• Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES)

    In 2018-19, FLES will roll up to 6th grade at Hadley Junior High.

    FLES students in 5th grade and 8th grade will be assessed each spring for language proficiency based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines.

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
    The proficency assessment to be used is the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficency in Languages (AAPPL)
    AAPPL Measure
    AAAPL scores will be used to monitor students' language levels and assess their preparation for the obtaining the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy in high school.
    Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy

     


    Mission
    We prepare students for an expanding global environment by accelerating academic excellence through the teaching of two languages. We foster the appreciation and understanding of multiculturalism.

    Vision
    Students in the FLES program will develop proficient communicative competence in the target language through integrated thematic instruction. Students will embrace diverse cultural perspectives.

    Goals
    Students will

    • Participate in foreign language learning during the optimal years of acquisition
    • Develop positive attitudes about languages and cultures other than their own
    • Increase cognitive skills and academic abilities that will transfer to overall higher achievement
    • Enter middle school above the beginning levels

     

    Resources


    Free Online Spanish Books for Kids
    Children's Books Forever
    The Spanish Experiment
    Children's Library
    Free Kids Books
    Glen Ellyn Public Library - Digital Library


    Below are some useful videos from YouTube, organized here for your convenience.

     

     

     


    SPANISH - LITERACY








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    If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
    You can contact Theresa Ulrich at Central Office at 630-534-7251 or by email at tulrich@d41.org.