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 Huntington students participated in fun culutural lessons
January 11, 2023

Spanish Classes Learn about Holiday Celebrations

The holidays continue on for an extended period in the Spanish speaking world. For many Spanish speaking children, January 6 is a day that’s eagerly anticipated. Known as “Little Christmas” or “Epiphany,” Three Kings Day is a time for special celebration in Spain and Latin America.

 Creole book
October 13, 2022

H-ton Teacher & Parent Collaborate on New Books

Huntington High School English as a new language teacher Wilson Douce has published a set of new Haitian Creole language books. The 20 year district veteran has an impressive background, including working and teaching with the United Peace Corps, United Nations, Organization of American States, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.Dominick Vidota is the inquisitive type. The Huntington High School senior likes to know how things work and he is especially interested in science and research in general.


World Languages and ENL Department Important Information

About The World Languages and ENL Department

Spanish Award recipients with teacher Nadine Araoz

Commitment to Communication and Culture

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.

Checkpoints and High Performing Students

The study of four languages French, Italian, Latin and Spanish starts in fifth 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.

Each year high-performing students are inducted in the National French, Italian, Latin 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 community service activities.

Faculty members  Nadine Araoz, Kristin Fortunato, Gina Molvaut and Judy Goris-Moroff
Teacher Gina Molvaut with French Award recipients

A Complete ENL Program

This is a state and federal mandated program which seeks to provide intensive English skills to non-English speaking students using ENL methodologies and techniques. The students in this program are held to the same high standards as their English speaking counterparts, thus, the teachers incorporate all of the language arts modalities of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These classes not only teach English Language Arts but also teach English through the content area.

The process of learning a second language is very similar to that of learning a first language. Studies have shown that the process of learning a second language, both for social skills and academic skills, take between 6 to 10 years. Students are required to complete the program within 3 years; an additional extension of services for three extra years can be requested from the New York State Education Department, Office of the Bilingual Education and World Language Studies. Students who do not pass the NYSESLAT, after receiving ENL services for 6 years, must continue in the program until they score at the Commanding Level on the NYSESLAT.

World Languages and ENL Department Leadership

Judy Moris-Goroff

Judy Goris-Moroff

Director of World Languages, ENL and Bi-lingual Programs

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.

Course Requirements and Listings

Huntington HS

World Languages and ENL Scope and Sequence

Year by Year course offerings

8th & Freshman year

Courses

  • Choose 1 8th Grade Course from Below
  • French I
  • Italian I
  • Latin I
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish for Natives I
  • Home Language Arts I

    • Choose 1 9th Grade Course from Below
    • French II
    • Italian II
    • Latin II
    • Spanish II
    • Spanish for Natives II
    • Home Language Arts II
Required 1 Credit
Sophomore year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • French III
  • French III Honors
  • Italian III
  • Italian III Honors
  • Latin III
  • Latin III Honors
  • Spanish III
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • Spanish III Honors
  • Spanish for Natives III
  • Spanish for Natives III Honors
  • Home Language Arts III

  • or AP Classes
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
Required 1 Credit
Junior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • French IV
  • French IV Honors
  • Italian IV
  • Italian IV Honors
  • Latin IV
  • Latin IV Honors
  • Spanish IV
  • Spanish IV Honors
  • Spanish for Natives IV
  • Spanish for Natives IV Honors
  • Home Language Arts IV

Required 1 Credit
Senior year

Courses

  • Choose 1 Course from Below
  • French V
  • French V Honors
  • Italian V
  • Italian V Honors
  • Latin V
  • Latin V Honors
  • Spanish V
  • Spanish V Honors
  • Spanish for Natives V
  • Spanish for Natives V Honors
  • Home Language Arts V

  • or AP Classes
  • AP French Language
  • AP Italian Language
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture

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 fifth 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.

Each year high-performing students are inducted in the National French, Italian, Latin 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 community service activities.

