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Jill Gendron – Spanish 7/8
Kristen Tetley – Spanish 7/8
Claudia Bailey – Spanish 7/8
Heather Courtemanche – French 7/8
Meg Fox – Spanish 7/8
Anna Helbling-Spanish 7
General Information –
World Language classes are a two year commitment and meet daily all year.
This is the first half of a high school level 1 course.
In class this year, your child will be introduced to grammatical concepts and structures, vocabulary, and culture. There is a strong emphasis on listening and speaking the target language in class, while reading and writing are practiced more through homework.
Some topics covered are:
Parts of Speech
This is the second half of a high school level 1 course.
In class this year, there is an increased emphasis on speaking/listening in the target language, more reading and writing development, and higher cultural awareness.
Some topics covered are:
More involved grammatical concepts
Sports and leisure
Weather and seasons
v Each student must maintain a separate, organized binder.
v Homework is assigned nightly.
v Tests/quizzes are administered regularly.
v Projects are also assigned.
v Speaking the target language in class is required.
General Classroom Policies –
- Binder/pencil/completed homework is expected.
- School attendance policy is enforced.
- Online translators are not allowed for written work.
- Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a zero and disciplinary actions.
- Respectful and appropriate behavior/language is expected every day.
- Cell phones are not allowed in class.
- Any test grade below a 70 will require a signature and mandatory review session.
- When is extra help?
Please check the student contract, or encourage your child to approach his/her teacher as each teacher has their own time.
- How can I help my child study the target language?
Please see the ‘Helpful Hints’ tab.
- How often is homework assigned?
Homework is generally assigned nightly. Other assignments/long-term projects may require extra time.
- How can my child improve their grade?
Review notes and vocabulary nightly.
Complete assigned work on time.
Actively listen and participate in class!!
Make vocabulary flashcards, flip sheets, or written study guides.
- What should I do when my child is absent?
Have your child pick up and complete all missing work in a timely manner. If they are still behind, extra help is always available. Make-up quizzes/tests should be scheduled with the teacher.
Helpful Links to practice the target languages:
- French vocab practice to donate rice to UN World Food Program to help end hunger
- Spanish - vocab practice, quarter 1 (greetings, countries, numbers, etc.)
- Spanish, flash cards, infinitives, pronouns, and professions
- Spanish- flashcards, adjectives
- Spanish vocab practice to donate rice to UN World Food Program to help end hunger
- Ask your child daily what he/she learned in class
- Monitor your child’s homework
- Establish a quiet study area
- Set a definite time for studying and doing homework
- Help your child practice vocabulary by spelling aloud and/or writing words in the target language/English on flash cards
- Ask your child to teach you what they are learning
- Most of all, have fun while helping your child learn this helpful skill