MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENT (MLD9) CREDIT: 1.0
The aim of the course is to deepen the understanding and the use of Macedonian language. This course is designed to help students’ successful transition to the regular Macedonian Language and Literature program after two years, e.g. in 11th grade. The adoption of the grammar structure and the enrichment of the vocabulary will give students a solid basis for correct oral and written communication. The emphasis is on the official, standard language. Therefore, students will be able to differentiate between standard Macedonian, on the one hand, and colloquial language and dialects, on the other hand. The language part focuses on phonetics and phonology, with emphasis on the development of students’ spelling and pronunciation skills. There will be a special emphasis on reading and writing texts of different styles of speech, which will enable students to practically implement and develop grammar and vocabulary skills. Students are introduced to the origins of literature through selected and adopted versions of myths, poetry, prose, and drama of ancient civilizations and Macedonian folk literature. They are also introduced to the beginnings of Slavic literature and literacy. In their interpretation and analysis of the literary works, students will apply basic concepts of theory of literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Diagnostic test Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENT (MLD10) CREDIT: 1.0
This course is a continuation of Macedonian Language Development 9. It is planned to enrich and strengthen students’ knowledge of Macedonian standard language. The course is designed to help students’ successful transition to the regular Macedonian Language and Literature program in the 11th grade. The emphasis is on the adoption of grammar structure and vocabulary of the official, standard language. The language part focuses on the morphological level – type of words in Macedonian language and their characteristics. There is a special emphasis on different word groups and their forms, regarding their role and coherence in the sentence. Students will understand the logic and structure of simple and complex sentences. This will enable them to express their thoughts in more complex situations, in oral and written communication. Throughout the course, students continually adopt new vocabulary. New grammatical structures and vocabulary are represented and illustrated through suitable examples, written and oral exercises, dialogues and presentations. There is a special emphasis on reading and writing texts of different styles of speech in order to enhance students’ language and analytical skills, through selected texts and adopted versions of poetry, prose, and drama of several periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Enlightenment and Romanticism, both in Macedonian and World Literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Diagnostic test or MLD9/MSL Open to grade(s): 10 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN AS SECOND LANUGUAGE CREDIT: 1.00
This course is designed as one year preparatory course for the MLD 10 program. The course focuses on the development of reading, writing and speaking skills in Macedonian language. The emphasis is on the official, standard language. Enrichment of the vocabulary and correct use of spelling and grammar will be the major goal. Students will develop their language skills through adapted texts from old and contemporary literature and activities that enhance their communication and writing skills. Recent communicative approaches to language teaching will be applied in the context of a small group.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 10 Pre-requisite(s): Diagnostic TEST Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None