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  • In addition to developing communication skills in another language, Syosset’s World Language Department works to inspire joy, cultural literacy and global awareness in our students.  Learners build proficiency in the target languages and become better communicators in English, as well. Teachers create environments and experiences that engage students in the work of language learning.  We encourage the ongoing development of proficiency, from the novice through advanced levels. We hope to inspire our students to be lifelong learners of the target languages.  

    Syosset’s World Language Department creates opportunities for students to use their language skills in real-world contexts.  We offer a breadth of language choices, with pathways to success for all learners. Teachers lead efforts to collaborate and grow our program, along with support from administrators, the community and parents.  Our instruction and assessments align with our vision.  

    The World Languages program at Syosset follows the New York State syllabus for Languages Other Than English and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) World Readiness Standards and Proficiency Guidelines.  The New York State curriculum includes three checkpoints along the proficiency continuum. Checkpoints A (8th grade), B (10th grade), and C (12th grade).  Students’ skills build as they progress from one level to the next.

    Studying a World Language is a critical part of a student’s high school academic experience and an important part of being an educated global citizen.  It is also noted that studying a foreign language throughout high school is an essential part of a developing a favorable profile for college admissions.  Taking a language class during all four years of high school is as important as consistently studying any other core discipline. Since language learning is cumulative in nature, it is best to study the same language throughout high school and beyond.  Students choose among studying Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish beginning in 6th grade. In general, students continue in the same language at the high school.  Switching to a different language requires the approval of the World Language Coordinator.   

    World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

    ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners

  • NYS Regents Diploma Requirements

  • NYS Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Requirements

  • Studying Multiple Languages

  • New York State Seal of Biliteracy

  • Final Examinations

  • Honors Level World Language Courses

  • Advanced Placement Courses

World Language Course Pathway

Department: World Languages

Course Number: 5020

Course Title: FRENCH 2

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9

Prerequisites: Passing grade in Middle School French

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Required For: Sequence leading to Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

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Description: This course provides an in-depth study of the Level 2 curriculum. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are developed at NYS Checkpoint B proficiency levels. Students learn French grammar and syntax in context.

Department: World Languages

Course Number: 5030

Course Title: FRENCH 3 (CHECKPOINT B EXAM)

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10

Prerequisites: Passing grade in French 2

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Required For: Sequence leading to Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

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Description: Students study the Level 3 curriculum and develop greater proficiency in the four language skills. In addition, students will gain better insight of the target culture and its people through the study of authentic materials. The final examination in this course is the French Checkpoint B Exam.

Department: World Languages

Course Number: 5040

Course Title: FRENCH 4

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 11

Prerequisites: Passing grade in French 3 or World Language Coordinator’s approval

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Description: Improvement of oral proficiency skills and development of a deeper appreciation of cultural differences through a variety of topics as described in the New York State Syllabus for Checkpoint C of language study.

Department: World Languages

Course Number: 5050

Course Title: FRENCH 5

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 12

Prerequisites: Pass French 4 or the World Language Coordinator’s approval

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Description: Improvement of oral proficiency skills and development of a deeper appreciation of cultural differences through a variety of topics as described in the New York State Syllabus for Checkpoint C of language study.

Department: World Languages

Course Number: 5070

Course Title: FRENCH 2 HONORS

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9

Prerequisites: “A” average or higher in Middle School French and teacher recommendation

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Required For: Sequence leading to Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

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Description: This course provides a rigorous and in-depth study of the Level 2 curriculum. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are developed at NYS Checkpoint B proficiency levels. Students also are expected to master a great deal of French grammar. This course is meant for students who have a special talent for language learning.