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What’s the secret to learning a second language?

Queridos padres, I recently came across this article and want to share with my parents.  Click the author’s name to read the entire posting.   ¡Muy interesante! Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 05:30 AM PST Studies reveal it’s more than just a matter of memory. A look at what the science of recall can teach us.  Bonnie Tsui, Pacific Standard MICHAEL […]

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Explanation of Performance Based Grading

SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM Grades 1-5 “When school and home work together as partners, children have the best opportunity to learn and succeed in school.” The standards for evaluation are the objectives established in the Descubre text-book curriculum for each grade level.  “I Can Statements” are the benchmarks used for progress and are aligned with the National and State World Language […]

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Can-Do Statements

Can-Do Statements NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements Progress Indicators for Language Learners Ultimately, the goal for all language learners is to develop a functional use of another language for one’s personal contexts and purposes. The Can-Do Statements serve two purposes to advance this goal: for programs, the statements provide learning targets for curriculum and unit design, serving as progress indicators; for language […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about TPRS

1. What is TPRS®? TPRS® stands for Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. It began as a teaching strategy created by several teachers who wanted a more effective way to teach languages. Over the last decade, it has been developed through research and practice by thousands of dedicated teachers world-wide. It is based on the idea that the brain needs […]