World Language

spanish

EMC World Language Programs

EMC is revolutionizing the way students are taught and learn, both in and out of the classroom. Through its innovative learning environment, Passport, EMC delivers digital learning solutions, marrying interactive curriculum with unique video based collaboration and assessment tools to promote student engagement, proficiency and culture in World Languages. 

EMC ¡Qué Chévere!; EMC Deutsch Aktuell; EMC T’es Branche

  • Fully aligned with ACTFL National World Language Standards
  • Integrated performance based assessments for all levels that require students to use the language in real time
  • Emphasis on language acquisition that focuses on interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive communication skills
  • Authentic speaking, listening, writing, and reading components stressed at all levels (basic through advanced)
  • Uses native speakers from a variety of countries (different dialects, vocabulary)
  • Cultural competency built through perspectives and practices with a focus on current readings that interest the students
  • Blended learning opportunities that allow the students to participate in real time language practice through technology
  • Interactive technology that motivates student learning, involvement, and excellence
  • Resources for differentiated instruction, including scaffolded readings and assessments and a component for native language speakers

EBook Version

  • Available to all students
  • Students can access from any device with account log in (compatible with all devices – need specific app with flash for smartphones and tables to record only)
  • EBook rosters can be auto populated from Powerschool
  • All levels of text can be shared with all roster students
  • Activities embedded in the ebook (without Passport) include sticky notes to text, bookmarks, embedded audio and video by various native speakers of the target language, practice mode with immediate grading and storing of grades

 

Passport

  • 4 major components: iCreate, iCulture, iNews, iVideo
    • iCreate: integrated performance assessments in 3 modes
    • iCulture: videos and activities with iPassport (updated monthly)
    • iNews: Can be used thematically, authentic, updated and current
    • iVideo: “day in the life” of target language student with iSong (contemporary songs)
  • Capacity to share audio and video: record, share, time limit, use FlipGrid app, limit ability to view (all/some/none), teacher controlled
  • Avenue: one-on-one teacher to student summative assessment tool, teacher made media or stock curriculum content, fully responsive between student/teacher (messaging and responding numerous times), aligned to each unit but also searchable by content
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