The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

Language Lab (Period 1-2-3)

Course Description

The Language Lab offers Spanish I, II, III and French I, II, III courses. Students develop interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities, and integrate these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Focus is on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and on the acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced through the use of media and adapted readings. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course.