World Languages News

NYS Biliteracy Seal

Twenty Huntington Grads Notch NYS Seal of Biliteracy

June 26, 2017
Michaela Carnesi

Huntington Garners Honors in Spanish Contests

June 19, 2017
Michaela Carnesi

Huntington Senior Extols Value of Language Study

May 31, 2017
National Spanish Exam competition

World Language Honor Societies Induct New Members

May 26, 2017
National Spanish Exam competition

Huntington Sparkles on National Spanish Exam

May 10, 2017
Honors in Latin

HHS Captures Honors in Le Grand Concours

May 8, 2017
Honors in Latin

Huntington Captures Honors in Latin Contests

May 2, 2017
New York State Capitol

Huntington Duo Participates in Albany Institute

April 4, 2017

H-ton Seniors Garner Foreign Language Awards

August 26, 2016

H-ton Claims Honors in Victor Baptiste Essay Contest

August 17, 2016

Finley Scores on French & Italian National Exams

August 15, 2016
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HHS AP Spanish Classes Enjoy Letter Exchanges

July 20, 2016
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Huntington Scores on National Spanish Exam

July 04, 2016
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World Language Honor Societies Welcome New Members

June 17, 2016

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About

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French students scored well on a national exam.

The Huntington Union Free School District is committed to implementing the New York State L.O.T.E. (Languages Other Than English) standards. The two standards are Communication and Culture. By studying a language other than English, students learn how to communicate in another language and begin to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences between themselves and the people who speak the targeted language.

World language study starts in grade seven in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Students receive one unit of credit upon successful completion of Checkpoint A in grade eight, after taking and passing the FLA. At the high school level, the World Language Department offers programs in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Students who wish to obtain a Regents Diploma with an Advanced Designation must complete a three-year World Language sequence (Checkpoint B) and pass the World FLB.

Students may enroll in world language courses at the Checkpoint C level in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. In these advanced courses, eligible seniors have the opportunity to take AP courses in Italian and Spanish. At the same time, they can obtain college credit by taking the world language college course and by paying a fee to Adelphi University.

Each year high-performing students are inducted in the National French, Italian and Spanish Honor Societies. Through the National Honor Societies students are exposed to the cultural aspects of the languages they study and have the opportunity to participate in service activities.

Leadership

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Judy Goris-Moroff
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Judy Goris-Moroff has served as Huntington’s district director of world languages, English as a new language and bilingual programs since July 1, 2015.

Ms. Goris-Moroff obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies at St. John’s University and a Master of Science degree in childhood education at CUNY-Queens College. She is currently studying for a doctorate in school leadership at St. John’s University in Oakdale.

Prior to coming to Huntington, Ms. Goris-Moroff worked as a fifth grade bilingual classroom teacher and middle school Spanish teacher at Alejandrina Benitez de Gautier School (PS 377) in Brooklyn from August 2004 through June 2008; as a bilingual kindergarten and first grade teacher in Patchogue-Medford from September 2008 through June 2010; as a bilingual resource specialist for Eastern Suffolk BOCES in Holbrook from September 2010 through June 2014 and executive director of ESL, bilingual and languages other than English in the Hempstead School District since August 2014.

Assistant principal of the Western Suffolk BOCES regional summer school in 2010, Ms. Goris-Moroff was also a summer educational services consultant in Hempstead in 2011.

Ms. Goris-Moroff maintains membership in numerous professional organizations, including the New York State Association for Bilingual Education, National Association of Bilingual Education, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Long Island English Language Learner Leadership Team, SIFE Leadership Team and FLACS Consortium.

Curriculum

The Huntington Union Free School District is committed to implementing the New York State LOTE (Languages Other Than English) standards. The two standards are communication and culture. By studying a language other than English, students learn how to communicate in another language and begin to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences between themselves and the people who speak the targeted language.

