Global Language

 GLOBAL LANGUAGE

The Global Language program offers five languages: French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. The curriculum of the Global Language Department is completely aligned with both the Massachusetts Frameworks and the National Standards in Foreign Languages.

Honors level Modern Language classes will be conducted primarily in the target language, and students are expected to communicate primarily in the target language.

All first year students begin the study of the language at the College Preparatory level. At the end of the 1st Quarter, if the student excels and shows superior interest, the teacher may, with the permission of the Department Head, give such student Honor’s credit. In preparation for entering higher education students of the upper level courses are encouraged to take the SAT II in the language, as well as participate in the national contests offered by the professional organization of each language.

Students with experience studying a global language who decide to begin the study of a new language during a year when a level one of that language is not offered may elect to interview with the curriculum director in June and take a placement test. Students with a qualifying score on the placement test will be enrolled in level 2 of that language.

Modern Languages

451 French 1 Level: CP                                       1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                    Grade 9-12

Expectations: This is an introductory course designed for first year students who will begin the study of French in High School and for students who studied French at the Middle School and would benefit from additional practice in the Language. Curriculum for this course aims to develop basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. The students are introduced to the culture of France and other French speaking countries through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 1 paragraph in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

451 French 1 Level: H                                       1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                     Grade 9-12

Expectations: At the end of quarter 1, those students who are starting French with a strong background in foreign language, and are earning an A+ may apply to take French 1 for honors credit. Students taking the course for honor credit are expected to spend 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project and produce writing and speaking at higher levels of proficiency. Permission of the current instructor and the Chair of the Department of Global Languages are required.

453 French 2 Level: CP 1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 1, 8th Grade French Grade 9-12

Expectations: Students are expected to acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

403 French 2 Level: H                                     1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 1, 8th Grade French                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in French as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in French 1 or Grade 8 French. Mastery is defined by the “placement criteria for honors level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in French, and students are expected to communicate primarily in French. Students are expected to acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

455 French 3 Level: CP                        1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 2                                                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12
Expectations: Students are expected to acquire further proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

411 French 3 Level: H                         1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 2 H                                                                                                                                                       Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in French as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in French 2. Mastery is defined by the “placement criteria for honors level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in French, and students are expected to communicate primarily in French. Students are expected to increase their proficiency in the skills acquired during previous years in order to understand, speak, read and write French with greater accuracy. Students are expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

457 French 4 Level: CP               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 3                                                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12

Expectation: This course is conducted primarily in the target language. Curriculum for this course further reinforces the basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency. The study of more complex grammatical topics and vocabulary will be integrated with the review of previous learned structures. Students will be involved in the study of cultural topics, the completion of relevant reading and writing activities, and projects through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

412 French 4 Level: H             1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 3 H                                                                                                                                                     Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in French as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in French 3. Mastery is defined by the “placement criteria for honors level.”

Expectation: This course is conducted exclusively in French, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in French. Students are expected to study of more complex grammatical topics and vocabulary will be integrated with the review of previous learned structures. Students are expected to be involved in the study of cultural topics, the completion of relevant reading and writing activities, and projects through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and project. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length and 4 core assignment speaking presentation.

415 French V Level: H           1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 4 H                                                                                                                                                  Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in
French as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in French 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in French, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in French. Communication skills are reinforced to enable the student to converse with advanced proficiency, read with ease, and express him/her in written composition. The literary selections represent the works of many periods with emphasis on the writings of the 20th Century. Integrated in the program will be cultural topics on art, history, and civilization, as well as outside reading and reports on relevant contemporary issues. Students are expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Though this is not an AP course, qualified students, willing to prepare themselves outside of class, are encouraged to take the French Language AP exam.
419 French AP Level: AP                       1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: French 4 H                                                                                                                                                  Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in
French as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in French 4. Mastery is defined by the “placement criteria for honors level”. In addition, students must successfully complete the summer assignment, and obtain the permission of the instructor.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in French, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in French. This course, taught in conjunction with French V 415, follows the syllabus of French Advanced Placement Exam, and is designed to help students prepare to take the test. Students are expected to participate actively in class and spend 5-8 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP French Language exam.

