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Our Spanish courses provide students with basic language patterns and practical vocabulary. Importance is placed on developing conversational skills that will be very useful for future careers and travel. All of the different levels include attention to reading, writing and Spanish culture.

 

SPANISH IP

Grade:                          8th grade                                               Length:                                 Full Year

Prerequisite:                 none                                                     Credit:                                   1.0

 

Presentation of fundamental structures of Spanish, and practice in vocabulary, culture, and derivation. Spanish derivation in English is covered. Spanish culture is illustrated and imbedded in curriculum. One high school credit can be obtained if student passes the final exam. Students may continue on to Spanish II upon passing the final exam in this course.

 
                                                                              SPANISH I
 
 Grade:                                9-12                                                 Length:                                 Full Year
 
 Prerequisite :                      none                                                Credit:                                  1.0
 
Examination:                                                                               Local
 
The course is designed to introduce the Spanish language culture while stressing the acquisition of
speaking and listening skills. The course is also designed to accommodate these students
who did not successfully complete Level 1 at the middle school level, along with transfer students and  
students who begin a new language study. It will include selected readings and guided writings. The  
students will converse on everyday topics. An integral part of this course will be demonstrating the insights  
into the cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America. zSelected rvaluation is based on participation, homework,  
group projects, quizzes, tests and a final examination. 
 

 

SPANISH II

 

Grade:

9-12

Length:

Full Year

Prerequisite:

Spanish I

Credit:

1.0

Examination:

Local

This class is based on the NYS Syllabus for Languages Other Than English (LOTE). This course is to further emphasize listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and provides a strong foundation for Level III. Content includes further study of grammar, vocabulary, reading passages, and cultural discussions of life in Spain and Latin America. Student evaluation is based on class participation, homework, projects, quizzes, tests, and a final exam. The use of Spanish is encouraged throughout class discussions and activities. This course is required in order to take Level III and the NYS Regents Examination.

 

 

SPANISH III

 

Grade:

10-12

Length:

Full Year

Prerequisite:

Spanish II

Credit:

1.0

Examination:

Regents

This course is designed to take the student into greater depth and mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Spanish III includes reinforcement and expansion of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish speaking culture in order to prepare students to achieve mastery level on the NYS Regents Examination. Students work to demonstrate speaking competency in the language in a variety of everyday situations. Students are encouraged and expected to use Spanish as much as possible. Student evaluation is based on class participation, homework, projects, quizzes, tests, and the Regents Examination, administered at the completion of the course. The successful completion of Level III Spanish and the Spanish Regents exam fulfills the LOTE requirement for the Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma.

 

 

SPANISH IV –Dual Credit through MCC

 

Grade:

11-12

Length:

Full Year

Prerequisite:

Spanish III

Credit:

1.0

Examination:                          through MCC

 

 

Spanish 4 is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 3 or native language learners and want to further develop speaking, understanding, reading and writing in Spanish. This course is specifically for students who have demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing in Spanish and are ready for post-secondary curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on oral proficiency, conversation, and the application of language skills. Students are expected to use Spanish in class discussions and activities. This course explores modern topics through a variety of readings, discussions, presentations and media. There is a continued study of Spanish-speaking culture and its link to our society. Student evaluation is based on class participation, projects, homework, tests, and a final examination.  College credit can be received by passing the exam given through MCC.

 

 

Our Spanish for Heritage Learners courses are designed for our students who have been raised in a home where Spanish is spoken and who speak or at least understand Spanish. These students should also be bilingual in Spanish and in English. Proficiency in Spanish is the primary focus of instruction.

 

 

Spanish I - Heritage Learners

 

Grade:                               9-12                                       Length:                         Full Year

Prerequisite:                      NA                                         Credit:                           1.0

 

This course will provide students with a thorough review of Spanish grammar, language, and culture at the Beginning/Intermediate Level. The students will expand their linguistic and cultural knowledge through communicative activities, various selected readings, guided grammatical exercises, pre- recorded listening activities, films and guided Internet activities. Students will intensify the study of the form of the Spanish language as it relates to function

 

Spanish II- Heritage Learners

Grade:                                10-12                                           Length:                      Full Year

Prerequisite:                     Spanish I Heritage Learners         Credit:                        1.0

 

This is a yearlong course that introduces the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.) through the study of various literary genres – short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Students will also read and discuss related informational texts. Students will explore the following themes:

• The self

• Our role in the community

• The immigrant experience

• Adapting to a new culture

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use and composition.

 

 

The study of the native language is very important in terms of cultural maintenance, identity and the learning of a second language. Continued learning of the native language while learning a second language gives our students exposure to a wide range of cultural values which helps in developing self-confidence.  Our Native Language Arts classes allows our students to develop the ability to make connections across the other disciplines. It helps them cultivate critical thinking, problem solving, and higher order skills which are important for academic achievement.

 

 

 

Native Language Arts 7th Grade

 

This is a yearlong course that introduces the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.) through the study of various literary genres – short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Students will also read and discuss related informational texts. Students will explore the following themes:

• The self

• Our role in the community

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use and composition.

 

 

Native Language Arts 8th Grade

Prerequisite: NLA VII

 

This is a yearlong course that continues to focus on the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.) through the study of various literary genres – short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Students will also read and discuss related informational texts. Students will explore the following themes:

• The immigrant experience

• Adapting to a new culture

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use and composition. Students who complete NLA 7 and NLA 8 may advance to NLA II.

 

Native Language Arts I

Grade:                               9-12                                                   Length:                          Full Year

Prerequisite:                       NLA 7/8                                             Credit:                           1.0

 

This is a yearlong course that introduces the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.) through the study of various literary genres – short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Students will also read and discuss related informational texts. Students will explore the following themes:

• The self

• Our role in the community

• The immigrant experience

• Adapting to a new culture

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use and composition.

 

 

Native Language Arts II

Grade:                                9-12                                                     Length:                         Full Year

Prerequisite:                       NLA I                                                     Credit:                             1.0

 

This is a yearlong course that further explores the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.)  through the study of various literary genres – short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Students will also read and discuss related informational texts. Students will explore the following themes:

• Family relations

• Heritage

• Family values

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use and composition.

 

 

Native Language Arts III

Grade:                             10-12                                                            Length:                         Full Year

Prerequisite:                    NLA II                                                            Credit:                           1.0

 

This is a yearlong course that continues to focus on the elements and structure of literature (plot, setting, character, theme, etc.) through the study of literary genres - short story, memoir, novel, play, and essay. Related informational texts will also be read and discussed. Students will be led to consider their own attitudes as they look at literature as a tool for social criticism and analysis as they explore the themes of:

• Memory

• Imagination and fantasy

• The role of women

• Social justice

 

Skills to be developed will include sentence structure, correct usage, verb tenses, accent use, and essay writing

 

Native Language Arts IV

Grade:                                               11-12                                              Course Length:                    Full Year

Prerequisite:                                    NLA  III                                             Course Credit:                     1.0

 

Course content continues to be based on the New York State Standards for Native Language Arts. Students will build their vocabulary skills and skills - paraphrasing, summarizing, and parenthetical and end documentation styles. Essay writing will continue to be a focus in this class, and teaching strategies will include a wide variety of activities to support balanced literacy, including guided, shared, and independent reading and writing, and read-aloud, which will reflect and address the diverse learning styles and needs of the students.

 

 

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