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World Language students at EMS in 6th grade take one trimester of French and one trimester of Spanish, then commit to one language to study for both of their 7th and 8th grade years. Our World Language program for 7th and 8th grade students allows them to advance in the World Language progam at Essex High School. The EMS World Language curriculum matches that of beginning Level 1 World Language classes at EHS, but is spread out over two years to allow for age appropriate teaching and learning practices.
EWSD WORLD LANGUAGES PROFICIENCIES
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Engage in conversations and informal written correspondence on a variety of topics using appropriate grammar and vocabulary.
INTERPRETIVE COMMUNICATION: Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
PRESENTATIONAL COMMUNICATION: Present information, concepts and ideas, orally and in writing, to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics using appropriate grammar and vocabulary.
COMPARISON OF PRACTICES, PRODUCTS AND PERSPECTIVES: Compare the nature of language and the culture(s) of the target language with one’s own.
Source: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Standards