The New York State Board of Regents has eliminated the LOTE Regents Examinations in all languages, but has approved an amendment to CR 100.5 to allow students to meet the Regents assessment requirements by passing a locally developed examination. Huntington, as part of a LI Consortium, has developed such an exam. This exam offers our students the opportunity to continue to meet the Regents assessment requirements related to earning a Regents diploma with advanced designation in any of the four languages that are offered in the district. The new test is now called FLB. The new locally developed test that replaces the proficiency exam is now called FLA.

The study of four languages French, Italian, Latin and Spanish starts in sixth grade when students are offered the FLEX (Foreign Language Exploratory) program. At the middle school level students receive one high school credit upon successful completion of Checkpoint A in eighth grade, after taking and passing the FLA exam. At the high school level, the students can receive up to four more credits in World Language after successful completion of Checkpoints B and C. Each Checkpoint covers similar topics, grammatical structures, and cultural information, but spirals into a more comprehensive practice every year. Students who wish to obtain a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation must complete a three- year world language sequence (Checkpoint B) and pass the FLB exam.

Students continue the study of world languages at the Checkpoint C level in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. In these advanced courses, students have the opportunity to take AP courses in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. At the same time, they can obtain college credit by taking the world language college course and by paying a fee of $300 per semester to Adelphi University.

Each year high-performing students are inducted in the National French, Italian, Latin and Spanish Honor Societies. This year students will be inducted in the Latin Honor Society. Through the National Honor Societies, students are exposed to the cultural aspects of the languages they study and have the opportunity to participate in community service activities.

Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
French I
Italian I
Latin I
Spanish I
Spanish I for Natives
French II
Italian II
Latin II
Spanish II
Spanish II for Natives
French III
French III Honors
Italian III
Italian III Honors
Latin III
Latin III Honors
Spanish III
Spanish III Honors
Spanish III for Natives
Spanish III for Natives Honors
Chinese I
French IV
French IV Honors
Italian IV
Italian IV Honors
Latin IV
Latin IV Honors
Spanish IV
Spanish IV Honors
Spanish IV for Natives
Spanish IV for Natives Honors
Chinese I
French V
French V Honors
AP French
Italian V
Italian V Honors
AP Italian
Latin V
Latin V Honors
AP Latin
Spanish V
Spanish V Honors
AP Spanish

FRENCH II - Course #509

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: French I and successful completion of the FLA.

This is the first half of Checkpoint B. A continuation of the Middle School course with continued practice in listening and speaking and with more emphasis on reading and writing. Aspects of French culture will also be taught. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

FRENCH III - Course #510

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II.

This is the second half of Checkpoint B. Students are brought beyond the basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills that they have strengthened during the preliminary levels of instruction. Grammar concepts become more intense. Proper sentence structure and more descriptive vocabulary are encouraged. Through the use of appropriate district adopted French materials, supplementary materials, and adherence to the NYS LOTE Standards, the students will be well prepared and will achieve the level of mastery necessary to perform appropriately in the FLB in June. Students take a midterm exam and the FLB as the final exam in June. NCAA approved

FRENCH III HONORS - Course #510H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of French II with a final grade of 90 and teacher recommendation.

This is the second half of Checkpoint B. The students will learn the French III curriculum described in the French II course, but the Honors level requires them to accomplish more complex readings and more extensive writings. Students take a midterm exam and the FLB as the final exam. NCAA approved

FRENCH IV/V Regents and Honors - Course #513, 513H, 515, 515H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of French III Honors Level: A final grade of 85 in French III Honors or 90 in French III with teacher recommendation.

This is a Checkpoint C course that will help students to further develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with special emphasis on the development of conversational competence. Through the use of short stories, poetry, and selections from authentic French literature the students will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of French culture. Students will be able to augment their vocabulary through their study of literature and art. Students will review and expand the knowledge of previously learned grammatical structures. The curriculum has been approved by Adelphi University; therefore students can obtain up to 6 college credits, 3 credits per semester. The fee of $300.00 per semester is payable to Adelphi University. Students take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

ITALIAN II - Course #519

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Italian I and successful completion of the FLA.

This is the first half of Checkpoint B. A continuation of the Middle School course with continued practice in listening and speaking and with more emphasis on reading and writing. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

ITALIAN III - Course #520

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French II.

