• NYS STANDARDS FOR LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

     
    Standard 1:
    Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.
    Modern Languages
    : Listening and speaking are primary communicative goals in modern language learning. These skills are used for the purposes of socializing, providing and acquiring information, expressing personal feelings and opinions, and getting others to adopt a course of action.  Reading and writing are used in languages other than English for the purposes of socializing, providing and acquiring information, expressing personal feelings and opinions, and getting others to adopt a course of action.
     
    LATIN: Reading is the most important skill that students acquire in learning Latin for it is a vehicle through which communication with the ancient world is possible, and it is also the tool, along with writing, through which students become more aware of their own and other languages.
    Listening and speaking support the reading skills in Latin.
     
    Standard 2:
    Students will develop cross-cultural skills and understandings.
    Modern Languages
    : Effective communication involves meanings that go beyond words and require an understanding of perceptions, gestures, folklore, and family and community dynamics.  All of these elements can affect whether and how well a message is received.
     
    LATIN: Latin acquisition provides the cultural context for learning about the ancient world and its people.  From this basis students can compare and contrast antiquity and the present and thoughtfully contemplate the future.