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Assabet Valley

Regional Technical/Vocational School District
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World Languages

Assabet Valley recognizes the importance of offering world languages to its students. We strongly encourage all college-bound students to take a minimum of 2 years of a foreign language. This fulfills the requirement that many college admissions programs are looking for students to have. 
 
The ability to communicate with others is of vital importance in the world today. As international business and travel expand, they bring an increased need and opportunity to interact with people from other cultures.
 
Not only must students develop an ability to communicate with people in a variety of languages, but also they must develop an understanding and appreciation of the variety of cultures in Spanish and other world language-speaking countries to compete in a global society. By teaching world languages, we prepare our students to become productive citizens of our democratic society and of the world.
 

Courses

SPANISH I (GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12)
Course:   511A & 511B             Level:  1          Credits:  3

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture.  Emphasis is placed on developing listening and pronunciation skills, beginning techniques in reading and writing, vocabulary acquisition, and communication in the present tense. Hispanic culture is also presented and explored.  Students will be expected to create projects regarding the cultures of several Spanish-speaking countries.


SPANISH II   (GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12)
Course:   512A & 512B             Level:  1          Credits:  3

This course is for students who have successfully completed level I Spanish.  It is designed to increase students’ ability in the four components of learning a language:  listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students continue their study of basic language concepts with increased emphasis on the target language as means of communication. Students also increase their awareness of the many Hispanic cultures by creating a variety of projects and presentations.  

SPANISH III (GRADES 10, 11, 12)
Course:   515A & 515B             Level:  1          Credits:  3

This course is for students who have successfully completed level II Spanish.  It is intended to expand the use of all four language skills with more complex use of language and comprehension of more sophisticated topics.  To achieve a higher level of proficiency, emphasis is placed on extensive grammar study and expansion of vocabulary through topical and text selections.  Analysis continues of Hispanic culture and customs through the development of cultural projects and presentations.

WORLD LANGUAGE LAB (GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12) 
Course: multiple               Level:  1          Credits:  3

The ability to speak a foreign language is becoming increasingly important in our global society. The World Language Lab will allow students additional opportunities to learn other languages besides our traditional Spanish offerings. Assabet Valley has added both the Rosetta Stone Classroom Immersion online program and the Fluenz Online Language Immersion program to our World Languages department. 
The World Language Lab will be a teacher-facilitated language course where students who meet specific requirements may take any of the thirty (30) languages offered by the Rosetta Stone online language immersion program or the seven (7) offerings from Fluenz. 

Students who are recommended for the World Language Lab program will need to apply for one of the seats. All students will be expected to reach identified language and vocabulary benchmarks as well as participate in non-software program cultural reading and writing activities.


ATHLETIC TRAINING/DIRECTOR AIDE  (11,12) - by Application only 
Course: 891 Level: 1 Credits: 1 per semester 

The Assabet Valley Athletic Trainer under the direction of the Assabet Valley Athletic Director is interested in working with students who wish to learn more about the field of sports medicine and the role of an athletic trainer. Students who are able to attend sports practices and games (some nights) a minimum of 3 days a week after school, are in good academic standing, have a proven track record of reliability and assuming responsibility, are in good health, and are interested in the healthcare field may apply. Accepted students will work with the Athletic Trainer for the duration of one or more sports seasons (students themselves may not be involved with a team during such time), earning 1.0 credit per season on a Pass/Fail basis. A committee will review and select applicants: the Academic Director and/or Athletic Director reserves the right to reduce or eliminate this option based upon the needs of the Assabet Valley athletic program. 

This is an extended day course of study. Credits awarded based on completion of hours and a portfolio of  experiences submitted to the Academic Director and Athletic Director. 
 
ONLINE COURSE PLATFORMS (GRADES 9,10,11,12) 
Course: multiple Level: multiple Credits: 1.5/3

Our Apex, PLATO, Suite360, and Rosetta online curriculum programs provide original credit and credit recovery for Assabet Valley students based on guidance and administration recommendations. Apex online comprehensive courses meet high school graduation requirements and address the needs of all students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.
PAGE CONTACTS & RESOURCES

PAGE CONTACTS & RESOURCES

Ms. deLima, World Languages Teacher
 
Ms. Picucci, Spanish Teacher
 
Mr. Martinez Caraballo, World Languages Teacher
 
 

Resources


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