World Languages Courses

Introduction to American Sign Language

Instructors:

Leah Woodward

Section 1: Grades 4-7, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None


This introductory course is for absolute beginners in American Sign Language, no prior experience is needed at all. We will cover the basics of ASL, including the alphabet, important signs, simple phrases, and more. This course is perfect for those who are looking for an introduction to sign language!

Introduction to French

Instructors:

Kaila Hall

Section 1: Grades 2-6, Fri: 6PM-645PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None


Want to learn French? If you are interested, then this introductory course is right for you! We will work on basic skills that are essential to learning a new language: simple grammar and sentence structure, verb conjugation, common phrases, and much more. We will also learn French songs and read together. I will make this course interactive and engaging. I look forward to meeting you in class!

Japanese

Instructors:

Minori Nakazawa

Section 1: Grades 4-8, Mon, Wed: 5PM-5:45PM EST (FULL)
Prerequisites: None


This course is recommended for students of all levels looking to learn Japanese, from those with no prior experience to those who are fluent and want to improve their skills. Each student will receive material fit for their level of learning, and students may choose to focus on a specific topic such as grammar, listening, and speaking. Though there are no prerequisites for this course, it would be helpful if you know the Japanese hiragana alphabet.

Introduction to Mandarin

Instructors:

Nathan Gong

Section 1: Grades 3-8, Mon: 7PM-7:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: None


This introductory course is for absolute beginners in Chinese, no prior experience is needed at all. We will cover the basics of the Chinese language, including intonations, the writing system, simple phrases, and more. This course is perfect for those who want to begin their journey of mastering the most spoken language in the world!

Intermediate Sanskrit

Instructors:

Riddha Iyengar

Section 1: Grades 3-8, Sun: 4PM-4:45PM EST 
Prerequisites: Students should have already taken a YPP course of Intro to Sanskrit or have taken Sanskrit classes


Intermediate Sanskrit is all about grammar. We explore not only present tense, but past and future tenses too. We also learn more vocabulary with fun exercises, as well as a review of the alphabet. Students in this course will learn how to combine letters and write simple sentences on their own. They will also learn all different vibakthi's or tenses.

 
 
 
 
 

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