In the World Languages Department, homework is a heavily graded ang highly valued extension of classroom instruction constituting continued practice and internalization of the material covered each day in class. Because of the discipline needed to master a second language, homework contains nightly rehearsal and practice designed to support lesson objectives and develop communicative proficiency. Both oral and written skills are addressed. Memorization, vocabulary study, and syntax practice are inherent components of homework assignments. Students must practice language every day, whether it is speaking, listening, writing or reading. At all levelsm students should rehearse and control new vocabulary and structure until they have mastered it sufficiently to communicate extemporaneously in the next class. In the higher levels, reading and writing assignments require research and critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to use audiovisual and/or computer technology in the preparation of written assignments, research, and creative projects.