421 German 1 Level: CP                     1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                         Grade 9-12

Expectations: This is an introductory course designed for first year students who begin the study of German in High School and for students who studied German at the Middle School and would benefit from additional practice in the language. This course aims to develop basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the culture of Germany and other German speaking countries through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of 1 paragraph in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

421 German 1 Level: H                   1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                         Grade 9-12

Expectations: At the end of quarter 1, those students who are starting German with a strong background in foreign language, and are earning an A+ may apply to take German 1 for honors credit. Students taking the course for honors credit will be expected to spend 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects, and produce writing and speaking at higher levels of proficiency. Permission of the current instructor and the Chair of the Department of Global Languages are required.

422 German 2 Level: CP               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 1, 8th Grade German                                                                                                               Grade 9-12

Expectations: Students will acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

420 German 2 Level: H                  1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 1, 8th Grade German                                                                                                               Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in German as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in German 1 or Grade 8 German. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in German, and students are expected to communicate primarily in German. Students will acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

426 German 3 Level: CP               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 2                                                                                                                                                Grade 9-12
Expectations: Students are expected to develop further proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

428 German 3 Level: H            1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 2 H                                                                                                                                          Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in German as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in German 2. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in German, and students are expected to communicate primarily in German. Students will increase their proficiency in the skills acquired during the previous years in order to understand, speak, read and write German with greater accuracy. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

429 German 4 Level: H            1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 3 H                                                                                                                                            Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in German as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in German 3. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in German, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in German. Students will study more complex grammatical topics and will review previously learned structures. Current issues, cultural topics, short stories, plays and novels of increasing difficulty generate topics for writing and discussion Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

425 German 5 Level: H          1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 4 H                                                                                                                                          Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in German as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in German 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in German, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in German. Communication skills are reinforced to enable the student to converse with advanced proficiency, read with ease, and express him/her in written composition. The literary selections represent the works of many periods with emphasis on the writings of the 20th Century. Integrated in the program will be cultural topics on art, history, and civilization, as well as outside reading and reports on relevant contemporary issues. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Though this is not an AP course, qualified students, willing to prepare themselves outside of class, are encouraged to take the German Language AP exam.

423 German AP Level: AP             1GL Credit
Prerequisite: German 4 H                                                                                                                                      Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in German as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in German 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”. In addition, students must successfully complete the summer assignment, and obtain the permission of the instructor.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in German, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in German. This course, taught in conjunction with German V 415, follows the syllabus of German Advanced Placement Exam, and is designed to help students prepare to take the test. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 5-8 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP German Language exam.

431 Italian 1 Level: CP                 1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                 Grade 9-12
Expectations: This is an introductory course designed for first year students who begin the study of Italian in High School and for students who studied Italian at the Middle School and would benefit from additional practice in the language. This course aims to develop basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the culture of Italy and other Italian speaking countries through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 1 paragraph in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

431 Italian 1 Level: H                   1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                  Grade 9-12

Expectations: At the end of quarter 1, those students who are starting Italian with a strong background in foreign language, and are earning an A+ may apply to take Italian 1 for honors credit. Students taking the course for honors credit will be expected to spend 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects, and produce writing and speaking at higher levels of proficiency. Permission of the current instructor and the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages are required.

432 Italian 2 Level: CP                1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 1, 8th Grade Italian                                                                                                           Grade 9-12

Expectations: Students are expected to acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

430 Italian 2 Level: H                   1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 1, 8th Grade Italian                                                                                                           Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Italian as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Italian 1 or Grade 8 Italian. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in Italian, and students are expected to communicate primarily in Italian. Students will acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

433 Italian 3 Level: CP                 1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 2                                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12

Expectations: Students are expected to develop further proficiency in listening comprehension and in speaking and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

416 Italian 3 Level: H                1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 2 H                                                                                                                                       Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Italian as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Italian 2. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in Italian, and students are expected to communicate primarily in Italian. Students will increase their proficiency in the skills acquired during the previous years in order to understand, speak, read and write Italian with greater accuracy. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

435 Italian 4 Level: CP               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 3                                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12
Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in the target language. The course further reinforces the basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency. The study of more complex grammatical topics and vocabulary will be integrated with the review of previous learned structures. Students are expected to be involved in the study of cultural topics, the completion of relevant reading and writing activities, and projects through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

417 Italian 4 Level: H               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 3 H                                                                                                                                     Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Italian as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Italian 3. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Italian, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Italian. Students will study more complex grammatical topics and will review previously learned structures. Current issues, cultural topics, short stories, plays and novels of increasing difficulty generate topics for writing and discussion Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

438 Italian 5 Level: H                   1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 4 H                                                                                                                                  Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Italian as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Italian 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Italian, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Italian. Communication skills are reinforced to enable the student to converse with advanced proficiency, read with ease, and express him/her in written composition. The literary selections represent the works of many periods with emphasis on the writings of the 20th Century. Integrated in the program will be cultural topics on art, history, and civilization, as well as outside reading and reports on relevant contemporary issues. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Though this is not an AP course, qualified students, willing to prepare themselves outside of class, are encouraged to take the Italian Language AP exam.