This is the second half of Checkpoint B. Students in this course will build further upon the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired in the first two levels in order to be able to read complex situations. Students will learn to improve “survival skills” in the culture where the second language is spoken. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB exam in June as the final exam. NCAA approved

ITALIAN III HONORS - Course #520H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Italian II with a final grade of 90 or higher and teacher recommendation.

This is the second half of Checkpoint B. The students will cover the Italian III curriculum. In addition, they will do short readings of Italian literature and will be responsible for writing reports. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB exam in June as the final exam. NCAA approved

ITALIAN IV/V Regents and Honors - Course #524, 524H, 526, 526H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Italian III /Honors Level: A final grade of 85 in Italian III Honors or 90 in Italian III with teacher recommendation.

This course will help students to further develop the skills of listening, speaking, contemporary reading and writing, with special emphasis on the development of conversational competence. Through the use of short stories, poetry, selections from authentic Italian literature and virtual visits to Italian museums, the students will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of Italian culture. Students will be able to augment their vocabulary through their study of literature and art. They will learn more advanced grammatical structures as they improve their speaking skills. They will develop vocabulary and expressions based on the topics. Use of the computer lab, both for research and projects, is an essential part of this course. The curriculum has been approved by Adelphi University; therefore students can obtain up to 6 college credits, 3 credits per semester. The fee of $300.00 per semester is payable to Adelphi University. Students take a midterm exam in January and a final in June. NCAA approved

LATIN II - Course #553

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin I and the FLA.

This course is the first half of Checkpoint B and is presented with an emphasis on grammar. Students in this course will continue the study of the Latin language and heritage. After a review of the vocabulary and structures of Latin I, students will acquire increased knowledge of Latin grammar, and correspondingly increase knowledge of English grammar through the direct study of bases, prefixes, suffixes, and derivatives. They will also begin to read texts from various authors, such as Pliny, Plateaus, Ovid, etc., and will learn more about the influence of Roman civilization on the modern world, particularly in the areas of literature and government. There is selective participation in the Latin National Exam Level II, the Latin Declamatio, and the second level Certamen at Stony Brook University. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the FLB and the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts & Humanities in college. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

LATIN III - Course #554

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin II

The study of Latin language and literature continues. Attention is focused on the ways Latin has entered English and influenced English linguistically and culturally. With Latin, reading takes priority. Listening and speaking skills in Latin are generally limited to reading aloud, repeating, answering questions and oral interpretation of text. At this level, the students read with general and specific comprehension adapted Latin authors and Latin prose authors; use conversational and formal English and write English that incorporates Latin elements “prefixes, bases and suffixes”. The cultural information discussed in the two previous years is expanded this year: Roman baths, sports, the Games, the Coliseum, Art, Geography, Roman weddings, Roman religion and Roman Funeral, Slaves and the Late Roman Empire. There is selective participation in the Latin National Exam Level III, the Latin Declamatio, and the third level Certamen at Stony Brook University. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the FLB and the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts & Humanities in college. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB exam in June as the final exam. NCAA approved

LATIN III HONORS - Course #554H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin II with a final grade of 90 or higher with teacher recommendation.

This is the second half of Checkpoint B. The students will learn the Latin III curriculum described in the Latin III course description, but as students at the Honors level, they will be required to accomplish more complex readings and more extensive translations. There is selective participation in the Latin National Exam Level III, the Latin Declamatio, and the third level Certamen at Stony Brook University. In addition, they will do additional readings in Latin and will be responsible for writing reports. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the FLB and the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts & Humanities in college. Students take a midterm and the FLB exam as the final exam.NCAA approved

LATIN IV - Course #555

(1Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin III.

