Category Archives: World Languages

Hindi Culture and Language (Wasfee)

This class is an introduction to Hindi language and South Asian culture. Wasfee will be back to teach another year of Hindi!

Chinese 1 (Jeremy and Kathy)

  Chinese 1 at PSCS, in partnership with the Village Teacher, is more than just language learning, it is learning how to acquire a language. In this course, students receive classroom instruction and real world
  practicum in both language and intercultural competency. In this course students will:
– Learn to acquire not only Mandarin but other languages through the use of TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), Comprehensible Input, a basic understanding of the cognitive
  science of second language acquisition, and most importantly by using the language with members of the Chinese community here in Seattle.
– Receive three hours weekly of reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Instructional themes and daily topics are based on the daily lives of our students and community
  members here in Chinatown-International District. Students will be imparted with self-directed, home learning routines and resources that they can use throughout the year. Instructional time together is all
  about building routines, dispositions, and mindsets that students use in their daily lives outside of our time together. Language habits and language proficiency go hand-in-hand.
–  Students will use Mandarin Chinese reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to engage with Seattle’s Chinatown-International District communities.
– Each student will receive a paid subscription to a graded reader app and website as well as a tool kit and database of print and digital Mandarin language learning resources as part of this course.

Duolingo & Study Hall (Sam)

The ability to speak and communicate with others from various places on earth is something most people only dream about. There are over 300 languages and dialects spoken all over the world. You will embark or continue on your language journey using the website/app DUOLINGO. There will be time to practice both in class and in your spare time. You will be expected to practice and log your time every day/week.


Do you find yourself needing a place to get classwork done and don’t want to use open slots all the time? Well, I have a solution for you. You can come to my room, work quietly and get learning support all in one place. There will be a short check in about what you will work on during the slot and a quick check in to verify the work that you finished.


Note: If you are interested in both, please plan on rotating between Duolingo and Study Hall every other week or make plans accordingly.

French I (cont) yearlong (Sam)

French I is an introduction to the French language and culture. The fundamentals of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

This class is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.  Students start learning how to communicate in French. Our main focus will on developing the four basic language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and engaging in the five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.