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Foreign Language

Spanish I
This course is designed for students with no previous knowlegde of Spanish. The course helps students develop a basic ability to communicate in the Spanish language. Class time is dedicated to interactive activities which allow students to acquire skills listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through activties and readings, students are introduced to many aspects of Hispanic culture. The class is conducted mostly in the Spanish language in order to maximize exposure to the language.

French I
This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of French. The course helps students develop a basic ability to communicate in the French language. Class time is dedicated to interactive activities which allow students to acquire skills listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through activities and readings, students are introduced to many aspects of Hispanic culture. The class is conducted mostly in the Spanish language in order to maximize exposure to the language.

Spanish II
This course develops students' communitive abilities in the Spanish language as well as understanding of the cultural context in which the language is used. Students learn to commuicate through activities in speaking, listening, reading and writing; review and learning of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation; and of Spanish cultures and societies. Classroom activities are highly interactive and focus on speaking and listening. Reading about the Spanish cultures is empasized, as are informal writing (to develop fluency) and brief compositions (to develop accuracy).

French II
This course develops students' communitive abilities in the French language as well as understanding of the cultural context in which the language is used. Students learn to commuicate through activities in speaking, listening, reading and writing; review and learning of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation; and of French     cultures and societies. Classroom activities are highly interactive and focus on speaking and listening. Reading about the French cultures is empasized, as are informal writing (to develop fluency) and brief compositions (to develop accuracy).

Spanish III
This course reviews and expands knowlegde of many areas of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and develops the students' ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing, though the development of oral proficiency is over emphasized in this course. Discussion centers on short text, films, and community activities that deal with various aspects of contemporary Hispanic culture.