Students in grades K-8 study one world language while they attend LaSalle II. Language classes are part of each student’s weekly schedule. Our administration, staff, and parents are committed to working together to create a World Language program that provides our children with a variety of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
All students are assigned a language through a lottery based on student preference. However, preferences are not guaranteed. Our mission at LaSalle II is to give students a high quality education with a global perspective. In order to communicate your language preference you must complete the Language Preference Form, which can be found in the Forms Library.
French: LaSalle II students had several students place nationally on the National French Exam.
Chinese: LaSalle II students participates in the Annual Midwest Chinese Speech Contest.
Spanish: LaSalle II had several students place nationally on the National Spanish Exam.
Language Trips Abroad
Over the past several years we have been working on establishing and growing our trips and exchange programs abroad. Students in grades 7th and 8th are offered the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in these opportunities. Currently, we have traveled to the following places:
Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima in Peru
Angers and Paris in France
Madrid, Segovia, and Cordoba in Spain
Spring 2018: Morroco
Language Trips Requirements
All students must have been enrolled at LaSalle II for at least one school year prior to the trip.
For French, Spanish and Arabic, students must have a “C” average or better in ALL classes.
Requirements for the trip to China are set by the host organization. Students must have a “B” average or better in Chinese and “C” average for all other classes.
Students are expected to maintain good grades even after receiving the invitation to participate.
No administrative discipline referrals
Sign off from teachers.
Language Trip Cost
The cost of each trip will vary. A good estimate is $2000 per student.
Each family can save in their own way whether that means putting aside $400 per year for 5 years or $1000 for two years.
French students recently concluded a unit on Paris by recreating famous monuments with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students presented their completed masterpieces in French to the class by sharing the name, arrondissement, and various activities you can do at each monument! Bravo, les élèves !
http://lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/unnamed-1.png722561Lauren Albani//lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LaSalle-II-Logo-200x135.pngLauren Albani2018-03-16 12:37:512018-03-16 12:37:51Learning about Paris
Our exchange students from Beijing have had a great time during their visit to Chicago! They have enjoyed visits to the Hancock building, the Art Institute, City Hall, the Chicago History Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. A huge thank you to Ms. Aquino for all her hard work in organizing this exchange and to our […]
Our 8th graders have started a new program called “Language Buddies”, in which they are partnered with the 1st graders during their language class and help with the language learning. All the students have had a ton of fun so far!
On the first day of this new school year, fifty-two LaSalle II Chinese language students were extremely excited as they received the certificates mailed from Beijing China for their YCT and HSK Chinese test results! These results, from tests taken in mid-May, showed that our LaSalle II Chinese language students once again did a magnificent […]
http://lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/new-6th-graders-with-their-certificates.jpg30244032Lauren Albani//lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LaSalle-II-Logo-200x135.pngLauren Albani2017-10-21 19:17:162017-11-30 12:36:02LaSalle II Student Achievements on YCT/HSK Chinese Tests
This year LaSalle II was selected as part of a pilot program and our 5th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to earn the CPS Seal of Biliteracy. In order to qualify, student had to demonstrate proficiency on the APPL test. This provides a pathway to the State Seal of Biliteracy that students can earn […]
http://lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/LaSalle-II-Blue-Falcon-Background-1.png20003000Lauren Albani//lasalle2school.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LaSalle-II-Logo-200x135.pngLauren Albani2017-05-22 10:08:412017-11-30 12:37:43CPS Seal of Biliteracy