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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">For those of you that have native speaker classes at your high school, how were they started? Were there any challenges that you faced in getting them created?
 How have the native speaker classes benefitted the students? The department? What is the curriculum like (focus on writing/reading)? Any particular successes or challenges that stand out as a result of the program?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">We have proposed the idea of a native speaker class in the past, but unfortunately have been met with some resistance. I really think it would be so valuable
 to have a course dedicated to the special learning needs of the both the native speakers and the Spanish heritage speakers, especially since a lot of these students tend to fall into the high risk category. It would open a lot of doors for them, building upon
 the valuable skills they already possess, and even advance to taking certain AP tests for college credit.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Really, any information you would like to share would be helpful.
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Wingdings;color:#1F497D">J</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"> Thank you so much. ~Heather Piepkorn<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b>On Behalf Of </b>Anderson, Anna<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:27 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Ana Snyder; Nava, Marcelina; Reyna, Janie; TFLAlist@list.tfla.info<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [TFLA-list] Spanish Curriculum<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">We are trying to revamp our native speakers program, does anyone have test or list of requirements for native speakers? That are either given at the middle
 school level or coming into the high school wanting to enroll in native speakers.  Any help is greatly appreciated!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Anna Anderson<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b>On Behalf Of </b>Ana Snyder<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:44 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> Nava, Marcelina; Reyna, Janie; <a href="mailto:TFLAlist@list.tfla.info">
TFLAlist@list.tfla.info</a><br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [TFLA-list] Spanish Curriculum<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 looking for  :)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Constantia","serif";color:blue">Spanish I & Beginning Spanish for Spanish Speakers</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Segoe UI","sans-serif";color:windowtext">>>> "Marcelina Nava" <<a href="mailto:marcelina.nava@plainview.k12.tx.us">marcelina.nava@plainview.k12.tx.us</a>> 5/16/2013 12:20 PM >>><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:28.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Good afternoon educators,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:28.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Is there anyone that teaches specifically to native speakers?  I would like to know about your curriculum.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:28.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Thank you,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:28.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Marcy Nava<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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