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World Languages Department Course Descriptions

World Languages

 

520 FRENCH     Grade 9     5.0 CR 

530 SPANISH    Grade 9     5.0 CR 

This course is an introductory class to the college level courses. Students will learn the basic elements for the Spanish or French language. Vocabulary and grammar parallel the curriculum for Level I CP courses but with an individualized, project-based approach. This course satisfies the NJ High School graduation requirement, but cannot be substituted for college entrance requirements. Students who complete this class and would like to continue in a World Language must complete Language Level 1 CP before moving on to Language Level 2.

522 CP FRENCH 1     Grade 9     5.0 CR 

532 CP SPANISH 1    Grade 9     5.0 CR 

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of Spanish or French. Emphasis is placed on the four communication skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Language learning is facilitated through projects, presentation and technology based activities. Students will also begin to investigate the cultures of the respective countries.

523 H FRENCH 1     Grade 9     5.0 CR 

533 H SPANISH 1    Grade 9     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in an honors level English class

This course challenges students to learn the fundamental principles of Spanish or French in greater depth. Emphasis is placed on the four communication skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Special emphasis will be placed on communication in the target language. Language learning is facilitated through projects, presentation and technology based activities. Students will also investigate the cultures of the respective countries. This course will place rigorous demands upon student’s study skills and work ethic in completing homework/projects.

524 CP FRENCH 2     Grade 10     5.0 CR 

534 CP SPANISH 2    Grade 10     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: CP Language Level 1

This course is a continuation of Level 1 languages at a college level. It will focus on literature, history, culture and communication skills through project work, presentations, and technology based activities, along with the use of culturally authentic materials.

525 H FRENCH 2     Grade 10     5.0 CR 

535 H SPANISH 2    Grade 10     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: Language Level 1

This course is a continuation of Level 1 languages at an honors level. This faster paced class will focus heavily on communication through projects, presentations, and technology based activities, and will explore culture through history, literature and authentic materials.

527 CP FRENCH 3     Grade 11     5.0 CR 

536 CP SPANISH 3    Grade 11     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: Language Level 2 This course is a continuation of Level 2 CP.

Although this is not an honors level class, it will begin to focus on literature, history, culture and advanced levels of communication skills through projects, presentations, and technology based activities and will utilize culturally authentic materials. It is designed for students who are not interested in taking an honors level class, but who are interested in continuing their language studies at the college level.

526 H FRENCH 3     Grade 11     5.0 CR 

537 H SPANISH 3    Grade 11     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: Language Level 2

This is an honors level course. It will focus on literature and advanced levels of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. It is designed for students who are seeking an honors level program.

528 AP FRENCH LANGUAGE     Grade 12     5.0 CR 

538 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE    Grade 12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Language Level 3

The AP Language course, mainly conducted in the target language, should help prepare students to demonstrate their level of proficiency across three communicative modes; Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational, and the five goal areas outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century which include communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The course is meant to be comparable to college and university courses that focus on speaking and writing in the target language at an advanced level.