The LNC program in second language studies is designed to afford students the opportunity to develop communicative competence in another language and cultural understanding.
The curriculum is organized into seven overarching goals that have been adapted from the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century. At each level of instruction, students will be able to demonstrate increased proficiency in the following areas:
The 5th and 6th Grade Spanish and French programs at LNC are designed for students who are beginning the study of the language and for those who have had minimal exposure to French/Spanish in earlier grades. The program is an introduction to both the language and its culture. The emphasis is on building a strong foundation through listening and speaking activities. The 7th grade semester-long electives are designed to help prepare students for further language in 8th grade or high school. Upon successful completion of the year-long course in 8th grade, a student may receive High School credit for Spanish I or French I.
Elementary Spanish Quarter-long
Introduction to Spanish Quarter-long
Beginning Spanish Semester-long
Spanish I* Year-long
*Prerequisite: 7th Grade Beginning Spanish and teacher recommendation
Elementary French Quarter-long
Introduction to French Quarter-long
Beginning French Semester-long
French I* Year-long
*Prerequisite: 7th Grade Beginning French and teacher recommendation