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World Languages and ENL

World Language Program

 

  Secondary World Language Course Offerings
 Course descriptions can be found below and in the Northport-East Northport course catalogues.
Please click on your child's school page to view the appropriate course catalogue link.

 

7           French 7           Italian 7             Spanish 7

8           French 8          Italian 8              Spanish 8                  Spanish 1A

9           French 2R          Italian 2R             Spanish 2R                Spanish 1B
or         French 2RE       Italian 2RE            Spanish 2RE             

10          French 3R            Italian 3R              Spanish 3R               
or           French 3RE           Italian 3RE             Spanish 3RE     

11      French 4RE            Italian 4RE               Spanish 4RE                         
or      French 4IB               Italian 4IB                  Spanish 4IB 
or      French ALC4              Italian ALC4                Spanish ALC4   

12       French 5IB                 Italian 5IB                Spanish 5IB  
or        French ALC5                Italian ALC5              Spanish ALC5
or        French Language AP          Italian AP                 Spanish Language AP        

Electives (These electives only run based on student interest and teacher availability)

The World Language electives are available to students enrolled in grades 10 -12. Tenth grade students may take one of these electives in addition to (and not in lieu of) their current Regents level language course.  

  • ASL 1 
  • Chinese 1     
  • French 1/2
  • Italian 1/2 
  • Spanish 1/2                                  
 

Course Descriptions

SPANISH 1B
1 Unit 40 weeks (4201) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of the course taught at the Middle School, Level 1A Spanish. It is designed to meet the New York State Checkpoint A standards. Students will continue to develop their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. A locally developed final assessment will be administered at the end of this course. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to enroll in the Spanish Level 2RE (Regents Extended) course.
Note: The final grade in Spanish 1B at Northport High School will be averaged in with the final grade from Spanish 1A at the middle school level when calculating the overall grade for the combined Spanish 8/9 course.
Prerequisite: Spanish 1A


SPANISH 2R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4221) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of the Spanish Regents sequence. Students will expand and strengthen their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the target language. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to enroll in Spanish 3R. Students may also select as an alternate, the Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended) course, which represents an opportunity to develop stronger skills with an additional year of practice, before taking Spanish 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite: Spanish 7/8


SPANISH 3R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4206) NCAA Approved
This course follows Spanish 2R. It is an intermediate-level course designed to meet the New York State Checkpoint B standards. Students' control of grammatical structures is expanded and strengthened to facilitate reading and writing. The course includes an exploration of the life and culture of Spanish speaking people. The final assessment in this course is the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment. This course is one of the pathways to be granted an Advanced Regents Diploma.
Prerequisites: Spanish 2R (Regents).


ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 4

1 Unit 40 weeks (4212) NCAA Approved
This course is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of activities which link students to Spanish speaking countries. Newspapers, Internet, magazines, television programs and movie clips will be used to help make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance. Upon successful completion of Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Level 4, students are encouraged to enter Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Level 5; however they will not be allowed to enter Spanish 5
IB or AP Spanish.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting status.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 3R or Spanish 4RE

IB SPANISH 4
1 Unit 40 weeks (4211) NCAA Approved
11th Grade
IB Spanish 4 is the first course in a two-year program of advanced Spanish studies. The course’s goals will be to increase the student’s ability to understand, read, speak, write the language with grammatical accuracy and at appropriate and varied registers, as well as develop an understanding of the cultures of the countries where the language is spoken. Students will become acquainted with world literature, arts and sciences, social trends and world problems. The course of study will provide opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation. Through this study students will broaden their horizons and become proficient language speakers and educated citizens of the global community. Upon successful completion of this course, students will enter either IB Spanish 5 or AP Spanish 5.
Prerequisites: Spanish 3R or 4LC


IB/AP SPANISH 5 Standard or Higher Level
1 Unit 40 weeks (4214) NCAA Approved
12th Grade
IB/AP Spanish 5 is the second course in a two-year program of advanced Spanish studies. The curriculum of this course will prepare students for the Spanish IB Language B assessments. Students should have a good command of structural patterns and considerable competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Please see the course description for IB Spanish 4. Students will choose between the Standard and Higher Level in the fall, after conferencing with their instructor.This course requires students to take the IB assessment and/or AP Exam. The fee is established by the International Baccalaureate Organization and the College Board. Payment for the IB examination is due in early October of the exam year, and is approximately $130. Based upon course enrollments, the AP Spanish course may be merged with IB Spanish 5.
Prerequisite: IB Spanish 4 

ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 5
1 Unit 40 Weeks (4213) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Level 4 and is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of activities which link students to Spanish-speaking countries. Newspapers, Internet, magazines, television programs, and movie clips will be used to help make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting status.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Level 4 or Spanish 4IB.

