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World Language

ŸFRENCH II/SPANISH II

These courses build upon the foundation established in French and Spanish I. Classes are conducted in the target language and continue the development of the four major language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are expected to take an active role in discussion and to use the target language as their primary means of communication. Tests and quizzes assess reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.  Full year course – 1 credit.

 

Ÿ FRENCH III/SPANISH III

French  and Spanish III are conducted in the target language and continue building the students’ background in the language from French and Spanish II, introducing new, advanced concepts, while encouraging students to develop further their creativity in the language through original oral and written work. These courses include review of all grammatical principles previously learned and continue development of students’ ability to understand, speak, read and write in French or Spanish. Students are expected to take an active role in discussion and to use the target language as their primary means of communication.  Tests and quizzes assess reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.  Full year course – 1 credit.

 

FRENCH IV & V: ADVANCED FRENCH LITERATURE, CIVILIZATION AND GRAMMAR

This advanced-level course is designed to offer students an opportunity of applying the language skills of reading, speaking, listening and writing, as they explore the literature and culture of the French-speaking world. This course includes short stories, plays, poems and novels by classic and contemporary French writers, such as Molière, Maupassant, Saint-Exupéry, Rostand, Dumas, La Fontaine and Sartre. Students learn to read literature, not only in terms of the text, but also in cultural and historical contexts. In French, they learn to discuss theme, characterization and literary form, and to compose essays, which express their opinions and interpretations of the literature.  Two-year course – 1 credit per

 

ŸSPANISH IV & V: ADVANCED SPANISH LITERATURE, CIVILIZATION AND GRAMMAR

This advanced-level course is designed to offer students an opportunity of applying the language skills of reading, speaking, listening and writing, as they explore the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. This course includes short stories, plays, poems and novels by classic and contemporary Spanish writers, including Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, Junot Díaz, Pablo Neruda and  Nicholas Guillen.  Students learn to read literature, not only in terms of the text, but also in cultural and historical contexts.  In Spanish, they learn to discuss theme, characterization and literary form, and to compose essays, which express their opinions and interpretations of the literature. Two-year course – 1 credit per year.

 

ŸINDEPENDENT STUDY: LATIN

Offered for students at all levels of study, with permission of instructor and Associate Head of School.  Credit will vary.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY: JAPANESE

Offered for students at all levels of study, with permission of instructor and Associate Head of School.  Credit will vary.

 

ŸINDEPENDENT STUDY

For motivated students who wish to pursue a special topic. Open to seniors, with permission of instructor and Associate Head of School.  Credit will vary.