All students must take two consecutive years of language.
Spanish 1 CP/French 1 CP
Grade 9 - 12
This is a multi-skilled program designed to develop in an interdependent approach, the four basic language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing-- in order to simultaneously reinforce each skill. The program is student-centered requiring the active participation of the student in cooperation with the varied methods of instruction. Two major objectives of this course are individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.
Spanish 2 CP/French 2 CP
Grade 9 - 12
The second level continues the objectives of level one -- the individual proficiency of the language, by using the same multi-skills approach to a simultaneous, but increasingly more detailed development of the four basic language skills. As in level one the culture is woven into the daily instruction. Two major objectives of this course remain the individual proficiency in the communication of the target language and the development of positive attitudes toward the target language culture.
Spanish 2 H/French 2 H
Grade 10 -12
Spanish 2 H/ French 2 H is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the skills developed in level one. In addition to the content and objectives described in level 2CP, added emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying more complex structures. The students will be encouraged to interact in the target language.
Spanish 3 CP/French 3 CP
Grade 9 – 12
The aim of this course is to reinforce structure acquired in the first and second levels and to expand vocabulary through practical implementation of acquired skills. This practical implementation includes improving listening comprehension, pronunciation and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student with the ability to understand and to speak the target language within the framework of the student's structure and vocabulary levels. Special attention is given to enhance the vocabulary necessary for formal and informal writing and conversational situations in cultural contexts.
Spanish 3 H/French 3H
Grade 10 -12
Spanish 3 H/ French 3 H is offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in skills developed in Levels I and II. In addition to the content and objectives described in Level 3CP, added emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced structure, with special attention to the development of accurate writing skills. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.
Spanish 4 CP/French 4 CP
Grade 11 - 12
Spanish 4 CP/ French 4 CP continues the objectives described in Level 3CP with an emphasis on specific vocabulary that will be used to introduce the students to the various genres. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.
Spanish 4 H/French 4 H
Grade 11 - 12
The aims of these courses are the further development of the student's language skills in preparation for higher study. The student is encouraged and guided to read and to discuss the history, literature, art, and contemporary culture of the target language, while continuing with a study of more advanced structure and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on equipping the student to make practical use of the four years of language study. The class will be conducted primarily in the target language.
Spanish 5 AP/French 5 AP
Spanish 5 AP/ French 5 AP is offered to those students who have demonstrated excellence on the 4 Honors and 4 CP levels. This class is conducted entirely in the target language and the students are encouraged to enhance their communication skills. The students will continue to study advanced structures and the goal is to prepare the students to take the AP exam.