French 1 provides a solid foundation of essential vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. This course focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. The student is also introduced to the culture of French-speaking countries.
French 2 continues to build on the communication skills and cultural knowledge learned in French 1. The student continues to develop vocabulary skills and uses increasingly complex language structures in listening,speaking, reading, and writing activities. The exploration of the cultures of French-speaking countries continues.
French 3 is designed to increase comprehension of the language and improve communication, conversation and discussion in a wider range of situations. Greater emphasis is placed on reading and writing skills in the French language. The presentation of essential grammar is completed, and there is an increased exploration of culture and literature.
Spanish 1 provides a solid foundation of proper pronunciation, grammar, and essential vocabulary by first placing an emphasis on listening and speaking, followed by an emphasis on reading and writing. The course includes an introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, including food, customs, and music. This course is intended for the student who neither speaks nor understands Spanish.
Spanish 2 continues to build on the communication skills learned in Spanish 1. The student continues to develop vocabulary skills and uses increasingly complex language structures in listening,speaking, reading, and writing activities. The exploration of the cultures and history of Spanish-speaking countries continues.
The major emphasis in Spanish 3 is placed on listening and speaking the Spanish language. Writing and reading skills are further developed. The student’s vocabulary is increased and the essential concepts of grammar are studied in depth. There is an increased emphasis on cultural heritage through the exploration of literature and the arts.
Spanish 4 concentrates on refining the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Primary emphasis is on helping the student achieve the ability to communicate in Spanish. The course includes a review of fundamental grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and the study of Spanish literary works.