Students in the 6th grade begin with a quarter-long course that introduces them to language and language study and then take a quarter each of Latin, Spanish, and Chinese as an introduction to the study of foreign languages and cultures. Beginning in seventh grade, students choose between Chinese, Latin, and Spanish as their primary course of language study and commit to two years of the same language (7th and 8th grade). The middle school years are an excellent time to introduce a second language to young people and SAS is committed to making language available to students in the middle school in a way that is both meaningful and fun.
M.A., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, Qingdao University
M.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Bowling Green State University