This is the first half of Checkpoint C. The students will understand and read short unadapted passages of Latin with appropriate assistance, demonstrate reading comprehension by interpreting the meaning of the passages they read. Students will demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and syntax appropriate to their level; they will also read Latin aloud and respond appropriately to questions, statements, or commands. Students will write phrases and sentences in Latin through dictation. They will demonstrate knowledge of the daily life and thought of the ancient Romans, gained through the Latin texts they read. There is selective participation in the Latin National Exam Level IV, the Latin Declamatio, and the fourth level Certamen at Stony Brook University. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts & Humanities in college. Students take a midterm and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

LATIN IV HONORS - Course #555H

(1Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin III Honors/Regents, with a final grade of 85 in Latin III Honors or 90 in Latin III Regents and teacher recommendation.

This is the first half of Checkpoint C. The students will learn the Latin IV curriculum described in the Latin IV course description, but as students at the Honors level, they will be required to accomplish more complex readings and more extensive translations. There is selective participation in the Latin National Exam Level IV, the Latin Declamatio, and the fourth level Certamen at Stony Brook University. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts & Humanities in college. Students take a midterm and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

LATIN V- Course #556

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin IV.

This is the final course offered in the World Language sequence or second half of Checkpoint C. Students in Latin V are expected to demonstrate more ease and originality in the language. The students in Latin V will read several original Latin literary works throughout the year, and write essays related to the readings, which develop into the portfolio upon which part of the final assessment is based. Students take a midterm exam in January and final in June. NCAA approved

LATIN V HONORS - Course #556H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin IV, Latin IV Honors: A final grade of 90 in Latin IV or 85 in Latin IV Honors with teacher recommendation.

This is the final course offered in the World Language sequence or second half of Checkpoint C. Students in Latin VH are expected to demonstrate more ease and originality in the language. The students will read several original Latin literary works throughout the year, and write essays related to the readings, which develop into the portfolio upon which part of the final assessment is based. Students at the Honors level will read longer passages and their writing assignments will be more extensive. Students take a midterm exam in January and final in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH I - Course #541

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: This course is offered to students who have not met the Checkpoint A requirement in Middle School.

This course covers subject matter that is presented at the MS level. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized for a more comprehensive understanding of Spanish. There is an expansion of vocabulary as well as an introduction of culture. Short stories, articles, and complementary materials in Spanish are introduced. Students will take a midterm in January and a final exam at the end of the year. NCAA approved

SPANISH II - Course #529

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Spanish I and successful completion of the FLA.

First half of Checkpoint B. A continuation of the Middle School course with continued practice in listening and speaking with more emphasis on reading and writing. Aspects of Spanish culture will also be taught. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS II - Course #543

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed for students whose native language is Spanish and is equivalent to Spanish II. Students will familiarize themselves with Spanish literature by reading titles from Spanish authors. Reading and writing skills will be emphasized; these improved skills will enhance their already well- developed oral proficiency of the language. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH III - Course #530

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II

Second half of Checkpoint B. Emphasis on using listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in more complex situations. Students will learn to improve “survival skills” in the culture where the second language is spoken. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB exam in June as the final exam. NCAA approved

SPANISH III HONORS - Course # 530H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish II with a final grade of 90 or higher and teacher recommendation.

Second half of Checkpoint B. The first half of the year, the course will cover the Spanish III curriculum at an accelerated pace. The second half of the year will be devoted to the practical use of Spanish in different settings. Emphasis is placed on speaking, but students will do reading and writing as well. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB exam in June as final exam. NCAA approved

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS III - Course #544

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12 Regents and Honors
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish for Natives II with a final grade of 85 or higher and teacher recommendation.

This course is designed for students whose native language is Spanish and is equivalent to Spanish III. Students will familiarize themselves with Spanish literature by reading titles from Spanish authors. Reading and writing skills will be emphasized; these improved skills will enhance their already well- developed oral proficiency of the language. Students will take a midterm exam in January and the FLB in June as the final exam. NCAA approved

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS III HONORS - Course #544H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish for Natives II with a final grade of 90 or higher and teacher recommendation.

The students will learn the curriculum described in the Spanish for Native Speakers III course, but the Honors level requires them to accomplish more complex readings and more extensive writings. Students will take a midterm exam and the FLB as the final exam. NCAA approved

SPANISH IV - Course #531

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III.

