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Foreign Language (LOTE)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

COSTA RICA: La cultura, la ecologia y la historia
40 Weeks - 1 Credit
Grade Levels: 12
Goal- Learn about the culture, history, language and environment of Costa Rica:This class will cover the ecology and ecosystems in Costa Rica, the culture and history of the people of Costa Rica (and Central America) as well as the language. During the early months of the class, students will pick one area of the country, culture or environment to study in detail, and later present to the class and larger CF community. The class will involve in depth learning and will include a trip over Spring Break (2020) to Coast Rica. During this trip, students will see first-hand the e cosystems and ecology of Costa Rica. They will experience the culture and community first hand through interactions with locals and they will practice and learn the language while on the trip. The trip will include visits to several areas in the country, along with a service project while in the country. Upon return to class at CF, students will need to complete a presentation to their classmates and the CF community about their specific area of study.
PREREQUISITES: Students must be enrolled in or have completed Spanish III and Regents Biology.

FRENCH I (NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
You will learn to use French in simple conversations and increase your ability to understand spoken French. You will continue to build French reading and writing abilities. French culture is explored through readings, songs, speakers, internet and current events. Your grade is based on your class work, tests, projects, oral work, and homework. Open to Grades 9-12.

FRENCH II (NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9
You will learn to express yourself at a more advanced level in writing and speaking. You will learn more vocabulary and grammar structures to improve your ability to comprehend and communicate in French. Culture is explored through readings, songs, speakers, internet and current events. Your grade is based on class work, tests, projects, oral work, and homework.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MS French I or HS Level 1 credit.

FRENCH III (NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 10
You will learn to use the four skills of language: reading, writing, speaking and listening at a more advanced level. You will prepare for and take a final exam for NYS Regents credit in French. Culture is explored through readings, songs, speakers, internet and current events. Your grade is based on tests, projects, oral work, homework, and the final exam.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of French II.

FRENCH IV (College Level) (NCAA approved)
SUNY Albany: FRE221Y INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I (4 SUNY Albany Credits, tuition cost required)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 11
In this course you will continue at a more advanced level to build and expand your vocabulary and control of grammar. This will allow you to better understand, speak, read and write French. Culture will be explored through readings, internet, films, songs and speakers. Your grade will be determined by tests, quizzes, projects, essays, participation and homework.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French III, and teacher recommendation.
 
FRENCH V (College Level) (NCAA approved)
SUNY Albany: FRE222Y INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (4 SUNY Albany Credits, tuition cost required)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 12
In this course you will continue at a more advanced level to build and expand your vocabulary and control of grammar to allow you to better understand, speak, read and write French. Culture will be explored through readings, internet, films, songs and speakers. Your grade will be determined by tests, quizzes, projects, essays, participation and homework.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French IV, and teacher recommendation.
 
SPANISH I(NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
In this course, you will continue to learn to speak, read, and write, in Spanish. In addition, you will learn about Spanish speakers and their cultures. We will review grammar and vocabulary using many foreign language websites. Several projects will be completed using the latest tools technology has to offer. Grade is based on your tests, quizzes class participation, projects, and homework.
 
SPANISH II(NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9
You will use the four major areas of the language: Listening, reading writing, speaking to a greater extent.New vocabulary topics will be introduced. In depth grammar topics will be covered.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MS Spanish I or HS Level 1 credit.
 
SPANISH III(NCAA approved)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 10
You will use the four major areas of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking to a greater extent. Passing this course and the final exam meet the requirements needed for an Advanced Regents Diploma.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Spanish II.
 
SPANISH IV (College Level) (NCAA approved)
SUNY Albany: ASPN 103 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (4 SUNY Albany Credits, tuition cost required)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 11
This is an intermediate college level grammar course. In this course you will continue at a more advanced level to build and expand your vocabulary and control of grammar in order to allow you to better understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Culture will be explored through readings, internet, films, songs and speakers. Your grade will be determined by tests, quizzes, projects, essays, participation and homework.
PREREQUISITES: Two of the following criteria must be met: A 90 average or higher in Spanish III, a score of 85 or higher on the Spanish III final exam and Teacher Recommendation.
 
SPANISH V (College Level) (NCAA approved)
SUNY Albany: ASPN 104 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II(4 SUNY Albany Credits, tuition cost required)
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 12
This is a continuation of the intermediate level college grammar course. All grammar previously learned is reviewed and new grammar is presented. Cultural differences are discussed and self-expression is highly important.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish IV, and teacher recommendation.

Foreign Language Dept. Staff

BLACK, Mrs. MANDY
Spanish Teacher
BYRNES, SUSAN
Spanish Teacher
DIMATOS, Ms. NICOLE
English & French teacher
PEPPLES, JASON
Spanish teacher
RAMSDEN, MEGAN
French Teacher
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