Proven Method Leads to Greater Achievement
We've partnered with Middlebury Interactive to deliver an immersive approach to world languages. This curriculum was developed by academics at Middlebury College's renowned Language Schools, which for nearly 100 years has enabled business leaders, diplomats and educators to master world languages. Course offerings deliver real-world reading, writing, listening and speaking activities in a digital format and are aligned with national standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
World Language courses feature:
- Authentic components such as text, audio, video and images in the target language
- Task-based approach that goes beyond the typical classroom through real-life activities
- Prominent attention to world culture and cross-cultural understanding
- Age-appropriate material and engaging themes specifically designed for K-12 students
- Alignment to ACTFL standards which are designed to prepare students for success in the 21st Century
Exposure Courses for Elementary School
Exposure courses and curriculum build a solid language foundation for elementary school students. The program provides learners with an introduction to basic expressions, words and phrases. The courses also build awareness and appreciation of different languages and cultures. Students’ primary focus is on listening and speaking, with exposure to reading and writing accompanied by opportunities to practice what they’ve learned in familiar settings.
Competency Courses for Middle and High School
Competency courses are grounded in the development and integration of the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts, sentence structure and culture through explicit instruction, guided learning and adaptive pacing. Opportunities to apply language in common situations along with highly interactive activities are designed to reinforce skills in differing contexts and build foundational language knowledge. The use of authentic materials helps build student confidence and comfort in the target language. A full year of Competency courses consists of 18 units at the middle school level and 36 units at the high schools level, with five lessons in each unit.
Fluency Courses for High School
Fluency courses are based on Middlebury College's immersion methodology. Application of language skills is practiced through observation and intuition within a context, task-based activities and real-life themes. Students develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through media-rich activities and videos shot on location across the globe—this authentic content allows students to negotiate pathways for meaning. Intended outcomes include ability to express spontaneous thoughts and ideas in language, build metacognitive skills and acquire a deeper understanding of other cultures. Fluency courses are structured to allow for a customizable learning experience that can meet the needs for a fully online, blended or traditional classroom implementation.