Friday
Mar182011

Chairperson: Mr. Pablo Pedroarias
Ext.: 213.381.5121 x3052

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Departmental Requirements: Six consecutive semesters of the same language beginning from the freshman year.

Wednesday
Dec152010

French 1

(2 semesters)

Using D’accord 1, this course is an introduction to the basic elements of the French language and culture.  The learning of a foreign tongue is an academic experience like no other.  French is a living language, which is why the student is expected to participate fully in the class.  The speaking, understanding, reading, and writing are all the different aspects that are introduced to the student during his first year of French.  Additionally, memorization of vocabulary and conjugations is an integral part of this first year of French.  The textbook’s related website offers many opportunities for the students to do independent written, oral or aural work online. The instructor is committed to make use of educational technology on a regular basis.

Mr. Ebiner

Wednesday
Dec152010

French 2

(2 semesters)

French II continues with the text D’ accord 2 , its accompanying materials and on-line  resources to teach the speaking, understanding, reading, and writing skills that were introduced in French I. Lisons Comme Ça provides students with short texts and stories with comprehension questions to help them gain mastery of the syntax of French and increase their vocabulary as well as their knowledge of French history and culture. Stress is placed on oral communication, vocabulary is enriched, and the students start to write paragraphs and short essays.  The students are involved in a variety of classroom activities such as conducting informal interviews, working in pairs or small groups to promote proficiency.  The grammar is more complex and includes the past tenses.  Audio recordings, videos, and films are an integral part of the program.  Cultural content will concentrate on France, a general review of geography, Paris and its major monuments, major cities, provinces, and departments, and other French speaking countries around the world.

Mr. Jacob

Wednesday
Dec152010

French 3

(2 semesters)

French III continues with the text D’ accord 3. Tableaux Culturels de la France provides students with longer texts and stories with comprehension and composition questions to help them gain mastery of the syntax of French and increase their vocabulary as well as their knowledge of French history and culture. The emphasis of the third year course is on building vocabulary, increasing knowledge of more advanced idiomatic expressions, and continuing to expand the student's understanding of French grammar. Proficiency in speaking and writing are the key goals.  Listening comprehension is emphasized through the use of audio recordings, videos, dictations, on-line activities, and exposure to the spoken word in a variety of contexts.  The cultural component will continue to expand the student's knowledge of France and will include a study of the French speaking world.

Mr. Jacob

Wednesday
Dec152010

French 3 (Honors)

(2 semesters)

Honors French III continues with the text D’ accord 3. Tableaux Culturels de la France provides students with longer texts and stories with comprehension and composition questions to help them gain mastery of the syntax of French and increase their vocabulary as well as their knowledge of French history and culture. The emphasis of the third year course in on continuing to build vocabulary, speaking and writing proficiency, oral comprehension, and written composition.  This is a course accelerated in pace and more comprehensive in content for those students who have excelled in French II. Students are expected to write longer composition and use higher critical thinking skills in their work. The cultural component will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of France through current events and a study of the historical and technological contributions of the various provinces.  This is a full year course.  Successful completion of this course will provide the basis for recommendation to French IV A.P.

Mr. Jacob

Wednesday
Dec152010

AP French 4

(2 semesters)

French IV A.P. is an intensive course whose goal is proficiency on the third year college level in writing, speaking, listening, and reading comprehension.  In order to advance to this level, the student will have maintained at least a B average in the first three levels and have received the recommendation of the foreign language department.  Course work will be comprised of a complete review of all grammar, weekly writing assignments on subjects which range from the mundane to the profound, reading of articles, literary excerpts, practice in oral expression in highly structured situations, as well as practice in relaxed social discourse.  Class size is small to facilitate maximum participation.  Students are expected to use French at all times.  All students must take the A. P. Exam in May.  These students are also encouraged to take the SAT II exam in French.

Mr. Jacob

Wednesday
Dec152010

Latin 1 

(2 semesters)

Any introduction to Latin 1 is an adventure. Book One of "Our Latin Heritage" helps the students not only to learn the language but acquaints him also with Roman history and culture. An important aspect of this course is word mastery which leads to greater appreciation of one's native tongue.

Ms. Kawamata

Wednesday
Dec152010

Latin 2

(2 semesters)

Continuing with Latin for the New Millennium, Latin II is a course that stresses vocabulary development, translations, grammar, and syntax.  The student is required to engage in constant practice and memorization in order to keep pace with the demanding level of the course.  Since new material cannot be understood until the previous material has been mastered, it is expected that all students will have retained the grammatical concepts and vocabulary from LATIN I.  Material is presented with the help of technology on a regular basis.

Mr. Ebiner

Wednesday
Dec152010

Latin 3

(2 semesters)

Latin III will focus primarily on translating texts by Latin authors.  Before the student begins studying difficult passages, he undergoes a thorough review of grammar.  A few additional new topics of grammar are also part of this course.  At this point, the writings of Caesar, Phaedrus, Cicero, and various Christian authors are read.  The class comprises many aspects of Roman history and culture.  Technology for presentations, projects and different aspects of learning is used on a regular basis.

Mr. Ebiner

Wednesday
Dec152010

Honors Latin 3

(2 semesters)

Honors Latin III is a college-level course that stresses the reading of Latin prose and poetry authors. Vocabulary, forms, grammar, syntax, and literary figures of speech are continuing objects of study, but the thoughts expressed by Roman authors in poetry and prose, as well as a deeper consideration of Classical civilization and the Western Classical tradition are predominant concerns of the course.

