Spanish 5 • 335 • Year Long Prerequisite: Spanish 4 and departmental recommendation. is year-long course is conducted entirely in Spanish, with the goal of advancing proficiency in all skill areas through extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Material is presented in thematic units of study; literature, film, and art figure prominently and mix throughout the year. Further study of advanced grammar topics is undertaken, and an emphasis is placed on practical applications of grammatical structures.
Honors Spanish 5 • 337 • Year Long Prerequisite: A grade of B or higher in Honors Spanish 4 and departmental recommendation. In this year-long course, all forms of communication are in Spanish, both inside and outside of the classroom, and students will be pushed to attain a high level of both speaking proficiency and reading comprehension. Readings will include short stories and poetry, and a novel; authors may include Isabel Allende, Julio Cortazar, Laura Esquivel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ana Maria Matute, and Pablo Neruda. Students will participate in seminars to discuss the readings, and they will write analytical essays on the literature they have read. Conversations with native speakers will be common in order to boost fluency.
Honors Spanish 6 • 336 • Year Long Prerequisites: A grade of B- or higher in Honors Spanish 5 and departmental recommendation. is rigorous, year-long course requires a passion for Spanish and a willingness to take intellectual and creative risks; it is a fully immersive course aimed at attaining a high level of both oral and written fluency. ere will be a distinct focus on reading, discussing, and writing analytical essays on Hispanic literature. Students will read many diﬀerent genres and create their own stories based on the literature they read. e Hispanic authors studied may include Isabel Allende, Julio Cortazar, Laura Esquivel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ana Maria Matute, and Pablo Neruda.
Chinese Chinese 1 • 390 • Year Long is year-long course provides an introduction to the study of Chinese (Mandarin). e aim of the course is to teach students to pronounce and write Pinyin and its intonations, and to understand, read, and write Chinese characters, with a focus on communicative competence and useful conversations. e course also introduces students to cultural and geographic information about the Chinese-speaking world. e language laboratory is an important learning tool throughout the course.
Chinese 2 • 391 • Year Long Prerequisite: Chinese 1. is year-long course aims at further developing the skills that were established in Chinese 1. Basic material is reviewed and expanded upon, enabling students to advance their knowledge of Chinese grammar in the cultural context of daily life in China. Speaking and listening skills continue to be stressed, and writing in Chinese characters is now mandatory. Chinese word processing enables students to read and express themselves in writing in Chinese.
Academic Course Guide 2019/2020
An annual description of the school year's academic course offerings.