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Discipline: Foreign Language
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Advanced Conversational Italian ITAL 54
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to accurately respond or react to a set of unpredictable questions.
Advanced Japanese JAPN 5
  • Japanese 5 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 5 vocabulary and grammar at a advanced low level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be able to recall of the Potential forms the forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will become familiar with past and present cultural characteristics of several francophone countries, as discussed in an advanced level course.
  • Japanese students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture presented in movies/plays/poems.
Continuing Conversational Italian ITAL 53
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
  • This course is currently not offered. We will offer it in Fall 2016.
Continuing Conversational Spanish SPAN 54
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
Continuing Elementary Arabic ARAB 2
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Arabic culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from relevant chapters in the text
  • Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a continuing elementary level language class.
  • Students will demonstrate acquired knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and grammatical structures by reading, comprehending, and translating Arabic sentences into English.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to tell time using the correct expressions in Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Students will be able to recombine learned material and vocabulary to write simple sentences on familiar topics with a focus on elements from daily life without being able to sustain sentence-level writing all the time.
Continuing Elementary Chinese CHIN 2
  • Students will be able to recall different type of Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired.
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Continuing Elementary French FRCH 2
  • Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a second semester class.
  • Beginning to use language creatively, student will be able to write about personal past events and relate other people's past stories.
  • Using mostly learned phrases, students will be able to talk about their past, present or future immediate environment.
  • Students will be able to understand novice-high level written texts.
  • Students will be able to understand and use most elementary structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions using the vocabulary as presented in a context.
Continuing Elementary German GERM 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Knowledge of the German culture. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 5-8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch.
  • Students will read a text related to chapters 7 and 8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch and answer questions based on the text.
  • Beginning to use language creatively, students will be able to write about personal past events.
  • Students will demonstrate intermediate written communication of simple to complex sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned.
Continuing Elementary Italian ITAL 2
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to identify the meaning of terms in the target language
Continuing Elementary Japanese JAPN 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Japanese 2 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammar at a continuing elementary level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the culture as it relates to festivals and events as taught in a second semester class.
  • Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned.
Continuing Elementary Spanish SPAN 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of the countries in this course: Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina and Panama.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an continuing elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of a Continuing Elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the preterit versus the imperfect tense.
Continuing Intermediate Chinese CHIN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall the Passive forms ofVerbs. .
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing intermediate level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Continuing Intermediate Conversational French FRCH 54
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
Continuing Intermediate French FRCH 4
  • Students will learn to understand the historical and political reasons for living conditions in several francophone countries as taught in an immediate level course.
  • Students will be able to understand and analyze short literary and journalistic texts and simple poetry
  • Students will be able to write short texts with intermediate-high level structural accuracy and vocabulary
  • Students will be able to discuss feelings, relate stories and hypothesize about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives.
  • Students will be able to understand and apply intermediate level structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context.
Continuing Intermediate Italian ITAL 4
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will use written target language allowing for clear comprehension and using correct syntax.
  • Students will read the conclusion of a story (approximately 10 pages) in class and answer content questions.
Continuing Intermediate Japanese JAPN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall the Passive forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture.
  • Japanese 4 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 4 vocabulary and grammar at a continuing intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be able to transcribe, recognize/define, and pronounce the Continued intermediate level-Japanese 4 vocabulary with correct usage of Hiragana, Katakana, and limited number of Kanji Characters.
  • The student will use the informal style, polite style and formal style (with honorifics and humble forms) in the three basic structures, N+ N, N+ADJ and N+V, properly in writing.
Continuing Intermediate Spanish SPAN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall and apply the forms of the Past Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an Continuing Intermediate Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of the plot of a short story.
  • Students will correctly identify when to use the preterit and the imperfect tense.
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 2S
  • Students will be able to form and / or identify the present perfect of verbs.
  • Students will be able to identify the direct and indirect object nouns in series of sentences and replace the nouns with objective pronouns. Including the "se" in the combinations: lo, la, las, & los.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the application of the rules of accent mark in Spanish.
  • In an embedded test, students will have to identify the word that is correctly accented.
  • Students will correctly identify if and where a written accent mark is required.
  • Students will comprehend the plot of a short story.
Conversational Italian ITAL 52
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
Conversational Spanish SPAN 53
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
  • Students will communicate effectively in the target language with other students in original situational dialogues. Eighty percent of students will achieve at least 80%.
Elementary Arabic ARAB 1
  • Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a elementary level class.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with all letters of the alphabet in all their forms and the ability to write them correctly.
  • Students will demonstrate recognition and comprehension of Arabic vocabulary words learned during the semester.
  • The student will be able to: Communicate minimally using memorized expressions or a recombination of these where conversation is restricted to predictable topics like personal information, basic objects, immediate needs, preferences and a limited number of activities
Elementary Chinese CHIN 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the different aspects of Verbs .
