Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language Courses

For the Academic Diploma, two credits of the same foreign language are required. For the Advanced Academic Diploma, three credits of the same language are required, or two credits each of two languages may be substituted for the three credits of one language.

Students who wish to pursue the study of Foreign Languages not offered by Seton can do so through our independent study program. Courses taken through independent study will meet the graduation requirements for language, though they will not be calculated into the cumulative Seton GPA. You can contact the Guidance counselor with any questions regarding the process and the approved courses which may be used for independent study.

Latin I
Latin 1 Text
Latin 1 Text

LNG121 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

The study of Latin helps students to speak and write more clearly in English or in any other language. Latin can be instrumental in developing habits of concentration and logical thinking. The program is divided into a series of conquerable, easy steps. In the study of any language, a strong, firm foundation is critically important to success. The ultimate aim is to acquire a mastery of word forms, syntax, and vocabulary.

The texts were written for classroom use but are presented in a classical, traditional method, which can be learned by the at-home student. Audio pronunciation guide and short tutorial lectures available online.

TEXT: Latin First Year, Latin Grammar

ONLINE: Tests, Audio, Video

RECOMMENDED: 501 Latin Verbs, Oxford Latin/English Dictionary Available from our bookstore for an additional fee.

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Latin II
Latin 2 Text
Latin 2 Text

LNG221 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: Latin 1

The Latin Second Year course begins with the last units in the Latin First Year text. During the second half of the course, students will study exercises based on Caesar as well as readings about the life of Jesus. The course is available online, with pronunciation of the vocabulary and weekly tutorial lectures by a Latin high school and college professor. The online course offers links to historical, cultural, and Catholic Latin sites.

TEXT: Latin Second Year, Latin Grammar

ONLINE: Tests, Audio, Video

RECOMMENDED: 501 Latin Verbs, Oxford Latin/English Dictionary Available from our bookstore for an additional fee.

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Latin III
Latin 3 Text
Latin 3 Text
Review Text in Latin 3 & 4 Years

LNG321 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: Latin 2

These exercises and translations are based mainly on Cicero, giving the student an acquaintance with the finest in Roman oratory. Additionally, there is a section of translation entitled “Rome versus Christianity: Christ Conquers the Empire.”

TEXT: Latin Third Year, Latin Grammar, Latin Three & Four Years

ONLINE: Tests, Audio

RECOMMENDED: 501 Latin Verbs, Oxford Latin/English Dictionary Available from our bookstore for an additional fee.

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Spanish I
AMSCO Spanish First Year

LNG131 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

This course makes use of a text-workbook that builds understanding of the Spanish language through a comprehensive review of first-year Spanish. The lesson plans include a Catholic history of Spain, and additional online resources are being added.

Video tutorials are available online that deal with difficult concepts in Spanish grammar along with practical guidance in speaking, such as the use of idiomatic expressions.

TEXT: AMSCO Spanish First Year (5th Ed.)

ONLINE: Tests, Audio, Video

Spanish II
Spanish Now Level 2

LNG231 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: Spanish I

At the second-year level, the Spanish text uses more complex structures of basic Spanish, and expands the cultural themes. Beginning units provide a thorough review of the introductory structures and vocabulary; then, new material is presented with continual opportunities for written and oral practice of new expressions. Audio pronunciation guides, supplementary quizzes, and extra credit are available online.

TEXTS: Spanish Now! Level 2, El Via Crucis (online text),
Padre Pio (online text)

ONLINE: Tests, Audio

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Spanish III
Spanish 3 for Mastery Text

LNG331 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: Spanish II

The third-year Spanish course prepares the student to use Spanish as a living language. Along with further study of grammatical structures, the text encourages the use of Spanish in real life situations, such as conversations, reading Spanish literature, and learning about Spanish history and culture. Translation practice using Gospel themes is added to student evaluation.

TEXTS: Spanish for Mastery 3 Textbook, Spanish for Mastery 3 Workbook, Historia Sagrada (online text)

ONLINE: Tests

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