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1 WORLD LANGUAGES What you will do. What you will learn. What you can expect. Delaware Department of Education

2 Just HOW Important is Learning another language anyway? Video

3 You Probably Have Some Questions … Why am I in here? What will I be able to do? How will I be assessed? How will I be graded? How is this class different? Whats next?

4 Why am I in here?

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6 Jobs In todays educational landscape, it is imperative for Delaware students to have the skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Learning a second language will offer our children an advantage in this increasingly competitive world. --Jack Markell Governor of the State of Delaware

7 Jobs Language learning is about real-world communication; its about jobs. What businesses really need from people they hire is not only advanced language skills but an ability to communicate culturallybeing appreciative of cultural differences. --Dr. Gregory Fulkerson Education Associate World Languages and International Education Delaware Department of Education

8 Jobs World languages are fundamental resources. If you speak well, read well, write well, the more opportunities you have in your life economically. --Dr. Tara Fortune Center for Advanced Language Acquisition University of Minnesota

9 World Languages: Future for Americas Economic Competitiveness

10 What will I be able to do in this class? UNDERSTAND! SPEAK! READ! WRITE!

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23 Celebrities Speak Other Languages Video

24 How much will your language proficiency grow? In order for you to see just how much your language abilities will grow, your teacher will provide you with a glimpse of what you will be able to do by May by giving you a pre- test. Answer the questions that you can, but dont worryyoure not supposed to know how to do everything right now! Thats why youre in the course. You will be able to demonstrate how much your language abilities have grown by taking a post-test.

25 Additional Information World Languages and International Education Delaware Department of Education 401 Federal St., Suite 2 Dover, DE


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