Other Foreign Languages

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Foreign Languages
Start: 05 September, 2017
Duration : 9 months
Instructors: Nadine Rainot-Schliesselberger, Margareth Lardschneider, Sandra González Rivero
Phone : +43662824617
Fax: +43662824555
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Language and communication are at the core of the human experience. The foreign language department at AIS Salzburg is committed to the education of students from different cultural backgrounds to communicate successfully in a pluralistic society. We provide the students with the basis to become life-long learners.

Foreign languages, other than German, are organized within the elective program at AIS-Salzburg and meet two hours each week. There is no limit to the number of foreign languages a student can study provided their work load does not become too heavy and threaten their academic success. Course work is offered in French, Italian, and Spanish at three levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and all courses are dependent upon a sufficient number of registered students to be included in the weekly schedules. All foreign language elective courses meet throughout the school year and during all three trimesters.

Spanish I is an introductory course in Spanish language skills. Basic grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills will be emphasized. Further, a focus will be placed on learning to speak the language, using daily conversation exercises. By the completion of the course, the students will be able to understand and talk about everyday life matters and develop an appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures.
Spanish II is a college-preparatory course in Spanish language skills which builds upon the material presented and learned in Spanish I. Intermediate grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills will continue to be emphasized. Further, continued focus on learning to speak the language will be made so that, by the completion of the course, students will be able to understand and talk about everyday life in Spanish and further understand and appreciate the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures.
The objectives of the Spanish III course include the focus on and improvement in grammar and communication skills, the ability to write short stories in both the present and past tenses, descriptions and letters, as well as improved reading comprehension and verbal summarization. Additionally, the students will continue to develop their understanding and knowledge about Spanish cultures in both Spain and Latin America as well as their geography and literature. Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent is prerequisite for entry into this course.
The fundamental objective of the Advanced Spanish course is communication. The student will learn to speak as fluently as possible in Spanish as well as write short messages, stories, and simple letters. The students will also learn to be able to describe events, actions, news, and occurrences in Spanish in everyday conversation. Specific strategies for understanding the Spanish speaker and for being understood will also be addressed. This course offers the most qualified students the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Examination in May.
French I is an introductory course in French language skills. Basic grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills will be emphasized. Further, a focus will be placed on learning to speak the language, using daily conversation exercises. By the completion of the course, the students will be able to understand and talk about everyday life and develop an appreciation of the French-speaking world and its cultures.
French II is a college-preparatory course in French language skills which builds upon the material presented and learned in French I. Intermediate grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills will continue to be emphasized. Further, continued focus on learning to speak the language will be made so that, by the completion of the course, students will be able to understand and talk about everyday life in French and further understand and appreciate the French-speaking world and its cultures.
French III is a college-preparatory course in French language skills which builds upon the mate-rial presented and learned in French I and II. Advanced grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills will be emphasized. Further, continued focus on learning to speak the language will be made so that—by the completion of the course—students will be able to understand and talk about many topics in French and further understand and appreciate the French-speaking world and its cultures.
This course offers students the opportunity to increase their ability to speak, read, write, and understand French with greater facility and understanding. Emphasis will be placed on further development of oral skills and written expression through dialogues, discussions and compositions on assigned topics and the study of French and Francophone culture. This course offers the most qualified students the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement French Language Examination in May.