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It’s time to choose our foreign language!!

All sixth graders of the Gates Chili Middle School went to a Foreign Language presentation. We listened to some 7th and  8th graders talk about the foreign languages. The four foreign languages offered at our school include: Spanish, Latin, French, and Italian. Students have the same language for both 7th and 8th grade, and they can not switch.

So we had to take sometime to think about our decisions. Here is some background information about the languages.

French originated from France. Other places that speak French include Belgium and Burkina.

Italian came from Italy, but more places speak this language like Sardinia and San Marino.

Many countries speaking Spanish include Spain, Costa Rica, Cuba, and more.

Latin also originated from Italy. Many people speak languages that come from Latin, like Portuguese and Romanian.

The following words will mean, “Hello my name is…” in the four different languages. “Hola mi nombre es” is Spanish.”Ciao il mio nome e’ ” is Italian. “Bonjour, mon nom est” is French. “Salve mihi nomen est” is Latin.

 

In the foreign language classes you get a chance to try the food from the different places that the languages come from. You also have a chance to practice the different traditions of those countries. Sometimes you can dress for the traditions. We hope we choose the right path!

The Latin Alphabet

Au Revoir! (That means goodbye in French)

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14 Responses to “Foreign Language”

  1. Lonnie Creech on March 16th, 2017 12:46 pm

    I always wanted to know Spanish but I never have the time and in my school they only taught it in 3rd grade for me and then they stopped for the next 3 years.

  2. Gabriel Lembert on March 16th, 2017 12:47 pm

    This was a great article Megan! I never knew how to say “hello my name is” in French or any other language, only Spanish and English. I never knew how to write the alphabet in Latin either. This was a great article Megan!

  3. Dori Chau on March 16th, 2017 12:49 pm

    I like how you put the latin alphabet chart at the bottom of this article. I used that chart to help me write my name in Latin!

  4. Vincent Vacchiano on March 16th, 2017 12:51 pm

    I think it’s really neat that you can learn a foreign language in sixth grade.

  5. Hannah Wallach on March 17th, 2017 9:01 am

    Good job! My friends got really confused when I started speaking French.

  6. Isabella Dewey on March 17th, 2017 9:09 am

    Cool I would love to speak a foreign language in sixth grade. I always wanted to speak latin . love the review!

  7. Isabella Dewey on March 17th, 2017 9:10 am

    Cool I would love to speak a foreign language in sixth grade. I always wanted to speak latin. love the review!

  8. Mya Miller on March 17th, 2017 9:16 am

    I think that this is super cool! Its so cool how you get to learn all this!

  9. Joey Shipley on March 20th, 2017 9:20 am

    Great article Megan! I found it interesting how someone put up an article on foreign languages. I really liked how you told us how to say hello my name is in other languages.

  10. Amina Radoncic on March 20th, 2017 9:29 am

    Wow!!!!! Great job, Megan! You are very lucky that your school offers to teach you these foreign languages. I had Spanish class in third grade, but because of budget cuts, my school stopped having Spanish. Overall, amazing job!

  11. Sheryl Shahbaz on March 20th, 2017 9:58 am

    Great job on the article! It sounds like a very fun program. It was a great idea to say a few words in each of the four languages.

  12. Kevin Tritschler on March 21st, 2017 1:03 pm

    This is a great article! But I don’t get 1 thing: why do they not use J,W,V,Y, or G in latin, and why do they replace “G” with “Z”?

  13. Alexis deSuze on March 22nd, 2017 1:12 pm

    Nice article. I like that you included the latin alphabet. I also liked that you included how to say “Hi my name is…” in French, Latin, Spanish, and Italian. You did a nice job. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  14. Gabriella Badolato on April 1st, 2017 10:25 am

    Wow! I can’t wait till’ sixth grade. I love how you told us a little bit of different languages like how to say ” hello my name is” in Spanish, Latin, French, and Italian. This was a great review.

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