AP SPANISH
1 Unit 40 weeks (4210) NCAA Approved
A course intended for seniors who have completed Spanish 4 IB and who already have a strong command of structural patterns and considerable competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. AP Spanish will help those students to continue to develop their proficiency in the language, as well as prepare for the AP Spanish Language Examination. Classes are conducted in Spanish and will emphasize advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will gain deeper insights into the culture and contributions of Hispanic civilization and its impact on today's society. Based on course enrollments, AP Spanish will be merged with IB Spanish 5.
The AP exam is required; the fee is approximately $95.
Prerequisite: Spanish 4IB


SPANISH 2RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4203) NCAA Approved
A continuation of Spanish 7/8 or 1 which gives students the opportunity to practice and improve their speaking skills through the use of dialogues and conversations from everyday life, and to expand their reading and writing skills as well. Cultural topics are included throughout the course to reflect the lifestyles of the people in Spanish speaking countries. After completing Spanish 2RE (Regents Extended), students are eligible to enroll in Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended), not Spanish 3R (Regents).
Prerequisite:Spanish 7/8 or Spanish 8/9


SPANISH 1R/2R
1 Unit 40 weeks (4204 ) NCAA Approved
(The department will offer this course periodically based on
student enrollment)
This intensive course has been designed for those students who are currently enrolled or have successfully completed a 3R course in French or Italian. Checkpoint A and part of Checkpoint B of the NYS syllabus will form the basis of the curriculum. Vocabulary topics, grammatical structures and cultural aspects will be taught at a rapid pace building upon the student’s knowledge from other World Language courses. Students will be encouraged to enter Spanish 3R in order to take the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a language 3R class or successful completion of a World Language Regents sequence. Students are also strongly encouraged to continue the upper level study of their primary World Language.


SPANISH 3RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4205) NCAA Approved
Students who have completed Spanish 2RE (Regents Extended), or Spanish 2R (Regents) may take Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended) in order to gain an additional year of practice before taking Spanish 4RE, the Regents level course. Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended) includes practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Speaking practice will focus on real-life "survival" situations as encountered in the foreign country. Practice activities involve learning to use vocabulary related to social situations, travel, business, and other career areas. Reading from magazines and newspapers is used in building vocabulary and improving reading skills. This course does not necessarily complete a Regents sequence. After completing the 3RE course, students will be given the option to challenge the FLACS B Exam. If they pass the FLACS B Exam, they will have completed their Regents sequence. If they fail the FLACS B exam, students are required to enroll in Spanish 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite:Spanish 2R (Regents) or Spanish 2RE (Regents Extended)


SPANISH 4RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4209) NCAA Approved
This course follows Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended) and has the similar content and skill development as Spanish 3R (Regents). This course allows students to fulfill one of the pathways to be granted an Advanced Regents diploma. The final examination is the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment. Students who complete this course successfully are eligible and encouraged to continue in Advanced Spanish Language and Culture Level 4.
Prerequisites: Spanish 3R or Spanish 3RE (Regents Extended)

FRENCH 2R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4021) NCAA Approved
This is a continuation of the French Regents sequence. Students will expand and strengthen their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to enroll in French 3R (Regents). Students may also select, as an alternate, the French 3RE (Regents Extended) course, which represents an opportunity to develop stronger skills during an additional year of practice, before taking French 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite:French 7/8


FRENCH 3R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4006) NCAA Approved
This course follows French 2R (Regents). It is an intermediate level course designed to meet the NYS Checkpoint B standards. Students' control of grammatical structure is expanded and strengthened to facilitate reading and writing. The course includes an exploration of the life and culture of the people of the target culture. The final examination in this course is the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment. This course satisfies one of the pathways to be granted the AdvancedRegents Diploma.
Prerequisite:French 2R (Regents).


ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 4
1 Unit 40 Weeks (4015) NCAA Approved
This course is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Newspapers, Internet, magazines, television programs, websites and movie clips will be used to help make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting status. Students will not be allowed to enter French 5 IB/AP upon successful completion of Advanced French Language and Culture Level 4.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 3R or French 4RE.


IB FRENCH 4
1 Unit 40 weeks (4011) NCAA Approved
11th Grade
IB French 4 is the first course in a two-year program of advanced French studies. The course’s goals will be to increase the student’s ability to understand, read, speak, write the language with grammatical accuracy and at appropriate and varied registers, as well as develop an understanding of the cultures of the countries where the language is spoken. Students will become acquainted with world literature, arts
and sciences, social trends and world problems. The course of study will provide opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation. Through this study students will broaden their horizons and become proficient language speakers and educated citizens of the global community. Upon successful completion of this course, students can enter IB/AP French 5.
Prerequisites: French 3R or 4LC


