All World Languages courses are aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for World Languages. Graduation requirements mandate at least 10 credits (2 years) in World Languages (WL).
- Heritage Speakers (students who speak a language offered by our district in their homes should contact their school’s World Languages Department over the summer to take a proficiency test for placement purposes. After evaluation, the WL course will be recommended that will enable the student to be properly challenged.
This course is organized into thematic units which reflect AP themes and introduce the sounds, vocabulary, and language functions of French with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are expected to use the language in all three communicative modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. They will be assessed at the Novice-High level by the conclusion of the course. Francophone culture, geography, and social customs are interwoven throughout the curriculum.
This course builds upon the skills learned in French 1 (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Students will continue developing proficiency in these four skills while enhancing their knowledge of French-speaking cultures. *ACC offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*French 3 HON
This course builds upon the speaking and listening skills acquired in the French 1 and 2 ACC courses. It helps students expand their vocabulary and understand intricacies of grammar. Detailed instruction about the French-speaking world, customs, and institutions is given. Students are introduced to readings in French. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*AP French Language and Culture HON
This course prepares students to take the AP French Language and Culture examination. Students further their understanding of the French-speaking cultures, read excerpts of literature, acquire in-depth comprehension of formal and informal French, and express ideas orally and in writing with accuracy and proficiency. This course is *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
AP German Language and Culture HON
AP German Language and Culture will prepare students to take the AP German Language and Culture Exam. The standards-based curriculum stresses proficiency in the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language is taught through the use of authentic materials such as current audio and video news clips, articles, and advertisements. There is an emphasis on advanced vocabulary and role-playing to prepare students to communicate in a variety of contemporary settings. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
Italian 1 ACC
This course introduces the sounds, vocabulary, and structure of the language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Through comprehensible input and student dialogue Italian culture, geography and customs are interwoven throughout the course.
This course combines the second and third year of study into one. This rigorous course is for the highly motivated language student. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
This course builds upon the grammar and vocabulary of Italian 1. It expands students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities and continues the study of Italian culture. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*Italian 3 HON
This course furthers the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through the study of Italian culture, social customs, and short stories. The course continues the sequential study of vocabulary and advanced grammar. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*Italian 4 HON
This course builds upon the previous study of language skills and Italian culture. Fluency in spoken Italian is developed through extensive conversation and reading. Students are introduced to Italian literature through the study of short stories and excerpts from the works of various classic authors. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
AP Italian Language and Culture HON
This course prepares students to take the AP Italian Language and Culture examination. It is designed for students displaying special abilities in Italian and prepares them for further college study. Students gain an understanding of Italian culture, read literary texts, acquire an in-depth comprehension of formal and informal written Italian, compose expository passages, and express ideas orally and in writing with accuracy and fluency. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
Latin 1 HON
This course introduces students to Latin as both an ancient and living language. Students explore the everlasting impact of Ancient Rome on the world today. In addition to the language students will also be introduced to the mythology, history, and culture of the ancient Roman world.
This course reviews Latin 1 and introduces the students to grammar concepts and vocabulary applicable to Latin 2. Students read Roman authors such as Livy, Julius Caesar, and Plautus and study the culture and history of the Romans. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
Latin 3 HON
This course continues the study of Latin vocabulary and reviews Latin grammar. Students focus on reading the prose of Latin authors. The course offers a more in-depth study of the culture, government, and history of the Romans. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
AP Latin HON
This course prepares students to take the AP Latin examination. It comprises a detailed study of selections from Vergil's Aeneid and selections from Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Students translate literally and develop the ability to comprehend and to critically analyze Vergil's epic narrative poem and Caesar's prose history of the war in Gaul. Focus is also given to the socio-political context of these works which were written during a crucial period in Roman history.
Spanish 1 ACC, CP
In this course, learners will experience extensive student interaction in the target language. Students will learn the fundamental structures of the language by engaging in communicative activities and utilizing authentic media and resources. Students will employ a variety of technologies which will serve as useful, creative and motivational tools to develop target language proficiency and cultural awareness and appreciation.
Spanish Communication 1 MOD
This course introduces basic vocabulary and conversational skills for common subjects such as greetings, likes and dislikes, personal descriptions, family, school, and community life. Students are also introduced to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through geography, cuisine, and famous Latine Americans, as well as their contributions to American society. Students make connections with other disciplines and learn cultural awareness based on understanding of and respect for other cultures, past and present.
The Spanish 2 course focuses on expanding student's communication skills in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes for both practice and assessment. Students will continue to increase their vocabulary and grammar structures in listening, writing, reading, and speaking. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are taught within the context of everyday topics as well as topics and concepts introduced in Spanish 1. Culture is embedded throughout the course and relates directly to the topics studied. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
Spanish Communication 2 MOD
This course builds upon essential vocabulary, conversational topics, and concepts introduced in Spanish Communication 1. Students expand their understanding of the Spanish-speaking world by learning about art, indigenous peoples and communities in various settings. By investigating and reflecting on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own, students demostrate cultural awareness based on understanding of and respect for other cultures, past and present.
*Spanish 3 and Spanish 3 HON
This course continues the sequential study begun in Spanish 1 and 2. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary development, advanced grammar, speaking, and listening. Further understanding and appreciation of Spanish culture is stressed. *HON and ACC offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*Spanish 4 HON, ACC
This course is designed for students interested in continuing their study of Spanish in college. It furthers students’ skills in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish while enhancing their understanding and appreciation of Hispanic literature, art and culture. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
*AP Spanish Language and Culture HON
This course prepares students to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture examination. Students will enhance their understanding of Spanish and Hispanic culture, read selected pieces of literature, acquire in-depth comprehension of formal and informal written Spanish, compose expository passages, and express ideas orally and in writing with accuracy and fluency. *Offered as Rowan University CAP Course.
This course introduces students to basic Spanish language and culture. Students will communicate with each other using Spanish phrases. Emphasis will be on Spanish vocabulary and understanding of regions in the world where Spanish-speaking cultures are important. Available through the Child Study Team.