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  • ELL: Understanding American Culture I and II

    The Language Department ELL curriculum is a language and culture course focusing on oral and visual communication and interpretation. It gives students a structured experience, avoids redundancy with other IS courses, and complements the ELL Writing & Composition courses with the two levels based on the IB MYP and IB DP language B curricula. This approach to language learning is theme-based and the concepts and critical thinking skills gained in these levels can be effectively extended to IB Language A or Language B courses in the future.
  • International Baccalaureate French Language B High Level

    International Baccalaureate French Language B High Level (HL) is a two-year advanced language course that is co-seated with French IV and French V. This course is organized around three common core topics - communication and media, global issues, social relationships - and two of five options - cultural diversity, customs and traditions, health, leisure, science and technology. Each topic provides the students with opportunities to practice and to explore the language as well as to develop intercultural understanding. Students learn the advanced lexicon and grammar necessary to communicate through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students study at least two works of literature during the course; samples include works by St-Exupéry, Camus, Sartre, Schmidt, and Maupassant. HL objectives for this course challenge the students to communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations, demonstrate linguistic competence and intercultural understanding, use language appropriate to a range of interpersonal and cultural contexts, understand and use language to express and to respond to a range of ideas in a clear, coherent, and convincing manner, understand, analyze and respond to a range of written and spoken sources, and understand and use written texts and works of literature written in French. Sample assessment activities include oral response to visual stimuli, oral presentations, role playing, writing tasks (email, blog, news article, creative story, advertisement), reading comprehension tasks, formal compositions, quizzes, unit tests, and a final exam. IB SL students complete the IB Internal and External Assessments during the second year of the course. Junior and Senior two year course
  • Mandarin I

    Students in Mandarin I, an introductory language acquisition course that is co-seated with IB Mandarin Language B ab initio, focus on three themes: individual and society, leisure and work, and urban and rural environment, in which students practice and explore the language as they develop intercultural understanding. Students learn the fundamental lexicon and grammar necessary to communicate through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Assessment objectives for this course include the following: demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the intercultural elements related to the topics studied, communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations, understand and use accurately the basic structures of Mandarin, understand and use an appropriate range of vocabulary. Sample assessment activities include oral response to visual stimuli, oral presentations, role playing, writing tasks (email, blog, news article, creative story, advertisement), reading comprehension tasks, quizzes, unit tests, and a final exam. Freshman-PG course
  • Spanish II & Spanish II Honors

    Spanish II and Spanish II Honors are introductory language-acquisition courses that are co-seated with International Baccalaureate® Spanish Language B ab initio. Students focus on three main themes: individual and society, leisure and work, and urban and rural environment, in which students practice and explore the language as they develop intercultural understanding. Students learn the fundamental lexicon and grammar necessary to communicate through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Assessment objectives for this course include the following: demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the intercultural elements related to the topics studied, communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations, understand and use accurately the basic structures of Spanish, understand and use an appropriate range of vocabulary, use a register that is appropriate to the situation. Sample assessment activities include oral response to visual stimuli, oral presentations, role playing, writing tasks (email, blog, news article, creative story, advertisement), reading comprehension tasks, quizzes, unit tests and a final exam. Freshman-PG course

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  • The student-centered private school in CT

    Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and Post Grad to discover and hone their unique talents. This college preparatory school offers personalized learning opportunities like the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the IB Program. Artists can benefit from the Art Major program, while high school athletes can benefit from competitive athletics. Overall, students at the private school are encouraged to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and develop the critical thinking skills, confidence, and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society. 
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