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a beginning level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Elementary French FRCH 1
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a beginning level class.
  • Using learned phrases, students will be able to respond to questions about their present or future immediate concrete environment.
  • Using learned phrases students will be able to write simple texts about their immediate concrete environment.
  • French 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future.
  • French 1 students will be able to differentiate between oral statements about the past, the present, and the future tense.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French Culture.
  • Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions about the vocabulary learned during the semester.
  • Students will answer orally questions presented in a certain context.
Elementary German GERM 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Knowledge of culture of Germany. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a short text related to one of the topics from the first four chapters.
  • Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture.
  • Using learned phrases, students will produce an essay based on the grammar and vocabulary from the first four chapters of the text.
  • Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture.
  • Students will demonstrate basic written communication of simple sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned.
Elementary Italian ITAL 1
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will correctly identify plural nouns in written Italian
Elementary Japanese JAPN 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Japanese 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future.
  • Japanese 1 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 1 vocabulary and grammar at a novice level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Japanese students will be able to identify basic cultural information related to Japanese in the U.S.A. and in Japan
  • Students will be able to read and write simple sentences in hiragana, with an introductory understanding of katakana.
  • Students will listen to a dialogue and answer 10 multiple-choice comprehension questions.
Elementary Spanish SPAN 1
  • Spanish 1 students will be able to understand elementary Spanish grammar.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as the latino population in the United States and Canada.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly use the verbs tener, ser and estar in the present tense.
  • Students will correctly conjugate the present tense of regular verbs
French Culture Through Cinema FRCH 60
  • Students learn vocabulary associated with making movies and with discussing movies as works of art.
  • The history of French (and to a lesser degree of American) Cinema, from its start in Paris, to the present time.
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of French-speaking movies from different francophone countries as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies.
  • The history of French (and to a lesser degree of American) Cinema, from its start in Paris, to the present time.
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of French-speaking movies from different francophone countries as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies.
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of French-speaking movies from different francophone countries as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies.
  • Students will be able to analyze different themes of the French culture through movies by comparing them with a non-French movies (American, Chinese, Arabic, Hispanic...)
Intermediate Chinese CHIN 3
  • Students will be able to recall of different aspects of verbs
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a intermediate level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired.
  • The students will comprehend the target language.
Intermediate Conversational French FRCH 53
  • Students will be able to orally communicate with other students in the target language in created situations.
  • Students will identify aspects in history/art/social & cultural practices and social & cultural practices of the target culture of interest to them and share with the class in an oral presentation.
Intermediate French FRCH 3
  • Students will be able to evaluate the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in an intermediate level course.
  • Students will be able to write (using somewhat creative language) about present, future, past and hypothetical events.
  • Students will be able to talk about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives.
  • Students will be able to understand intermediate level written texts.
  • Students will be able to understand and apply most intermediate level structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context.
  • Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context.
Intermediate German GERM 3
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 9-12 in Treffpunkt Deutsch.
  • Students will read a text related to the topics from chapter 11 in Treffpunkt Deutsch
  • Students will present sketches in which they demonstrate their oral proficiency in grammar and understanding of German culture.
Intermediate Italian ITAL 3
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to read a text on a familiar topic fluently.
  • Students will be able to compose a three paragraph essay in which they independently use the present subjunctive correctly
Intermediate Japanese JAPN 3
  • Students will be able to recall the short forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture.
  • Japanese 3 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammar at a intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned.
Intermediate Spanish SPAN 3
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Mode/Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, la Republica Dominicana and El Salvador.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cultural aspects in several Hispanic countries. These countries will include Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Rep├║blica Dominicana, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
  • In an embedded quiz, 80% of students will have at least 80% correct answers, which reflect their understanding of the reading.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the present indicative versus present subjunctive.
Italian Culture Through Cinema ITAL 60
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical, social, and philosophical background of Italian-speaking movies from different regions of Italy as well as the psychological motivations of the characters in the movies.
  • Acquaintance with History of Italian Cinema The history of Italian Cinema, from Neorealism to the present time.
  • Students will correctly identify the veracity of statements pertaining to Italian history and culture as pertinent to the films viewed in class.
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 1S
  • Spanish 11 students will recognize the need of a written accent on the stressed syllable every time a word breaks this phonetic accent rule.
  • Students will be required to apply the phonetic accent rules by writing an accent mark on the words that require it or recognizing the words where the written accent is properly applied. The SPAN 11 faculty will embed ten words and two sentences into a final exam.
  • Students will correctly choose the word from conventional Spanish that replaces the anglicism used.
  • Embedded in the final exam there will be statements that include the use of anglicisms. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism.
  • Embedded in the final exam will be statements that include the use of an anglicism. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism.