PreK-5 Programs are offered at the following schools:
King Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School has a French Immersion program in Grades K-5 and a Spanish Language sequential program in K-5. Read more at http://www.newhavenmagnetschools.com/index.php/kingrobinson
Ross-Woodward Classical Studies Interdistrict Magnet School has an introductory French program in grades K-5.
East Rock Magnet School has and introductory Spanish program beginning in kindergarten.
There are dual-language programs at John C. Daniels, Fair Haven School, Columbus Family Academy, Clinton Avenue, Truman School, John S. Martinez, and Hill Central.
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Curriculum in the PreK-5 programs is determined by the time allotment for language learning at that particular school. In general, the philosophy of these programs is to expose the students to as much of the target language as possible in engaging ways. Teachers use gestures, visuals, games, songs, cultural artifacts, and links to regular classroom content to build students' language and culture skills.
Depending on your school, world languages may be offered at the 5th and 6th grade level. The newly revisedcurriculum for these grades is designed to excite students about the new language they are learning, immerse them in the culture, and give them real-world (or pretend!) experiences in using the language. Click here to see the Unit Summaries document.
As with all of our curriculum PreK-12, each thematic unit is related to the themes on the Advance Placement test, helping us to organize around these worthy topics: Personal & Public Identities, Families & Communities, Contemporary Life, Science & Technology, Global Challenges, and Beauty & Aesthetics. Click here to view the "AP Themes Continuum Document" for more information.
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Level I Middle School/High School
The Level I Curriculum is taught over two years of middle school (7th and 8th grade) or during one full year of high school study. All languages, except for Latin, now follow the same units of study for Level I, except for slight variations due to cultural differences or language specifics. Read more about how languages are taught and assessed
The Level II curriculum is comprised of 4 main units and one flex-unit. The first four full units fall exactly on a quarter, as illustrated in the box to the right (will there be a box? if not, then delete this part). District-wide quarterly exams and performance tasks are given to, however,reflectassess students’ cumulative proficiency progress across the year.
During the Level III year, students synthesize their knowledge of the language to begin to create their own sentences, speak more at the simple paragraph level and move between tenses. The units in Level III are focused on real-world, engaging topics that relate to concepts from other subject areas such as history, science, and the arts. See the curriculum map to the right for the sequence of units throughout the year.
Students in Level IV classes expand their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to the intermediate low/mid/high levels by discussing more advanced topics at the connected sentence and paragraph level. Topics are often taken from themes represented in Advanced Placement testing. that will be found on the AP test.MaterialsTexts are taken directly from the target culture, and consider a variety of real-world topics from science, history, the arts, and other subject areas. Students synthesize their knowledge of advanced grammar and work on further developing their academic vocabulary in the target language. Writing assignments are similar to those being done in the native language at this stage, with narrative and argument-writing practiced.