their vocabulary, and increasing their overall language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Activities such as reading short stories and current events, giving formal and informal oral presentations, writing essays, listening to short and long audio dialogues and narratives, watching Spanish news programs, taking practice AP exams, and researching Spanish speaking countries' cultural are used in class to achieve these goals.
Spanish for Spanish Speakers P (G5691) This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills in Spanish for the native speaker. This course includes the study and appreciation of the history, culture and literature of the people of the Spanish-Speaking world. Students will be involved in various discussions regarding the literature and real world issues.
Contemporary Spanish Literature (G5690) ¡Viva el español! Are you longing to continue your Spanish study after Spanish IV, V or AP Language? Join the Advanced Spanish Literature class! No AP stress, just fun and creative experiences, yet challenging course work to improve fluency, comprehension, reading and writing skills. ¡Vengan todos a disfrutar!
American Sign Language I P (G5651) This course is an introduction to basic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf culture. Students will develop basic skills in ASL vocabulary and grammar to meet basic communication needs. Emphasis is placed upon acquisition of both comprehension and production skills. In addition to language, learning will focus upon knowledge of the Deaf community and the development of the cultural awareness necessary for communication and interaction. There are fun review games and songs are also incorporated into lessons.
ASL II P (G5652) This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I and emphasizes refinement of the fundamental comprehension and production skills covered in ASL I, with the acquisition of additional vocabulary and grammatical structure. It is designed to build receptive skills, learn to communicate through context, and develop strategies for figuring out meaning and to build upon that foundation. In addition to learning the language, this course will focus upon the knowledge of the Deaf community and the development of the cultural awareness necessary for communication and interaction.
ASL III P (G5653) This course expands on ASL vocabulary and grammar to develop communicative and interactive competencies in the language and culture of Deaf people. ASL 3 emphasizes refinement of the fundamental comprehension and production skills covered in ASL 2, with the acquisition of additional vocabulary and grammatical structure. In addition to learning the language, this course will focus upon the knowledge of the Deaf community and the development of the cultural awareness necessary for communication and interaction.
ASL IV P (G5654) This course focuses on narratives and storytelling in ASL. All skills from levels 1-3 are built upon as students learn to use the language in real life contexts. Songs are translated and performed, and students get a chance to get out of the classroom and experience using ASL within the Deaf community for their community hours.
Japanese I P (G5671) Explore the culture of Japan; J-pop, anime, manga, sushi, high tech toilets, exchange students, and yummy candies. What better way to get our college requirements completed than with a one-of-a kind language experience. The student who has successfully participated in and completed the course of learning experience in Japanese I will have basic communication skills in Japanese in such situations as meeting people, ordering food, shopping, and talking about self, recognize and write Hiragana alphabets, recognize Katakana alphabets and 30 Kanji (Chinese characters), understand simple readings written in Hiragana, and write simple essays in Hiragana. All instructional units are designed to enhance the development of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading).