• Foreign Language

    SPANISH I COURSE #60009
    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This is a first level course, which serves as an introduction to the Spanish language and to the culture of the Spanish speaking world. This course is the equivalent of Spanish 7 and 8 combined. In Level I, students will be exposed to everyday Spanish used in practical situations. These situations will include topics such as asking and giving directions, ordering food, or making travel plans. Students will study the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. At this level, the main emphasis will be to develop speaking and listening skills, while reading and writing will be covered to a lesser extent. Integration of Spanish culture is an important aspect of the Level I course. Students learn about the hobbies, and interests of Spanish youth. This course is designed for students who have not yet completed the Level 1 graduation requirement.


    SPANISH II COURSE #60010
    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: SPANISH 7/8 OR SPANISH I
    Level II Spanish combines both a review of previously learned skills in Level I with the introduction of new vocabulary, grammar, and verbs. Students will continue to develop their listening and speaking skills. A greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. These four basic language skills will be developed through a variety of activities that will provide the student with the opportunity to communicate in real-life situations. Spanish culture will continue to be integrated into the course. At the conclusion of Spanish II, a local exam will be given.


    SPANISH III COURSE #60011
    GRADE: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: SPANISH II
    The skills acquired in Spanish I and II will be further developed in Spanish III to a level where the student can communicate in the past, present and future based on the topics for Checkpoint B in the NYS LOTE Syllabus. Writing and speaking will be emphasized with a focus on organization, usage of new vocabulary, advanced grammatical structures and increased word count. Real life situations will provide the stimuli for conversation and in class performance presentations. Formal and informal speaking assessments as well as listening and reading will be emphasized. Reading skills will be enhanced through authentic documents, informative texts and abbreviated literary selections. At the end of Spanish III, the NYS Regional Comprehensive Examination will be given.


    SPANISH IV / SPA 203 COURSE #60012 
    GRADE: 11-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: SPANISH III
    Spanish IV offers students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their previous years of Spanish at the Checkpoint C level as per the NYS LOTE Syllabus. In a casual, relaxed atmosphere, the student will be encouraged to speak Spanish as much as possible. Writing skills will be refined through a periodic review of grammar already learned and the addition of some advanced grammar. The students will work in group situations for performance projects throughout the year. The student will explore Spanish art, literature, and culture. Students may also receive 3 college credit hours for this course as SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I through the Niagara County Community College CAP (College Acceleration) Program and will receive a college transcript at the end of the course. Tuition is usually 1/3 the cost of regular tuition. A final exam or final project is the final assessment at the discretion of the instructor. This course will be weighted at 1.07. (NCCC 3 Credit course- students can pay for college credit


    SPANISH V / SPA 204 COURSE # 60013
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: SPANISH IV/SPA 203
    This course is designed for those who wish to continue to develop their proficiency in the Spanish language at the Checkpoint C level as per the NYS LOTE Syllabus and is a continuation of the pre-requisite course, Spanish IV/ SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I. Advanced past, present and future verb tenses will be introduced. Literature will be explored with an emphasis on oral skills and composition. The students will work in groups for performance projects throughout the year. The course content might best reflect intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher: the arts, history, current events, literature and culture. Students may also elect to receive 3 college credit hours for this course through the NCCC CAP program. Tuition is usually 1/3 the cost of regular tuition. Students who enroll in the CAP program will be enrolled in SPA 204 and will receive a college transcript from NCCC upon successful completion of the course. A final exam or final project is the final assessment at the discretion of the instructor. This course will be weighted at 1.07. (NCCC 3 Credit course- students can pay for college credit)


    FRENCH I COURSE # 5101
    GRADES: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    In this course, students will be exposed to everyday French in practical situations. These situations will include topics such as asking and giving directions, ordering food, or making travel plans. Students will study the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At this level, the main emphasis will be to develop speaking and listening skills, while reading and writing will be covered to a lesser extent. Integration of French culture is an important aspect of this course. Students will learn about the hobbies and interests of French youth. This course is designed for students who have an interest in learning an additional foreign language after having completed their study of Spanish. Students may elect to take this course while continuing with their upper-level Spanish classes.