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World Language & Culture Ambassadors

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Learn about World Language & Culture Ambassadors, a world language and culture enrichment program for elementary and middle school students.

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World Language & Culture Ambassadors

  1. 1. Introducing kids to the world through language and culture learning We are a nonprofit enrichment program that offers world language and culture classes to elementary and middle school students throughout the Puget Sound region.
  2. 2. • Boosts confidence in learning another language • Fosters an understanding and awareness of people from different backgrounds • Accent free pronunciation • Strengthens cognitive and linguistic development • Prepares students for a globally competitive world • Provides a positive, fun, and engaging learning environment Benefits of WLCA
  3. 3. Curriculum and Classroom Design Max and Carmen are WLCA characters that take students on a travel adventure in countries that speak the target language. Students learn about another country and learn the language through these stories. Teachers use a method called Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) when reading the Max & Carmen stories. M eet M ax. He’s a travel photographer. Meet Carmen. She’s Max’s tour guide and language teacher. Unit 5: Max and Carmen visit Machu Picchu in Peru!
  4. 4. Curriculum and Classroom Design • There are 4 lesson per unit, and each unit contains a variety of games, crafts, songs, and activities that reinforce the unit vocabulary. • Each unit contains a Max & Carmen story and an activity related to another country/culture. • Based on the methodology of Total Physical Response and Natural Approach. UNITS 1: Introductions 2: Days, Months 3: Colors, Clothing 4: Marine Animals 5: Food (lunch, dinner, vegetables) 6: Food (Breakfast, fruit) 7: Farm Animals 8: Sports 9: Body Parts 10: People UNITS 1: Introductions 2: Days, Months 3: Colors, Clothing 4: Marine Animals 5: Food (lunch, dinner, vegetables) 6: Food (Breakfast, fruit) 7: Farm Animals 8: Sports 9: Body Parts 10: People Year 2 Spanish Curriculum Unit Themes:
  5. 5. • Native speakers, or have near native cababilities. • Extremely passionate about sharing their language and culture. • All teachers go through a background check. • All teachers are trained on the WLCA methodology and curriculum. WLCA Teachers
  6. 6. • When: Before or after school hours • Location: School facilities • Grades: K-8 • Duration: 40 minutes • Session Packages: 10-40 classes *30 classes is highly recommended for adequate base learning. • Language: Determined by parents/school. • Cost: Varies by area • Enrollment: Minimum of 8, maximum of 15 How it works!
  7. 7. ‫شكرا‬ Thank you! 謝謝 merci Danke grazie ありがとう 감사합니다 ‫شما‬ ‫از‬ ‫تشکر‬ ‫با‬ obrigado ¡gracias! спасибо Get classes started today! Email wlca@cultural.org Call (206) 217-9644 ext. 220 Visit our website for more info: www.cultural.org/wlca Check out this video to learn more about classes: http://vimeo.com/71782615

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