IB/AP FRENCH 5 Standard or Higher Level
1 Unit 40 weeks (4013) NCAA Approved

IB/AP French 5 is the second course in a two-year program of advanced French studies. The curriculum of this course will prepare students for the French IB Language B assessments and/or the AP exam in French Language. Students should have a good command of structural patterns and considerable competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Please see the course description for IB French 4. Students will choose between the Standard and Higher Level in the fall, after conferencing with their instructor. This course requires the IB and/or AP assessment. The fees are established by the International Baccalaureate Organization and the College
Board. Payment for the IB examination is due in early October of the exam year, and is approximately $130. The AP exam fee is approximately $95.00.
Prerequisite: IB French 4


ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 5
1 Unit 40 Weeks (4017) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of Advanced French Language and Culture Level 4 and is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of activities which link students to various Francophone nations, including web based and internet projects. Newspapers, magazines, television programs, websites and movies will be used to make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting
status.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced French Language and Culture Level 4 or French 4 IB.

FRENCH 1R/2R
1 Unit 40 weeks (4001)
(The department will offer this course periodically based on
student enrollment.)
This intensive course has been designed for those students who are currently enrolled or have successfully completed a 3R course in Italian or Spanish. Checkpoint A and part of Checkpoint B of the NYS syllabus will form the basis of the curriculum. Vocabulary topics, grammatical structures and cultural aspects will be taught at a rapid pace building upon the student’s knowledge from other World Language courses. Students will be encouraged to enter French 3R in order to take the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a language 3R class or successful completion of a World Language Regents sequence. Students are also strongly encouraged to continue the upper level study of their primary World Language.


FRENCH 2RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4003) NCAA Approved
A continuation of French 7/8 which gives students the opportunity to practice and improve their speaking skills through the use of dialogues and conversations from everyday life, and to expand your reading and writing skills as well. Cultural topics are included throughout the course to reflect the lifestyles of the people in French-speaking countries. After completing French 2RE (Regents Extended), students are eligible to enroll in French 3RE (Regents Extended), not French 3R (Regents).
Prerequisite:French 7/8


FRENCH 3RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4005) NCAA Approved
This course is an alternate option for students who have completed French 7/8 and French 2R (Regents) but wish to develop stronger skills through an additional year of practice before the Regents course and Regents examination. French 3RE (Regents Extended) includes practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Speaking practice and increased confidence and comprehension are emphasized, by means of small group conversations in "real-life" situations. Readings from contemporary sources help increase comprehension, and
expand practical vocabulary in a variety of areas, including travel and careers. Films, recordings, and other media aids provide students with the opportunity to become better acquainted with French cultural patterns and the French people.
This course does not necessarily complete a Regents sequence. After completing the 3RE course, students will be given the option to take the FLACS B Exam. If they pass the FLACS B Exam, they will have completed their Regents sequence. If they fail the FLACS B exam, students are required to enroll in French 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite:French 2R (Regents) or French 2RE (Regents Extended)


FRENCH 4RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4007) NCAA Approved
This course follows French 3RE (Regents Extended) and has the same content and skill development as French 3R (Regents). This course satisfies one of the pathways to be granted an Advanced Regents Diploma. The final examination is the Comprehensive FLACS B Exam. Students who complete this course successfully are eligible and encouraged to continue to Advanced French Language and Culture 4.
Prerequisite:French 3R or French 3RE (Regents Extended)

ITALIAN 2R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4319) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of the Italian Regents sequence. Students will expand and strengthen their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to enroll in Italian 3R (Regents). Students may also select as an alternate, the Italian 3RE(Regents Extended) course, which represents an opportunity to develop stronger skills during an additional year of practice, before taking Italian 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite: Italian 7/8


ITALIAN 3R (REGENTS)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4306) NCAA Approved
This course follows Italian 2R (Regents). It is an intermediatelevel course designed to meet the New York State Checkpoint B standards. Students' control of grammatical structures is expanded and strengthened to facilitate listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course includes an exploration of the life and culture of the people. The final examination in this course is the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment. This course can be used as one of the pathways to the Advanced Regents Diploma.
Prerequisite:Italian 2R (Regents).


ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 4
1 Unit 40 weeks (4311) NCAA Approved
This course is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Newspapers, Internet, magazines, websites, television programs and movie clips will be used to help make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance. Students will be encouraged to enter Advanced Italian Language and Culture Level 5; however will not be allowed to enter Italian 5IB or AP Italian upon successful completion of Advanced Italian Language and Culture Level 4.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian 3R or Italian 4RE. Students may enter Italian 4 IB after they have passed Advanced Italian Language and Culture Level 4.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting status


