World Language Curriculum Philosophy
Jesus, the Master Teacher, illustrates how communication opens our minds to knowledge and our hearts to love. The ability to communicate effectively empowers us to appreciate the world around us and to recognize, embrace and respond to the Catholic Church’s social teachings. The goal of the New Jersey Catholic Schools World Language Curriculum Guidelines is to develop this ability through teacher-student interaction. The Guidelines are intended to provide ideas for purposeful and challenging activities in which reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing are addressed both as individual and interdependent processes. Furthermore, the implementation of these guidelines will enable students to acquire confidence in using a World Language. This will ultimately foster independent thinking and lifelong learning.
World Language Goals
*Acquire a second World Language in a faith-based environment.
*Increase proficiency and effectiveness in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational methods of communication in a second language.
*Increase comprehension as a proficiency through the use of media that is age appropriate.
*Develop an appreciation of diverse cultures leading to an understanding of and respect for others.
Here are a few spanish websites that are great resources for what the students are learning this trimester.
Textbooks Used For Grades 3,4,5 Bienvenidos
Textbooks Used For Grades 6,7,8 Buen Viaje!