The Spanish curriculum at South Buffalo Charter School is
aligned with the New York State standards. It is delivered using a variety of
text and technology resources. The goal of the program in grades K-6 is to
build a basic foundation in the four key language skills: listening, speaking,
reading and writing, while also introducing students to the culture, history
and geography of the Spanish-speaking world. In 7th and 8th grade the students
continue to expand their knowledge in the four key areas and cultural aspects
in preparation for the New York State Spanish Proficiency exam at the
conclusion of 8th grade.
Some of the standards for each level are:
SPEAKING ~ Comprehend language consisting of simple vocabulary and
structures in face-to-face conversation with peers and familiar adults.
SPEAKING ~ Call upon repetition, rephrasing, and nonverbal cues to derive
or convey meaning from a language other than English
READING & WRITING
~ Understand the main idea and some details of simple informative materials
written for native speaker
& WRITING ~ Compose short, informal notes and messages to exchange
information with members of the target culture
COMMUNICATION ~ Use some key cultural traits of the societies in which the
target language is spoken
Students most likely will not be fluent in the language when they leave our school. However, they will be able to partake in basic conversations using a substantial amount of vocabulary and phrases. They will also be well-prepared to enhance their language skills as they move on to high school.
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