World Languages and Cultures Curriculum – Grades 6-8

World Languages Grade 6

In 6th grade we begin to provide a language-rich experience with a focus on student communication skills.  We incorporate the domains of reading, listening, speaking and writing as well as, cultural literacy. This is the first year of study for students in a three year program.  Students will expand their linguistic competence while learning the following thematic topics:

  • Colors/Shapes/Numbers/Alphabet
  • Greetings and Getting to know you
  • Personal Identification: Personality traits/physical traits
  • Family and Pets: Describing your family/pets
  • Activities: Expressing likes/dislikes 
  • House/home: Rooms/objects in the rooms
  • School: Supplies/classes/classroom objects/telling time
  • Body: Parts of the body/talking about what hurts
  • Food: Vocabulary overview/likes and dislikes

World Languages Grade 7

In 7th grade we continue to provide a language-rich experience with a focus on student communication skills .  We incorporate the domains of reading, listening, speaking and writing as well as, cultural literacy. This is the second year of study for students.  Students will expand their linguistic competence using what they have acquired in their 6th grade year with the addition of the following thematic topics:

  • Shopping and clothing
  • Environment and weather
  • Around the town/neighborhood and transportation
  • Leisure activities and verb tenses
  • Professions 
  • Chores

World Languages Grade 8

The middle school world language and cultures program uses a spiraling model. This is the third year of a three year language program which culminates in earning one credit towards high school graduation. Students in 8th grade will continue to advance their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills through the target language in the presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive modes of language. This year of study incorporates vocabulary, grammar and culture from the previous two year as well as cover the following thematic units:

  • Travel
  • Geography
  • Health and Wellness
  • Daily Routine
  • Food
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