Grades: Rising 6th -10th graders
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Spanish I initiates students into understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish through a variety of communicative activities that encourage students to use Spanish in an authentic and effective way. Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning and work towards becoming familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases. This includes greetings, simple question and answer, and vocabulary about family, hobbies, the classroom and vacations, as well as, but not limited to, the following grammar: present tense “-ar, -er, -ir” verbs, numbers, telling time, ser versus estar, the verb “gustar,” adjectives, stem-changing verbs and reflexive verbs. At the completion of the course, students will possess a general understanding of grammar patterns and the ability to participate in simple conversations. This course is suited for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID and want to build on what they already know, or for students who are looking to get a head start on their Spanish classes this fall.
Grades: Rising 6th – 10th graders
Weeks Available: Session 1: July 5-July 22, 2021 (three-week commitment)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Latin I will introduce students to verbs and nouns, basic grammar, and sentence building in order to provide a robust foundation for Latin language learning. This program is perfect for students preparing to enter a new Latin curriculum in the fall, or anyone wishing to expand their English vocabulary or acquire invaluable tools for mastering foreign languages. With emphasis on English derivations from Latin roots, the course stresses forms, syntax, and vocabulary. Extensive comparison of English and Latin grammar reinforces the understanding of the mechanics of both languages. This course is perfect for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID, as well as for students who are looking for an introduction to Latin for the upcoming school year.