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International Languages

Grade 4
International Languages

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What your child is learning

I am part of a global society. Your child may continue in the bilingual program begun in Grade 1, they may continue Italian language and culture study, or they may begin to study another language and culture as a subject area. Continuing in their bilingual program in Chinese (Mandarin), German, Spanish or Ukrainian, they will take half their courses in the chosen language, becoming more fluent. In a language and culture program in Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish or Ukrainian, they will learn and use the language and understand what it means to be a citizen of the world. For more information, refer to the International Languages programs of study.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca or the Authorized Resources Database to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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