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World Languages

AAHS students can elect to study Latin or Spanish.

SPANISH 1
Students will be able to use the language as a tool of communication in real life situations. They will master the basic concepts by aural / oral presentation and participation. Major emphasis will be placed in the creative use of the target language. Students will be able to function accurately in the situations they are most likely to encounter when visiting a Spanish speaking country or when interacting with speakers of Spanish.

Beginning students will be able to immediately apply the language skills learned in class by maximum interaction among students and between students and teachers. Free expression will be encouraged. Students will be aware that trial and error are a necessary part of language acquisition. Grammar will be introduced and practiced as a means of transmitting spoken or written message as accurately as possible. Students will learn language skills to enable them to interact with people in social, personal, and career related situations. The class covers topics that are relevant to the life, experiences, and career interests of the student such as travel, food, clothing, health, sports, family, and school. Communicative proficiency will be the major goal of this course of study. Reading and supplemental material focuses on topics relating to Hispanic countries enabling students to learn about Spanish speaking people and their cultures. History, geography and current events are also incorporated in the course of study. Technology will be infused throughout the course of study as a tool to support the pedagogical goals of the program. Natural links connecting the World Language curriculum with
communications technology and other academic areas will occur throughout the course. Students will explore and appreciate the relationship between language and other disciplines.
5 Credits

SPANISH 2
Spanish II is a refinement and expansion of skills learned in level one. The primary focus of the course will be effective communication in the Spanish language, which includes understanding what others say and relaying one’s own messages using appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Technology will be incorporated throughout the course of study to reinforce skills learned in class.

This course will incorporate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes, in order to further develop communication skills. A cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world will be integrated throughout the course. The student will use the language to function in situations one might encounter in a Spanish-speaking environment. Students will explore and appreciate the relationship between language and other disciplines.
5 Credits

SPANISH 3
Spanish III is a refinement and expansion of skills learned in levels one and two. The primary focus of the course will be effective communication and understanding of what others say and relaying one’s own messages using appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Technology will be incorporated throughout the course of study to reinforce skills learned in class.

This course will incorporate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes in order to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. A cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world will be integrated throughout the course. The students will use the language to function in situations one might encounter in a Spanish. -speaking environment. Students will explore and appreciate the relationship between language and other disciplines.
5 Credits

SPANISH 4
Spanish IV further enhances the skills learned in the previous three years of language learning. The primary focus of the course continues to be effective communication--both through increasing the vocabulary and grammar structures as well as understanding the literature, history, and culture of Spain and Latin America. The course will fulfill the requirements of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
by providing the students with activities that will help them enhance the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills.

Spanish 4 is an intermediate-high learner range course in which students engage in conversation, understand and interpret spoken and written language, present information, concepts and ideas while making connections with other disciplines.

Students will use their knowledge of technology for research purposes and for presentation of material. Activities, such as distance learning, will provide the students with the opportunity to have direct contact with the Spanish-speaking world. Each academy addresses its individual theme through the varied activities and presentation modes.
5 Credits

SPANISH 5
Spanish V further enhances the skills learned in the previous four years of language learning. The primary focus of the course continues to be effective communication--both through increasing the vocabulary and grammar structures as well as understanding the literature, history, and culture of Spain and Latin America. The course will fulfill the requirements of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards by providing the students with activities that will help them enhance the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills.

Spanish 5 is an intermediate to advanced learner range course in which students engage in conversation, understand and interpret spoken and written language, present information, concepts and ideas while making connections with other disciplines.

Students will use their knowledge of technology for research purposes and for presentation of material. Activities, such as distance learning, will provide the students with the opportunity to have direct contact with the Spanish-speaking world. Each academy addresses its individual theme through the varied activities and presentation modes.
5 Credits


LATIN 1
Latin I is an introduction to the linguistic structure, vocabulary, and pronunciation of the Latin language. In addition, it focuses on the geography of the ancient world and provides an in-depth study of the culture of its inhabitants.

Through selected translations, students will trace the lives of some everyday Romans living in Pompeii; and subsequently, explore the customs and mores of the ancient world. Through these explorations students will be able discuss the connections of the Romans and the Latin language to modern society.

Grammar and vocabulary emphasis will parallel and strengthen English skills. Technology will foster research skills and encourage critical thinking skills. This course will demonstrate the value of Latin in our present society and the significant contributions of the Romans to various scientific fields.
5 Credits 

LATIN 2
Latin II is a continuation of linguistic structure, vocabulary, and pronunciation of the Latin language. In addition, it focuses on the geography of the ancient world and provides an in-depth study of the culture of its inhabitants.

Through selected translations, students will trace the lives of some everyday Romans living in Britain and Egypt; and subsequently, explore the customs and mores of the ancient world. Through these explorations students will be able to discuss the connections of the Romans and the Latin language to modern society.

Grammar and vocabulary emphasis will parallel and strengthen English skills. Technology will foster research skills and encourage critical thinking skills. This course will demonstrate the value of Latin in our present society and the significant contributions of the Romans to various scientific fields.
5 Credits

LATIN 3
Latin III is a continuation and refinement of grammatical skills taught at the beginning and intermediate levels. Through a careful analysis of prose readings the student will gain insight into religion, leisure and entertainment, politics and government, the military, territorial management, archeology, philosophy and astrology, architecture and the city of Rome. Vocabulary emphasis of derivatives and cognates continues to be an integral part of the class by enhancing verbal perspicuity. Grammatical analysis of particular readings sharpens linguistic skills and facilitates reading authentic texts. Study of cultural topics will heighten student awareness of the ever-present classical influence in Western culture.
5 Credits

LATIN 4
Latin IV is a survey course of poetry as well as prose including advanced study of vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language. In addition, it focuses on the styles of literature in the ancient world and provides an in-depth study of the culture of its inhabitants.

Through selected translations, students will examine government and management of the empire and its provinces, the spread of Roman culture; and subsequently, explore the customs and mores of the ancient world. Some of the many authors included are Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Martial, Vergil, Livy and Cicero. These works represent the thoughts and beliefs of the common individuals in society as well as those sponsored by the policy makers. Through these explorations students will be able discuss the connections of the Romans and the Latin language to modern society.

Grammar and vocabulary emphasis will parallel and strengthen English skills. Technology will foster research skills and encourage critical thinking skills. This course will demonstrate the value of Latin in our present society and the significant contributions of the Romans to various scientific fields.
5 Credits