French, German, or Spanish?
Choose the World Language for You!
Students moving from 5th grade to 6th grade have the opportunity to learn one of the 3 world languages offered at our middle schools. This website is designed to guide students and their families in the decision-making process.
Steps to Choosing a Language in Middle School
1. Learn about our language options.
2. Explore classroom videos and get a feel for what student learning looks like in each class.
3. Use the guide below to help you decide which 2 languages you would like to learn the most.
4. Complete the course registration in ParentVue by May 27, 2023, to choose your languages.
Click on the school below that your child will attend. You can see videos of the classroom activities and meet the teachers.
What to consider when choosing a language?
Language learning at SCASD middle schools involves interactive storytelling, cultural exploration, and fun!
Choose a language that interests you the most! Learning any language has tremendous benefits for your brain.
There are no "wrong" languages to choose: all 3 languages offered lead to unique opportunities and experiences.
Which language sounds most fun to you? Choose languages that motivate you the most.
Which cultures interest you most? Which countries would you like to visit?
What factors should not impact your decision?
The languages your friend is taking; you may not be in the same class
Other people's classroom experiences from years ago and/or from other districts
Assumptions about how useful a language is or how much you'll possibly use it in the future
Assumptions about why a language is too hard to learn; each language has its own unique challenges