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Chinese is Fun! – NEW CLASS
Gr. 3-4 or 5-8
Do you often eat at a Chinese restaurant? Have you seen any Chinese Kung Fu Movies by Jackie Chan? In this fun filled, beginning Chinese course, you will be introduced to the   Chinese Pin Yin system which will allow you to pronounce characters and learn some of the characters. You can impress your friends with your mastery of some Chinese in the fall!
Wenhong Teel, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Monmouth College

Jump in with Japanese – NEW CLASS
Gr. 4-8

Have you ever thought about learning the Japanese language so the next time you see an anime; you can directly enter the fantasy world of the great director Miyazeki Hayao? This fun-filled beginning Japanese course will give you a taste of Japanese Hiragana signs needed for you to be able to speak Japanese or understand simple anime scenes in Japanese. Food allergy alert
Wenhong Teel, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Monmouth College

Gr. 5-8

Carpe Diem (seize the day) and learn Latin. In this class you’ll get an introduction to Latin grammar as well as simple, yet fun readings. Step back in time to learn about the people and places where Latin was spoken. Learn Latin, a capite ad calcem—from head to heel!
Maddie Baker, Monmouth College student

Spanish I
Gr. 3-4 or 5-8

¡Hola! You’ll learn useful Spanish phrases, vocabulary and interesting information about Hispanic culture. We’ll also learn about the fun and games of Mexico. Food allergy alert
Amy Freitag, Abingdon-Avon Schools

Sports in Ancient Greece and Rome – NEW CLASS
Gr. 4-8

The Olympics, gladiator fights and chariot races are not just things that modern Americans think are cool; these events are thousands of years old and originated in ancient Greece and Rome. We will LEARN about the origins of these events and will DO these ancient events in the way that the ancient Greeks and Romans did them. We will equip ourselves like gladiators and prepare to do battle!
Robert Holschuh Simmons, Department of Classics, Monmouth College