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Elementary World Language in CHCCS
Transcript of Elementary World Language in CHCCS
Language in CHCCS
Teach kids a language, give them the world.
Building students' skills in presentational, interpersonal and interpretive communication
Instruction is adapted to students learning styles: kinesthetic, visual and auditory
Support of the General Education curriculum
Students are immersed in real life-situations that elicit meaningful conversations in the target language.
Engaging activities that are fun!
For more information about our Elementary World Language Program, please get to know the Spanish and French teachers at our individual schools, or contact Kathy MacKinnon or Shawna Cattlet, our Team Leaders, or Jennifer Roth, our District Curriculum Team Representative.
The CHCCS Elementary World Language Program has been in place since 1988.
We teach content-related FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools). The FLES model is one that leads to proficiency by young adulthood when followed by sequential instruction in middle and high school. Our primary goal is to start our students on a path toward communicative competence while exposing them to other cultures. We provide all first through fifth graders three thirty-minute classes per week.
The language of our instruction is Spanish or French, and while helping our students make connections to language, we also help them make connections to other disciplines and communities.
When teaching, we create meaningful and communicative contexts, using primarily the natural approach, which is similar to the way children learn a first language. Our use of rich visuals and print material, realia, hands-on activities, communication-based games that promote proficiency, songs, storytelling, role-playing, and performance make lessons interactive, lively, and fun.
Each lesson lays the foundation for the next, and over time, students gain confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As the elementary years progress, students are able to increase their spoken and written language production in preparation for middle school.
is infused throughout the units in the curriculum. Each grade focuses on a region in order to learn about its cultures and to make comparisons about schools, families and homes, foods, clothing, weather, animals, etc.
After learning how to convert dollars to quetzales, students shop with quetzales in a Guatemalan market.
Students work on degrees conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius while guessing the temperature outside.