Welcome to Ms. Urso's Webpage!

Welcome to French and Spanish class!  

My name is Lisa Urso, and I am your child's French or Spanish teacher this year.  I have just started my sixteenth year at John Winthrop Middle School, and I really enjoy seeing the kids every year.  It has been a joy to watch them progress in their language abilities; I love seeing them grow throughout the two years that they are here.

This is my webpage for parents.  This is the place where you can find information about our units of study, language learning goals, and how you can help your child at home.

Here is a general overview of what you will find on this webpage:
  • Homework calendars.  I upload all of my homework and classwork to Google Classroom.  When you click on this page, you will find links to the calendar pages for your child's specific classroom.  It will list what the assignments are, and when they are due.  Your children will be able to download all of their assignments from the classroom at any time.
  • Class pages.  Here you will find information about our class curriculum.
  • Language terminology.  You may hear me refer to such language terminology on my pages such as proficiency and fluency.  On this page, I explain it.
  • Helpful links.  On this page, I post some links that will help your child build their language proficiency.
I welcome your feedback, insight, and any questions you may have about your child's progress or the curriculum.  I can be reached the following ways:
  • By phone: (860) 526-9546, x1209
  • By E-mail: lurso@reg4.k12.ct.us
I look forward to hearing from you!  


Lisa Urso
French and Spanish teacher
John Winthrop Middle School