High School World Language Courses

French 1A

Prerequisite — None
1 Unit
Grade 9
This course is designed to meet the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) communication skills set by New York State standards for high school graduation. Coursework consists primarily of repetition of materials/concepts/vocabulary presented at the middle school level. Students who did not complete this requirement in middle school (need to pass 2 years of a language AND the exam at the end of the 2nd year) have the opportunity to complete the LOTE requirement by successfully completing the coursework presented in this class.

French 1

Prerequisite — Middle School French or French 1A
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 9
French 1 enables students to expand their understanding of topics related to school life, family life, illnesses and remedies, food and ordering food in a restaurant, the city and daily routines. Students also continue learning about the similarities and differences between the customs of French speaking countries and Americans. Students review beginner level vocabulary and verb concepts acquired in middle school/French 1A while beginning to apply their knowledge of French to communicate at an intermediate level in written and spoken form. Listening and reading comprehension skills also improve during the course of this year. HVCC French 1 can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC French Language and Culture 101 – French 2

Prerequisite — French 1
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 10
In French 2, students build on the grammar and vocabulary learned in French 1. Students continue to improve reading and listening comprehension skills, while enhancing their competency in spoken and written French. Level of instruction progresses from beginner to intermediate level, and students continue learning about francophone culture, history, and current events. Students must complete this course and pass the final examination in order to meet the requirements of completing a 3 credit world language sequence required for the NYS Advanced Regents Diploma. HVCC French 2 can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC French Language and Culture 200 – French 3

Prerequisite — French 2
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 11
Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while learning intermediate-level grammar, verb, and language concepts. Students continue learning about francophone culture, history, and current events. The final exam for this class meets the requirements of a “Checkpoint C” exam required by NYSED Office of Bilingual Education as part of the Seal of Bi-literacy program. HVCC French III can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC French Language and Culture 201 – French 4

Prerequisite — French 3, Teacher recommendation
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 12
Students will complete coursework at an intermediate to advanced level of ability in reading, speaking, writing and listening to the French language. This class meets the requirements of a capstone course required by NYSED Office of Bilingual Education as part of the Seal of Bi-literacy program. HVCC French IV can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

Spanish 1A

Prerequisite — None
1 Unit
Grade 9
This course is designed to meet the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) communication skills set by New York State standards for high school graduation. Coursework consists primarily of repetition of materials/concepts/vocabulary presented at the middle school level. Students who did not complete this requirement in middle school (need to pass 2 years of a language AND the exam at the end of the 2nd year) have the opportunity to complete the LOTE requirement by successfully completing the coursework presented in this class.

HVCC Spanish Language and Culture 100 – Spanish 1

Prerequisite — Middle School Spanish or Spanish 1A 
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 9
Spanish 1 enables students to expand their understanding of topics related to school life, family life, illnesses and remedies, food and ordering food in a restaurant, the city and daily routines. Students also continue learning about the similarities and differences between the customs of Spanish speaking countries and Americans. Students review beginner level vocabulary and verb concepts acquired in middle school/Spanish 1A while beginning to apply their knowledge of Spanish to communicate at an intermediate level in written and spoken form. Listening and reading comprehension skills also improve during the course of this year. HVCC Spanish I can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC Spanish Language and Culture 101 – Spanish 2

Prerequisite — Spanish 1 
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 10
In Spanish 2, students build on the grammar and vocabulary learned in Spanish 1. Students continue to improve reading and listening comprehension skills, while enhancing their competency in spoken and written Spanish. Level of instruction progresses from beginner to intermediate level, and students will learn a majority of Spanish grammar during this class. Students must complete this course and pass the final examination in order to meet the requirements of completing a 3 credit world language sequence required for the NYS Advanced Regents Diploma. HVCC Spanish II can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC Spanish Language and Culture 200 – Spanish 3

Prerequisite — Spanish 2 
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 11
Students improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while learning intermediate-level grammar, verb, and language concepts. Students continue learning about Spanish/Latin culture, history, and current events. The final exam for this class meets the requirements of a “Checkpoint C” exam required by NYSED Office of Bilingual Education as part of the Seal of Bi-literacy program. HVCC Spanish III can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

HVCC Spanish Language and Culture 201 – Spanish 4

Prerequisite — Spanish 3, Teacher recommendation
1 Unit/3 credits HVCC
Grade 12
Students will complete coursework at an intermediate to advanced level of ability in reading, speaking, writing and listening to the Spanish language. This class meets the requirements of a capstone course required by NYSED Office of Bilingual Education as part of the Seal of Bi-literacy program. HVCC Spanish IV can be taken as a dual credit course through HVCC. Students earn 3 HVCC credits with successful completion of this course.

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