• Our WORLD LANGUAGE classes are designed with the following objectives in mind:

    • Students will develop communication skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language
    • Students will develop an understanding of other cultures and customs as appropriate to the language of study
    • Students will achieve an understanding of their role as global citizens and strong community leaders as related to the nine Graduation Competencies of BSCSD

    WORLD LANGUAGES – French & Spanish:  Language study begins in 6th grade and curricula for French and Spanish are similar. The order in which topics are covered may be different based on teacher preference and classroom flow. Our curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    Grade 6 Units of Study

    • Greetings and Farewells
    • Alphabet
    • Cognates
    • Culture & Customs
    • Colors
    • Calendar
    • Classroom Objects & School
    • Weather
    • Introduction of verbs (1st person)
    • Body Parts
    • Adjectives
    • Animals
    • Culture & Customs

    Grade 7 Units of Study

    • Comprehensive review of all 6th grade topics
    • Time
    • School & Classroom Objects
    • House & Home
    • Hobbies, Sports & Interest
    • Verbs & sentence formation in additional grammatical
    • Family
    • Culture & Customs
    • Grammar
    • Professions

    Grade 8 Units of Study

    • Comprehensive review of 6th & 7th grade topics
    • Community & Neighborhood
    • Food
    • Clothing, Fashion & Shopping
    • House & Home
    • Travel & Vacations
    • Professions
    • Health & Wellness
    • Daily Routine
    • Weather
    • Hobbies, Pastimes & InterestsGrammar
      (additional tenses, forms and verb types)

    Mrs. Albrycht
    Mrs. Gouvitsas
    Mrs. Brown-Trautner
    Mrs. Suits
    Ms. Vespe
    Ms. Whisenhunt

    Spanish 8
    French 8
    Spanish 7/8
    French 7

    Spanish 7
    Spanish 7


     Click here to listen to an audio clip from NPR:  "Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power" 
    Click here to read about the importance of foreign languages in the 21st century.
    5th Grade Parents. Click here to see a short video about French & Spanish.

    To practice previous Foreign Language Proficiency Exams (8th grade):   FRENCH & SPANISH