Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
All students must complete a project for this class.
Middlebury World Languages - Spring 2024
Virtual Learning Coordinator: Tina Kohler: firstname.lastname@example.org
world language courses by Middlebury Interactive utilize a pedagogy and teaching methods refined over decades that include real-world reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities combined with immersive learning to accelerate language acquisition.
Elementary School Language Courses Our online language courses by Middlebury Interactive are designed to be learner-centric and provide students with a comprehensive 21st century world language education. All levels integrate The Five C's - communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities at varying degrees of immersion while leveraging interactive exercises, tasks, and practices. Courses are developed at grade level with age-appropriate topics and engaging themes specifically designed for K-5 learners.
Thematic Curriculum Our elementary school language courses provide an introductory foundation for young learners’ first exposure to language learning. A thematically organized curriculum features authentic literature, fables, myths, and legends. Interactive exercises introduce basic expressions and help develop vocabulary.
Fun and Friendly Students' primary focus is on listening and speaking, accompanied by opportunities to practice what they've learned in familiar settings. Stories, games, and songs create a fun and friendly learning environment where students can explore meanings and begin to express themselves. With an introduction to reading and writing, students become prepared for continued language learning.
Exposure to Language and Culture The elementary school language courses provide students with their first exposure to language and culture. The engaging course environment helps foster cultural appreciation and positively contributes to students’ performance in core subjects. This initial exposure to language builds the foundation for future language study and lifelong learning.
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Elementary school language courses are available at the following levels:
- French (Grades K-2: Level 1; Grades 3-5: Levels 1 & 2)
- Spanish (Grades K-2: Levels 1 & 2; Grades 3-5: Levels 1 & 2)
- Chinese (Grades K-2: Level 1; Grades 3-5: Level 1)
- German (Grades 3-5: Level 1)
Please review the Virtual Class Guidelines for requirements of course.
*Please note: All Partnership classes, including virtual classes, are Project-Based Learning courses. All students must complete a project for these classes. It is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Virtual classes. You will receive an info letter for your Virtual class with your registration confirmation which will include the date deadline to drop your virtual class. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class.
Teacher of Record: Luis Sanchez