This course meets state graduation requirements for World Languages and NJ Student Learning Standard 7.1.  Students progress towards ACTFL novice-high proficiency.  The novice-high language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the word level to understanding and communicating at the sentence level and can use words, lists, and simple sentences to identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading, ask & answer questions and handle simple transactions related to everyday life.

    Course objectives are for students to demonstrate competence in the 3 modes using thematic vocabulary with emphasized language structures - the present, preterite and imperfect verb tenses.   Thematic vocabulary units are daily routine, travel & adventures, celebrations & traditions and uses of technology.  Major assignments include:  written articles and short essays, cultural presentations, demonstration of conversational skills.