World Cultures


 

     

 Welcome - Bienvenidos - to PCS World Cultures!

 

World Cultures is a new Exploratory course this year.  The course is designed to teach students about the language and culture of different countries around the world.  This year, we are focusing on Spanish-speaking countries (including Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico), and will learn some conversational Spanish!

 

Why should my child learn a foreign language?

Young students who study world languages develop a a deeper understanding of language and culture and a global awareness that is essential to their future success.  They also gain important communication skills that will be useful in handling any foreign situation with ease. 

 

Why learn Spanish?

- Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people around the world.  It is the official language of 21 countries. 

- Students who study a foreign language for at least two years generally earn higher verbal scores on the SAT/ACT.  Learning a second language increases students’ understanding of their first language!

- Learning Spanish will give your child a head-start in learning other languages.  Once your brain creates connections between two languages, it is easier to make those same connections to other new languages.

- Spanish is becoming more useful throughout the U.S. due to the growing Hispanic and Latino population.  Spanish is spoken by over 37 million people in the U.S. alone!

 

How can I help my child?

You don’t have to know Spanish to help your child learn!  Encourage your student to study the vocab a few minutes each night; participate in homework assignments (listening and looking for Spanish all around you); remind your child to do his or her best both in and out of class; and be an enthusiastic supporter of your child’s world language learning!

 

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Links for Students and Families:

Student links – videos, vocab practice, fun stuff! 

Homework - Printable worksheets

More information - about the teacher and World Culture Program

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Plainfield Central Middle School
75 Canterbury Road Plainfield, CT 06374
Phone: (860) 564-6437 | Fax: (860) 564-1147

Plainfield Public Schools 651 Norwich Rd Plainfield CT 06374

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