Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES)
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)
AAAPL scores will be used to monitor students' language levels and assess their preparation for obtaining the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy in high school.
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.
Students in the FLES program will develop proficient communicative competence in the target language through integrated thematic instruction. Students will embrace diverse cultural perspectives.
- 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
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If I have additional questions, who can I contact?
You can contact Geri Adkins at the Central Services Office at 630.534.7340 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.