World Languages (Grades 3-5)

Beginning Chinese 1 

This introductory Chinese course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the Chinese language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story from China. This course, designed specifically for younger students, focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition through stories, games, songs, and practice activities. Students are exposed to the Chinese language and Chinese-speaking cultures in a fun environment where they can explore meanings and begin to express themselves through simple words and phrases.

Intermediate Chinese 1

Students are introduced to Mandarin Chinese through a series of dynamic and engaging animations based on authentic Chinese stories. These stories share an aspect of Chinese culture and language from famous myths to historical tales familiar to all Chinese children. Each story introduces key vocabulary words and phrases that are then practiced through a series interactive games and activities. In addition, other video and media materials are used to further demonstrate culture and daily life in China. Students are introduced to simplified Characters throughout the course and targeted character based activities help to prepare students how to read and write Chinese characters. Students are challenged with comprehension quizzes at the end of every unit, as well as teacher-graded assignments where they will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese. All of the materials in the course are designed to familiarize students with Chinese culture, characters, vocabulary and simple phrases

Beginning French 1

This introductory French course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the French language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story from the French-speaking world. This course, designed specifically for younger students, focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition through stories, games, songs, and practice activities. Students are exposed to the French language and French-speaking cultures in a fun environment where they can explore meanings and begin to express themselves through simple words and phrases.

Intermediate French 1

This introductory French course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the French language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, tale or legend from French-speaking culture. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, songs, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit’s theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; get comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of French; learn simple French phrases; begin to read, speak and listen for meaning in French; and recognize distinctive practices and products of French-speaking culture.

Intermediate French 2

The Level 2 French course is the second year of introductory French for students in grades 3-5. The content of each unit is based on an authentic story, myth, or legend from a French-speaking culture. Each story provides a framework for students to learn vocabulary, acquire basic grammar principles, practice pronunciation, and explore cultural topics. Story and song animations, practice activities, games, and assessments encourage students to engage with the French language in a rewarding, low-stress environment. As students move through the course, they will become more comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of French. They will learn simple French phrases related to each theme, and continue to read, write, speak and listen for meaning. They will also come to recognize some of the history, practices, and products that define French-speaking cultures around the world.

Intermediate German 1

The Intermediate German Level 1 course consists of approximately 90 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be taught over a semester. The content for each unit is based on an immersive authentic German story that ties in the vocabulary from the unit. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. Culture lessons are presented through multi-media lessons covering cultural aspects of major German-speaking areas in Europe.

Beginning Spanish 1

This introductory Spanish course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the Spanish language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from the Spanish-speaking culture. This course, designed specifically for younger students, focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition through stories, games, songs, and practice activities. Students are exposed to Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures in a fun environment where they can explore meanings and begin to express themselves through simple words and phrases.

Beginning Spanish 2 

Students continue their language-learning adventure during their second year of Elementary Spanish 2. The content for each unit provides a fun and interactive experience for students and is based on an authentic story, myth, or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures. Although the course focuses primarily on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through stories, games, activities, songs, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit’s theme. Through the interactive course, students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; become familiar with the sounds and rhythms of the Spanish language; expand their listening and reading comprehension, as well as their ability to read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in basic Spanish; and learn about distinctive cultural practices of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Intermediate Spanish 1

This introductory Spanish course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the Spanish language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from Spanish-speaking culture. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, songs, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit’s theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; get comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of Spanish; learn simple Spanish phrases; begin to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in Spanish; and recognize distinctive practices and products of Spanish-speaking culture.

Intermediate Spanish 2

This course is the second year of our introductory Spanish courses. It provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s continued exposure to the Spanish language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from Spanish-speaking culture. The course uses each authentic story as a way to help students acquire vocabulary and other key concepts. The course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles, pronunciation, and culture, all of which are grasped through the story, games, activities, songs, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit’s theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; get comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of Spanish; learn simple Spanish phrases and sentences related to each theme; continue to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in Spanish; and recognize distinctive practices and products of Spanish-speaking culture.