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Carmel High School
Carmel High School World Language Department
The World Language Department of Carmel High School seeks to provide a supportive environment which enables the student to achieve sufficient learning in a language other than English in preparation for a productive role in our global community.
Open to all high school students interested in the French language and culture. Activities include Homecoming, Kids Day and trips to enjoy French cuisine, culture and music. There are numerous opportunities to participate in community events that will provide our students with community service hours. Meetings are generally once a week and are filled with fun activities and guest speakers. Several fundraising events are held throughout the year to help fund club trips. There are also opportunities to participate in the trip Quebec and France.
Open to all students. Activities include the Faculty Tea, Homecoming, Kids' Day, the Talent Show, our Annual BOCCE tournament, a Valentine's Day Party for residents of the Putnam Nursing Home, plays, restaurants and cultural events. The club meets every other Thursday.
Open to all high school students interested in the Spanish language and culture and those students of Hispanic descent. One of the club's goals is to celebrate diversity in our school by acknowledging not only the Spanish heritage but different cultures through the world. Activities includes Homecoming, Kids Day, International Dinner and trips to enjoy Latin food, culture and music. Meetings are generally held once a week and are filled with fun activities and guest speakers. The club also meets with the Italian-American Club and French Club to participate in activities in which students teach about the Hispanic culture or learn about other cultures.
Overview: The Seal of Biliteracy is a prestigious award offered to seniors enrolled in an advanced level World Language class (level 5). The Seal project is designed to show students' proficiency in English and a second language offered at Carmel High School. Students work exclusively in the target language from beginning to end. It starts with an oral proficiency Interview and ends with a presentation of four in-depth, multi-genre projects to a panel of evaluators, including teachers, administrators, and community members. Students who achieve an intermediate-high level of proficiency in the language are awarded a Seal on their diploma and a special stole at graduation.
Multi- Genre Projects (must complete 2 from each side):
Listening and Speaking
PowerPoint: Create and present a pre-recorded, narrated presentation that includes images and information on your topic.
Interview: Conduct a 10-question interview. Interview must be voice recorded and transcribed.
Video blog: Create a 2 to 4-minute video blog about your selected topic.
Commercial: Create a 1-minute commercial advertising, promoting or sponsoring your topic.
Reading and Writing
Online article: Write a 300-word article related to your topic.
Informational flyer: Create an informational flyer with a minimum of 5 bulleted facts supported by visual representations.
Fictional story: Write a two-page fictional story related to your selected topic. Your story should include a title page and the elements of plot must be evident.
Survey: Create a 10-question survey related to your selected topic and administer it to five individuals. You must include one paragraph describing your results.
Non-fictional memoir or autobiography: Write a 2-page memoir or autobiography related to your selected topic. You will take on the point of view of an individual who has had an impact on something related to your topic; therefore, this must be written in the first person.