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World languages

B.E.S.T. Academy offers five engaging world languages and classes to choose from. Students build vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and speaking skills while exploring world cultures, increasing ability by learning mini-dialogues, re-telling stories, and compiling together narratives while exploring culture of language speaking countries. 

Spanish

Courses

  • Spanish I

  • Spanish II

  • Spanish III

Spanish is spoken in 21 countries, making it one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. Knowing Spanish will enable the student to connect with a wider range of people in daily life and can even lead to career opportunities where another spoken language is advantageous, as in medicine or business. In levels I, students will learn the basics, greetings, and introductions. In levels II and III, students build grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as they explore social life, home, health, tourism, recreation, professions, places and events while continuing to learn the culture of the language speaking countries.   

French

Courses

  • French I

  • French II

  • French III

French I focuses on basic skills for listening, speaking, reading and writing in French, while French II and III focuses more on four modes of expression and reinforces the skills and linguistic tools learned in previous French courses. Students will read significant works of literiature in French, and respond orally or in writing to these works. Students will develop receptive and productive skills that will allow them to communicate extensively in French and understand the language from cultural experiences. Each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities.

German

Courses

  • German I

  • German II

According to the The Economist and the Census Bureau, German-American is America's largest single ethnic group, with over 46 million Americans claiming German Ancestry. In the first level, students learn the language basics, greetings, and introductions, shopping, travel, work and school, and about past/future as they build grammar and vocabulary of the German language. In the second and third levels, students continue to build grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as they explore friends, dining, home, health, places, social life, events, recreation, and professions. Students learn about culture of the language speaking counties as they progress in each level.

Mandarin

Courses

  • Mandarin I

  • Mandarin II

Mandarin is by far the largest of the Chinese dialect groups, spoken by 70 percent of all Chinese speakers. In the first level of Mandarin, students learn the basics, greetings, and introductions. In level II, students continue to build grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as they explore friends and social life, home, health. In level III, students reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching speaking skills. Students study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics while continuing to explore the culture of language speaking countries. 

Latin

Courses

  • Latin I

  • Latin II

Students begin their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (virtual clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concepts, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations.

American Sign Language

Courses

  • American Sign Language 1a Introduction

  • American Sign Language Ib Learn to Sign

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America. American Sign Language 1a Introduction will introduce students to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that they can start communicating right away. Importantly, students will explore Deaf culture – social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce students to more of this language and its grammatical structures. Students will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.