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    Overview of Spanish/World Language at McClure
    Spanish courses are open to 7th and 8th grade students who are eager to explore their world and community.
    Learning Spanish engages our students as thoughtful global citizens, and prepares them for college and the job
    markets of the future.  Our Spanish program is based in the World Readiness Standards of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages):  Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities.  Our goal is to grow students’ skills in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication skills and prepare them to be lifelong learners.  Students are exposed to diverse perspectives, authentic resources and opportunities to be creative with language.  

    Two credits of World Language are now a state requirement for high school graduation - completing our Spanish program in middle school allows students to enter high school with one credit already accounted for! We encourage students that finish this program to start at Spanish 2 when entering high school, and to continue on to higher levels such as AP Spanish.

    Members Of The Department What They Teach
     Ellie Vollmer Spanish 1A and 1B
    ELL (English Language Learning)


    Scope and Sequence of Spanish Program

    The McClure Spanish program will utilize SPS’s newly-adopted Vista Higher Learning curriculum, including the textbook “Senderos, Level 1” as well as teacher-created curriculum.  There is an online component of this curriculum that students can access both in the classroom and at home.    

    Middle and High Schools across the district are moving to an aligned curriculum district-wide.  This means your student will be well-prepared for high school Spanish or any other middle school Spanish class in our district. 

     

    For more information about the Spanish program at McClure, please reach out to
    Ellie Vollmer at ekthomson@seattleschools.org or Tel: 206 252-1856