Multi-Language Sampler

The purpose of a multi-language exploratory language program is to allow students to experience several languages before deciding which language to study in a later course when they enter high school. The MLS program is designed to create a series of meaningful language-learning opportunities for middle school students that will lead to a better and more informed decision about their high school experience. With this goal in mind, middle school students should “taste” several or all of the MLS language flavors before attempting a regular high school online world language course.

The MLS program is scheduled for four 7-week sessions during which students will have the opportunity to have a meaningful experience in the language and culture in one of the five different world languages MTDA offers. In each 7-week session, a variety of languages will be offered to provide the opportunity for students to try one, two, three, four or five languages during their middle school years.

Please note: this is NOT designed as a comprehensive study in any given language. Only seven weeks of instruction is available in any given language. Please note that once a student has completed a language workshop successfully, they should not be enrolled in the same language again.

WHY OFFER THE MLS PROGRAM?

The purpose of a multi-language exploratory language program is to allow students to experience several languages before deciding which language to study in a later course when they enter high school. The MLS program is designed to create a series of meaningful language-learning opportunities for middle school students that will lead to a better and more informed decision about their high school experience. With this goal in mind, middle school students should “taste” several or all of the MLS language flavors before attempting a regular high school online world language course.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS EXPERIENCE IN THE MLS PROGRAM?

Middle school students will sample the flavor of the MTDA world language curriculum in their 7-week experience. The MLS program uses adventures to create engaging and productive lessons in grammar and vocabulary. Listening comprehension, oral production, reading, writing, and cultural awareness are all emphasized by standards formulated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The unique MLS program includes engaging, age-appropriate content, games, and culturally relevant activities, helping students to enjoy their early language experience.

WHAT IS “LEARNING TO LEARN ONLINE?”

Learning to Learn Online (formerly Stepping Stones to MLS) is an introductory class we offer to assist students that may be challenged by the independence or technical skill requirements of the online environment. The seven-week workshop will introduce students to online learning, assignment completion, and technological processes of being an online student.  Teachers assigned to this course have long experience in classrooms implementing technology environments and serve as helpful mentors to the emerging online learner.

MLS Course Offerings:

MLS Learning to Learn Online

MLS Learning to Learn Online

MLS Learning to Learn Online is an introductory course for students new to online learning and is recommended as a prerequisite to enrollment in MLS language courses.


MLS French

MLS French

The Multi Language Sampler (MLS) courses are open to Middle School students only. It is offered as an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore up to five different languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese prior to beginning high school.


MLS German

MLS German

The Multi Language Sampler (MLS) courses are open to Middle School students only. It is offered as an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore up to five different languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese prior to beginning high school.


MLS Spanish

MLS Spanish

The Multi Language Sampler (MLS) courses are open to Middle School students only. It is offered as an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore up to five different languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese prior to beginning high school.


MLS Mandarin Chinese

MLS Mandarin Chinese

The Multi Language Sampler (MLS) courses are open to Middle School students only. It is offered as an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore up to five different languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese prior to beginning high school.


MLS Latin

MLS Latin

The Multi Language Sampler (MLS) courses are open to Middle School students only. It is offered as an opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore up to five different languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese prior to beginning high school.

Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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