Ms. Kawamata

Wednesday
Dec152010

AP Latin 4

(2 semesters)

Latin 4 is a course designed for qualified students (3.0 G.P.A. in first three years of Latin or approval of instructor). Students will read selected sections of Books I to VI in Latin. These readings will be supplemented with English translations of the Odyssey and Illiad. Class sessions consist of translations and discussion of significant Virgilian passages. This is a RESTRICTED COURSE.

Ms. Kawamata

Wednesday
Dec152010

Mandarin 1

Mandarin 1 is designed for beginners with no background in the Chinese language. The course introduces students to the pronunciation and basic sentence structures of Mandarin Chinese, as well as the reading and writing in Chinese characters.  By the end of the year, students are expected to pronounce the sound of Mandarin with reasonable accuracy, to understand and sustain simple conversations in Chinese, and to master Pinyin Romanization.  A heavy workload and stringent requirements will prepare the student in a verbal, aural, and written manner for Mandarin 2.

Mr. Mikita

Wednesday
Dec152010

Mandarin 2

This course is a continuation of Mandarin 1 that emphasizes oral communication and writing.  In this course, students develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills though a variety of activities and projects.  Throughout the five units, students learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary and expand their reading comprehension of simple texts.  A variety of teaching resources will be used to assist students in learning and practicing the language.  

Mr. Mikita

Wednesday
Dec152010

Mandarin 3

Mandarin 3 continues with the Integrated Chinese text, which provides students with more complex narratives giving them the tools to improve their ability to express themselves in Mandarin while incorporating insights into Chinese history and culture. The third year emphasizes expanding student vocabulary, building student understanding of grammar and structure and increasing familiarity with idiomatic expressions. The text, projects, and activities include lessons on discussing more difficult but necessary topics such as weather, dining, sports, and travel. Listening comprehension is emphasized through the use of audio recordings, videos, dictations, on-line activities, and exposure to the spoken word in a variety of contexts. The cultural component will continue to expand student knowledge of Chinese geography, history, literature, and philosophy. 

Mr. Mikita

Wednesday
Dec152010

Honors Mandarin 3

Honors Mandarin 3 is a restricted course for students that have excelled in Mandarin 2 or its equivalent. Admission to this course is through written and oral examination. This course is a faster-paced engagement with the Integrated Chinese text, permitting shorter time frames to acquire new vocabulary and the study of Chinese characters. Instruction in Honors Mandarin 3 will be conducted primarily in Chinese, and will provide students with a thorough grounding in a wide range of practical and applicable language elements. Students will be constantly required to produce written and spoken exercises, activities, and projects to utilize complex grammar structures, and will be expected to provide more homework with less time for turnaround, along with having additional responsibility for self-study. Students in the honors course will distinguish themselves through rigorous application of the larger character set usually covered in a year-long college equivalent. 

Mr. Mikita

Wednesday
Dec152010

Mandarin 4

The Mandarin 4 course is designed to prepare students for advanced continued study of the language at the collegiate level, and is open to students who have successfully completed Mandarin 2 and 3.  The course and all discussions, lectures, written exercises, and presentations will be conducted exclusively in Chinese. In addition to the course textbook, students will be encouraged to engage with realia from the Chinese-speaking world, as they are introduced to literature, newspapers, and other Mandarin language media. Beyond the regular study of grammar and vocabulary, students will work on projects and hands-on activities providing opportunities to employ the language in real-world situations. Students will also be introduced to works of modern and classical Chinese writers and will become better acquainted with history and culture. As the majority of students in Mandarin 4are seniors, a capstone project will conclude their Loyola Mandarin experience and help segue to continuing with the language in college.  

Mr. Mikita

Wednesday
Dec152010

Spanish 1

(2 semesters)

The primary goal of this first course in Spanish is oral proficiency. However, both the oral and written activities that are provided stress the beginning point of total communication. Vocabulary build up is stressed as the students learn how to express themselves with the use of a taped program, a teacher picture file and the use of TPR activities.

Ms. Collins-PardoMrs. Eckert, Mr. Machorro

Wednesday
Dec152010

Spanish 1 (Honors) for Non-Native Speakers

(2 semesters)

This course is for students who have some grammar school experience in Spanish or who have knowledge of Spanish because of their home environment. Admission to this course is by written examination, oral examination and recommendation by the department Chairperson. Students in this class cover oral, grammatical and written material that is usually covered in four (4) semesters of a regular Spanish 1 and 2 courses.

Ms. De Castro

Wednesday
Dec152010

Spanish 1 (Honors) for Native Speakers

(2 semesters)

This course is for students who have some grammar school experience in Spanish or who have knowledge of Spanish because of their home environment. Admission to this course is by written examination, oral examination and by recommendation of the department chairperson. At the end of this course, students will be able to use and comprehend various facets of Spanish. Articulation and proficiency will be achieved through the study of accent rules, the 19 indicative and subjunctive tenses, the parts of speech, essay writing, reading comprehension skills, and vocabulary enhancement.

Mr. Pedroarias

Wednesday
Dec152010

Spanish 2 

(2 semesters)

This course is the continuation of Spanish 1 that stresses oral communication but with more stress on the grammatical structure of the language. The verb conjugations are learned and the various moods of the language are also introduced for usage and understanding. Vocabulary build up continues to be stressed and the students are targeted to speak about a great variety of topics by the end of this two-semester course.

Ms. CollinsMr. Contreras, Mr. Sustaita