Welcome to the World Languages Department!

Welcome ~ Bienvenue ~ Bienvenidos  

At Buffett, we offer first year French and Spanish to our students. Our World Language teachers help students to build a foundation in the second language to understand and hopefully speak and write with confidence in at their appropriate level of proficiency.  

Students will learn how to introduce themselves and others, how to ask how students are and where they are from. Students will learn how to talk about the things they like and don't like, as well as learn to talk about a typical school day. Students will be able to talk about their classes, their teachers, the things they need for their classes, etc.  Students will learn, colors, numbers, the alphabet, days of the week, and months of the year. They will also learn many grammar points. Students will learn grammar explicitly and in context (through talking and introduction of new sentence phrases, etc). Students will be given opportunities to read, write, and speak in the target language, as well as opportunities to learn about culture. Typically, students will read at least one novel in the target language. 

World Language teachers will teach in the target language as much as possible. We do this by making language comprehensible (pointing, gestures, pictures, etc). 

Students will practice and share their learning using a variety of different learning websites and applications. All classes will use Microsoft Office 365~ Teams, ClassNotebook, Powerpoint, etc. Our language teachers also use: GoFormative, ClassKick, WordWall, Quizlet, Quizizz, Blooket, Kahoot, Duolingo, Flipgrid, etc.