December 2018Dear 6th Grade Parents and Students,
We have begun the process for our 6th graders to make their selection for the world language they wish to study beginning in 7th grade. We currently offer four different language programs: French, Italian, Spanish, and Native Spanish. Our French, Italian, and Spanish programs are designed for students that have had little to no exposure to these languages, while our Native Spanish course is designed for students who speak and have been exposed to Spanish at home.
All 6th graders will submit their language preferences on Language Selection Day, which is on Wednesday, December 19th. I will visit every 6th grade class during their ELA block, and every student will have the opportunity to submit their top two choices for the language they wish to begin studying next September in 7th grade.
As an added resource to help students make their selection, students may wish to sign up to use the program, Pronunciator, which is available for free through the Baldwin Public Library website. (Link to Pronunciator) Students can log in with their library card barcode to create an account and explore studying French, Italian, and Spanish before making their selection.
Dr. Jimmy KalamarasDirector of ENL and World Languages