PLEASE NOTE:

This list of classes is everything we could offer. Not all classes make it onto our class schedule. If you see something here that is not on the schedule then contact the instructor for that class. We have flexibility: when there is interest we can gather a group and begin a class. Any time. Fees can be adjusted accordingly, and would be set by the instructor and the administrator. Please ask!


Classical Latin

Instructor: Dr. Douglas Mangum
Grade Level or Ability Level: Grades 6-12
When: 2x weekly
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text: TBD

Expand your English vocabulary while learning a foreign language! In this course, you will learn the basics of classical Latin. We will study Latin’s vocabulary, grammar, and syntax and gain the skills needed to read Latin texts. Learning Latin also helps reinforce the workings of English grammar and enhance your English vocabulary because so many words in English are related to Latin roots. We will also learn about Roman culture and history though reading basic Latin texts.


Kids Spanish

Instructor: Mrs. Kristi Andres
A 2x weekly class
Grade Level or Ability Level: Grade School (must be reading)
Min/Max enrollment 4/10

Kids Spanish will start with the basics, including colors, numbers, present tense verbs, and will include such things as getting to know others, going places and doing things, feelings, having and sharing, school life and favorite foods. We will learn songs and games in Spanish and a bit of the Hispanic culture. The pace of the class will be a lot slower than Spanish 1 and will cover just the first En Vivo workbook.


Spanish I

Instructor: Mrs. Kristi Andres
A 2x weekly class
Grade Level or Ability Level: Middle School & High School
Min/Max enrollment 4/10

First year Spanish will start with the basics, including colors, numbers, present tense verbs, and will include such things as getting to know others, going places and doing things, feelings, having and sharing, school life and favorite foods. We learn songs and Bible verses in Spanish and a bit of the Hispanic culture. The pace of the class will be at a high school level but will be fun and will accommodate middle schoolers who want to learn Spanish.


Spanish II

Instructor: Mrs. Kristi Andres
A 2x weekly class
Grade Level or Ability Level: Middle School & High School
Prerequisite: Spanish I
Min/Max enrollment 4/10

In Spanish 2 we will expand our horizons to learn how to talk about daily routines, celebrations & outings, shopping center, environment, technology and more. We will continue to work on verb conjugation and usage and will start to learn the past tense as we finish out the year. This year we will use Spanish En Vivo workbooks 3 and 4.


Conversational Chinese

Instructor: Mrs. Naomi Wilkes
Grade Level or Ability Level: Ages 6 and up
Prerequisite: None
When: 2x weekly
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

Course Length: 1 Year

This course is a fun, inviting introduction to learning Chinese and is geared toward elementary school students. Class time will be filled with hands-on language games, vocabulary lessons with engaging visual aids and props, and role plays. Activities include playing restaurant and other role plays, going on scavenger hunts, creating posters, and learning songs. Students will be introduced to reading and writing basic characters but the class will not be writing intensive; the emphasis of the class will be on listening and speaking.

Students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and have opportunities to meet native Chinese speakers! Class will imitate an immersive experience (class will be 90% or so in Chinese) and go at the pace of the students. At times a portion of the class will be in English and will focus on learning about Chinese culture.

Students can expect to have about one hour of homework per week.

By the end of the school year students will be able to:

  • Introduce themselves and their family members
  • Go “shopping” in Chinese: order food and handle money
  • Introduce their hobbies, favorite animal, and favorite food
  • Recite John 3:16 and other verses in Chinese
  • Make friends with Chinese students
  • Sing “Happy Birthday” and other songs in Chinese

– …and more! Check out the link to a video of a sample class: https://youtu.be/lraKvOWJI-0

She is excited to meet you all in the fall!


Chinese Language and Culture

Instructor: Mrs. Naomi Wilkes
Grade Level or Ability Level: Grades 6-12
When: 2x weekly
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10
Course Length: 1 Year

学习中文!Learn Chinese!

Chinese is one of the most fascinating languages in the world, and it is spoken by over 1.4 billion people—the largest language group by far. There is an ever-growing demand for Chinese speakers in international business and there are many opportunities to engage with Chinese speakers in the US and throughout Asia and the rest of the world. By taking this class, students will learn basic Mandarin and also develop skills in cross-cultural communication, learning how to understand and engage with people from an Asian background. These skills will especially be applied in the context of learning how to reach people from Asian cultures with the gospel. Students and their families will be given opportunities to connect with Asian students and native Chinese speakers.

Class will imitate an immersive experience (class will be 90% or so in Chinese), go at the pace of the students, and be filled with many opportunities for fun! Students will develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at an introductory level. At times a portion of the class will be in English and will focus on learning about Chinese culture and developing cross-cultural communication skills.

This class is for students at a middle school to high school level. Students can expect to have 1-2 hours of homework outside of class.

By the end of the school year, students will be able to:

  • Introduce themselves and their family members
  • Go “shopping” in Chinese: order food and handle money
  • Introduce their hobbies, favorite animal, and favorite food
  • Explain major differences between Asian and Western culture
  • Explain the gospel to someone who is not familiar with Christianity
  • Work together to write and perform a skit in Chinese
  • Recite John 3:16 and other verses in Chinese
  • Make friends with Asian international students
  • Write a thank-you note in Chinese
  • Sing “Happy Birthday” and other songs in Chinese
  • Create a timeline of major events in modern Chinese history, including the history of the Christian church in China (1800-present)

….and more! Check out the link to a video of a sample class: https://youtu.be/lraKvOWJI-0

She is excited to meet you all in the fall!