Foreign Languages

Students must complete 2 sequential courses in the same language to fulfill the overall language requirement

Introduces the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and develops basic communicative skills in the language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course exposes students to the most relevant aspects of Hispanic culture through the class sessions, as well as through assigned introductory reading. Audio-visual materials used throughout the course will enhance students’ listening and speaking skills. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3 

Teaches students to understand and to speak a basic level of Spanish and to get acquainted with the Hispanic culture. The course’s main objective is to enable the student to use sentences and expressions of everyday life. It expands  on  the  grammar and vocabulary introduced in GE107 and enhances students’ knowledge of Spanish through the basic communicative skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing, while focusing on conversational skills. Prerequisites: GE107. Credits: 3
Enables the student to become a basic user of the foreign language. Students continue the development of the basic communicative skills in Spanish. Further grammatical phenomena and vocabulary develop their knowledge of the  language. Exposure to texts concerning the Hispanic culture help students analyze the most relevant cultural and social aspects. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. Prerequisites: GE107, GE108. Credits: 3
Continues the development and mastery of the communicative skills in Spanish. This course is the second of the intermediate Spanish language sequence. Students get acquainted with most grammatical phenomena, expand their vocabulary (by becoming familiar with idioms of every day language), and develop their writing competence and further their communication skills. At the end of the course, students will be at level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference), able to take the corresponding exam for the A2 Diploma. Prerequisites: GE107, GE108, GE109. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the Arabic language. Through classes students are exposed to the particularities of the Arabic language and culture. Students develop writing, listening and speaking skills through traditional in-class exercises and audio visual material, and engage in language production through formally and informally structured conversations and paragraph writing. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 3
Teaches students essential grammatical phenomena that will enable them to read a wide range of texts that reflect everyday interaction. At the same time the course develops their writing, listening, and speaking skills. Specially designed audiovisual material is used to give students an idea of life in Arabic-speaking countries and to familiarize them with the socio-cultural background of the language. Prerequisite: GE116 Credits: 3
Introduces students to basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Students learn basic French grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of French culture in France and in French speaking countries around the world in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics. Prerequisites: None Credits: 3
Develops the basic knowledge acquired in Beginning French I, basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Students learn French grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present and past tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of French culture in France and in French speaking countries around the world in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics. Prerequisites: GE171 Credits: 3
Enables the student to become a basic user of the foreign language. Students continue the development of the basic communicative skills in French. Further grammatical phenomena and vocabulary develop their knowledge of the language. Exposure to texts concerning the French culture help students analyze the most relevant cultural and social aspects. Prerequisites: GE171, GE172 Credits: 3
Continues the development and mastery of the communicative skills in French. This course is the second of the intermediate French language sequence. Students get acquainted with most grammatical phenomena, expand their vocabulary (by becoming familiar with idioms of everyday language), and develop their writing competence and further their communication skills. At the end of the course, students will be at level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference), able to take the corresponding exam for the A2 Diploma. Prerequisites: GE171, GE172, GE173 Credits: 3

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