469 Italian AP Level: AP                 1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Italian 4 H                                                                                                                               Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Italian as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Italian 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”. In addition, students must successfully complete the summer assignment, and obtain the permission of the instructor.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Italian, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Italian. This course, taught in conjunction with Italian V 415, follows the syllabus of Italian Advanced Placement Exam, and is designed to help students prepare to take the test. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 5-8 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Italian Language exam.
441 Spanish 1 Level: CP             1 GL credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                      Grade 9-12
Expectations: This is an introductory course designed for first year students who begin the study of Spanish in High School and for students who studied Spanish at the Middle School and would benefit from additional practice in the language. This course aims to develop basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will be introduced to the culture of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 1 paragraph in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

441 Spanish 1 Level: H                  1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                          Grade 9-12
Expectations: At the end of I quarter, those students who are starting Spanish with a strong background in foreign language, and are earning an A+ may apply to take Spanish I for honors credit. Students taking the course for honors credit will be expected to spend 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects, and produce writing and speaking at higher levels of proficiency. Permission of the current instructor and the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages are required.

443 Spanish 2 Level: CP              1 GL credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 1, 8th Grade Spanish                                                                                            Grade 9-12

Expectations: Students are expected to acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

470 Spanish 2 Level: H                1 GL Credit
Prerequisite Course: Spanish 1, 8th Grade Spanish                                                                          Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students are expected to show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Spanish 1 or Grade 8 Spanish. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in Spanish, and students are expected to communicate primarily in Spanish. Students will acquire increased proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of up to 2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

444 Spanish 3 Level: CP          1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 2                                                                                                                           Grade 9-12
Expectations: Students will develop further proficiency in listening comprehension, and in speaking, and will further the development of skills in reading, writing, and cultural understanding through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

471 Spanish 3 Level: H            1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 H                                                                                                                    Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Spanish 2. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in Spanish, and students are expected to communicate primarily in Spanish. Students will increase their proficiency in the skills acquired during the previous years in order to understand, speak, read and write Spanish with greater accuracy. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

447 Spanish 4 Level: CP    1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 3                                                                                                                    Grade 9-12
Expectations: This course will be conducted primarily in the target language. The course further reinforces the basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency. The study of more complex grammatical topics and vocabulary will be integrated with the review of previous learned structures. Students will be involved in the study of cultural topics, the completion of relevant reading and writing activities, and projects through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

475 Spanish 4 Level: H    1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 H                                                                                                            Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Spanish 3. Mastery is defined by “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Spanish, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish. Students will study more complex grammatical topics and will review previously learned structures. Current issues, cultural topics, short stories, plays and novels of increasing difficulty generate topics for writing and discussion Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations.

449 Spanish 5 Level: H               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 H                                                                                                      Grade 9-12

Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Spanish 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.”

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Spanish, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish. Communication skills are reinforced to enable the student to converse with advanced proficiency, read with ease, and express him/her in written composition. The literary selections represent the works of many periods with emphasis on the writings of the 20th Century. Integrated in the program will be cultural topics on art, history, and civilization, as well as outside reading and reports on relevant contemporary issues. Students are expected to participate actively in class and spend 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will also be expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Though this is not an AP course, qualified students, willing to prepare themselves outside of class, are encouraged to take the Spanish Language AP exam.

405 Spanish AP Level: AP         1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 H                                                                                                Grade 9-12
Prerequisite Skills: Students should show mastery in listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish as demonstrated by their performance on the open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Spanish 4. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”. In addition, students must successfully complete the summer assignment, and obtain the permission of the instructor.

Expectations: This course will be conducted exclusively in Spanish, and students are expected to communicate exclusively in Spanish. This course, taught in conjunction with Spanish V 415, follows the syllabus of Spanish Advanced Placement Exam, and is designed to help students prepare to take the test. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and spend 5-8 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are also expected to complete 4 open responses of 3-4 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment speaking presentations. Students enrolled in this course are required to take the AP Spanish Language exam.
Classical Languages

491 Latin 1 Level: CP              1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                          Grade 9-12

Expectations: This introductory course in Latin is designed for students without prior language experience. Students will learn the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and develop fluency in reading Latin through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 culture open responses of 1 paragraph in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summaries.

