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Apps for Language

 

As we are building our Program, get a jump start on your Spanish now by using Duolingo! This is a free app that can be used on any smartphone, electronic device or your computer/Chromebook. When you open the app, click on the LOG IN button in the upper right corner of the page and click Sign In With GOOGLE. 

 

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Discover World Languages

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Our goal:

Our goal is to implement a Spanish Program that allows students to learn a new language and practice it by using it in everyday settings. 

 

The Spanish Program at Jefferson will consist of the following: 

  • Classroom integration of the language. (Counting, Alphabet, Days of the week, Month of the Year, etc.)
  • Use of Technology. (Duolingo enhances the reading and writing aspect of learning a new language.)
  • Specials with a Spanish Teacher (30 minutes a week of activities/instruction)

Language and Culture Education...

Today’s economy is increasingly globalized, and this means that many of us are interacting across cultures in a way we never did before. In such an economy, the importance of learning a second language becomes self-evident. The importance of learning a second language is emphasized every day when we see the diversity of earth’s cultures and the amazing array of people that make up our global community.

 

Scientific studies have shown that learning a second language improves brain function and stimulates creativity. When you know a new language, you start to see connections you did not see before because every language approaches the world in a slightly different way. As a result, you have the opportunity to understand the world from the perspective of another culture and gain a greater appreciation of human society in all its diversity. As a consequence, the importance of learning a second language is again reinforced. You become not just equipped to communicate across cultures but empowered to understand others’ points of view.