LOTE Department

Welcome to the Foreign Language Department at the High School for Arts and Business.  We are a community of scholars, dedicated to academic excellence in Foreign Language studies.  In today’s global society, the value of foreign language acquisition and cultural awareness is fundamental.  Students in our Foreign Language courses will be able to function in the foreign language through listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Our goal is to expand students’ awareness of the many varied cultures of our world. Proficiency in a Foreign Language and cultural understanding and sensitivity are essential in today’s international business and global environment.  Through Foreign Language study, students develop sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritage of other groups and their influence on our own, and are prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.



Year One:   Beginning French

Year Two :  Intermediate French

Year Three : Advanced French


Year One:   Beginning Italian

Year Two :  Intermediate Italian

Year Three : Advanced Italian


Year One:   Beginning Spanish

Year Two :  Intermediate Spanish

Year Three : Advanced Spanish

In addition to the Foreign Language Sequence in Spanish, we also offer a Native Language Arts sequence in Spanish.

Year One:   Foundations in Spanish Language 

Year Two :  Spanish Language and Literature

Year Three : Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Composition

Year Four:   Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Composition

New York State Standards

Standards for Languages other than English (LOTE):


Native Language Arts (Spanish): 


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