Students are introduced to basic Spanish and the various Spanish speaking cultures. The course focuses on grammar and vocabulary while developing listening, reading, writing, and conversational skills that reflect real-life tasks.
Through the use of more complex vocabulary and grammatical structures, students continue to build on their ability to speak, listen, read and write in Spanish. Students explore the cultures of Spanish speaking countries in greater depth. Prerequisite: Spanish I
Students will engage exclusively in the target language in order to participate in class discussion, present views in writing, and read diverse texts. In addition, literary works are introduced that expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish speaking world and its cultural influences.
This course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement Spanish, which covers grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Students will attain a strong command of the language and explore current world events through reading and responding to Spanish language newspapers and magazines.
6025 Advanced Placement Spanish Language (1 Credit)
This course will prepare students to demonstrate a high level of Spanish proficiency through interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. The course includes the reading and analysis of Spanish texts, a thorough linguistic examination of complex grammatical structures and continued emphasis on language production and comprehension in order to prepare for the AP Spanish exam, which students are required to take. Prerequisite: Spanish 4.
Students will acquire skills in grammar and syntax which will enable them to read Latin and increase their understanding of English vocabulary and sentence structure. Cultural aspects of daily Roman life and Greek mythology are covered by class discussions, audiovisual aids, and translation assignments.
Students will complete their understanding of Latin grammar and morphology and begin applying it to authentic, ancient prose and poetry. Through their reading of authors like Catullus and Livy students will learn about life under the Roman emperors and the fall of Rome.
This course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement Latin. Students will apply their knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax to reading the complete Latin Texts of Pliny, Ovid, and Vergil. Students will also focus on mythology written under Augustus, in part preparing them for the Advanced Placement Latin exam. Students are required to complete an independent project.
Using their knowledge of complex Latin grammatical constructions and rhetorical devices, students will make an in- depth study of Vergil’s Aeneid and Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars. This course will prepare students for the Advanced Placement Latin exam, which students are required to take. Prerequisite: Latin 4.