The primary goal of our world languages program is effective communication. Students will be introduced to the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The study of world cultures is also an integral part of the student based learning in this program.
Students are taught the introductions and expressions of courtesy and the history of Hispanic culture. This includes the Latin American roots and biographies. Students are also made aware of the current events in the Spanish-speaking countries, including the latest books, newsworthy information. Students engage in language immersion by discussing the school, their families, houses, food, health and welfare. At the end of each year students are able to express verbally in Spanish and write paragraphs, stories in Spanish.
Assessments include –
· Ongoing – General Effort / Daily Speaking Activities
· Presentations – Role-plays- Pair/ Group work
· Regular Homework Assignments
· Projects – countries and culture
· Quizzes – All the skills – Listening/ Speaking/ Reading / Writing/Culture
· Tests/ Exams – All the skills – Listening/ Speaking/ Reading / Writing/Culture
· Computer Lab – Designing worksheets/ Crossword puzzles/ Word search / Power Point
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! On December 7th, Cedar Hill Prep participated in the Garden State Debate Meet at Bridgeton Middle School. The topics for the debate were - (a) The President should serve a single six year term, (b) Banning neonic pesticides does more harm than good, (c) The green new deal is bad for America, (d) End NJ Bear Hunt. Once again, Cedar Hill Prep finished first with the highest overall points. Three teams finished in the top 10, and Arnav Upadhyay won the Top Speaker Award for Cedar Hill Prep School.
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.