this year, the student develops further in comprehension and conversation. There is also an increased emphasis on reading and writing. Supplementary reading may include short stories and articles from contemporary foreign periodicals. Cultural material is presented through reading and audio-visual materials. The FLACS B Consortium Examination will be taken at the end of this year. 

Grades Taught: 10 – 12
NCAA Approved

 

0528 Spanish 4R (1 Credit) 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of both the final assessment and Language 3R course. 

This course is a continuation of previous language study. There will be an emphasis on refining students’ ability to communicate both in writing and speaking. Students will also be exposed to excerpts from authentic literary works and will be required to use the language in various discussions and demonstrations.  College credits from the University of Stony Brook may be obtained for this course after enrolling in the ACE program at Stony Brook, paying the tuition fee and completing the course with a C grade or better.  

Grade Taught: 11
NCAA Approved

 

0507 French 4H
0517 Italian 4H
0527 Spanish 4H
(1 Credit - Honors)
 

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of 85 on the FLACS Consortium B Examination. Minimum grade of 85 in Language III R.  Subject to Department Chair approval. 

This fourth year provides abundant practice in conversation and writing, with the emphasis being on accuracy and fluency. Oral presentations in the form of skits, speeches, demonstrations and interviews will be part of the class work activities as well as the final examination. Readings will include authentic materials such as novels, short stories, poems and excerpts from periodicals. This course is designed to begin preparing students for the AP Exam in level 5 AP.  College credits from the University of Stony Brook may be obtained for this course after enrolling in the ACE program at Stony Brook, paying the tuition fee and completing the course with a C grade or better.  

Grades Taught: 10 - 12
NCAA Approved 

 

0542 Spanish 5
(1 Credit - Honors)
 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Language 4 or 4 Honors. 

In this college level course, students will continue to develop and refine the four skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will be given various opportunities to use each skill, such as in presentations and demonstrations, reading literary selections and writing compositions.  College credits from the University of Stony Brook may be obtained for this course after enrolling in the ACE program at Stony Brook, paying the tuition fee and completing the course with a C grade or better.  

Grade Taught: 12
NCAA Approved

 

0545 Advanced Foreign Language (1 Credit - Honors) not offered 2016 - 17 

Prerequisite: World Languages teacher recommendation and Department Chair approval 

This course will allow students to continue their language study after level 5. Students will work independently on an approved project. This course is offered as an independent study course ONLY. Students will be scheduled in an Advanced Placement course under the direct supervision of a World Languages teacher.

 

0549 Heritage Spanish (1 Credit) - formerly Spanish Language and Culture 

Prerequisite: Department chair recommendation.

This course offers native speaking students who have had outside of school exposure to the language, an opportunity to excel in their language studies by offering a combined level ¾ Spanish course. Students will be required to score an 85 or better on the FLACS Consortium B Examination.  Students will begin preparation for the advanced level courses including the college courses offered through the University of Stony Brook, the AP Literature and the AP Language Exams. Students will have the opportunity to practice their language skills through literary work, historical and cultural lessons in a class where Spanish is spoken exclusively. 

NCAA Approved

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT


0509 AP French Language and Culture
0529 AP Spanish Language and Culture
0544 AP Italian Language and Culture
(1 Credit - Advanced Placement)
 

Prerequisites: A final grade of 85 or better in Spanish 4H or Heritage Spanish.  Students must complete a summer assignment and have Department Chair approval.

 

The purpose of this course is to assist students in becoming more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The emphasis will be on the use of language for communication. This is a college level course comparable in difficulty to a full year course in Composition and Conversation. Student evaluation includes the AP exam, a final exam and projects.  Students taking this course must take the Advanced Placement examination in May (fee required). College credits from the University of Stony Brook may be obtained for this course after enrolling in the ACE program at Stony Brook, paying the tuition fee and completing the course with a C grade or better.   The syllabus for this course has been approved by the College Board's Advanced Placement audit.

Grade Taught: 12
NCAA Approved 

 

0546 AP Spanish Literature and Culture (1 Credit - Advanced Placement)

Prerequisites: A final grade of 85 or better in Spanish 4H or Spanish 5.  Department Chair approval is required. Students must complete a summer assignment.

The purpose of this course is to help students become more proficient in all areas of language acquisition through the study of Spanish literature. This is a college level course. Throughout the year students will read various genres in Spanish and prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam in Spanish Literature Students taking this course must take the Advanced Placement examination in May (fee required). College credits from the University of Stony Brook may be obtained for this course after enrolling in the ACE program at Stony Brook, paying the tuition fee and completing the course with a C grade or better. The syllabus for this course has been approved by the College Board's Advanced Placement audit.   

Grades Taught: 11-12 
NCAA Approved

 

 The following courses are adapted to provide for student needs and accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) 

Prerequisites: IEP, Current Teacher Approval, Department Chairperson/Supervisor Approval 

0550 Introduction to Spanish (1 CREDIT) 

The student is introduced to the language through listening, speaking and writing exercises. Selected dialogues and readings are used to introduce the vocabulary and speech pattern drills. Practice and communicative techniques stress pronunciation, comprehension and conversation. The culture of Spain and Spanish Speaking countries is introduced as well.  

Grades Taught: 9 -12

 

 

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