Foreign Languages in Middle School & High School
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– Feb 18, 2022(4 replies)
My student wants to take a foreign language not offered at Berkeley High, and we are beginning our search of local or online colleges that offer it. Is there a way to find out if there are "approved" institutions we should be selecting from? I'd appreciate any and all advice from parents whose student got credit toward graduation for classes taken off campus. Thanks!Feb 18, 2022
– Aug 11, 2020(3 replies)
My kid is a junior in high school and has two years of foreign language under his belt. To be honest, the instruction he's received hasn't been great. He's signed up for a third year because that's what everyone does... But it's the COVID era, when we're all taking time to think about what's important in life. Another year of foreign language doesn't enthuse our child or us. At least not in this setting (a high school with the block system where you take the class only half the year).
How detrimental to his college apps will it be if he bows out with the minimum two years of foreign language?
Overall he's a B+ish student who will apply to some CSUs and out-of-state public universities. He does not plan to apply to UCs.
Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.Aug 11, 2020
– Mar 21, 2019(8 replies)
Is there any advantage to taking Spanish during middle school when you matriculate at Berkeley High? Besides the obvious ones of getting earlier exposure to a foreign language, etc... Does it help with getting more advanced classes (if one wants to continue with the language) or getting more electives later on?
My child is at Willard, currently really enjoying the social aspects of school but not academically challenged at all. She is really interested in some of the fun electives for 7th and 8th grade like Growing leaders, etc... but is wondering if Spanish would provide more challenge and benefit her in the long run.Mar 21, 2019