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Second language: Does your school age child take second language classes?

If so, what grade are they in and what do they take?
If not, when are they offered?

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Cafe Jenn

Asked by Cafe Jenn at 11:46 AM on Jan. 30, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • The elementary school my daughter attended has Latin as part of the curriculum, starting in kindergarten. When she moved to her current school, a six year high school, she choose to start taking French; she is now in 9th grade, taking Honors French 3.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:50 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Part of the reason we enrolled our oldest in the charter school he goes to is because they have latin starting in kindergarten and spanish starting in second grade. Our school district doesn't start a second language until high school.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:52 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • in 4th grade all students start French - its a canadian thing.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:56 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • in my ds school he takes spanish for spanish speakers there is also spanish for english speakers and an EFL (estended froeign language) class which is suppoese to be 60/40... being Miami pretty much all the schools offer spanish from Kinder.
    HOWEVER, there are also schools that offer: Mandarin, French, Italian etc. most of those are magnet schools and/or where in the city the school is.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 1:14 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • In my kids elementary school all the kids take spanish as part of their "specials" (PE, music, etc) starting in kindergarten.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 4:10 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • My kids take Spanish. ALL the kids in the school take it from kindergarten-8th grade. The younger kids get is once a week and the older kids (4th and up) have it at least twice a week and actually get graded on it and have tests and stuff. This is only the first year they've had it.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:20 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

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