Foreign Language Club

Welcome to Foreign Language Club!

WES PTO is pleased to offer its Foreign Language Club for students in grades 1-5. The WES Foreign Language Club is an extra-curricular, before-school program designed to open students’ minds to new languages and new ways of thinking.

Students experience language hand-in-hand with lessons about history, holidays, and even day-to-day life in a culture different than our own.

We look forward to having your children join us on this journey!

 

OVERVIEW

NEW FOR 19/20! There are 2 sessions over the course of the school year. Session 1 starts in September and ends in December. Session 2 starts in January and ends in May. Students are encouraged to try new languages by signing up for one, or both, sessions.

Classes are offered in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin.

WES Foreign Language Club is open to all WES students in Grades 1-5.

Classes take place from 8:00 – 8:45 once a week for 10 classes.

Contact WESForeignLanguage@gmail.com with questions at any time.

REGISTRATION

Registration takes place online and will open the first week in August.

http://buytickets.at/wesforeignlanguage/285636

Registration Note: As a general rule, intermediate classes are reserved for 2nd -3rd grade, as there is a level of reading required our 1st graders may have not yet mastered. Teachers want children to find this experience enjoyable, not stressful. Advanced classes are generally reserved for grades 4-5 that have completed intermediate levels of their language. Still not sure? No worries. Email us at WESForeignLanguage@gmail.com and let us know your student’s age and previous experience with the language you’d like to register for. 

FEES

Tuition is $155 per session ($15.50/class). Online payment is due at the time of registration.*

Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact Mrs. Rebecca  Schwam, Guidance Counselor at (610) 892-3470 for information.

*If necessary, please contact WESForeignLanguage@gmail.com with payment questions.

SCHEDULING

Session 1 (FALL 2019): Week of 9/9 – Week of 12/16 (10 classes total)

Class 1: Week of 9/9
Class 2: Week of 9/16
Class 3: Week of 9/23
Class 4: Week of 10/21
Class 5: Week of 10/28
Class 6: Week of 11/11
Class 7: Week of 11/18
Class 8: Week of 12/2
Class 9: Week of 12/9
Class 10: Week of 12/16
Makeup: Week of 1/6

Session 2 (SPRING 2020): Week of 1/13 – Week of 4/13 (10 classes total)

Class 1: Week of 1/13
Class 2: Week of 1/27
Class 3: Week of 2/3
Class 4: Week of 2/10
Class 5: Week of 2/24
Class 6: Week of 3/2
Class 7: Week of 3/9
Class 8: Week of 3/16
Class 9: Week of 3/23
Class 10: Week of 4/13
Makeup: Week of 5/11

POTENTIAL SCHEDULING CONFLICTS TO KEEP IN MIND

As an FYI, WES Foreign Language club would like you to be aware of the following potential scheduling conflicts as you register:

Session 1 (FALL):

Monday: Orchestra (Grades 4 & 5)
Tuesday: Student Council
Wednesday: Band (Grade 5)
Thursday: Orchestra (Grades 4 & 5)
Friday: Band Sectionals (Grade 5)

Session 2 (SPRING):

Monday: Orchestra (Grades 4 & 5)
Tuesday: Student Council
Wednesday: Band (Grade 5)
Thursday: Beginning Band (Grades 4 & 5)
Friday: Band Sectionals (Grade 5) and Orchestra (Grade 3)

COMMUNICATIONS

NEW FOR 19/20! WES Foreign Language Club is planning on using the REMIND app to remind parents of class schedules. Be sure to download the Remind app and stay tuned for more information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the event of severe weather conditions, we follow the Wallingford Swarthmore School District (WSSD) in determining whether or not to have our language programs.

If the School District does not open for the day, we will not have language classes.

If the School District opens two hours late, we will not have language classes.

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Additional questions? Contact the WES Foreign Language Club Administrators at WESForeignLanguage@gmail.com.