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- Principal’s Update
The Foreign Language Department at WBRHS offers the following classes.
Regular classes levels 1 & 2, Honors classes level 3, Native speakers classes in levels 1 & 2, Pre-Aice classes for levels 2 & 3, Aice classes and AP Spanish Language as well as AP Spanish Literature classes in Spanish.
** Students that take and pass the Aice Exam or AP Exams will get a BILITERACY Seal on their High School Diploma upon graduation. **
Regular levels 1, 2 and 3 Honors/Pre-Aice.
World Languages Placement Guidelines
It is to the advantage of these students to be correctly placed in a course, to their benefit, so they can excel to the AP classes much faster than when placed in a regular class.
Why Place Heritage Students in Spanish Speakers’ Classes?
“The purpose of this course is to enable students whose heritage language is Spanish to develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in their heritage language by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.”
Native-Speakers: Students who are from a country where the target language is spoken and/or taught regularly. They understand the spoken target language, speak it with possible English interference, and may read or write with difficulty.
Near-Native/Heritage Speakers: Students, often first generation Americans, who are exposed to a language other than English at home. They may not speak the language fluently, but they understand it. Enrollment in non-native classes is NOT recommended, as they do not meet the criteria in Florida’s WL, and will be bored. Often, they feel overconfident and actually fail the class due to lack of effort.
Fe Zamora, Department Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Greta Brewer, French email@example.com
Karen Cripps, Spanish firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingrid Midttun, Spanish email@example.com
Maria Ghiragossian, Spanish firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena Sanchez, Spanish email@example.com
Valerie Stanescu, Spanish firstname.lastname@example.org
West Boca Raton High School
12811 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Student Services: 561.672.2029
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