ALBANIAN 10 CREDIT: 1.00
In Albanian 10 students will explore and develop their skills in interpreting and analyzing Albanian poetry. The students are introduced to the Renaissance movement and its impact on Albanian literature. As a part of investigating the theory of literature students will be able to distinguish between the literary periods of Albanian literature: Humanism, Renaissance, Classicism and Romanticism. Throughout this course the students study more complex forms of syntax.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ALBANIAN 9 Open to grade(s): 10 Co-enrollment: None
ALBANIAN 11 CREDIT: 1.00
This integrated course includes selected works of the XX century by Albanian authors, followed by contemporary authors in World literature. The grammar will continue to focus predominantly on syntax. In this course the students will be able to write and critique works using complex styles of expression. They will develop writing skills in order to write gracefully and express their thoughts using style and sophistication.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ALBANIAN 10 Open to grade(s): 11 Co-enrollment: None
ALBANIAN 12 CREDIT: 1.00
This course is devoted to the study of contemporary works of Albanian literature. Emphasis will also be placed on reading, interpreting and analyzing poetry, drama, short stories and novels in World literature. The grammar will focus on morphology, lexicology, syntax and dialectical studies. By the end of this course, all students are expected to complete a project to demonstrate their acquisition of writing skills, that is to be able to express original ideas with style and sophistication.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ALBANIAN 11 Open to grade(s): 12 Co-enrollment: None
ALBANIAN 9 CREDIT: 1.00
Albanian 9 is a broad survey of Albanian literature ranging from the first Albanian documents found in literature history, to an investigation of the ancient era of Albanian literature. Parts of XVIII and XIX century works will also be studied and analyzed. The course will balance the theory of literature, understanding of poetry, reading of novels, short stories, drama, and the use of stylistic figures. In addition to literature, the course will include the use of complex grammar and writing styles. World literature will be represented by selected Greek and Roman literature.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Citizenship Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN 10 CREDIT: 1.00
This course focuses on the study of prose, drama, and poetry of several periods: the Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Enlightenment and Romanticism. Students further develop their skills in interpretation and analysis of a variety of Macedonian literary works, as well as translated works of World Literature. The grammar study focuses on extension of the morphology and lexicology skills of students. Complex grammar concepts help develop students’ writing and communication skills. The course also focuses on the historical development of Macedonian language (XIV- first half of XIX century). Based on advanced readings and by way of literary interpretations, students develop firm knowledge of literary theory. Every student is required to write a research paper on a chosen topic and present findings in class. The classes emphasize individual and group work and research, with multidisciplinary approach.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 9 Open to grade(s): 10 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN 11 CREDIT: 1.00
This course focuses on the study of prose, drama, and poetry of the period of Realism and the beginnings of Modernism. The students develop analytical skills through interpretation of selective works of Macedonian authors (first half of the 20th century) and World Literature masterpieces (19th century Realism). The course also focuses on the historical development of Macedonian language (second half of the XIX century – codification of standard Macedonian language in the middle of the XX century). The grammar study focuses on the development of syntax and phraseology skills of students. The students have the option to choose a book from the course reading list and complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice. The course aims to develop creative writing skills through essays, and expects that students apply knowledge of grammar with ease. The essay part is broadened, as students become more familiar with various methods and types of writing complex ideas with ease and grace. The classes emphasize individual and group work and research, with a multidisciplinary approach.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 10 Open to grade(s): 11 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN 12 CREDIT: 1.00
This course focuses on the study of the great works of contemporary Macedonian and World Literature (second half of the 20th – 21st century). As the students read for nuance, tone, and appreciation of style, they develop an insight of a true reader. The emphasis in writing is on the analytical essay. The language part of the course includes stylistic interpretation of different writings and introduction to the dialectology of Macedonian language. The course encourages multidisciplinary approach – it investigates the relationships between the art of literature, theatre, and film. Focusing on Macedonian contemporary literature, students discover and compare the ancient and international motifs found in native writings. In becoming independent thinkers and creative individuals, students learn to express themselves through various types of essays, articles, and projects.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 11 Open to grade(s): 12 Co-enrollment: None
MACEDONIAN 9 CREDIT: 1.00
Students are introduced to the origins of literature through mythology and folk literature. They develop their analytical skills through interpretation of myths, poetry, prose, and drama of ancient civilizations. The course also focuses on the medieval period, with emphasis on the beginnings of Slavic literature and literacy. Students also gain a solid basis in theory of literature and apply theoretical concepts in their interpretation and analysis of literary works. The language part focuses on phonetics and phonology, with emphasis on the development of students’ spelling and pronunciation skills. Essays are expository in nature. The curriculum is designed to develop creative thinking and writing and public speaking skills and to cultivate principles of aesthetics and ethics. Students may be required to write a research paper on a chosen topic and to give an oral presentation using complex constructions in writing, as well as to develop comparative and multicultural dimension in their learning. Open discussions target the development of communicative, analytical, and interpretation skills.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Citizenship Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
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