8th Grade World Languages

Eighth graders continue to study  French and Spanish.

520 French 1B

This course continues students’ study of French communication and culture. The first month is devoted to reviewing French 1A. Then, students delve into more complex grammar concepts, additional verb conjugations, and a broad range of topical vocabulary. Culture is integrated into each unit as an important component of language study. In addition to a highly interactive on-line textbook, students use investigative methods to develop understanding of concepts and broadening vocabulary, to prepare them to continue on to a level 2 course in high school. The classroom experience is a combination of direct instruction, independent investigation, group work, games, songs, and videos. All 8th grade French students sit for the annual National French Contest (Le Grand Concours) administered by the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French), in February.

 

 

530 Spanish 1B

This course continues students’ study of Spanish communication and culture. The first month is devoted to reviewing Spanish 1A. Then, students delve into more complex grammar concepts, additional verb conjugations, and a broad range of topical vocabulary, to prepare them to continue on to a level 2 course in high school. Culture is integrated into each unit as an important component of language study, In addition to a highly interactive on-line textbook, students use investigative methods to develop understanding of concepts and broadening vocabulary. The classroom experience is a combination of direct instruction, independent investigation, group work, games, songs, and videos. All 8th grade Spanish students sit for the annual National Spanish Exam administered by the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugeuse), in February.