World Languages (Spanish)


The World Languages Program at the Sterling Community School currently focuses on teaching  Spanish to Grades7-8. These students have the opportunity to study at least one language other than English.  There are six domains which frame world languages content. These domains include communications, cultures, connections, comparisons among languages, comparisons among cultures, and communities. Students expand their knowledge of other areas of study through the study of world languages.  Students use new information and perspectives gained through world languages study to expand their personal knowledge and interdisciplinary connections. 

The major components of the program are as follows:

Communication
Students use another language to communicate with others. Students understand what others are trying to communicate in another language. Students present information, concepts and ideas in another language in a way that is understood. 
 
Cultures
Students use their understanding of culture to communicate and function appropriately in another culture.

Connections 
Students use their understanding of another language and culture to reinforce and expand their knowledge of other disciplines and vice versa. Students use their understanding of another language and culture to broaden and deepen their understanding of that language and culture. Students access and use information that would otherwise be unavailable to them.  
 
Comparisons among Languages
Students demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions across languages. 
 
Comparisons among Cultures
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions across cultures.
 
Communities
Students will use their knowledge of language and culture to enrich their life and broaden their opportunities.
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