The aim of instruction in modern languages is to provide increasing competence in listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural understanding. To attain maximum skill development, students should plan a four-year high school sequence, after having completed Level I by the end of the eighth grade. Concurrent with the development of language skills, instruction will aim to provide cultural insight and understanding of other people, their land and geography, their history, their thought and action.

46100 CHINESE I*
41100 FRENCH I
42100 GERMAN I
43100 SPANISH I

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 9-12
This introductory course is organized around the communicative functions of socializing, providing and obtaining information, expressing personal feelings, and persuading. Emphasis will be given to listening and speaking. Reading and writing skills will also be developed. The topics of self, family and community, health and welfare, travel and leisure, meal taking and food, and shopping will be introduced. Grammatical structures, vocabulary and culture consistent with the NYS Syllabus at Checkpoint A will be presented. *Chinese currently does not offer the Regents sequence needed for Advanced Designation.

42150 GERMAN I/II ACCELERATED H

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 9-12
Students will be able to complete two years of German during their first year of study. Successful completion of this course would allow them to register for German III. Communicative function, grammar and verb tenses will be stressed. Authentic materials will be used.

46200 CHINESE II*
41220 FRENCH II R
42220 GERMAN II R
43220 SPANISH II R

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 9-12
Students will continue to develop proficiency skills moving toward Checkpoint B, via the further development of the communicative functions. Topics will be expanded and treated in greater depth. The concept of tense will be developed and differentiated. Authentic materials will be used to increase reading and cultural comprehension. *Chinese currently does not offer the Regents sequence needed for Advanced Designation.

41250 FRENCH II H
42250 GERMAN II H
43250 SPANISH II H

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 9-12
These are the first courses in the Honors sequence. They are designed for those students who have demonstrated the ability, motivation and work ethic required for a linguistic experience of greater depth and breadth. Basic course materials will be covered with greater expectations for student performance in the areas of speaking and writing. Reading texts and written assignments will be longer and more complex. The study of tenses will be more extensive, and authentic materials will be introduced.

41320 FRENCH III R
42320 GERMAN III R
43320 SPANISH III R
*46300 CHINESE III R

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 10-12
Students will continue to develop understanding of the structure and the communicative functions of the target language. Additional verb tenses and sequencing will be included. Vocabulary and topics will be expanded. Students will learn to appreciate various aspects of target culture.

*Chinese currently does not offer the Regents sequence needed for Advanced Designation.

41350 FRENCH III H
42350 GERMAN III H
43350 SPANISH III H

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 10-12
Students will continue to explore topics in a more thorough manner. Emphasis will be on more sophisticated comprehension and use of language that will lead to greater proficiency in all communicative skills. Literary topics will be included. Various verb forms will be introduced and students will be expected to manipulate more complex vocabulary and structures. Projects will emphasize a higher skill level.

41420 FRENCH IV R
42420 GERMAN IV R
43420 SPANISH IV R

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 11-12
All four skill areas will continue to be developed and assessed. Presentations and projects in the target language will show more depth and complexity. Authentic materials will be used as the basis for listening, speaking, reading and writing. Speech samples will be longer, more detailed and more complex. All major tenses will be included. Examples from the literature and films of the target culture will be used. The final exam for this course marks the completion of Checkpoint B.

41450 FRENCH IV H
42450 GERMAN IV H
43450 SPANISH IV H

1 year, 1 credit, Grade 11-12
These courses will introduce additional literary topics. All major verb tenses will be presented. Writing and speaking will be of greater depth and complexity. Projects will continue to emphasize higher level skills and enrichment. Speech samples and authentic documents will be longer and more sophisticated. The Regents examination or Checkpoint B exam and a final project will be required at the end of this course.

41500 FRENCH V PR
42500 GERMAN V PR
43500 SPANISH V PR

(University in the High School Program)
1 year, 1 credit, Grade 12
This post-Regents senior elective will allow students to enhance and maintain their linguistic and cultural skills. Contemporary documents and literature will be used to build skills at Checkpoint C. Emphasis will be given to the preparation of language projects to evaluate the development of Checkpoint C (post-Regents) proficiency. Students enrolled in this program will be able to earn three university credits via cross-registration with SCCC (French, Spanish) or three credits with SUNY Oswego (German).

41550 FRENCH V H
42550 GERMAN V H
43550 SPANISH V H

(University in the High School Program)
1 year, 1 credit, Grade 12
Students enrolled in this program will be able to earn three university credits via cross registration with SCCC (French, Spanish) or three credits with SUNY Oswego (German). A college-level curriculum is followed that includes literature, contemporary language, film and culture. In addition, since learning standards for this level are commensurate with the skills required for success on the AP Examination in Language, students in language V H may register for this exam.

44100 LATIN I

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 9-12
The structure of Latin as a highly inflected language is introduced. Structure and vocabulary are introduced through readings in Latin drawn from material on everyday life of the Romans, mythology, legends and fables. Topics for study include a brief outline of Roman history, some geography in reference to principal places mentioned in readings, and Roman contributions in various fields such as architecture and government. Stress is placed on word study and on reading for general comprehension, as well as for exact content.

44220 LATIN II

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 10-12
Structure and vocabulary continue to be introduced through reading. Readings, primarily in Latin, cover the periods from the mythological and legendary origins of Rome through the historically documented period of the second century B.C. and later. Students read other supplementary material on related topics as interest and time dictate. Work on word study and comprehension continues.

44150 LATIN ACCELERATED I/II H

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 9-12
Selected students would be able to complete two years of Latin during their first year of study. Successful completion of this course would allow them to register for Latin III. They would then be eligible for Latin IV H as the post Regents course.

44350 LATIN III

1 year 1 credit Grades 10-12
Work on structure, vocabulary, word study and Roman civilization continues as students prepare for the Checkpoint B examination. A major focus is placed upon analyzing passages in Latin for content and syntax. Students will exhibit their knowledge of the impact of the Latin language and Roman civilization as they relate to the modern world.

44450 LATIN IV H

(University in the High School Program)
1 year, 1 credit, Grades 11-12
Students enrolled in this program will be able to earn three university credits via cross registration with SUNY Albany. A college-level curriculum consisting of authentic materials from ancient authors will be studied. This post-Regents class will allow students to enhance and maintain their linguistic and cultural skills as well as relate the ancient world to that of modern day through projects, art, music and discussion.

07101 ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE

1 year, 1 credit, Grades 9-12
All students who come from a family in which a language other than English is spoken will be screened. Students who score below a score of “proficient” on the NYS Identification Test of English Language Learners will be enrolled in ESL and take another assessment in May to determine continued eligibility. The curricular emphasis, including listening and comprehension, oral expression, and writing for literary and technical purposes, enhances students’ ability to use English, allowing them to fully participate in an academic environment.