Sixth graders at Moses Brown can choose to study Spanish, French, or Latin. In addition to learning the basics of pronunciation, sentence structure, and vocabulary, they dive into the cultures where their chosen language is spoken, and use language as a way of understanding and celebrating cultural differences.
Latin learn expressions commonly found in English (i.e., carpe diem, status quo, etc.), followed by the building blocks of sentences: noun, verbs, adjectives, and prepositional phrases that help them establish a foundational vocabulary. While there is plenty of reading and writing, students orate, dance, and sing through the year for multisensory exposure. With small-group collaborative projects, they explore not only the language, but also the literature, mythology, and daily life of ancient Rome.Inquire