FRENCH II - Course #509

(1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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. 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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. Students take a midterm exam in January and a 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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. 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 Prerequisite: 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. Students will take a midterm exam in January and a final exam in June. NCAA approved

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS I – Course # 501 (1 Year – 1 LOTE Credit) 5 Periods Weekly Prerequisite: Recommendation by teacher and counselor This course is designed for the Spanish-speaking SIFE English Language Learner (determined by initial screening). Spanish literacy skills are taught at the student’s instructional level. Phonemic awareness, word formation, sentence structure, and vocabulary development are emphasized through oral reading and writing practice in the student’s native language (Spanish).

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS II – Course # 505B (1 Year – 1 LOTE Credit) 5 Periods Weekly Prerequisite: Recommendation by teacher and counselor This 9th-grade course is designed for students in the Bilingual Education Program. Students will read, discuss and respond to Spanish literature. Literary analysis skills will be emphasized to support and reinforce what students are learning in their English 9 Core Curriculum. Enrollment in this course is based upon teacher recommendation and initial screening data.

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS III – Course # 508 (1 Year – 1 LOTE Credit) 5 Periods Weekly Prerequisite: Recommendation by teacher and counselor This 10th-grade course is designed for students in the Bilingual Education Program. Students will read, discuss and respond to Spanish literature. Literary analysis skills will be emphasized to support and reinforce the English 10 Core Curriculum.

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS IV – Course # 505A (1 Year – 1 LOTE Credit) 5 Periods Weekly Prerequisite: Recommendation by teacher and counselor This 11th-grade course is designed for students in the Bilingual Education Program. Students will read, discuss and respond to Spanish literature. Literary analysis skills will be emphasized to support and reinforce the English 11 Core Curriculum with an emphasis on writing skills.

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS V – Course # 506 (1 Year – 1 LOTE Credit) 5 Periods Weekly Prerequisite: Recommendation by teacher and counselor This 12th-grade course is designed for students in the Bilingual Education Program. Students will read, discuss and respond to Spanish literature. Literary analysis skills will be emphasized to support and reinforce the English 12 Core Curriculum with an emphasis on writing skills.

LATIN II - Course #553 (1 Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) FRENCH LANGUAGE - Course #517 (1Year - 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 12 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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 Prerequisite: 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

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE - Course #535 (1 Year – 1 Credit) 5 periods weekly Offered to grades: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV Honors or IV Honors with a final grade of 85 with teacher recommendation. The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Latino literature (short stories, novels, poetry, and articles). The course aims to develop students’ critical reading and analytical writing skills in Spanish, make interdisciplinary connections, and explore linguistic and cultural comparisons. The works are presented in chronological order to integrate the historical themes and literary movements of the different time periods. Students are expected to discuss literary texts and their historical, socio-cultural, and geopolitical contexts in various interactive oral and written formats in Spanish. Additionally, students will analyze themes and features of artistic representations, audiovisual materials, and audio sources in Spanish related to course content. NCAA approved

This is a state and federal mandated program which seeks to provide intensive English skills to non-English speaking students using ENL methodologies and techniques. The students in this program are held to the same high standards as their English speaking counterparts, thus, the teachers incorporate all of the language arts modalities of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These classes not only teach English Language Arts but also teach English through the content area.

The process of learning a second language is very similar to that of learning a first language. Studies have shown that the process of learning a second language, both for social skills and academic skills, take between 6 to 10 years. Students are required to complete the program within 3 years; an additional extension of services for three extra years can be requested from the New York State Education Department, Office of the Bilingual Education and World Language Studies. Students who do not pass the NYSESLAT, after receiving ENL services for 6 years, must continue in the program until they score at the Commanding Level on the NYSESLAT.

Initial Identification and Placement

Newly registered students whose Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) indicates that a language other than English is spoken at home, must be tested using the NYSITELL for identification and initial placement after an initial interview in both English and their native language. The test is used only once at the time of registration in any school district in New York State. At the end of the school year, English Language Learners “ELL” will be tested for English language development using the NYSESLAT.

The different levels of English language development as per the NYSESLAT are:

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