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   RE: Are modern language classes classified as elective in your district/state?
 From: Erika Liebel
 To: Language Educators
 Posted: 09-02-2017 19:28
 Message: I feel very fortunate. In my particular middle school, our World Language classes are considered part of 'Core.' We have the opportunity to attend ACTFL in Nashville this year. They have brought in trainers to assist us with the transition toward implementing ACTFL standards and proficiency-based learning. Soon we will receive training about how to conduct an OPI. The high school in our district used to classify World Language as part of the Core, but last year decided to do away with language as a requirement.

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Erika Liebel
eliebel@blaineschools.org
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Original Message:
Sent: 09-01-2017 08:12
From: Lonnie Dai Zovi
Subject: Are modern language classes classified as elective in your district/state?

Are modern language classes classified as elective in your district/state? We are. Because of our classification, we get super large classes, never get the respect from the administration that other academic classes (put kids in French even if they signed up for Spanish, put them in the second level even if they didn't pass the first level (even if they got a 20%) or in Spanish 3 even if they never even took Spanish 2. Just wondering if you folks experienced the same thing.

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Lonnie Dai Zovi
lonnie@vibrante.com
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