Foreign Languages

 

French I

This year-long course provides an introduction to the French language. Students will acquire the ability to: introduce themselves, talk about friends and family, where they live, and personal likes and dislikes. They will also learn how to describe the weather, tell time, discuss what they do on the weekends, order a café and shop for clothes. Students will demonstrate the ability to express ideas orally and in writing at a basic level and demonstrate the ability to comprehend written material and understand native spoken French at a basic level. Students will be exposed to basic knowledge of the francophone world and different cultural perspectives through discussion and various internet activities. Cultural emphasis will be placed on learning about the customs of France. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have a ten minute conversation with the teacher and create a PowerPoint presentation on a region of France. This course is intended for students with little to no knowledge of the French language. There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course is part of the Global Leadership Diploma Program.

French II

This year-long course is intended for students with at least one year of French. Students will acquire the ability to express themselves in the past tense, distinguishing between the passé compose and the imperfect tenses, future and conditional tense and subjunctive on a basic level. French vocabulary related to housing, shopping, movies, food, sports, health, and leisure activities/vacation and cars will be expanded at this level. Students will demonstrate ability to express ideas orally and in writing at a beginning intermediate level as well as comprehend written material and understand native spoken French at a beginning intermediate level. Students will demonstrate understanding of different aspects and viewpoints of the French culture and will be expected to do a presentation on a Francophone culture. By the end of the course, students should have a good oral and written command of the language. French is almost exclusively spoken by the teacher and students at this level. You must have passed French I in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the Global Leadership Diploma Program.

Spanish I

This year-long course is an introduction to the Spanish language as spoken throughout the Americas and Spain where students will acquire the ability to: introduce themselves and talk about themselves including describing family, friends, and personal likes and dislikes. The student will also learn how to describe weather, tell time, to talk about school, classes and schedules, to ask questions and to express basic emotions. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate/express ideas orally in writing at a basic level and to demonstrate the ability to comprehend written material and understand native spoken Spanish at a basic level. Unit titles include Hello and Welcome!; The United State - My World; Mexico City, Mexico - a Typical Week;  and San Juan;  Puerto Rico - The Weekend. There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course is part of the Global Leadership Diploma Program.

Spanish II

Spanish II is an intermediate level Spanish course that focuses on the Spanish language as spoken throughout the Americas and Spain where students will acquire the ability to: express themselves “in the past tense” - including distinguishing between the distinct uses of the preterit and imperfect tenses - as well as develop a continued understanding of irregular verbs. The student will also assimilate vocabulary related to public transportation, restaurant ordering and etiquette, technology, clothing and accessories, shopping, pastimes, minor illnesses and the human body. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate/express ideas orally and in writing at an intermediate level and to demonstrate the ability to comprehend written material and understand native spoken Spanish at an intermediate level. Unit titles include Barcelona Spain - Special Preparations; The Northeastern United States - Day to Day; The United States - What’s Up; and Yesterday and Today - Mexico City. You must have passed Spanish I in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the Global Leadership Diploma Program.

Spanish III

Spanish III is an advanced level Spanish course that focuses on the Spanish language as spoken throughout the Americas and Spain where students will acquire the ability to express themselves in the future and conditional tenses and will be introduced to the uses and functions of the “subjunctive mood” in the present tense. The student will also develop the ability to distinguish between the distinct uses of the indicative and subjunctive moods and will be presented with more advanced grammatical structures such as the future perfect and pluperfect tenses (in the indicative mood). The student will assimilate vocabulary related to: daily routine, travel preparation, being outdoors, medical emergencies, clinic visits, domestic activities, and basic bank transactions. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate/express ideas orally and in writing at an advanced level and to demonstrate the ability to comprehend written material and understand native spoken Spanish at an advanced level. Unit title include Mexico - Today in the City;  San Juan, Puerto Rico - Sun and Shade; Madrid, Spain - A Trip; and San Jose, Costa Rica - Nature.You must have passed Spanish II in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the Global Leadership Diploma Program.

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