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Language Other than English (LOTE)

  1. Students are required to take and pass (1) high school credit of Spanish or French, and a locally developed proficiency exam at the end of Grade 8 or pass level I in Grade 9.

  2. For Advanced Regents Designation successful completion of (3) credits of level I, II, and III and a passing score of 65 or higher on the locally developed exam given at the end of Level III.

 

French 7:  Students beginning French in the seventh grade will continue French in the eighth grade in order to receive one credit for French I.  This level is an introduction to verbs, vocabulary, and structures necessary for students to respond to concrete situations in their environment through basic listening, speaking, writing, and reading.  Cultural topics and a research report on French speaking countries are also integrated with the linguistic aspects.

 

French 8:  The French 8 class is a continuation of the French 7 class, which is the equivalent of French 1. At this level there is a continuation of vocabulary, verbs, and structures necessary for students to respond to concrete situations in their environment through listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Cultural topics and a research report on famous French people are also integrated with the linguistic aspects.  In June, students will take a regionally developed proficiency exam and advance to French II. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

French II:  The second level is a continuation of Level I.  Vocabulary, verbs and structures are expanded in order to cover a wide range of situations.  Present, past and future tenses are introduced here.  Cultural topics and a research report on French cities, culture, and history are also integrated with the linguistic aspects. (Full year, 1.0 credit) 

 

French III:  The third level of learning is intended to involve the student more deeply in the reading, writing, listening and speaking levels, while also enriching their understanding of history and culture in preparation for the locally developed final exam in June.  Short story reading and discussion in French will also take place.  Research reports on French artists will also be integrated with the linguistic aspects. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

French IV:  The fourth level of learning continues a higher level of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  There will be an emphasis on literature, history, grammar, and culture.  Class discussion will be done in French.  A novel and short story reading will take place with discussions in French.  Various projects will be integrated into the course. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

Spanish 7:  Students beginning Spanish in the seventh grade will continue Spanish in the eighth grade in order to receive one credit for Spanish 1.  This level is an introduction to verbs, vocabulary, and structures necessary for students to respond to concrete situations in their environment through basic listening, speaking, writing, and reading.  Cultural topics are also integrated with the linguistic aspects.

 

Spanish 8: The Spanish 8 class is a continuation of the Spanish 7 class, which is the equivalent of Spanish 1. At this level, there is a continuation of vocabulary, verbs, and structures necessary for students to respond to concrete situations in their environment through listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Cultural topics are also integrated with the linguistic aspects.  In June, students will take a regionally developed proficiency exam and advance to Spanish II. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

Spanish I: Level 1 is an introduction to the vocabulary, verbs, and structures necessary for students to respond to concrete situations in their environment through basic listening, speaking, writing and reading.  Cultural topics are also integrated with the linguistic aspects. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

Spanish II: The second level is a continuation of Level 1.  Vocabulary, verbs and structures are expanded in order to cover a wide range of situations.  Present, past and future tenses are introduced in this class.  Cultural topics and a research paper on an aspect of the Spanish-speaking world are also integrated with the linguistic aspects.(Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

Spanish III: The third year of learning is intended to involve the student more deeply in the reading, writing, listening and speaking levels, while also enriching their understanding of history and culture in preparation for the locally developed final exam in June.  Short story reading and discussion in Spanish will also take place. Research reports on Spanish artists and regions of Spain will also be integrated with the linguistic aspects. (Full year, 1.0 credit)

 

Spanish IV: The fourth level of learning continues with a higher level of reading, listening and speaking.  There will be an emphasis on literature, history, grammar and culture.  Class discussion will be done in Spanish.  Short story reading will take place with discussions in Spanish.  Various projects will be integrated into the course. (Full year, 1.0 credit)  (3 college credits may be obtained at a reduced rate through GCC)

 

French and Spanish Culture: Offered to students in grades 11-12, regardless of language background. The course will be taught in English. Students will expand their knowledge of the French and Spanish culture by an in-depth study of social, political, historical, and popular aspects of francophone and Hispanic cultures around the world. Comparisons between cultures will encourage students to make relevant connections. Students will engage in reading, writing, and discussion of various topics. Field trips, guest speakers, and technology will be used to facilitate in learning. (Full year, .5 credit, A/C or B/D day)