Thursday, August 20, 2009

Language partnership between School of Education and Ann Arbor Public Schools announced

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Director of Teacher Education Donald Freeman and world languages faculty member Maria Coolican presented about the proposed Ann Arbor Languages Partnership to the Ann Arbor School Board on Wednesday, August 20, in collaboration with Superintendent Todd Roberts and Elementary Curriculum Administrator Lee Ann Dickinson-Kelley.

The partnership, which will involve faculty, students, and school-based media specialists in creating and teach Spanish language curricula for elementary children, grades three through five, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, will unfold over the next several years. The Common European Framework was established in the late 1990s as a way of providing a common method of assessing and teaching languages in Europe.

To learn about the Common European Framework, go to:

To read a brochure about the Ann Arbor Languages Partnership, see:

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