In an effort to expose our Grade 5 students to the middle school world language options, we were able to begin a pilot of a World Language club after school. The goal is to promote cultural awareness for the three world language programs that are offered at MAMS which are French, Italian and Spanish. Up until Grade 5, students only receive Spanish as their World Language. Students will gain insight into the culture and heritage of the countries that use the languages. On March 2nd, a school counselor from MAMS will also visit Lloyd Road to meet with all Grade 5 students during their recess period. The counselor will talk more about the World Language Program offerings next year when they are in Grade 6.
Although the World Language club was only available to Grade 5 students this year it is good for our Grade 4 parents to know the options in middle school since the two years at Lloyd Road go so fast. We know that the benefits to knowing a second language are invaluable no matter what the language is so we hope to be able to expand our after school World Language club to more students in both grades next year.