Group 2: Language Acquisition

    • French SL  
    • Spanish SL 
     French B SL 2016  French B SL

     Course Descriptions

    IB FRENCH SL YEAR 1 (IB1303) (College # AFRE 221Y)
    Grade - 11
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - School Exam/UHS
    Prerequisite - CHS French 3
    Teacher - Ms. Lisa Judd

    IB French is the first year of an intensive two-year course. This class is required for IB Diploma candidates who have chosen French as their Language B. This class may also be taken for UHS college credit. A major component of this class is to develop an awareness of the relationship between language and culture. The class provides for intense language acquisition through listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression, written communication, and cultural understanding. Both IB and UHS French 4 require students to continue developing their communicative competence by interacting orally and in writing in French. Class will be conducted entirely in French and students are expected to communicate in French at all times. A variety of authentic texts from several French-speaking countries will be used and students will perform both individual and group work in order to build upon and improve communication skills.

    This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong background and interest in French. Summer reading and writing assignments will be assigned for those planning to take this class. Eligible students will complete a UHS application and submit the tuition payment directly to SUNY Albany. The curriculum and grades are determined by the high school teacher. Upon receiving a final grade of “C” or better, students will be awarded 4 credits from SUNY Albany. UHS candidates will be required to take the UHS final exam in June of 11th grade.  

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    IB FRENCH SL YEAR 2 (IB1304)
            (College # AFRE 222Y)
    Grade - 12
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - IB Assessments
    Prerequisite - IB French SL Year 1 or UHS French 4
    Teacher - Ms. Patricia Dillon

    IB French 5 SL course is the second part of the two year IB French course or year two of the UHS French Program. This rigorous, accelerated course is intended to refine skills practiced in IB / UHS French 4. Students will work towards increasing listening and reading comprehension, oral expression, written communication, and culture understanding. The class will be conducted entirely in French and students are expected to speak French at all times. Students will work individually and in groups to analyze, debate, and discuss a variety of issues and authentic texts in French.

    This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong background and interest in French. Summer reading and writing assignments will be assigned for those planning to take this class. IB candidates must take one (oral) internal assessment and one (written) external assessment, which will be given between January and April of 12th grade. Two additional external (written) assessments will take place in May of 12th grade. Eligible students will complete a UHS application and submit the tuition payment directly to SUNY Albany. The curriculum and grades are determined by the high school teacher. Upon receiving a final grade of “C” or better, students will be awarded 4 credits from SUNY Albany. UHS candidates will be required to take the UHS final exam in June of 12th grade.

      Spanish B


    IB SPANISH SL YEAR 1 (IB1308)        (College # ASPN 200)
    Grade - 11
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - School Exam
    Prerequisite - Spanish 3
    Teacher -  Ms. Rebecca Farrell

    IB Spanish SL is the first year of an intensive two-year course. This class is required for IB Diploma candidates who have chosen Spanish as their Language B. This class may also be taken for UHS college credit. A major component of this class is to develop an awareness of the relationship between language and culture. The class provides for intense language acquisition through listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression, written communication, and cultural understanding. Both IB and UHS Spanish 4 require students to continue developing their communicative competence by interacting orally and in writing in Spanish. Class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students are expected to communicate in Spanish at all times. A variety of authentic texts from several Spanish-speaking countries will be used and students will perform both individual and group work in order to build upon and improve communication skills.

    This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong background and interest in Spanish. Summer reading and writing assignments will be assigned for those planning to take this class. Eligible students will complete a UHS application and submit the tuition payment directly to SUNY Albany. The curriculum and grades are determined by the high school teacher. Upon receiving a final grade of “C” or better, students will be awarded 4 credits from SUNY Albany. UHS candidates will be required to take the UHS final exam in June of 11th grade. 

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    IB SPANISH SL YEAR 2 (IB1309)     (College # ASPN 201)
    Grade - 12
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - IB Assessments
    Prerequisite - IB Spanish SL Year 1 or UHS Spanish 4
    Teacher - Ms. Tara Alverson 

    IB Spanish SL is the second part of the two year IB Spanish course or year two of the UHS Spanish Program. This rigorous, accelerated course is intended to refine skills practiced in IB / UHS Spanish 4. Students will work towards increasing listening and reading comprehension, oral expression, written communication, and culture understanding. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students are expected to speak Spanish at all times. Students will work individually and in groups to analyze, debate, and discuss a variety of issues and authentic texts in Spanish.

    This course is designed for highly motivated students who have a strong background and interest in Spanish. Summer reading and writing assignments will be assigned for those planning to take this class. IB candidates must take one internal (oral) assessment and one external (written) assessment,  which will be given between January and April of 12th grade. Two additional external assessments (written) will take place in May of 12th grade. Eligible students will complete a UHS application and submit the tuition payment directly to SUNY Albany. The curriculum and grades are determined by the high school teacher. Upon receiving a final grade of “C” or better, students will be awarded 4 credits from SUNY Albany. UHS candidates will be required to take the UHS final exam in June of 12th grade.

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