Modern Foreign Languages
The primary focus of first year French is the development of the language as a means of communication about subjects of everyday interest. Primary emphasis is placed on the skills of listening and speaking, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar necessary to help the student attain an acceptable level of proficiency.
French II continues the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing begun in French I. The primary goal of this course is to promote conversation in the French language, with good pronunciation.
The goal of French III is to achieve a reasonable fluency in the French language. Some of the more advanced elements of French grammar, idioms, and composition are introduced to students.
French IV proposes to help the students express themselves more fluently, to fortify previously learned grammar; to develop an appreciation of contemporary French art, literature, and music; to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of the French language, culture, and people; and to develop a spirit of achievement in the student.
Students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Students will continue to develop proficiency in all language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing. More complex sentence and language structures will be utilized. The students will read short stories and produce writing samples.
Students continue to develop and refine proficiency in all four language skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing with an emphasis on the ability to interact orally and in writing. They communicate using more complex language structures on a variety of topics. At this level students comprehend the main ideas of the authentic materials that they read and hear and are able to identify many details when the topics are familiar.
Students develop more sophisticated communication skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing with an emphasis on the ability to interact orally and in writing. Authentic reading selections are emphasized at this level. Students communicate using more complex language structures and begin to express abstract ideas.
Spanish Language Culture I
This course introduces and cultivates the Spanish language. Basic everyday vocabulary is introduced through the spoken word while responses to questions are given in Spanish.
Spanish Language Culture II
Through the study of language and culture, students will develop insight into their own language and culture. Basic language and grammar is introduced through written and spoken word. Videos, songs, and stories help the students learn of the Hispanic Culture