This is the first half of Checkpoint C. Students will cover the Spanish IV curriculum. In addition, they will do work on Spanish literature and writing reports. Students will take a mid-term exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH IV HONORS - Course #531H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish III Regents/Honors level. A final grade of 85 in Spanish III Honors or 90 in Spanish III R and teacher recommendation.

This is the first half of Checkpoint C. Students will cover the Spanish IV curriculum. In addition, they will do extensive readings of Spanish literature and will be responsible for writing several reports. This curriculum has been approved by Adelphi University; therefore students can obtain up to 6 college credits, 3 credits per semester. The fee of $300.00 per semester is payable to Adelphi University. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH V - Course #532

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV.

This is the second half of Checkpoint C. Students will cover the Spanish V curriculum. Students will be doing readings of Spanish literature and writing reports. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

SPANISH V HONORS - Course #532H

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish IV Honors/Regents level: A final grade of 85 in Spanish IV Honors or 90 in Spanish IV Regents and teacher recommendation.

Advanced study of Spanish language and literature. In addition, students will do extensive readings and will be responsible for writing several reports. Students may obtain both high school and college credit. The curriculum has been approved by Adelphi University; therefore students can obtain up to 6 college credits, 3 credits per semester. The fee of $300.00 per semester is payable to Adelphi University. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

CHINESE I - Course # 565

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 1 period weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of another world language sequence.

This is an intensive introductory course that includes conversation in Mandarin Chinese as well as an introduction to the first 500 characters. Speaking and listening skills will be studied with a concentration on correct use of tones and patterned sentences. Reading and writing will be introduced in the 1st half of the year, and stroke order and use of radicals will be emphasized in the latter part of the year. The study of Chinese requires a strenuous exercise of memory skills; practice and drill is essential. Students opting to take this course should have already completed their world language sequence.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) FRENCH LANGUAGE - Course #517

(1Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of French IV with a final grade of 90 at the Regents level or 85 at the Honors level with teacher recommendation.

This course focuses on communication and is designed to offer students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities in the Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational modes of communication. In Interpersonal Communication, the students engage in conversations, express ideas, and exchange opinions using both spoken and written French. In Interpretive Communication, the students understand and interpret written and spoken French on a variety of topics. In Presentational Communication, the students present information and ideas using spoken and written French to an audience. This course also encourages cultural awareness and incorporates themes; the students will develop and understanding and appreciation of various aspects of the cultures of the French-speaking world and some of the themes introduced are Global Challenges, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, etc. Students are required to pay and take the AP French exam in May. NCAA approved

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ITALIAN LANGUAGE - Course #527

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Italian IV with a final grade of 90 at the Regents level or 85 at the Honors level with teacher recommendation.

This course is designed to offer the students the opportunity to demonstrate competence in all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in accordance with AP guidelines. These skills will be used in various activities and disciplines rather than to cover any specific body of subject matter. Course content reflects interests shared by the teachers and students (the arts, current events, literature, sports, etc). Students will be expected to do extensive amount of independent reading and writing and demonstrate excellent oral and listening skills. The course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and helps students develop the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Italian; the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as the modern literature in Italian; the ability to compose expository passages; and the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. The students take the AP test offered by the College Board in May. NCAA approved

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) LATIN - Course #557

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grade: 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin IV, Latin IV Honors: A final grade of 90 in Latin IV or 85 in Latin IV Honors with teacher recommendation.

The AP guideline will be the norm in this course. The AP Latin course promotes reading Latin poetry and prose with historical and literary sensitivity. Students develop linguistic skills by engaging in multiple activities, including translating poetry and prose from the required reading list. AP Latin is roughly equivalent to an upper-intermediate college or university course. Students are expected to understand not only the broad strokes of a piece of literature but also the finer details. They are expected to be able to contextualize that literature in light of genre, ancient history, and culture. They become careful and critical evaluators of information, and they learn to connect their new understandings to their own lives and to the world. In so doing, they become young adults ready not only for college but also for their responsibilities as citizens of an increasingly interconnected society. NCAA approved

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) SPANISH LANGUAGE - Course #534

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly
Offered to grades: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish IV Honors/College with a final grade of 85 with teacher recommendation.

