LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH COURSE OFFERINGS
Spanish First Year (Español 1/2): This courses serves as an introduction to Spanish, with particular emphasis on cultural awareness, food, travel, and includes an introduction to Spanish-speaking countries. Students use dialogue and skits as methods of developing communication skills in addition to developing their skills in grammar; reading; writing and listening.
Spanish Second Year (Español 3/4): This course will build upon concepts learned in Spanish 1 and 2. The focus centers more upon the development of the student's speaking, reading and writing skills. Classroom discussions are conducted, for the most part, in the target language. Students are expected to complete one major project for the fall and for the spring term, in addition to daily homework assignments. Students complete journal writing assignments to enhance their writing skills and create travel brochures to promote their knowledge of a Spanish speaking country and its.
Spanish Third Year (Español 5/6): Students build upon concepts learned from levels 1-4. In addition, new grammar points are absorbed through study. Students participate in discussions/presentations in the target language about the cultures, which surround them. In addition, the students receive an introduction to literature through the reading of classic short stories. This course terminates in a Regents examination.
AP Spanish Language: A college-level course which focuses heavily on the students' mastery of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The target language is utilized to promote cultural discussions, debates and presentations. There is an intense focus on literature and grammar. Students are exposed to classic Latin-American authors, such as Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Frederico Garcia Lorca and well as many other modern 20th century writers. In this course, students are exposed to the writer's narrative style and have the opportunity to receive three college credits upon completion and approval from the AP Spanish Language examination committee.