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French II Regents (Checkpoint B Part I)        Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: French 8th Grade (plus passing proficiency test)            Credits: 1
French IIR is a course of study for student’s continuing the process of learning to speak French. French IIR begins the Checkpoint B curriculum of the New York State syllabus. Students enrolled in this course have successfully passed the NYS LOTE Proficiency Exam at the end of 8th grade. A foundation of listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills is provided within the context of grammar concepts and thematic vocabulary where students learn to address a multitude of topics in French. Skills taught in French IIR are in alignment with the New York State LOTE Standards.

French III Regents (Checkpoint B Part II)      Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: French IIR                                                                Credits: 1
French III Regents is the continuation of French IIR. Students enrolled in this course will have successfully completed French IIR. A foundation of listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills is provided within the context of grammar concepts and thematic vocabulary where students learn to address a multitude of topics in French. Skills taught in French IIIR are in alignment with the New York State LOTE Standards. Students will be able to comprehend, speak and write French at an intermediate-low level. Students will take the New York State Regents Comprehensive Exam in June. French III completes the work required for Checkpoint B of the N. Y.S. Syllabus and the Regents examination. Successful completion of both the course and the Regents exam will qualify students to be eligible for a Regents diploma with advanced designation.

 

French IV: French Culture and Civilization in France        Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: French IIR & IIIR                                                                       Credits: 1
French IV is a continuation of the advanced courses. Students enrolled in this course have completed at least two years of language study and have acquired some proficiency in the French language. French IV offers students the chance to explore the culture and civilization of France in depth while continuing the process of learning specific grammatical concepts in the French language. The receptive skills: writing, reading, and translation are developed in this course. French literature and authentic materials will be integrated among the varied lessons of culture and civilization. The goal is to develop a higher proficiency using the language as extensively as possible. There will be class discussions, oral presentations and technology-based assessments. Essays and informal writings are also an integral part of the program. Students will also see films that correspond to the culture and civilization of France.

French V         Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: French IV                 Credits: 1
French V offers students of serious intent an intensive course designed to foster higher-level communication with the French language. The four language skills are consistently addressed in the teaching of this course: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Thematic units will provide the context for grammar concepts, vocabulary, speaking activities, and reading selections. Students will practice these skills by using a variety of learning strategies: dialoguing, role-playing, reading and responding, written composition, listening comprehension activities, and oral interviews/discussions. Exposure to the Francophone world will also be integrated in the curriculum. Students will also see films presented in the target language.

French CAP 101/102 (College Advanced Program)      Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: French IV                                                                              Credits: 1
(Same description as French V) Students enrolled in the CAP program 101/102 will register through Clinton Community College. Students will have the ability to earn six college Credits from Clinton Community College upon successful completion of all course requirements. Students will be eligible for French CAP 102 upon successful completion of French CAP 101.
*Please note that there is a fee for this course.

Spanish II Regents (Checkpoint B Part 1)         Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: Spanish 8th Grade (plus passing proficiency test)                 Credits: 1
Spanish IIR is a course of study for students continuing the process of learning to speak Spanish. Students enrolled in this course have successfully passed the NYS LOTE Proficiency Exam at the end of the 8th grade. A foundation of listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills is provided within the context of grammar concepts and thematic vocabulary where students learn to address a multitude of topics in Spanish. Skills taught in Spanish IIR are in alignment with the New York State LOTE Standards.

Spanish III Regents (Checkpoint B Part 2)       Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: Spanish IIR                                                                  Credits: 1
Spanish III Regents is the continuation of Spanish II Regents. Students enrolled in this course will have successfully completed Spanish IIR. A foundation of listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills is provided within the context of grammar concepts and thematic vocabulary where students learn to address a multitude of topics in Spanish. Skills taught in Spanish IIIR are in alignment with the New York State LOTE Standards. As students complete Spanish III, they will be able to comprehend, speak and write Spanish at an intermediate-low level. Students will take the New York State Regents Comprehensive Exam in June. Spanish III completes the work required for Check point B of the N.Y.S. Syllabus and the Regents exam will qualify students to be eligible for a Regents diploma with advanced designation.

Spanish IV        Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: Spanish IIIR                 Credits: 1
Spanish IV is a continuation of the advanced courses. Students enrolled in this course have completed at least two years of language study and have acquired some proficiency in the Spanish language. Spanish IV offers students the chance to explore the culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America in depth while continuing the process of learning specific grammatical concepts in the Spanish language. The receptive skills: writing, reading, and translation are developed in this course. Spanish literature and authentic materials will be integrated among the varied lessons of culture and civilization. The goal is to develop a higher proficiency using the language as extensively as possible. There will be class discussions, oral presentations and technology-based assessments. Essays and informal writings are also an integral part of the program. Students will also see films that correspond to the culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America.

Spanish V         Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: Spanish IV                  Credits: 1
Spanish V continues the advanced study of Spanish. Students enrolled in this course have completed at least three years of language study and have acquired some proficiency in the Spanish language. The goal of this course is to develop a higher proficiency using the language as extensively as possible. This course continues to expand upon the grammar concepts that have been taught throughout the Spanish program. Literary selections as well as class discussions, oral presentations, and technology based assessments will be used. Students will be required to write essays, as well as informal and creative writings as they are an integral part of this program.

Spanish CAP 101/102 (College Advanced Program)       Length of Course: 40 weeks
Prerequisite: Spanish IV                                                                                Credits: 1
(Same description as Spanish V) Students enrolled in the CAP program 101/102 will register through Clinton Community College. Students will have the ability to earn six college Credits from Clinton Community College upon successful completion of all course requirements. Students will be eligible for Spanich CAP 102 upon successful completion of Spanish CAP 101.
*Please note that there is a fee for this course.

LOTE (Languages Other Than English)          Length of Course: 40 Weeks
Prerequisite: None                                                                     Credits: 1
LOTE is a course of study for students beginning the process of learning to understand, speak, read and write in another language.  Students wenrolled in this course have little or no proficiency in the language. Successful completion of this course meets the mandatory one credit requirement for high school graduation.

World Languages Online and Cultures Online        Length of Course: 20 weeks
Prerequisite: None                                                         Credits: ½ per semester
World Language and Cultures Online offers students the opportunity to learn basic skills in selected languages and explore the cultures where these languages are spoken. The instruction of this course is web-based and taught exclusively in the school’s multimedia computer lab. Students use the internet to complete cultural exploration activities and CD-ROM’S to study languages from around the world. First semester languages and cultures: Italian, German, Latin American Spanish, French Canadian French. Second semester languages and cultures: Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic. No prior language study is necessary to enroll in this course.