World Languages

World Language Department

 

 

 

Mr. Robert Haxhia Ms. Carmela Gregoire  
Mr. Efrain Ortiz Ms. Ana Rivera  
Ms. Zulma Santana    

 

 

Freshman                                            Sophomore                

Italian 1                                                Italian 2  &  Italian 2 Honors

Spanish 1                                             Spanish 2  &  Spanish 2 Honors

 

  Junior                                                  Senior

Italian 3  &  Italian 3 Honors                Italian 4  &  Italian 4 Honors

Spanish 3  &  Spanish 3 Honors           Spanish 4  &  Spanish 4 Honors

                                                          Spanish AP

 

Our extracurricular activities include:

The Italian Club

The Spanish Club

 

Each club involves the World Language Students in the target culture by holding activities and field trips related to the culture or cultures of the target language.

 

WORLD LANGUAGES

 

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 four-year sequence. The primary emphasis is the development of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. With the exception of the first year, each year has as its prerequisite the completion of the previous year.

 

The four-year program has two phases and four levels of competency. The first two years of study represent the initial phase with an audio-lingual 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 they are studying. All courses follow an appropriate sequence to develop the language skills.

 

 

211      ITALIAN 1                                        GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

This course offers the basic elements of grammar, pronunciation, and simple conversation with some reading and writing; practice in easy conversation with emphasis on oral repetition; drill in pronunciation and development of a basic vocabulary; introduction to essential construction and patterns.

 

 

 

221      ITALIAN 2                                        GRADES: 10-12                  CREDIT: 1.00           

Prerequisite: Italian 1

Students concentrate on the study of grammar, pronunciation, basic speech patterns, reading and writing. Attention is given to the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing Italian; introduction to Italian geography, history, literature, culture and civilization.

 

235      ITALIAN 3                                        GRADES: 11-12                 CREDIT: 1.00             Prerequisite: Italian 2

The third year student continues to develop the four fundamental skills approach integrated with a thorough review of the essential grammar; intensive practice in aural comprehension and speech patterns; more reading and some composition. Continued interest in culture and civilization is stressed.

 

245      ITALIAN 4                                        GRADE: 12                          CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite: Italian 3

With stress on comprehension, the student is now involved with more advanced reading and more practice in writing. Knowledge of Italian writers, artists, musicians, scientists and historical personages is encouraged through research projects.

 

251      SPANISH 1                                        GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: 1.00

The object of this course is to give the student a working command of basic speech patterns, vocabulary, and comprehension through the learning of everyday idioms. The emphasis is on listening and speaking with some reading and writing. Interest is stimulated through independent projects and an introduction to Spanish history and civilization.

 

261      SPANISH 2                                        GRADES: 10-12                  CREDIT: 1.00

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

This course concentrates on structure and sound, with special emphasis on grammar. It is designed to achieve proficiency in reading and writing. It also includes discussion of culture and the geographical areas where Spanish is spoken.

 

275      SPANISH 3                                        GRADES: 11-12                  CREDIT: 1.00            Prerequisite: Spanish 2

This course consists mainly of review of grammar, graded compositions with emphasis on oral and on comprehension, extensive reading; individual projects directed toward reading proficiency and vocabulary growth.

 

285      SPANISH 4                                       GRADE: 12                          CREDIT: 1.00           

Prerequisite: Spanish 3

Extensive reading in class, outside assignments of selected classics and advanced composition using stylistic analysis of texts of note. Spanish authors are emphasized.

 

 

 

 

287A   AP SPANISH            LANGUAGE           GRADE: 12                         CREDIT: 1.00

An Advanced Placement course for those who wish to develop their proficiency in the Spanish language. Students should have a basic knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples, as well as a reasonable knowledge of all four language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may earn college credit by receiving a qualifying score on the AP Spanish Language exam which is given in May.

 

265      SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS 1 GRADES: 10-12      CREDIT: 1.00

This course concentrates on structure and sound, with special emphasis on grammar. It is designed to achieve proficiency in reading and writing. It also includes discussion of culture and the geographical areas where Spanish is spoken.

 

 

266      SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS 2              GRADES: 11-12     CREDIT: 1.00

This course consists mainly of review of grammar, graded compositions with emphasis on oral and on comprehension, extensive reading; individual projects directed toward reading proficiency and vocabulary growth.