IB ITALIAN 4
1 Unit 40 weeks (4309) NCAA Approved
11th Grade
IB Italian 4 is the first course in a two-year program of advanced Italian studies. The course’s goals will be to increase the students’ ability to understand, read, speak, write the language with grammatical accuracy and at appropriate and varied registers, as well as develop an understanding of the cultures of the countries where the language is spoken. Students will become acquainted with world literature, arts and sciences, social trends and world problems. The course of study will provide opportunity for enjoyment, creativity and intellectual stimulation. Through this study students will broaden their horizons and become proficient language
speakers and educated citizens of the global community. Upon successful completion of this course, students will enter IB Italian 5
Prerequisites: Italian 3R or 4LC

IB/AP ITALIAN 5 Standard or Higher Level
1 Unit 40 weeks (4334) NCAA Approved
12TH GRADE
IB/AP Italian 5 is the second course in a two-year program of advanced Italian studies. The curriculum of this course will prepare students for the Italian IB Language B assessments and/or AP Exam. Students should have a good command of structural patterns and considerable competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Please see the course description for IB Italian 4. Students will choose between the Standard and Higher Level in the fall, after conferencing with their instructor. This course requires the IB assessment and/or the AP Exam. The fees are established by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Payment for the IB examination is due in early October of the exam year, and is approximately $130. The AP exam fee is currently $93.
Prerequisite: IB Italian 4


ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LEVEL 5
1 Unit 40 Weeks (4338) NCAA Approved
This course is a continuation of Advanced Italian Language and Culture 4 and is designed for students who want to continue building their proficiency levels in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of activities which link students to Italy. Newspapers, magazines, Internet, websites, television programs and movie clips will be used to help make students aware of current events along with social and cultural issues of importance.
Note: This course will not receive the high school weighting status.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Italian Language and Culture Level 4 or Italian 4 IB.

ITALIAN 1R/2R
1 Unit 40 weeks (4302) NCAA Approved
(The department will offer this course periodically based on
student enrollment.)
This intensive course has been designed for those students who are currently enrolled or have successfully completed a 3R course in French or Spanish. Checkpoint A and part of Checkpoint B of the NYS syllabus will form the basis of the curriculum. Vocabulary topics, grammatical structures and cultural aspects will be taught at a rapid pace building upon the student’s knowledge from other World Language courses. Students will be encouraged to enter Italian 3R in order to take the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment the following year.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a language 3R class or successful completion of a World Language Regents sequence. Students are also strongly encouraged to continue the upper level study of their primary World Language.


ITALIAN 2RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4301) NCAA Approved
A continuation of Italian 7/8 which gives you the opportunity to practice and improve your speaking skills through the use of dialogues and conversations from everyday life, and to expand your reading and writing skills as well. Cultural topics are included throughout the course to reflect the lifestyles of the people in Italy. After completing Italian 2RE (RegentsExtended), students are eligible to enroll in Italian 3RE (Regents Extended), not Italian 3R (Regents).
Prerequisite: Italian 7/8


ITALIAN 3RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4303) NCAA Approved
This course follows Italian 2RE (Regents Extended). In addition, students who have completed Italian 1 and Italian 2R (Regents) may take Italian 3RE (Regents Extended) in order to gain an additional year of practice before taking the Regional Checkpoint B Assessment. Italian 3RE (Regents Extended) includes practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Speaking practice will focus on real-life "survival" situations such as might be encountered in conversations with Italian speaking persons or in traveling in a foreign country. Practice activities involve learning to use practical vocabulary related to social situations, travel, business, and other career areas. Readings from magazines and newspapers are used in building vocabulary and improving reading skills. This course does not necessarily complete a Regents sequence. After completing the 3RE course, students will be given the option to challenge the FLACS B Exam. If they pass the FLACS B Exam, they will have completed their Regents sequence. If they fail the FLACS B exam, students are required to enroll in Italian 4RE (Regents Extended).
Prerequisite: Italian 2RE (Regents Extended) or Italian 2R (Regents)


ITALIAN 4RE (REGENTS EXTENDED)
1 Unit 40 weeks (4307) NCAA Approved
This course follows Italian 3RE (Regents Extended) and has similar content and skill development as Italian 3R (Regents). The completion of this course satisfies one of the pathways to be granted an Advanced Regents Diploma. The final examination is the Comprehensive Italian FLACS B Exam. Students who complete this course successfully are eligible to enroll in Advanced Italian Language Culture Level 4.
Prerequisite: Italian 3R or Italian 3RE (Regents Extended)

CHINESE 1
1 Unit 40 weeks (4609) NCAA Approved
This is a beginning level course involving all four language skills – listening and speaking, as well as beginning reading and writing using the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language. Aspects of Chinese culture will be an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed or currently be enrolled in a level 3R Regents sequence course in world languages.


ASL 1
1 Unit 40 weeks ( 4700) NCAA Approved
This is a beginning level course involving all four language skills using American Sign Language. Coursework will include finger spelling and numbers. Develops conversational ability, culturally appropriate behaviors and exposes students to ASL grammar.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed or currently be enrolled in a level 3R Regents sequence course in a world language.