2018-2019 Course Catalogue

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Students benefit from learning a second language in a number of practical and individual ways. In studying another language, whether modern or classical, a student develops knowledge of another culture, which provides a point of reference for expanding knowledge...

This course begins the development of proficiency in the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Students communicate both with each other and their teacher on select familiar topics using...

This course continues to build on the work begun in French I in order to develop proficiency further in the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) through increased emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking. Students expand their vocabulary and...

This intermediate course prepares students for greater self-expression through the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). Students will be challenged by extensive practice with past tenses and the development of a greater...

French III Honors is an in-depth, fast-paced course for the motivated language student. This course demands a willingness to participate fully in class discussions and frequent interpersonal activities. Students must possess an excellent foundation of key grammatical...

This course provides enhancement of the language skills learned in previous levels of French. Throughout the process of refining the ability to communicate in French as well as conveying understanding of the peoples, products and practices of Francophone...

In this advanced language course, students engage thoroughly in all modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational). As they move toward more creative manipulation of the language and the ability to understand the peoples, products and perspectives of...

This course is designed for the dedicated, well-motivated language student who can understand spoken and written French at an advanced level. Students must be able to write French accurately and proficiently. Students must be willing and able to speak in French at all times, showing a...

This course introduces students to the Attic dialect of ancient Greek. Greek I Honors is open to all students in their second year of modern/classical languages as a supplement, not as an alternative, to a second language. Greek cannot fulfill the classical/modern language graduation...

The fundamental goals and practices of Greek I (H) are continued as students move briskly through concepts of grammar and syntax in Attic Greek prose and build basic vocabulary. The class is long on comparative grammar, philology, and etymology, thus equipping...

This course introduces students to elementary Latin vocabulary and grammar and begins to build their ability to read simple Latin stories. Because Latin is the origin of over 60% of English words, students gain valuable insight into their own language, and through integrated...

This course reviews and builds upon the material introduced in Level I and completes the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary. Complex sentence structures, including indirect discourse and the subjunctive mood, are introduced to help students prepare to...

Students receive extensive practice and review of grammar and vocabulary while reading adapted mythological stories in preparation for the transition to authentic Latin texts. Selections from Cicero and Catullus are introduced gradually as students gain proficiency in reading, translation, and...

This course is designed for students whose demonstrated mastery of fundamentals indicates a readiness for authentic literature. An overview of the history and culture of the late Roman Republic accompanies an in-depth examination of selected letters and orations of Cicero and...

The cultural milieu of the Roman Empire is the backdrop for readings throughout the year. Students explore prose authors such as Pliny and Tacitus before beginning a study of two prominent poets of the Augustan Age, Ovid and Horace. There is an emphasis on the rhetorical...

This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Latin Examination. The course follows the outline of the College Entrance Examination Board, with students reading for pleasure and understanding the selections from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid...

This course begins the development of proficiency in the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Students communicate both with each other and their teacher on select familiar topics using language they have...

This course continues to build on the work begun in Spanish I in order to further develop proficiency in the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) through increased emphasis on reading, listening, speaking, and writing in the target language. Students...

This is an intermediate language course for students who have successfully completed Spanish II. Students continue to work within the three modes of communication - presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive. This course further develops students’ oral and...

Spanish III Honors is an in-depth, fast-paced course for the seriously motivated language student. This course demands a willingness to participate fully in class discussions and frequent interpersonal activities. Students entering into this course must possess an excellent foundation...

This a communication-based course that addresses a variety of topics related to the Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. The goal of the course is to increase cultural awareness and practical proficiency in the language within the three modes of communication – interpersonal...

In this advanced language course, students engage thoroughly in all modes of communication – interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational – in both speaking and writing. Students enrolled in this course should be entirely willing and able to work with both their teacher and their peers...

[Spring semester only.]
This course develops students’ ability to communicate in Spanish both orally and in written form through interpersonal discussions and debates, oral presentations, written analysis, and...

This course is designed for the dedicated, well-motivated language student who can understand spoken and written Spanish at an advanced level. The student must be able to speak and write Spanish accurately and proficiently. The student must be willing and able to...

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies...