Our world is growing ever more connected; students will have an advantage if they are able to nurture those connections through the understanding of foreign languages and cultures. In this course students will look at how ancient languages and cultures have influenced us today. They will be introduced to vocabulary in the German, Spanish, and Japanese languages as well as to ways to study these new words. They will learn about common language concepts such as the formality and gender of words and the use of different alphabets and sounds. As a combination of foreign language and social studies this course gives students a chance to sample a variety of languages before choosing a focus as well as providing bridges to understanding the world at large.
The instructor recommends preceding (or following) this course with Viewpoints A in which students will continue their explorations with the Latin, Hindi, and French languages and cultures.
Ms. Rachel believes this introduction to the study of foreign languages and cultures should be fun! Along with learning greetings and other vocabulary, we will have lots of hands-on craft projects, and students will be encouraged to earn the World Connections Through Cuisine Award (yum!).
Ms. Rachel will be mailing each registered student a VIEWPOINTS workbook before the course begins.
NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by December 15th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.
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Rachel Bevins is such a lovely teacher, making sure her students feel supported and encouraged during the language-learning process. I’m amazed by her patience every time I listen to part of her lesson, as she is one of those gifted teachers who can keep teens on track while also allowing them to feel validated with the things they want to express.
My daughter (and I) appreciated her grading policies. This was our first high school year, so having study groups outside of normal class hours was new to us, so just plan for your child to be online for those 1-2x per week as well. For my daughter, this was a great time to connect with her classmates and also to make sure she felt on track with what she was learning. It also built in some structure for her to stay on top of homework assignments.
We look forward to Spanish II next year, and would highly recommend this class.
Mrs. Bevins is a wonderful teacher who keeps students interested through interactive live classes and innovative assignments. Both of my daughters took Spanish 2 and had a great year! The work load is very reasonable but rigorous enough, and engages the student in different ways to solidify learning. Students have plenty of practice with listening, speaking, and writing the language. Grading happens in a timely manner and feedback is plentiful. I highly recommend this engaging class!