• ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE GRADES 6, 7, & 8


    English as a Second Language (ESL) introduces and fosters the non-English speaker’s acquisition of English.  Beginning ESL students focus on vocabulary expansion, written and oral communication, reading comprehension and attentive listening.  Intermediate ESL students read a variety of genres, use and apply developmental vocabulary and reading strategies to increase comprehension and produce written text of a variety of purposes and audiences.  Advanced ESL students expand their academic vocabulary in order to successfully participate in content courses.  Emphasis is also placed on producing written material to demonstrate mastery of the structure and mechanics of English with appropriate organization and development of ideas.  

    SPANISH I

    Spanish I is the first course of a recommended multi-year sequence designed to develop the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The emphasis of Spanish I is the development of oral language. The study of introductory vocabulary, phonetics, and grammar are included.  The culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world is integrated into all aspects of the course.  The rigor and pace of the Spanish I course content are commensurate with the high school level curriculum.  

    Successful completion of the course earns one high school LOTE credit. 

    Full Year Course         

    Grade Placement:  8

     

    PRE-AP SPANISH I

    PreAP Spanish I includes Spanish I content and extends concepts in order to prepare students for upper-level Spanish courses through independent activities involving performance in the language. 

    Successful completion of the course earns one high school LOTE credit.

    Full Year Course            

    Grade Placement:  8       

     

    PRE-AP SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I

    PreAP Spanish for Spanish Speakers I is designed for students who already have an ability to understand and speak Spanish.  The emphasis of the instruction is to expand students’ existing oral proficiency through focus on grammatical concepts and to develop reading and writing Spanish skills in order to communicate more successfully in social and business situations. 

    Successful completion of the course earns one high school LOTE credit.

    Full Year Course            

    Grade Placement: 7* or 8 *7th grade students must be a native speaker or have completed an elementary Dual Language program  

     

    PRE-AP SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS II

    PreAP Spanish for Spanish Speakers II is a continuation of PreAP Spanish for Spanish Speakers I.  The emphasis of the instruction is to expand the students’ Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.  Students read authentic texts in Spanish and use them as the basis for literary and grammatical analysis and cultural and historical studies. 

    Successful completion of the course earns one high school LOTE credit.

    Full Year Course  

    Grade Placement: 8  

    Prerequisite: PreAP Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 

                      


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