This course is designed to offer the students the opportunity to demonstrate competence in all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). These skills will be used in various activities and disciplines rather than to cover any specific body of subject matter. Course content reflects interests shared by the teachers and students. Students will be expected to do extensive amount of independent reading and writing and demonstrate excellent oral and listening skills. The course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and helps students develop the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish; the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as the modern literature in Spanish; The ability to compose expository passages; and the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. The students will take the AP test offered by the College Board in May. NCAA approved

The LOTE (Languages Other Than English) program provides for either a four or a five credit sequence included in Checkpoints A, B, and C of the New York State Curriculum. Each Checkpoint covers similar topics, grammatical structures, and cultural information, but spirals into a more comprehensive practice every year. Students are initiated in the study of foreign language through the FLEX (Foreign Language Exploratory) program offered in the 6th grade. The FLEX program introduces the students to the four languages offered in our school district (French, Italian, Latin and Spanish). When students start 7th grade, they choose from one of the four languages and continue in the same language at the high school. The students complete Checkpoint A at the end of 8th grade by passing the FLA Exam and earning one high school credit. Students who successfully complete this course continue on to level II at the high school.

The two Standards for LOTE are communication and culture. The New York State Education Department has organized the curriculum into 13 thematic topics: Personal Identification, Family Life, House and Home, Education, Community and Neighborhood, Food and Meal-Taking, Shopping, Health and Well Being, Earning a Living, Physical Environment, Leisure, Public and Private Services, and Travel. All these topics are incorporated in the school’s curriculum. The New York State Board of Regents has eliminated the LOTE PROFICIENCY in all languages, but has approved an amendment to CR100.5 to allow students to meet the Proficiency assessment requirements by passing a locally developed examination. Huntington, as part of a LI Consortium, has developed such an exam. This exam offers our students the opportunity to continue to earn one HS credit by passing the locally developed exam in any of the four languages taught in the district.

FRENCH 7 (40 Weeks)

This introductory course (first half of Checkpoint A or level I) is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of the French language. Much emphasis will be placed on learning key phrases and expressions in order to enable students to begin to understand and speak French in actual situations. Pronunciation, correct usage and fluency are particularly stressed. Some outside and authentic materials will be used, such as audio-visual materials, tapes, etc. to supplement instruction. Aspects of French culture will be introduced as well. Students who take French 7 in 8th grade will be placed in Spanish I in 9th grade. Students take a midterm in January and a final in June.

FRENCH I - Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This second year course (second half Checkpoint A or level I) is a continuation of the subject matter begun in the first year. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized for a more comprehensive understanding of French. There is an expansion of vocabulary as well as an introduction of culture. Short stories, articles, and complementary material in French are introduced. Students take a midterm exam in January and the French FLA test as the final exam in June.

ITALIAN 7 (40 Weeks)

This introductory course (first half of Checkpoint A or level I) is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of the Italian language. Much emphasis will be placed on learning key phrases and expressions in order to enable students to begin to understand and speak Italian in actual situations. Pronunciation, correct usage and fluency are particularly stressed. Some outside and authentic materials will be used, such as audio-visual materials, tapes, etc. to supplement instruction. Aspects of Italian culture will be introduced as well. Students take a midterm in January and a final in June. Students who take Italian 7 in 8th grade will be placed in Spanish I in 9th grade.

ITALIAN I - Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This second year course (second half of Checkpoint A or level I) is a continuation of the subject matter begun in the first year. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized for a more comprehensive understanding of Italian. There is an expansion of vocabulary as well as an introduction of culture. Short stories, articles, and complementary materials in Italian are introduced. Students take a midterm exam in January and the Italian FLA test as the final exam in June.

