In this one-year course, the student begins to work on the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), learning skills, and on specific techniques, which facilitate the acquisition of a new language. The grammar and vocabulary are taught in thematically organized chapters in which students learn to communicate about their own lives. This course introduces basic grammar, syntax, pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary. It also covers aspects of Hispanic cultures around the world. Videos, CD's and partner activities during class time are teaching methods used to enhance the hard work required to learn a new language. Students must be willing to spend some time each day studying Spanish.
This is the second course of the Novice level of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the more complex grammatical structures, enabling the student to communicate in the past and compound tenses. Two short novels will be read this year. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible. Active participation of the student in class is required. Prerequisite: Spanish I with a "C" (or better) average, or permission of instructor.
This course is the beginning of the Intermediate level of Spanish. There will be a quick, comprehensive review of previously studied language skills. Emphasis at this level is on the improvement of communication and written skills. The subjunctive mood is presented in detail. Two short novels are read. Social justice issues of Latin America are explored through readings and video.Prerequisite: Spanish II with a “C+” or better average, or permission of the instructor.
This course is offered depending on student numbers and teacher availability. The completion of this course may exempt students from further language study at some universities. Depending on their mastery of the language, many students interested in puruing a major or minor in Spanish receive college credits for the courses out of which they test. This class is equivalent to the intermediate college level course. A variety of resources are used to present themes of cultural diversity, social issues, and understanding of peoples. Prerequisite: Spanish III with a “C+” or better, or permission of the instructor.
The first year of Latin, a two-semester course, introduces the student to the rich Roman language, grammar, culture, and history. Great emphasis is placed upon vocabulary building through derivative study. Latin readings are of Roman legends and culture. Mottoes, expressions, prayers, and songs are learned in the Latin to encourage the speaking of this ancient tongue.
Second year Latin, a two-semester course, begins with a thorough review of first-year Latin. Continued emphasis will be placed upon vocabulary building, grammatical constructions, and translations of myths, legends, and historical events. Prerequisite: Latin I.
This full-year course begins with a review of second-year grammar and vocabulary. Vocabulary study is continued and grammar is completed with a focus on the use of the subjunctive mood. Students translate more challenging Latin myths, legends, and historical events. Prerequisite: Latin II.
Latin IV is the possible 4th year of Latin study. Focus of the course will be on practicing the translation of historical authors. A review of grammar, vocabulary, and historical events will be accomplished through this translation. This course will be offered depending on student numbers and teacher availability. Prerequisite: Latin III