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French Foundations

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level."

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

French with Friends

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

Spanish Amigos

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Amigos is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. Spanish language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with themes about colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, parts of the house, common objects, body parts, etc. Greetings and simple phrases will be woven into the day's activities, as well as cultural traditions when applicable. Writing, spelling, and grammar will not be emphasized in this class. Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level. Students may join Spanish Amigos during any quarter.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

Spanish Conversation for Kids

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn beginning Spanish through games, songs, stories, and skits in a predominantly immersion environment (limited cues in English). Each week students will work on the "basics" such as greetings, colors, numbers, adjectives and weather and will explore focused themes. First quarter's theme of "Fun Times" will examine Spanish and Latin American cultural traditions, sports, and holidays. Future themes include "Around Town" (2nd quarter), "Food" (3rd quarter), and "All About Me" (4th quarter). Through age-appropriate games and activities, students will learn and practice the vocabulary and simple phrases related to the week's theme. Basic, beginners-level spelling, reading, and grammar will be introduced. Since the class is taught in "themes", or units, students may join during any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

American Sign Language (ASL) I (Honors or On-Level)

Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 6, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: TBD

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Are you interested in learning a new language that is used right here in America? Are you intrigued by a modern language that has no written form? Do you want to find out why American Sign Language is much more closely linked to French Sign Language than British Sign Language? If so, American Sign Language (ASL) is the perfect language for you! In this class, students will learn the basic skills in production and comprehension of ASL while covering thematic units such as personal and family life, school, social life, and community. Each unit will include presentations and readings on Deaf culture and Deaf history. Students will learn finger spelling and numbers, developing conversational ability, culturally appropriate behaviors, and fundamental ASL grammar.

Class time will be dedicated to interactive ASL conversations, games, poetry, and story-telling. ASL is an excellent second language choice for teens who have difficulty with writing, spelling, or challenging pronunciation. Penn State University research demonstrated that the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. All class members share the core, weekly lesson and participate in the same in-class activities. Honors students will be assigned supplemental articles, videos, and/or additional signs each week. Students register online for the same course, but must indicate which level they wish to study via e-mail by August 15. Students may move down a level (from Honors to On-Level) at any time. However, once classes have started, students may not "bump up" a level.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours each week outside of class on required vocabulary exercises, readings, and practice. Assignments: Homework assignments will include an online component where students will be asked to upload videos of themselves signing. Enrolled students will be asked to complete a summer assignment consisting of learning the ASL alphabet and practicing fingerspelling before the start of classes. Assessments: The instructor will assign and tally points for completed assignments and quizzes for the parent's use in assigning a grade. Textbook: Students should purchase or rent "Signing Naturally Units 1-6 workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212105) which includes a DVD or signing videos. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in World Languages for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $635.00

American Sign Language (ASL) II (Honors or On-Level)

Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 6, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: TBD

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: ASL I

Students of ASL will continue to improve their fluency in this 2nd year course. As students become more advanced signers, emphasis will be on focusing on the meaning of a conversation (whole) rather than individual signs (parts). In conversation, students will learn to confirm information by asking questions in context. Second year students will continue to build their vocabulary, apply ASL grammar ,and will learn to make requests, ask for advice, give opinions, make comparisons and use superlatives, and narrate stories. Other skills covered in ASL II include expressing year, phone, time, and currency in numbers, giving directions, and describing locations. Each unit will include presentations and readings on Deaf culture and Deaf history.

Class time will be dedicated to interactive ASL conversations, games, poetry, and story-telling. ASL is an excellent second language choice for teens who have difficulty with writing, spelling, or challenging pronunciation. Penn State University research demonstrated that the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. All class members share the core, weekly lesson and participate in the same in-class activities. Honors students will be assigned supplemental articles, videos, and/or additional signs each week. Students register online for the same course, but must indicate which level they wish to study via e-mail by August 15. Students may move down a level (from Honors to On-Level) at any time. However, once classes have started, students may not "bump up" a level.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours each week outside of class on required vocabulary exercises, readings, and practice. Assignments: Homework assignments will include an online component where students will be asked to upload videos of themselves signing. Enrolled students will be asked to complete a summer practice assignment. Assessments: The instructor will assign and tally points for completed assignments and quizzes for the parent's use in assigning a grade. Textbook: Students should purchase or rent "Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212211) which includes a DVD of signing videos. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in World Languages for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $635.00

Spanish I (Honors or On-Level)

Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 6, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lisa Alsono

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Get ready for a full year of beginner level high school Spanish! This is a conversation-focused program in which students will build their vocabulary quickly and learn essential grammar skills in Spanish. Vocabulary will include the alphabet, numbers, time, dates, seasons, school, free time activities/hobbies, likes/dislikes, personal descriptions, family relationships, emotions, food/restaurants, places/locations in town, and shopping/clothing. There will be a strong emphasis on competency using regular and irregular present tense verbs and common grammar concepts such as articles, pronouns, adjectives, and comparative phrases.

Class will be conducted primarily in Spanish and will focus on listening and speaking skills, asking and answering questions, and correct use of grammar. At home, students will be responsible for memorizing vocabulary and grammar, completing worksheets and written assignments, and watching both grammar instruction and language immersion videos.

