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When students enter 6th grade, they commit to study French or Spanish for 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade. Our World Language program allows students 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 three 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