World Language

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Welcome to World Languages at KMS

Aronowitz, Scott
World Language Grades 7,8
Hawkins, Lisa
World Languages Grades 6,7,8
Trubiano, Jennifer
World Language Grades 6,7,8

Benefits of Being Bilingual

Learning a second language at an early age

  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.

(reprinted from the Center for Applied Linguistics .)

World Language Statement of Philosophy

Keene School District envisions a future in which all students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to live in, prosper, and enhance the global community by:

Training students to be good citizens of the world=better understanding of different cultures and societies.

Providing early study of foreign language=advanced, deeper language skills at higher levels.

Using language in real life, meaningful contexts=true proficiency.

Recognizing that brain research indicates early elementary school age as an optimal window for increased cognitive and affective language development.

Involving students in earlier language study=motivation for advanced language learning in middle and high school.

Fostering early language skills=development of higher order thinking skills, divergent thinking, and creativity.

Make up work:
Students are required to make up all work missed due to absence, tardiness or dismissals from school. Students need to see their teacher as soon as possible upon returning to school after an absence. 

A student may make an appointment before or after school to get help on an assignment, make up a quiz or practice his/her Spanish /French.

Late work:  Students are expected to complete all assignments. Assignments turned in late for reasons other than illness may be reduced in grade. Work should be submitted the class following the date due.  Students will stay after school if the work has not been completed in a timely manner.

Spain - Salamanca


Spain - Granada

Spain - Granada