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French

The senior French class is concentrated primarly on literature with some advanced grammar units. A survey of classic French poetry, prose, and theatre from the 17th century through the present is studied with a focus on building a more sophisticated vocabulary.

German

Students learn grammar, literature, and culture from their origins to the present day by reading excerpts from the most reknowned German writers of the age with an emphasis on writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Spanish

The seniors develop advanced grammar and vocabulary through conversation, literature and composition. The students read biographies, poetry, and excerpts of Don Quijote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.

Student Performance of Man of La Mancha

 

Mandarin

Students may also enroll in a Mandarin elective that meets twice a week in addition to French, German, or Spanish. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and is one of the official languages of Singapore and the United Nations. It is the most widely-spoken language in the world. This course introduces students to Mandarin so that they can develop proficiency on a basic level. Language learning in this course will focus on elementary communication skills, basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. All language skills will be practiced: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course also introduces students to traditional Chinese beliefs and contemporary culture. Students will learn about China and its regions through a wide variety of resources and may investigate specific topics related to cultural themes.

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