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Class XI Modern Language Descriptions

FRENCH IV COMPREHENSIVE: greater independence in the use of the language through the study of complex grammatical structures and extension of vocabulary; analysis of cultural and linguistic materials; discussion and debate.

FRENCH IV: consideration of classic and contemporary French literature and culture with an emphasis on speaking and writing. Students review grammar and read and analyze texts from a variety of sources as well as a full-length novel.

MANDARIN IV: extensive reading of essays, stories and newspaper and magazine articles; discussion of current events; analytical and creative writing; exploration of contemporary culture through television and other media.

COMPREHENSIVE SPANISH III: for students who began in Class IX, continued study of grammar and, in particular, of advanced structures; readings from short stories, novels and an adapted version of Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes.

SPANISH IV: for students who began in Class V, continued formal study of selected short stories, poetry and nonfiction about the history of Spanish-speaking countries; reinforcement of grammar usage and literary analysis through writing assignments and oral communication activities. Students read and analyze the play La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca.

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