World Languages

World Language

World Languages

Spanish and French language acquisitions occur through building on the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Instruction is given through oral and written practice, listening comprehension activities, and writing in paragraph and dialogue formats. The written dialogues are used as role-play activities in the form of a skit performance or a student-produced movie. Student exposure to the cultures of Spain, France, and their former colonies in South America and Africa is presented throughout the courses.

Latin uses the same acquisition modes, but uses ancient passages instead of dialogues to promote understanding. Myth and history are discussed throughout the course, especially Roman influence on modern society.

Courses:

Latin I
This course stresses vocabulary, grammar and syntax especially in their relation to English. These areas are studied in the context of Latin writings in mythology, history, and poetry.

Latin II
This course includes more writings in mythology, history, and other Latin literature as well as the following concepts: the ablative absolute, participial constructions, and the subjunctive.

Latin III
This course examines an oration of Cicero, portions of epics, and excerpts taken from a survey of Latin literature well into the medieval period. The uses of the subjunctive, participles, and gerunds are stressed.

French I
This course tresses the skills in listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French.  It teaches the elements of pronunciation and the essentials of grammar. Cultural activities are presented throughout the course.

French II
This course stresses the grammatical structure of the language along with continued understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of French. The student is required to read French stories and to compose short compositions, both oral and written. Cultural activities are presented throughout the course.

French III Honors
This course stresses the spoken language. It consists of an extensive review of grammar, requires reading modern French literature, and writing short compositions.

French IV Honors
This course is designed to further students in their development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, while deepening their insight into French culture through an exposure to French literature, history, music, and cinema. The development of oral proficiency is emphasized throughout the year.

Spanish I
This course consists of intensive drills in understanding, speaking, reading, listening and writing Spanish. It teaches the elements of pronunciation and the essentials of grammar. Cultural activities are presented throughout the course.

Spanish II
This course continues to develop listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. This course introduces and covers the past tenses which are used grammatically and in context. Cultural activities are presented throughout the course.

Spanish III Honors
This course continues to develop listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing while deepening students’ insight into Hispanic culture through an exposure to Spanish literature, history, music, and cinema. This course introduces and covers the subjunctive mood in grammar and context. It emphasizes conversation, advanced grammar, writing, and reading works of Spanish literature and articles on Spanish culture.

Spanish IV Honors 
This course is designed to further students in their development of the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – while deepening their insight into Hispanic culture through an exposure to Spanish literature, history, music, and cinema. The development of oral proficiency is emphasized throughout the year. Conversation is an essential part of this course and is used as the primary language.

Faculty

Miss Cherie Tregre, B.S.
Ms. Kathleen Choina, M.S.
Mr. Ed Merritt, B.A.
Mrs. Mary Oestriecher, M.A., Department Chair
Mr. Aaron Reller

Helpful Links

Word Reference
Word Reference contains an English to Spanish, Spanish to English, English to French, French to English word dictionary. Students place the word they want translated in one of the text boxes on the left hand side of the page.