In a world that is increasingly interdependent, we can no longer afford to remain monolingual. Success depends in large measure on the ability of an individual to function as a member of a global village whose members speak a variety of languages. Learning foreign languages is no longer a pastime: it is a necessity. Click here to learn why learning a foreign language is vital in today’s world.
Pasco eSchool offers American Sign Language 1, 2, and 3.
- China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5000 years old.
- China is the most populous nation in the world, with 1.28 billion people.
- One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese. Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world.
- In addition to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia.
- China is the second largest economy in the world.
- China is one of largest trading partners of the United States.
- Many US companies do business in China and have long-term investments there.
How this virtual program works for you?
- Practical topics can help you easily open up daily conversation in Chinese. Detailed word pronunciation can help you have a good pronunciation for each Chinese character.
- Interesting stuff about culture, like Chinese Kungfu, musical instruments will lead you to a different world.
- Many internet resources links are provided in the course. Those online materials can enrich your Chinese vocabulary and knowledge about the eastern culture.
- Students have opportunities to redo assignments to make sure to have a good grade.
- Virtual teachers can help you any time when you have any questions.
Before start, you may be wondering whether Mandarin Chinese is hard to learn.
When you come across this question, remember: Each year more and more students around the world whose mother tongue is not Mandarin are studying it with enthusiasm and success. If they all can learn it, so can you!
Actually Chinese is not as hard as you think of. Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. Unlike French, German or English, Chinese has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions). For example, while someone learning English has to learn different verb forms like “see/saw/seen,” all you need to do in Chinese is just to remember one word: kan. While in English you have to distinguish between “cat” and “cats,” in Chinese there is only one form: mao. (Chinese conveys these distinctions of tense and number in other ways, of course.)
The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, which is exactly the same in English. A large number of the key terms of Mandarin Chinese (such as the terms for state, health, science, party, inflation, and even literature) have been formed as translations of English concepts.
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le français – the language of love – and politics, the Olympics, fashion, art and music, too. More than 55 countries and 200 million people speak French, and it’s the third most-spoken language on the Internet.
I know, you always heard that French is “the hard one” to learn, but is it? Did you know that 50%of modern English actually is French?It’s a melodious and romantic language with a relatively easy learning curve –because you already know so much of it.
Here at Pasco eSchool,we offer an extensive, challenging – and fun – language course that includes culture, history, reading,writing, listening and speaking from beginning levels to Advanced Placement.Everything you need to not only become a truly global citizen, but also well prepared for college-level language courses, should you choose to pursue them.
Already know Spanish? Then you have an edge! As another popular and widely spoken Latin-based language, French follows many of the same patterns and rules, so it’s easily learned. And think of how much more marketable you would be in today’s competitive career market being trilingual – many global enterprises need specialists able to communicate to wider audiences – and that candidate is you!
So you see, you too can learn too “parlez français” – all it takes is one click…
Wilkommen! My name is Kris Wedington and I am the German teacher at Pasco eSchool! At Pasco eSchool, we offer an innovative online program to introduce students to the language and culture of Germany.
Why should someone study German? The most common question I get asked is how is learning German going to get me a job? Learning German won’t GET you the job, it just opens doors to a world that you might not have entry into otherwise! German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Many US companies have subsidiaries in Germany and more than 1,000 companies from German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the U.S. Germany has the third strongest economy and is the top export economy in the world. Have you heard of these companies and products: Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Bayer Aspirin, X-ray machines and technology? Germans have always been inventors and innovators. 40% of scientists in the U.S.A. recommend the study of German!
Our German program at Pasco eSchool prepares a student for the world beyond high school and college. While two years of a language is required for the Bright Futures Scholarship, many colleges, like Florida State University, require foreign language for most of their degree programs. The German program at Pasco eSchool prepares a student to be able to jump into a college level foreign language program upon graduation or prepares them to pass proficiency exams for college entrance. Students of German score high on SAT’s and College Entrance Exams.
What student isn’t on the internet today? What business isn’t’ on the internet today? German presence on the internet supersedes most others and after English is the most common language on the internet. At Pasco eSchool, you will learn to write and communicate clearly. In addition to the language, at Pasco eSchool you will learn the rich culture of Germany and German speaking people. Our program combines reading, writing, listening and speaking. Speaking? Yes! Speaking! Our program incorporates not only the mechanics of pronunciation, but opportunities to speak and be critiqued.
Did you know that Germans are the biggest spenders of tourist dollars in the world? Living here in Florida provides great opportunities in the tourist and hospitality business’s to make your knowledge of German a plus for any company.
Pasco eSchool offers Japanese 1 and 2 and gives you the choice to complete your foreign language requirement with the study of Japanese.
Pasco eSchool offers Latin 1, 2 and 3 and gives you the choice to complete your foreign language requirement with the study of Latin.
Latin can be an important piece of any well-rounded education. Latin is often thought to be a necessity for students entering medicine, nursing, or law but can also be of great value to just about anyone and looks great on your college applications!
Here are the top five reasons why you should consider choosing Latin as your foreign language:
- Latin helps with the study and understanding of English Grammar and Wordbuilding
- Latin allows you to read and study Classic Literature
- Latin Helps You Maximize SAT scores – Latin students have higher SAT scores than students of other foreign languages (College-Bound Seniors — A Profile of SAT Program Test Takers. 2010 data taken from 2010 College-Bound Seniors-Total Group Profile Report)
- Latin is logical, exact and almost mathematical, it teaches you how to work, study and think critically.
- Latin is challenging but worthwhile and FUN
But don’t just take our word for it – here is what others have had to say about the study of Latin.
“I will say at once, quite firmly, that the best grounding for education is the Latin grammar. I say this not because Latin is traditional and medieval, but simply because even a rudimentary knowledge of Latin cuts down the labor and pains of learning almost any other subject by at least 50 percent.”
Author Dorothy Sayer — From the National Review .
“It took Latin to thrust me into bona fide alliance with words in their true meaning. Learning Latin…fed my love for words upon words, words in continuation and modification, and the beautiful accretion of a sentence….”
(Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings, p. 31)
“So much of medical terminology is rooted in the Classics that studying Greek can facilitate study of anatomy for instance. But studying the Classics opens other doors that physicians tend to have closed just by the focused interest of their studies.”
(Dr. Eric Dahl, Director, The University of Mississippi Student Health Service)
“To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original is a sublime luxury I thank on my knees him who directed my early education for having in my possession this rich source of delight.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1800
Pasco eSchool offers Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Spanish Literature) and gives you the choice to complete your foreign language requirement with the study of Spanish.