Introduction to World Languages (IWL1)
1 (semester course)
In Introduction to World Languages, students examine the nature of 5 different languages by practicing speaking and writing Chinese, Latin, Spanish, French and American Sign Language. In addition to introductory language practice, students analyze cultural and religious customs. Students get a passport ‘stamp’ as they travel through the course exploring geographic locations and gathering research in order to make discoveries and decisions. Students will demonstrate gained knowledge and skills by creating a trip itinerary to a language-based destination of their choice (if ASL is their choice of language, they’d travel to America; if Spanish is their choice of language, they’d pick a Spanish speaking destination). The primary goal of the course is to excite and empower students to make an informed decision on which language(s) they want to pursue more deeply in high school.
Have you ever been intrigued by other languages and cultures? Do you know that learning another language is a must for your High School years? If so, this is the class for you. We will be looking at the different languages and the cultures that go along with them that are offered here at NSA. Join me on a world tour of languages and cultures where you will expand your worldview and have a better understanding of which language and culture you want to study more in the future.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.