Foreign Language

   LANGUAGES  FACULTY

Emily Fisher (Spanish)    Beth Hill (French)

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Regents Diploma with an Advanced Designation:  Students shall earn two additional units of study in a language other than English for a total of three units, and pass the locally developed Comprehensive Examination in that language which is aligned to the checkpoint B Learning Standard for languages other than English (8 NYCRR § 100.5 [b][7][v][c])



  • French II

A practical study of the French language that emphasizes everyday life. Students will develop the four basic skills of language learning- listening, speaking, reading and writing. French 2 meets the first half of the requirement for Checkpoint B (study of languages other than English represents the second level of student proficiency in a LOTE in NewYork State). (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/pub/lotelea.pdf).

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam


  • French III

A culmination of French 2 and 3, this course is a preparation for the Checkpoint B Assessment, which has replaced the NYS Regents Exam. There is a great deal of emphasis on grammar, listening and reading comprehension, writing and conversation. French 3 meets the final requirement for Checkpoint B (study of languages other than English represents the second level of student proficiency in a LOTE in New York State).


The Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Checkpoint B exam will be given during Regents week in June, typically the Monday of the last week of Regents Exams.  All 10th grade LOTE students are required to take this exam. This test is equivalent to the former New York State Languages Other Than English Regents Exam, and will count as 1/5 of the final grade for the course. In addition, NYS requires students to pass this test in order to receive one unit of high school LOTE credit needed for graduation with an Advanced  Regents diploma. Your child’s score on this exam will appear on his/her high school transcript. Students will take the speaking portion of the test with their teacher prior to that day, but it is imperative that they be here for the listening, reading, and writing sections of the test on that date.  Students cannot take the test before or after the scheduled date and time.  

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam/CHECKPOINT B


  • French IV/FRE 201 (SUNY ADIRONDACK)

The first two quarters of French 4 are a transitional period between French 10 and the SUNY Adirondack  courses which are offered for students for college credit during the Spring of their Junior year and the Fall of their Senior year. Students will continue to put a great deal of emphasis on grammar, listening and reading comprehension, writing and conversation.  Students will explore French culture, history and current events. The second half of the year students will need to register for FRE 201 through SUNY Adirondack. Students will be guided through this process with their course instructor. Upon completion, students will earn 3 college credits. This course is for students who have completed the Regent’s sequence of three years of high school French.  It is intended as a comprehensive review of the principles of grammar, vocabulary and the history that has shaped the identity and culture of Francophone countries. There will also be an introduction to literary classics, modern writers and modern films and documentaries. Emphasis will be placed on nurturing communicative expression through class discussions, student based presentations, and group work.

Prerequisites: Three years of secondary school French.

CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam



  • French V/FRE 202  (SUNY ADIRONDACK)

The first two quarters of French 5 are a continuation of FRN 201.   Students will need to register for FRE 202 through SUNY Adirondack.  Students will be guided through this process with their course instructor.  Upon completion, students will earn 3 additional college credits. This course allows the student to work on refining their communicative skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis is on the mastery of conceptual uses in grammar, such as the indicative versus subjunctive mood and a wider vocabulary to speak about current events in the media and workplace. Much emphasis is in developing writing. 

Prerequisites: ACC Credit level FRN 201 Minimum Grade of D-

The second half of the year, there will be continued emphasis on refining language skills and exploring French culture and history.  Through films, books and articles, students discover cultural and historical heritage.  Through discussion, writing, and grammar and vocabulary studies, students improve their communication skills.

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam



  • SPANISH II

A practical study of the Spanish language that emphasizes everyday life. Students will develop the four basic skills of language learning- listening, speaking, reading and writing. Spanish 2 meets the first half of the requirement for Checkpoint B (study of languages other than English represents the second level of student proficiency in a LOTE in NewYork State). (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/pub/lotelea.pdf)

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam



  • SPANISH III

A culmination of Spanish 2 and 3, this course is a preparation for the Checkpoint B Assessment, which has replaced the NYS Regents Exam. There is a great deal of emphasis on grammar, listening and reading comprehension, writing and conversation. Spanish 3 meets the final requirement for Checkpoint B (study of languages other than English represents the second level of student proficiency in a LOTE in New York State).  The Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Checkpoint B exam will be given during Regents week in June, typically the Monday of the last week of Regents Exams.  All 10th grade LOTE students are required to take this exam. This test is equivalent to the former New York State Languages Other Than English Regents Exam, and will count as 1/5 of the final grade for the course. In addition, NYS requires students to pass this test in order to receive one unit of high school LOTE credit needed for graduation with an Advanced  Regents diploma. Your child’s score on this exam will appear on his/her high school transcript. Students will take the speaking portion of the test with their teacher prior to that day, but it is imperative that they be here for the listening, reading, and writing sections of the test on that date.    Students cannot take the test before or after the scheduled date and time.  

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam/ CHECKPOINT B






  • SPANISH IV/SPA 201 (SUNY ADIRONDACK)

The first two quarters of Spanish 4 are a transitional period between Spanish 10 and the SUNY Adirondack  courses which are offered for students for college credit during the Spring of their Junior year and the Fall of their Senior year. Students will continue to put a great deal of emphasis on grammar, listening and reading comprehension, writing and conversation.  Students will review and learn a variety of vocabulary and grammar. The second half of the year students will need to register for SPA 201 through SUNY Adirondack. Students will be guided through this process with their course instructor. Upon completion, students will earn 3 college credits. This course is for students who have completed the Regent’s sequence of three years of high school Spanish.  It is intended as a comprehensive review of the principles of grammar, vocabulary and the history that has shaped the identity and culture of Hispanic countries. There will also be an introduction to literary classics, modern writers and modern films and documentaries. Emphasis will be placed on nurturing communicative expression through class discussions, student based presentations, and group work.

Prerequisites: Three years of secondary school Spanish. 

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam




  • SPANISH V/SPA 202 (SUNY ADIRONDACK)

The first two quarters of Spanish 5 are a continuation of SPA 201.   Students will need to register for SPA 202 through SUNY Adirondack.  Students will be guided through this process with their course instructor.  Upon completion, students will earn 3 additional college credits. This course allows the student to work on refining their communicative skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis is on the mastery of conceptual uses in grammar, such as the indicative versus subjunctive mood and a wider vocabulary to speak about current events in the media and the workplace. Much emphasis is in developing writing and speaking. 

Prerequisites: ACC Credit level SPA 201 Minimum Grade of D-

The second half of the year, students will read Don Quijote, watch a Spanish video series from Spain, and be given choice in exploring other aspects of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. 

CREDIT: 1.0  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam



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