World Languages

 

All students are given the opportunity to secure a solid foundation in foreign language.  Students will develop an appreciation and respect for the culture of the foreign country through the study of its history, tradition and literature.  In addition, students will acquire skills that

enhance their career opportunities.

 

SPANISH I

This course introduces the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  This knowledge will be acquired through many different activities such as skits, conversation, grammatical concepts and reading small literary excerpts in Spanish.  Students are introduced to Spanish and South American culture and civilization.  Every effort is made to use the target language wherever possible.

TEXTBOOK: Bienvenido (Glencoe Publishers)

 

SPANISH II

The focus of this course is to expand on the basic skills acquired in the first year of Spanish.  Vocabulary is enhanced through the reading of literary excerpts and regular assessments.  Through role-playing and orchestrated conversation, students will learn “real world” application of grammatical skills.  The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible.

TEXTBOOK: Abordo (Glencoe Publishers)

 

SPANISH III

Students perfect the four basic skills through conversation, composition and grammar study.  Cultural enrichment is incorporated into this course through correlation with readings.  Students are introduced to Spanish literature through the study and discussion of excerpts of Spanish novels.

One of the aims of this course is to gradually immerse the students in the Spanish language in order to master fluency.

TEXTBOOK: De Viaje  (Glencoe Publishers)

 

SPANISH IV

This advanced class will be conducted completely in Spanish.  Intensive amplification of vocabulary through topic-oriented conversation will better prepare the student to speak and discuss in varied situations.  History, culture and advanced grammar will also be studies.  The students will read specific novels followed by class discussion.  Written composition will be an integral part of all the aspects taught.

 

ITALIAN l

This course will present students with the fundamental grammatical skills of the Italian language and will provide the ability to apply that knowledge into everyday experiences.  This course will seek to build vocabulary and conversational skills evident in its cultural application.  The course takes a natural communicative approach which focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing the language.  The language will be explored through various print, multimedia and total physical response (TPR) activities that will help make the language relevant and current.  The assignments and activities in Italian I require all students to be active and respectful participants.

 

ITALIAN II

This course will continue to develop the necessary grammatical skills of the Italian language, focusing on written and spoken proficiency. This course takes a natural communicative approach through listening, speaking, reading, and writing the language.  The language will be explored through various print, multimedia and total physical response (TPR) activities that will help make the language relevant and current.  Classroom instruction will be in Italian, using English as is necessary. The assignments and activities in Italian II will require that students be active and respectful participants.  The end of the year video project will help students organize, write, and  communicate in Italian.

 

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH

This course focuses on speaking practice, pronunciation improvement and vocabulary expansion.

The course is designed to give each student maximum opportunity to hear, understand, and speak the language to improve both their level of proficiency in verbal communication and writing in English.

4 Reasons to Attend

Saint Mary's:

 

Academic Excellence

Spiritual Vitality

Leadership Training

Athletic Distinction

 

Saint Mary High School

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Saint Mary High School

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