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Haddonfield's Elementary World Language Program
¡Bienvenido a la clase de español!
1st Grade Program
Every Child Can Do It!
Your first grader will experience a communicative approach which means that from the time the students enter the second language acquisition environment, the program will be presented in the target language. Our vision is progressive and follows the Common Core and The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards which emphasize communication, culture, 21st Century Skills, and technology as major parts of teaching and acquiring a second language. We encourage our learners to acquire and produce meaningful communication that can be used in real life situations in the classroom AND in our global society as well.
Common Core skills are deeply embedded in our second language acquisition classes. We focus on the three modes of communication which are called "Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational." As ACTFL clearly states, the "Staircase of Complexity" is the spiraling effect of language learning that recycles and builds upon previously learned material in order to build proficiency.
How do we do it?
Moreover, this approach is accomplished through the use of technology, movement, music, and activities. We provide a multitude of ways to expose the children to authentic language. We are interdisciplinary. Students will be using Spanish to learn language, culture, art, literature, history, numeracy, and culinary appreciation. Remember, languages are tools and we must use these necessary tools in order to communicate! The students will be able to demonstrate what they are capable of doing with the language, and they will improve proficiency levels when producing language throughout the world language program and in real life.