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French 2 Regents

Students learn to understand and speak French in the kind of situation that they would meet if they were traveling or studying in a French speaking country. Students read selections that present a variety of French cultural experiences. Students use vocabulary in communicative activities, projects, note writing and master the use of present, past and simple future tenses.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: French 1R

French 3 Regents

French 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. French 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the language. Students will be prepared for the NYS Regents exam at the conclusion of this year.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: French 2R


French 4 Honors (French 112 - SUNY)

This Advanced Studies course, in partnership with SUNY-ECC, allows students to earn 3.5 credits for a college level course, French 112. The objectives of this course are to develop extensive French vocabulary and conversational skills, while reinforcing the fundamentals of French grammar. There is great emphasis on studying the cultures of the French-speaking world through exploration of literature and language studies. Students actively learn through projects and presentations in various cultural units.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of CHS credit. Students earn 3.5 credits that are transferable to any SUNY school. ECC tuition approximate cost $297.50
School exam
Prerequisite: French 3R & teacher recommendation

French 5 Honors (French 205 - SUNY)

This advanced studies course, in partnership with SUNY-ECC, allows students to earn 3 credits for a college level course, French 205. The objectives of this course are to strengthen the four key skills in language usage: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This senior-level course prepares enthusiastic students for future opportunities in French or allows individuals pursing other career fields to save both time and money by working toward college graduation requirements while still in high school. Projects, readings and class discussions involving both classic literature and current topics will allow students to further communication abilities and French language and cultural knowledge.
Grades 12
Full year subject
1 unit of CHS credit. Students earn 3 credits that are transferable to any SUNY school. ECC tuition approximate cost $255.00
School exam
Prerequisite: French 4H & teacher recommendation


Latin 2 Regents

Emphasis in this course is placed on learning additional language elements and increasing skills. Comprehension of grammar functions is vital to the goal of reading and understanding Latin. Selections from Roman mythology and history provide a closer view of our Latin heritage.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Latin 1R

Latin 3 Regents

Latin 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. Since a comprehension of written Latin material is a primary objective, Latin 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading the language. Emphasis is placed on increasing awareness of word derivatives, Latin phrases and abbreviations in daily use. The major personalities and achievements of the Romans are presented in readings from various authors.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Latin 2R

Latin 4 Regents

The three great epic poems of antiquity - Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and The Aeneid of Vergil - are introduced in a curriculum emphasizing advanced Latin grammar, literary themes and technique, and the early history of classical archeology. Highlights of the Iliad and Odyssey are read in Latin translation. In the third and fourth quarter, portions of the first book of The Aeneid are translated from the original Latin text. Lesser related works are also examined, including The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Throughout the course, a variety of supplementary materials are used to enrich each study, including films, documentaries, selected readings in mythology, literature, criticism, and archeology. Attention is also placed on the continued study of derivations in preparation for the SAT exam.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Final project
Prerequisite: Latin 3R

Latin 4 Honors

This course emphasizes advanced language skills in direct preparation for the Latin Advanced Placement Vergil course. Students are expected to master vocabulary and grammar learned in the previous three years of language study. The Roman epic, The Aened of Vergil, will be introduced with emphasis on its literary position in the genre of world literature, figures of speech, and grammatical structures as found in selected passages. Students gain additional insight into English world derivation and SAT preparation. This course is recommended for those students who wish to pursue A.P. credit the following year.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Latin 3R & teacher recommendation

Advanced Placement
Latin

In preparation for the Advanced Placement examination, students read parts of the original Latin books I, II, IV, VI and VI of Vergil’s Aeneid and books I, II, V and VI of Ceasar's De Bello Gallico. Students read selections in English from the remaining parts of these literary works. Students will spend time mastering vocabulary, grammar, and morphology of the Latin language. Themes to be studied include war and empire, leadership, Roman values, history and poetry.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($99.00)and School exam or project
Prerequisite: Latin 4H recommended

Spanish1 Regents

This course emphasizes the development of functional conversational skills in every day topical situations. In addition, a study of the important grammatical structures as well as enrichment materials are incorporated into the course. 
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
NYS Proficiency

Spanish 2 Regents

Students learn to understand and speak Spanish in the kind of real life situation that they would meet if they were traveling or studying in some Spanish speaking country, seeking information or exchanging opinions on concrete topics. Students read selections that show the diversity of the countries in the Spanish speaking world. Students use vocabulary in communicative activities, projects, note writing and master the use of present, past and future tenses.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Spanish 1R

Spanish 3 Regents

Spanish 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. Spanish 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the language. Students will be well prepared for the NYS Regents exam at the conclusion of this year.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Local exam
Prerequisite: Spanish 2R

Spanish 4 Regents

The objectives of this course are to develop extensive Spanish vocabulary and conversational skills. There is great emphasis on studying the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through exploration of literature and linguistic studies. Students are engaged through projects and presentations in various cultural units. This course is recommended for those students who are interested in building upon their skills acquired in the first three years of Spanish study.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Final project
Prerequisite: Spanish 3R

Spanish 4 Honors

This course emphasizes advanced language skills in direct preparation for the Spanish Advanced Placement course. Students are expected to master vocabulary and grammar learned in the previous three years of language study. This course is recommended for those students who wish to pursue A.P. credit the following year.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Local exam
Prerequisite: Spanish 3R & teacher recommendation

AP Spanish

A.P. Spanish includes a continuation in the development of advanced oral language skills with more emphasis on writing and reading in the target language. Selected oral and written topics are consistent with the objectives stated in the Spanish Advanced Placement Language examination. All topics are discussed and analyzed in Spanish. Student evaluation includes the preparation of oral and written reports on selected cultural and literary topics and current event topics. The final examination consists of a written and oral report in Spanish. The student will take the A. P. exam upon completion of this course.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($99.00) and Final project
Prerequisite: Spanish 4H
recommended

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