The World Language department has implemented the Rosetta Stone curriculum. Rosetta Stone uses rich visual imagery to help students learn and think in a new language. The association of language and images is an integral part of the Dynamic Immersion method, ensuring a direct connection between words and their meaning. The program helps students build everyday proficiency in each of the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This system allows our students unique opportunities to use their target language in meaningful, real-life situations. Some class time is devoted to learning with Rosetta Stone, but the majority of our time is spent using the skills we have acquired from Rosetta Stone in various situations or projects in the classroom, as well as with international partners through the internet. We also examine and compare the cultural, social, geographical and historical aspects of modern French and Spanish countries.