Macedonian 9 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK001
Native speakers of Macedonian are introduced to the origins of literature through mythology and folktales. They develop analytical skills through interpretation of myths, poetry, prose, and drama of ancient civilizations. The course also focuses on the medieval period, with emphasis on early Slavic literature. Students also apply theoretical concepts in their interpretation and analysis of literary works. Phonetics and phonology are focused on the development of spelling and pronunciation skills. Essays are expository in nature. The curriculum is designed to develop creative thinking, writing and public speaking skills while cultivating principles of aesthetics and ethics. Students may be required to write a research paper on a chosen topic and give an oral presentation. Open discussions develop speaking, analysis, and interpretation skills.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Citizenship Open to grade(s): 9
Macedonian 10 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK002
Native speakers of Macedonian study prose, drama, and poetry of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Enlightenment and Romanticism. Students further develop their interpretation and analysis of a variety of Macedonian works, as well as translated works of World Literature. Grammar study focuses on the forms of words and meaning of words (lexicology/morphology). Understanding these concepts develop students’ writing and communication skills. The course also focuses on the development of Macedonian language (14th century to first half of 19th century). Through advanced readings and 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 incorporates individual and cooperative assignments incorporating other disciplines (ie. history, arts..)
Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 9 / MLD 9 with Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 10
Macedonian 11 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK003
Native speakers of Macedonian in 11th grade study the prose, drama, and poetry of Realism to the beginnings of Modernism. Students develop analytical skills through interpretation of Macedonian works (first half of the 20th century) and World Literature (19th century Realism). The course also focuses on historical development of Macedonian language (second half of 19th century – codification of standard Macedonian language (mid-20th century)). Grammatical focus is development of syntax and phraseology skills of students (forming sentences and idiomatic expressions). Students select a book from a reading list and complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice. Students develop essays writing while applying grammar rules through both individual and group assignments that incorporate knowledge and skills of other disciplines (ie. history, science, arts).
Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 9 / MLD 9 with Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11
Macedonian 12 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK004
Native speakers of Macedonian in 12th grade study the great works of contemporary Macedonian and World Literature (second half of the 20th – 21st century). As students read for nuance, tone, and appreciation of style, they develop an insight of a true reader. The emphasis in writing is on analytical essays. The language part of the course includes stylistic interpretation of different writings and introduction to the dialects of Macedonian language. The course has a multidisciplinary approach, investigating the relationships between the art of literature, theatre, and film. Students discover and compare ancient and international motifs found in native writings. In becoming independent and creative thinkers, students express themselves through various types of essays, articles, and projects.
Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 9 / MLD 9 with Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 12
Macedonian Language and Development 9 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK005
This course aims to deepen understanding and the use of Macedonian to help non-native speakers successfully transition to regular Macedonian Language and Literature programs after two years (e.g. in 11th grade). Application of grammar structure and enriched vocabulary give students a solid basis for correct oral and written communication in the official, standard language. Students will differentiate between standard Macedonian and colloquial language and dialects. Phonetics (sounds) are studied to development spelling and pronunciation skills. Reading and writing different style texts help develop grammar and vocabulary skills. The origins of literature are explored through myths, poetry, prose, and drama of ancient civilizations and Macedonian folk literature including beginnings of Slavic literature and basic theories of literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Diagnostic Test Open to grade(s): 9
Macedonian Language and Development 10 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK006
This is a continuation of Macedonian Language and Development 9 (see above), focused on strengthening non-native speakers’ knowledge of standard Macedonian to for successful transition to the regular Macedonian Language and Literature program in 11th grade through adoption of standard grammar and vocabulary. Morphology (types of words in Macedonian and their characteristics) is studied with emphasis on different word groups, their forms and role in a sentence. Students study the logic and structure of simple and complex sentences to enable them expression of thought in oral and written communication. Students continually adopt new vocabulary and grammatical structures demonstrating these in written and oral exercises, dialogues and presentations. Students explore Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Enlightenment and Romanticism, both in Macedonian and World Literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Language and Development 9 Open to grade(s): 10
IB Macedonian A Literature SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: MK007
IB MACEDONIAN A: Literature is a two-year course. Native Macedonian speakers develop understanding of relations between literature as an art form and our life conceptions, interpretations, and experiences. The study of literature as an expression of creativity encourages the development of independent, original and critical thinking skills. Imagery and cultural context are studied through close reading, oral and written interpretation and critical analysis. Students develop intercultural understanding through Macedonian and World Literature. This course is divided into four parts. Part 1: Works in translation; Part 2: Detailed study; Part 3: Literary genres and Part 4: Options (in which works are freely chosen). Parts 1 and 4 are the focus of 11th grade. Parts 2 and 3 are the focus in 12th grade.
Pre-requisite(s): MACEDONIAN 10 and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11&12
Albanian 9 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL001
Albanian 9 is a general survey of Albanian literature for native speakers of Albanian ranging from the first Albanian documents found in literature history to an investigation of the ancient era of Albanian literature. Literature from the 18th and 19th centuries are 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 includes progressively more complex grammar and writing styles. World literature, translated into Albanian, will be represented by selected Greek and Roman literature.
Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian Citizenship Open to grade(s): 9
Albanian 10 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL002
Native speakers of Albanian in 10th grade explore and develop their ability to interpret and analyze Albanian poetry. 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, students will study more complex forms of syntax.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 9 Open to grade(s): 10
Albanian 11 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL003
This integrated course for native speakers of Albanian in 11th grade 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.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 10 Open to grade(s): 11
Albanian 12 CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL004
This course for native speakers of Albanian in 12th grade 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.
Pre-requisite(s): Diagnostic Test Open to grade(s): 12
Albanian SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0 COURSE NO: AL005
IB ALBANIAN A: Literature is a two-year course. Native Albanian speakers develop understanding of relations between literature as an art form and our life conceptions, interpretations, and experiences. The study of literature as an expression of creativity encourages the development of independent, original and critical thinking skills. Imagery and cultural context are studied through close reading, oral and written interpretation and critical analysis. Students develop intercultural understanding through Macedonian and World Literature. This course is divided into four parts. Albanian A Literature course is divided into four parts: Part 1: Works in translation; Part 2: Detailed study; Part 3: Literary genres and Part 4: Options (in which works are freely chosen). Parts 1 and 4 are the focus in 11th grade, and Parts 2 and 3 are the focus of Albanian A Lit in 12th grade.
Pre-requisite(s): Albanian 10 Open to grade(s): 11&12