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SPANISH I

Code: 511 
1 Credit

In the first level of Spanish students are introduced to the sound system with listening and oral practice receiving major emphasis. Basic reading and writing skills are established, and a systematic approach to the structure of the language is used. Oral presentations are a course requirement.

 

SPANISH II

Code: 512                                                                                                          
1 Credit

In the second level of Spanish skills taught in the first level are refined. Listening, oral practice, and basic writing are continued in order to increase the student’s command of the language. Increased emphasis is placed on cultural reading and proficiency in self-expression. Oral presentations are a course requirement.

*Prerequisite: Spanish I



SPANISH III

Code: 513                                                                                                          
 1 Credit

In the third level of Spanish, emphasis is placed on the technical aspects of sentence structure to increase oral proficiency and writing skills as a means of self-expression.  Spanish literature is introduced in order to develop skills in reading for basic understanding, analysis and interpretation. Oral presentations are a course requirement.  

*Prerequisite: Spanish II


ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH IV

Code: 514                                                                                                       
1 Credit

The work for the fourth level of Spanish includes a concentrated review of structure, advanced composition, literary selections from a variety of Hispanic authors, Hispanic art/architecture, and frequent conversational practice. Oral presentations are a course requirement. This course prepares the students to take the SAT II in Spanish and/or the Advanced Placement Test in Spanish Literature in order to obtain possible college credit. For Shea students, this course may also be taken in the Early Enrollment Program (EEP) offered through Rhode Island College for college credit upon approval.                                                                                                                                              

*Prerequisite: Spanish III


*Students enrolled in this course are expected to register and sit for the AP exam


ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH V

Code: 515                                                                                                      
1 Credit

The work for the fifth level of Spanish includes reading from a variety of Hispanic authors, with discussion derived from the text. Original written themes and oral exercises give review and practice in advanced idiomatic structures. Independent projects, including research, oral presentation, written reports, and readings from major Hispanic authors are required. This course prepares the students to take the SAT II in Spanish and/or the Advanced Placement Test in Spanish Literature in order to obtain possible college credit. For Shea students, this course may also be taken in the Early Enrollment Program (EEP) offered through Rhode Island College for college credit upon approval.                                                                      

*Students enrolled in this course are expected to register and sit  for the AP exam


PORTUGUESE I

Code: 521                                                                                                
1 Credit

In the first level of Portuguese there is an introduction to the sound system with listening and oral practice receiving major emphasis. Basic reading and writing skills are established, and a systematic approach to the structure of the language is used.  Oral presentations are a course requirement.  


PORTUGUESE II

Code: 522                                                                                                    
1 Credit

In the second level of Portuguese there is a refining of skills taught in the first level of Portuguese. Listening, oral practice, and basic writing are continued in order to increase the student’s command of the language. Increased emphasis is placed on cultural reading and proficiency in self-expression. Oral presentations are a course requirement.

*Prerequisite: Portuguese I


PORTUGUESE III

Code: 523                                                                                                     
1 Credit

In the third level of Portuguese emphasis is placed on the technical aspects of sentence structure to increase oral proficiency and writing skills as a means of self-expression. Portuguese literature is introduced in order to develop skills in reading for basic understanding, analysis and interpretation. Oral presentations are a course requirement

 *Prerequisite: Portuguese II



CHINESE I

Code: 531

1 Credit

Designed for students with no background knowledge in Mandarin Chinese, this course provides integrated training in speaking, listening, reading and writing with special attention given to communication skills. The course introduces familiar topics in Chinese in daily life settings, such as greetings, family, and making appointments. Through proficiency-oriented and task-based instruction, students will gain knowledge in Chinese as well as confidence in expressing themselves in most common aspects of daily life. Proficiency Goal: ACTFL Novice Mid/ILR 0+.