• At East Garner Magnet Middle School, we offer four language acquisition tracks:

    • Mandarin Chinese
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Spanish for Heritage Learners

    The primary aim of language acquisition is to encourage students to gain competence in a modern language other than their mother tongue. Additionally, the study of language acquisition encourages a respect for and appreciation of other cultures while providing a skills base to facilitate further language learning.

    Proficiency in another language gives students access to a broader range of input, experiences and perspectives and the enjoyment of being able to communicate in a language other than their mother tongue. It is also acknowledged that learning another language greatly contributes to the holistic development of students and is believed to raise achievement in other subject areas.

    EGMMS students enrolled in Language Acquisition classes will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a modern language through group work, communicative activities, projects and presentations. Students will gain a deeper cultural understanding and appreciation of the language and the people who speak it.

    Additional Information on the World Language Essential Standards can be found at:

    World Language Essential Standards

    Language Acquisition Grading Scale:

    Reading                       20%

    Writing                         20%

    Speaking                      20%

    Listening                      20%

    Major Assessments   20%                                                                                                  

    World Languages