McAuliffe World Language classes, Spanish & French, prepare scholars to communicate effectively in real-life situations. Learners develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the target languages of Spanish or French by diving into engaging cultural themes such as:
- Fast fashion
- What do I stand up for?
- My community
- Story telling
Topics often align with what scholars are studying in their ELA and Social Studies classes.
Teachers create safe, joyful spaces for scholars to practice communicating in another language and develop intercultural understanding. Scholars use technology extensively to access texts and video in the target language and communicate electronically within and beyond the classroom. A heritage speakers Spanish course is offered in each grade to scholars who have studied the language during elementary school or who speak the language at home.
The World Language curriculum at McAuliffe is aligned with the Massachusetts Foreign Languages Curriculum Frameworks and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.