LATIN 7 - Grade 7 (40 Weeks)

This introductory course (first half of Checkpoint A or level I) is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of the Latin language and its impact on English today. This introductory course will offer students the opportunity to learn many vocabulary items which appear on the PSAT. It is inclusive of grammar, syntax, morphology (the study of words, roots, suffixes, etc.) Reading of simple prose selections from Latin authors and Roman culture are also included. Students take a midterm in January and a final exam in June.

LATIN I – Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This second year course (second half of Checkpoint A or level I) covers the vocabulary and grammar necessary to read and write simple Latin. Oral reading and reading comprehension will be included. Roman culture is studied, with an emphasis on history, family life, religion, government and achievement in art and architecture. There is an expansion of vocabulary items that will appear on the PSAT. Students will understand the relationship between Latin and the English Language. They will see how the meaning of English words can be determined by the study of their Latin roots. This course is strongly recommended for students pursuing the FLA exam, the Sciences, Medicine, Pre-Law and the Arts and Humanities in college. There is selective participation in the Level I National Latin Exam and first level Certamen at Stony Brook University. Students take a midterm and the FLA as a final exam in June.

SPANISH 7 (40 Weeks)

This introductory course (first half of Checkpoint A or level I) is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of the Spanish language. Much emphasis will be placed on learning key phrases and expressions in order to enable students to begin to understand and speak Spanish in actual situations. Pronunciation, correct usage and fluency are particularly stressed. Some outside and authentic materials will be used, such as audio-visual materials, tapes, etc. to supplement instruction. Aspects of Spanish culture will be introduced as well. Students take a midterm in January and a final in June. Students who take Spanish 7 in 8th grade will be placed in Spanish I in 9th grade.

SPANISH I - Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This second year course (second half of Checkpoint A or level I) is a continuation of the subject matter begun in the first year. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized for a more comprehensive understanding of Spanish. There is an expansion of vocabulary as well as an introduction of culture. Short stories, articles, and complementary materials in Spanish are introduced. Students take a midterm exam in January and the Spanish FLA test as the final exam in June.

SPANISH FOR NATIVES 7 (40 Weeks)

This course is designed for students whose native language is Spanish. The course covers the study of Spanish speaking countries history, art, literature and culture and it is delivered entirely in Spanish. Reading and writing skills will be emphasized;these skills will enhance their already well developed Spanish oral proficiency. The students take a midterm and a final exam in June.

SPANISH FOR NATIVES I - Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This course is the continuation of the course started the previous year. The course covers the study of Spanish speaking countries history, art, literature and culture and it is delivered entirely in Spanish. Reading and writing skills will continue to be emphasized; these skills will enhance their already well developed oral proficiency of the language. The students take a midterm and the Spanish Proficiency test as the final exam at the end of the year.

SPANISH FOR NATIVES - GRAMMAR 7 (40 Weeks)

This course is designed primarily for the students who have graduated from the Dual Language Program. The course covers the study of Spanish literature and it is delivered entirely in Spanish. Listening and speaking skills will be emphasized; these skills will enhance their already well developed reading and writing skills in Spanish. The students take a midterm and a final exam in June.

SPANISH FOR NATIVES - GRAMMAR I - Grade 8 (40 Weeks)

This course is the continuation of the course started the previous year; which has been designed primarily for the students who have graduated from the Dual Language Program. The course covers the study of Spanish literature and it is delivered entirely in Spanish. Listening and speaking skills will continue to be emphasized; these skills will enhance their already well developed reading and writing skills in Spanish. The students take a midterm and the Spanish Proficiency test as the final exam at the end of the year.

Honor Society

Directory

Last Name First Position Email
Goris-Moroff Judy Chairperson, WL DL ENL
Batista-Gallo Luisa High School
Casazza Elizabeth High School
Fortunato Kristin High School
Gilbert Silvia High School
Herrera Natalia High School
Hickey Lorena High School
Mammone Jessica High School
Mayer Deidre High School
Pampalone Daniela High School, Finley
Pena Mercedes High School
Vandenburgh Liliana World Language
Furman Alicia Finley
Gavilan Michael Finley
Moreira Ingrid Finley
Trigian-Molvaut Gina Finley