• Spanish I 

    Emphasis is on the use of the language for oral communication. The communicative approach is used with extensive use of visuals, employed in presenting vocabulary and basic, high-frequency concepts. The four communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are developed with emphasis on communication of ideas and information consistent with the New York State Standards at Checkpoint A. The primary goal is to help students develop linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity.  By interweaving language and culture, the course seeks to broaden students’ communication skills while deepening their appreciation of other cultures. Each unit contains cultural information geared towards areas of student interest, such as family, friends, school life, sports, foods, social customs, and leisure time activities.   The foundation provided in Spanish I is the basis for further development of these topics in subsequent courses of study.