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.
In September, some students in 7th and 8th grade traveled to Spain to LaSalle II sister school for two weeks partnering up with Skinner North Elementary. Students stayed with host families in Madrid and attended school at IES Ramiro de Maeztu. Students were immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment most of the time and learned interdisciplinary […]
Congratulations to our Chinese students who took the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) exam last May. We had 55 students participate. For levels I, II and III, all but two students passed the test. For level IV, seven students passed. We are very proud of our students!
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Throughout the year at LaSalle II we learned about more than just new French vocabulary or how to conjugate verbs but we also learn about the different cultures in the different countries where French is spoken. This year our students learned about the different regions of France. Regions in France are like states and each […]
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