LEVEL ONE (1 unit)
The emphasis in Level One is on understanding and speaking the language. Students work toward the mastery of these skills at an elementary level and are supported by reading and writing activities. The goal of all activities is to develop the ability to communicate in the foreign language. Structure of the language, vocabulary mastery, and culture of the countries in which each language is spoken are the basic components of course content.
421 Spanish 1 (1 unit)
Italian Conversation I
This course is designed to meet the needs of those students who are learning a foreign language for the first time or who have had little or no exposure to formal foreign language instruction. The primary focus of the course will be conversational proficiency. Students will learn how to talk about themselves, their families and friends, their likes and dislikes, school, leisure activities, food health, entertainment, and popular pastimes. Students will learn how to request and provide information while traveling, making reservations and eating in Italian restaurants. The cultural component of the course will include geography, history, music and art. Listening and speaking skills will be stressed. This course is intended to meet the needs of students who are not enrolled in a traditional foreign language sequence, limited-English proficient students, and those whose foreign language requirement has been waived. Students who are successful in this course will be eligible to enroll in Italian 2 the following year. Full year course. 460 (1 unit)
French & Italian Level 1 & 2
Accelerated (By department recommendation only.)
Levels one and two of the French and Italian program will be completed in one year, and students who successfully complete the course will earn two units of credit and be eligible to continue on to either French 3 or Italian 3. The emphasis in level one is on understanding and speaking the language. Students work at an elementary level and are supported by reading and writing activities. The goal of all activities is to develop the ability to communicate in the foreign language. Structure of the language, vocabulary mastery, and culture of France or Italy are the basic components of course content. The development of the basic skills is continued the second semester. The pace is quick, as students are learning a great deal of new material within a short period of time. These courses are recommended for tenth grade students who wish to pursue a second language. Special teacher recommendation will be based upon department evaluation of the student's standardized test scores and his performance in his first modern language class. Students who are recommended for this course show superior language aptitude and have performed at the very highest level in their previous language studies at Fox Lane. 411 French levels 1 & 2 (2 units)
462 Italian levels 1 & 2 (2 units)
Continuing Spanish 1R
Prerequisite: 1 or 2 years of Middle School Spanish and the teacher's recommendation to continue Spanish. This course is designed to meet the needs of those ninth grade students who did not begin language study until the seventh or eighth grade, and therefore were unable to complete the Level 1, middle school sequence. The curriculum for this course begins with a review of preliminary units, and continues with the regular Spanish 1 course content, covering all topics listed in the New York State syllabus under "Checkpoint A." Students will learn how to respond to everyday situations using correct language patterns, building upon the themes studied during their middle school language experience. Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be eligible to enroll in a Regents Level 2 Spanish course.
429 Continuing Spanish 1R (1 unit)