July 24, 2011

Site Helps Students Pick Language

From http://www.pennlive.com/east-shore/index.ssf/2011/07/site_helps_students_pick_language.html

Site helps students pick language
By Elizabeth Kotz
July 14, 2011

Have fun! Amuse-toi! Diviertete!

These words will greet Hershey Intermediate students on the district’s new language exploratory website this fall.

Created by two Derry Township teachers and aimed at incoming fifth-graders, the site is designed to present students with the resources necessary to choose a foreign language the following year.

“Some parents and students were stressed about the decision since they continue with the same language for three years,” said Lisa Butler, Hershey Middle School Spanish teacher and the website’s co-creator.

“The administration asked that we find a way to give the students the chance to make an educated decision. Because of the audience we needed to reach, persuasive facts would not help. The students needed to see and play in both French and Spanish.”

Read the full article at http://www.pennlive.com/east-shore/index.ssf/2011/07/site_helps_students_pick_language.html

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