Proficiency in the Use of the Target Language
The student is given opportunities to develop an ear for the target language. The student is immersed in the target language during class time and is able to hear the target language in use through a wide variety of oral and taped listening activities. Students are also assigned to listen to audio activities on a regular basis which seeks to improve both listening comprehension and pronunciation skills.
The student is given opportunities to communicate effectively using the skills s/he has mastered and is developing in class. Students are challenged to constantly put their language skills to use through structured exercises, spontaneous speech and in everyday classroom communication. The student is challenged to communicate ideas in resourceful ways.
The student is given opportunities to write passages which describe, narrate and/or express opinions. The student is challenged to write purposefully in the target language as well as to take risks by constantly employing new vocabulary and sentence structures.