Spanish I (3612) This introductory class introduces the student who has not studied Spanish to the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the language. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication. Learning tasks incorporate vocabulary memorization, pronunciation, and grammatical foundations. Presentation of cultural topics increases the student's knowledge and awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.
Spanish I Honors (3614) Spanish I Honors is a faster-paced introduction to speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish, as well as an introduction to Hispanic culture. By the end of this course, students will have acquired the basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to be able to communicate in spoken and written Spanish. They will also develop an appreciation for Spanish art, history, and the close connection between Catholicism and Hispanic culture, especially in New Jersey. The students gain an appreciation of the culture of different Spanish-speaking countries.
Spanish II (3622) In this class students will advance in their basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, emphasizing spoken communication. Presentations of authentic and varied cultural materials expand the student's knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries and the people who speak Spanish.
Spanish II Honors (3624) This class develops students’ competence in the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing and gives them the confidence to express themselves on more advanced topics. The emphasis is on communication, especially concerning understanding of cultural perspectives in communities where Spanish is spoken. Through authentic resources including literature, art, music and film, students acquire knowledge of current social and political issues in the Hispanic world.
Spanish III (3632) This class prepares students to connect to a multilingual world using 21st-century skills. Students will learn to communicate effectively and interact with global competency. Students are expected to understand the main idea of authentic texts, short films, movies, media, music and the arts and to participate in spontaneous conversation, make presentations on familiar topics, access, and evaluate diverse perspectives. The tasks students will perform will be tailored to their specific language level in order to match their language abilities.
Spanish III Honors (3634) In order to be prepared for AP Spanish at the end of the year, students will now be able to communicate effectively and interact confidently in cross-cultural situations and be able to understand the main idea of authentic texts, short films, movies, media, music and the arts. Students will participate in spontaneous conversation, make presentations on familiar topics, access, and evaluate diverse perspectives. This class prepares students to connect to a multilingual world using 21st-century skills.
Spanish IV Honors (3644) This course is intended for students who already have knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Spanish IV Honors emphasizes the development of advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students will be exposed to diverse types of authentic resources, such short films, movies, cultural articles, and audio activities. Students will work in small groups, pairs or individually to foster the development of communicative proficiency.
AP Spanish Language and Culture (3645) This course is intended for students who wish to further develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll already have a good knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples and have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will sit for the AP Spanish Language ad Culture exam in May.
AP Spanish Literature and Culture (3646) This course is intended for students who already have taken AP Spanish Language. Students will read, study, and analyze illustrious works by 39 authors. The selection of works includes poems, short stories, plays, and essays. Students will master their language skills while discussing works by Spanish, Latin American and US Hispanic authors of different time periods. AP Spanish Literature prepares students to take the AP Spanish Literature exam in May.
Independent Research Studies in Spanish (XXXX) Students will study Hispanic film (fiction and documentary), literature, current events, and visual art as a means to deeply analyze Hispanic society and culture. The prerequisites for this course are AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, and a teacher’s recommendation.