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World Languages

The World Language Department seeks to promote linguistic and cultural literacy while cultivating a life-long appreciation and enthusiasm for languages and the cultures they reflect. We believe that all students can learn a new language and that a global mind-set is a necessity and an asset in today’s society. The study of World Languages is an interdisciplinary pursuit; we offer a comprehensive curriculum in French, German, Italian, and Spanish in grades (7-12) and American Sign Language in grades (9-12). Students who enroll in our program will be challenged to develop their proficiency in the language they choose in an interactive, cooperative environment that emphasizes both oral and written expression through authentic linguistic experiences in the target language. In order to effectively communicate in the target language, students will sequentially advance their skills both orally and in writing in the three areas of interpersonal communication, interpretative communication, and presentational communication. We strive to promote appreciation for all of our World Language offerings.

 

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Resources Available Through ClassLink

ClassLink

The following online resources are available for the World Languages department through ClassLink.

Boom Cards - Digital task cards to provide students with practice in learning new skills (grades 7-12)

Carnegie Learning/EMS - Digital learning environment for world languages (grades 7- level 3 German and French)

Conjuguemos - Activities to support students in learning verbs, vocabulary, and grammar (grades 7-12)

Garbanzo - Provides Spanish language learners story-based learning opportunities and challenges (grades 7-12 Spanish)

Savvas - Digital textbook access (Spanish 7, Spanish 8, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3)

Additional Resources

Lead With Languages

ACTFL - World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

Honor Society Information

World Languages Honor Societies share Google Classroom Links directly to members

High School East Advisors:
Kristen Romond - French
Sam Specht - German
Angela Rabeno - Italian
Erika Farruggio - Spanish

High School West Advisors:
Lauren DiNapoli - French
Sallie Culloton - German
Christina Townsend - Italian
Ana Tiburcio & Oliva Sanchez - Spanish

Stony Brook ACE Program
Department Presentations to the Board of Education

World Languages, ENL and Library Media - April 25, 2023

Presentation to the Board of Education - November 23, 2021

 

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