AP French Language and Culture enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. The course emphasizes the use of the French language to improve oral communication and help the students develop the ability to speak and understand the language in a variety of contexts. The course engages students to explore different cultures of the French speaking countries. Students will learn to use the three modes of Communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational. They will be required to read articles and excerpts from French magazines, newspapers and literary texts. They will explore websites focusing on the Culture of French speaking countries. They will refine verbal and written language skills, apply language competencies beyond the school setting, and attain advanced proficiency. The six themes, based on the College Board’s Curriculum Frameworks, will be the focus of teaching and learning through the entire year.

This course is designed for advanced students interested in attaining fluency in Spanish. Course work combines readings in fiction and non-fiction from a wide variety of contemporary Latin American and Spanish sources, discussion of readings, and an intensive review of language structures. The primary emphasis is on oral proficiency and overall communication in Spanish. The teacher will prepare the students to take the AP exam in the spring.

This course is designed to continue the development of the four language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, writing and reading comprehension. It aims to develop sensitivity to a value system and behavior pattern other than the student’s own. It continues the progressive development of a better pronunciation, intonation and fluency and student dialogues, aural-oral drills. Writing is expanded from writing sentences with grammatical accuracy to short guided paragraphs, composition and dialogues. Reading comprehension is expanded through a variety of graded cultural readings integrated in the text. Students will research and present on regions of the France.
This course introduces students to the language and culture of Ancient Rome. There is an emphasis on improving English vocabulary and grammar through learning Latin roots and forms. In addition students learn about Roman history and daily life and Rome’s lasting influence on western civilization.
This course reviews the vocabulary and grammatical principles of Latin I and develops new forms and syntax for more advanced reading and discussions. Students will continue learning about the life, language and literature of the Romans and how their legacy is still around us today.
This course focuses on the literature, history, and culture of the Augustan period using selected authors like Eutropius, Suetonius, Augustus, and Virgil. Students will also have the opportunity to read extended passages of the Aeneid in the spring. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and reviewed in context. This course is offered in odd years and is a weighted, honors-level course.
In Spanish I, students develop the four basic skills of language acquisition sequentially: listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Vocabulary and grammatical patterns are introduced and reinforced through listening and speaking exercises. Reading comprehension and writing skills are stressed in short dialogues and written exercises. Each unit covers a different aspect of everyday Spanish life to help students develop an awareness of cultural differences.
In Spanish 2, students continue to develop and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension and communication in Spanish, as well as reading and writing practice in the target language using a variety of activities incorporating familiar vocabulary and structures. Authentic supplementary materials are introduced to expose students to the varieties of language and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
This course is designed to continue developing the language acquisition skills by building upon the vocabulary and grammar introduced in Spanish I. Grammatical material becomes more complex, and along with vocabulary, is introduced through thematic units. Units are once again developed around everyday situations to further awareness and tolerance of cultural differences. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Continued exposure to the target language will enable students to negotiate meaning at a higher level.

In Spanish III, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. The use of Spanish in class progresses throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively once a week during semester two.



In Spanish III Honors, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. The use of Spanish in class progresses throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively during semester two. This course is designed to prepare students looking to continue their study of Spanish in preparation to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.
In Spanish III, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. The use of Spanish in class progresses throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively once a week during semester two.
This course seeks to develop integrated language skills and weaves language and culture together in real-world contexts. Students will be engaged in a variety of authentic activities, examining texts, videos, articles, blogs, interviews and literature written for native Spanish-speakers. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of the cultures of Latin America through the examination of the products, practices and perspectives of those cultures. Spanish is used exclusively during the class. The course will concentrate on developing higher level skills in preparation to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.