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ERIC Number: EJ995583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Program Aspires for "Global" Impact Results
Oh, Christina
Learning Languages, v17 n1 p28-29 Fall-Win 2011
During the 2010-2011 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) piloted the After-School Global Language Opportunity Benefiting All Learners (GLOBAL) program for 12 weeks at eight different school sites. This school year the program expanded to 25 weeks and 11 sites. GLOBAL is an approach to learning that allows students to develop basic world language communicative skills. The GLOBAL curriculum is aligned with the Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) program. GLOBAL incorporates themes found in core subjects such as social studies, science, math, and language arts into its language and cultural studies. The program reinforces core content curriculum to enhance and emphasize the FCPS Program of Studies and the Virginia Standards of Learning. The GLOBAL curriculum is sequential so that the thematic lessons spiral from one week to the next and the instructors only use the target language for the entire 60 minutes. This program provides a framework for schools without language programs and adds enrichment for schools that offer FLES programs. GLOBAL classes take place either before or after school for one hour per week. GLOBAL divides students into two levels: (1) the Foundation Level (K to 3); and (2) the Performance Level (4 to 6). A Foundation Level class consists of 15 students, while approximately 18 students are enrolled into a Performance Level class. All GLOBAL lessons utilize the SMARTBoard technology, allowing students to be engaged and hands-on during each class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia