Foreign Language

    Kelly Napolean, Department Chairperson
    ext.  19406
    Carmen Maher
    ext. 19378
    Wendy Portillo-Fonseca
    ext. 19285
    Heather Vasquez
    ext. 19514
    NYS Middle School Requirements for Foreign Language are satisfied in the eighth grade year.  All students study Spanish. 

    Foreign Language courses emphasize the language arts skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) necessary to communicate in a foreign language. Grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and applicable accents typically are studied so that students have the knowledge and ability to express themselves and understand others. Students usually explore the custons, historyand art forms of the people(s) whose language is being studied. Specific content depends upon state standards for grade 8.