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World Languages

Welcome to Crosby High School

French, Italian, and Spanish are taught according to the citywide curriculum guide for modern world languages. Students have an opportunity to study a world language commencing in Grade 9 and continuing through a four­year sequence. The primary emphasis is the development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

* The completion of the previous year serves as a prerequisiteof each foreign language with the exception of the first year. 

The four­year program has two phases and four levels of competency. The first two years of study represent the initial phase with an audio­lingual emphasis. The last two years represent the intermediate phase with a reading and writing emphasis. The number of levels completed depends on the interest and competency of the student. 

All courses are planned to develop the students’ ability to use the language of their choice as a means of oral and written communication and to increase their understanding of the people whose language hey are studying. All courses follow an appropriate sequence to develop the language skills.  

World Language’s Department

World Languages are the keys to the whole world!  World Language study is an important adjunct skill to any professional or technical career, therefore, complimenting and enhancing this training is a fundamental part of all eight career clusters.

The mission of the Crosby High School’s World Language Department is to enable our students to communicate effectively in the target language, develop an understanding of the cultures of the speakers of that language and compare that to their own. As a result, students will be able to use their language skills in learning and understanding of other disciplines, seeing themselves as life-long learners and as members of the world community.

The Waterbury district standards are based on the goals and standards presented in the National Standards and CT State Frameworks for World Languages. They are called THE FIVE "Cs":

Communication: Communicate in at least one language other than English.
Cultures: Gain knowledge and understanding of cultures.
Connections: Make connections with other areas of study and acquire information.
Comparisons: Understand the nature of language and cultures through comparisons.
Communities: Participate in multilingual communities within a variety of contexts.

Crosby’s World Language department offers students a variety of courses which are available as an elective.

Courses Offered:

Spanish

Spanish ACE

French

French ACE

Italian

Level 1

Level 1 ACE

Level 1

Level 1 ACE

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2 ACE

Level 2

Level 2 ACE

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3 ACE

Level 3

Level 3 ACE

Level 3

Level 4   OR   Spanish AP

Level 4 ACE

Level 4

Level 4 ACE

Level 4

Spanish for Natives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can I do with a major in Foreign Languages?
  • Art Conservator   
  • Language Researcher
  • Chef    
  • Public Relations Specialist Writer
  • Customs Official  
  • Science Writer
  • Foreign Service Officer  
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Foreign Student Advisor  
  • Teacher
  • Import/Export Agent  
  • Translator
  • Intelligence Agent  
  • Travel Agent
  • Interpreter

Did you know…….

That being a bi-lingual student makes you smarter??