This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. Spanish I offers a substantive, full-credit experience taught at either level. All class members share core material and participate in the same class activities, but honors students will be given homework that requires higher level reasoning and advanced application of various grammar skills. All students will register online for the same course. Students must indicate which level they want to study via e-mail by August 15. Once the course has begun, students may move down a level (from honors to on-level) at any time. However, once classes have started, students may not "bump up" a level.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 30-45 minutes per day, 4 days per week on homework outside of class. Assignments: Are sent by e-mail to parents and students. Students must have access to a computer and internet service for computer-based videos and practice tools that are assigned as homework and are essential to success in the class. Assessments: Quizzes, tests, and individual performance reviews will be given to all students at regular intervals to provide parents with sufficient feedback to assign a grade. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for class materials in lieu of a textbook.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Foreign Language for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $597.00

Spanish II (Honors or On-Level)

Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 6, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lisa Alsono

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: Spanish I

Get ready for a full year of intermediate level high school Spanish! This is a conversation-focused program in which students will build their vocabulary quickly and learn essential grammar skills in Spanish. Vocabulary will include describing homes and chores; planning a party; health, body parts and sports; vacations, leisure time activities, fun events and places of interest; communicating via phone and computer; and daily routines. There will be a strong emphasis on competency using regular and irregular past tense verbs and common grammar concepts such as commands, direct and indiect object pronouns, reflexive verbs, and the differences between ser vs. estar and saber vs. conocer.

Class will be conducted primarily in Spanish and will focus on listening and speaking skills, asking and answering questions, and correct use of grammar. At home, students will be responsible for memorizing vocabulary and grammar, completing worksheets and written assignments, and watching both grammar instruction and language immersion videos.

This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. Spanish I offers a substantive, full-credit experience taught at either level. All class members share core material and participate in the same class activities, but honors students will be given homework that requires higher level reasoning and advanced application of various grammar skills. All students will register online for the same course. Students must indicate which level they want to study via e-mail by August 15. Once the course has begun, students may move down a level (from honors to on-level) at any time. However, once classes have started, students may not "bump up" a level.

Prerequistes Spanish I Workload: Students should expect to spend 30-45 minutes per day, 4 days per week on homework outside of class. Assignments: Are sent by e-mail to parents and students. Students must have access to a computer and internet service for computer-based videos and practice tools that are assigned as homework and are essential to success in the class. Assessments: Quizzes, tests, and individual performance reviews will be given to all students at regular intervals to provide parents with sufficient feedback to assign a grade. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for class materials in lieu of a textbook. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Foreign Language for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $597.00

French Foundations

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level."

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

French with Friends

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

Spanish Amigos

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Amigos is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. Spanish language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with themes about colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, parts of the house, common objects, body parts, etc. Greetings and simple phrases will be woven into the day's activities, as well as cultural traditions when applicable. Writing, spelling, and grammar will not be emphasized in this class. Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level. Students may join Spanish Amigos during any quarter.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

Spanish Conversation for Kids

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn beginning Spanish through games, songs, stories, and skits in a predominantly immersion environment (limited cues in English). Each week students will work on the "basics" such as greetings, colors, numbers, adjectives and weather and will explore focused themes. First quarter's theme of "Fun Times" will examine Spanish and Latin American cultural traditions, sports, and holidays. Future themes include "Around Town" (2nd quarter), "Food" (3rd quarter), and "All About Me" (4th quarter). Through age-appropriate games and activities, students will learn and practice the vocabulary and simple phrases related to the week's theme. Basic, beginners-level spelling, reading, and grammar will be introduced. Since the class is taught in "themes", or units, students may join during any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

French Foundations

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level."

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

French with Friends

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Spanish Amigos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Amigos is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. Spanish language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with themes about colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, parts of the house, common objects, body parts, etc. Greetings and simple phrases will be woven into the day's activities, as well as cultural traditions when applicable. Writing, spelling, and grammar will not be emphasized in this class. Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level. Students may join Spanish Amigos during any quarter.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Spanish Conversation for Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn beginning Spanish through games, songs, stories, and skits in a predominantly immersion environment (limited cues in English). Each week students will work on the "basics" such as greetings, colors, numbers, adjectives and weather and will explore focused themes. First quarter's theme of "Fun Times" will examine Spanish and Latin American cultural traditions, sports, and holidays. Future themes include "Around Town" (2nd quarter), "Food" (3rd quarter), and "All About Me" (4th quarter). Through age-appropriate games and activities, students will learn and practice the vocabulary and simple phrases related to the week's theme. Basic, beginners-level spelling, reading, and grammar will be introduced. Since the class is taught in "themes", or units, students may join during any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

French Foundations

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level."

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

French with Friends

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Spanish Amigos

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Amigos is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. Spanish language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with themes about colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, parts of the house, common objects, body parts, etc. Greetings and simple phrases will be woven into the day's activities, as well as cultural traditions when applicable. Writing, spelling, and grammar will not be emphasized in this class. Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level. Students may join Spanish Amigos during any quarter.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Spanish Conversation for Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn beginning Spanish through games, songs, stories, and skits in a predominantly immersion environment (limited cues in English). Each week students will work on the "basics" such as greetings, colors, numbers, adjectives and weather and will explore focused themes. First quarter's theme of "Fun Times" will examine Spanish and Latin American cultural traditions, sports, and holidays. Future themes include "Around Town" (2nd quarter), "Food" (3rd quarter), and "All About Me" (4th quarter). Through age-appropriate games and activities, students will learn and practice the vocabulary and simple phrases related to the week's theme. Basic, beginners-level spelling, reading, and grammar will be introduced. Since the class is taught in "themes", or units, students may join during any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

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