main content starts hereWorld Language

The goal of the world language department is to provide increasing competence in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Concurrent with the development of language skills, instruction will aim to provide cultural insight and understanding of other people, their land and geography, their history, and their thoughts and actions.

Course Offerings

French 1

This course is an introduction to French language and culture, and allows students to establish a basic foundation in the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be able to communicate in these areas within a fixed vocabulary range.
Credit: 1
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam

French 2

In this course communicative skills are strengthened by increasing depth of vocabulary and structure, and by reinforcement and expansion of previously learned language concepts. Culture remains an integral part of the program. Students will grow in their ability to communicate from a basic to an intermediate level.
Credit: 1 
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: French 1 
Final: Exam

French 3

Students continue to expand their communicative abilities and their understanding of the French speaking world. Students increase their vocabulary and their knowledge of structure and develop strategies for mastering a larger and more sophisticated variety of materials and language tasks.
Credit: 1
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: French 2
Final: Local Exam

French 4

In this course students move toward self–expression in French and showcase their creativity in a variety of projects. These include a reflection on Francophone poetry, short stories, and a short novel. Students accumulate experience with more advanced structure concepts and nuances of the language.
Credit: 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: French 3
Final: Checkpoint B Exam
College Credit: 3 UHS credits through SCCC

French 5

Students continue their growth toward an advanced-level of expertise in French by expansion of their communicative skills, understanding of culture, and more exposure to literature and history. Projects continue to reflect students’ creativity and increasing sophistication in the language. As in previous levels, there is emphasis on the usefulness of French in business and other employment areas.
Credit: 1
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: French 4
Final: Exam
College Credit: 3 UHS credits through SCCC are available.

Spanish 1

This course introduces students to the Spanish language and culture of the Hispanic people. Communicative skills of listening and speaking are
developed. At the end of the course, students will posses sufficient basic vocabulary and structure to comprehend and express themselves with others.
Credit: 1
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam

Spanish 2

The fundamental language skills possessed by the student at the end of Spanish 1 will be reinforced. While oral communication remains the primary objective, reading and writing skills will be expanded through increased vocabulary and greater emphasis on grammatical structures.
Credit: 1
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite: Spanish 1
Final: Exam

Spanish 3

This course, a synthesis of Spanish 1 and 2, offers a formal analysis of grammar for use in reading and writing. Writing is emphasized through guided and original compositions. Vocabulary is expanded through supplemental readings. And conversational and listening skills are further developed through dialogue.
Credit: 1
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Spanish 2
Final: Local Exam

Spanish 4

This course takes an in–depth look at the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world. Grammar from Spanish 1,2 and 3 is reinforced and expanded upon through readings in the native language.
Credit: 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Spanish 3
Final: Checkpoint B Exam
College Credit: 3 UHS credits through SCCC

Spanish 5

The objective of the course is to provide students with an in–depth study of the Spanish language. The goal is for students to demonstrate what they can produce in Spanish using a variety of formats. Some of the work completed during the year will reflect the student’s particular areas of interest and independent research. The course will involve thematic units allowing students to improve communicative proficiency, literary criticism and interpretation, translation, and cross-cultural understanding.
Credit: 1
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 and a 65 on the Spanish Regents Exam
Final: Exam
College Credit: Students can take the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam at the end of the course. Also, 3 UHS credits through SCCC are available.