481 Latin 1 Accelerated Level: H         1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                        Grade 9-12

Prerequisite skills: This course is designed for students with previous foreign language experience or strong skills in English.

Expectations: Latin 1 Accelerated aims to provide students with one and one half years of Latin instruction based in the Cambridge Latin Course series. Students will learn the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and develop fluency in reading Latin through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 culture open responses of 1-2 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summaries.

492 Latin 2 Level: CP               1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Latin 1                                                                                                       Grade 9-12

Expectations: The content of the material previously studied will be reinforced by a thorough review. By reading challenging texts, by expanding knowledge of vocabulary, and by understanding grammar at a deeper level, students will significantly improve their ability to apply reading strategies across content areas. Students will also discover Roman life and culture by reading and translating original works geared to their level of instruction through active class participation and 2-3 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 2-3 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summary assignments.

484 Latin 2 Accelerated Level: H             1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Latin 1 Accelerated or equivalent                                                     Grade 9-12

Prerequisite skills: Students are expected to show mastery of vocabulary, grammar and cultural content of Latin as demonstrated by their performance on open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Latin 1 Accelerated. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.” Students wishing to enter this course from Latin 1 CP will need to complete several chapters of the CLC independently and provide evidence of mastery of the grammatical and vocabulary structures acquired in Latin 1 Accelerated before enrolling in this course.

Expectations: Curriculum for this course is designed to complete basal grammar and vocabulary. This course will continue the rigorous pace of Latin 1 Accelerated. By reading challenging texts, by expanding knowledge of vocabulary, and by understanding grammar at a deeper level, students will significantly improve their ability to apply reading strategies across content areas. Students will also discover Roman life and culture by reading original works geared to their level of instruction through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students will be expected to complete 4 open responses of 4-5 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summaries.

485 Advanced Latin: Prose Level: H                1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Latin 2 Accelerated or equivalent                                                Grade 9-12

Prerequisite skills: Students are expected to show mastery of vocabulary, grammar and cultural content of Latin as demonstrated by their performance on open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Latin 2 Accelerated. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level.” Students wishing to enter this course from Latin 2 CP will need to complete several chapters of the Cambridge Latin Course independently and provide evidence of mastery of the grammatical and vocabulary structures acquired in Latin 2 Accelerated before enrolling in this course.

Expectations: In this course, students are expected to learn about Roman civilization while reading Latin prose. Students are expected to engage in active class participation and 3-5 hours per week in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 5-6 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summaries.

494 Advanced Latin: Poetry (UMass Boston Dual Enrollment) Level: H/ AP/ DE 1 GL Credit
Prerequisite: Advanced Latin Prose                                                                     Grade 12

Prerequisite skills: Students are expected to show mastery of vocabulary, grammar and cultural content of Latin as demonstrated by their performance on open response, core assignments, and midyear and final exams in Advanced Latin Prose. Mastery is defined by the “Placement Criteria for Honors Level”.

Expectations: Students registered in this course are expected to learn about Roman civilization through the reading of Latin poetry. Curriculum for this course continues to introduce students to more advanced Latin literature, and offers the student texts of greater complexity. In addition to increased power in grammar and vocabulary, students will also gain a greater understanding of the cultural influence of Rome on Western civilization through active class participation and 3-5 hours per week (5-8 hours per week if the student is enrolled in the class for AP or DE credit) in independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects. Students are expected to complete 4 open responses of 5-6 paragraphs in length, and deliver 4 core assignment summaries.

Additional Requirements: Students may enroll in this course for AP credit and would then be required to take the AP Latin Literature exam. Students may also enroll in this course as a 3-credit University of Massachusetts Boston course (with a UMB fee of $450). If a student enrolls in the UMass Boston course, the student is expected to attend class for the entire senior academic year, releasing any option to go on an internship. Upon successful completion of the dual enrollment course, a UMass Boston transcript will be awarded reflecting 3 transferrable credits.

499 The Journey of Travel Level: CP                0.5 Credit
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                       Grades 10-12

Expectations: Students are expected to determine motivating factors for travel, plan appropriately, and identify skills and materials needed for travel experiences. Students are expected to examine motivating factors for travel and develop a travel experience through active class participation and 1-3 hours per week of independent practice such as homework, reading, and projects.