Elementary Foreign Language Program
Language study in our district currently
begins with an exploratory program at the elementary level.
This program provides elementary students (grades 5 and 6)
with a comparative experience in four languages and
cultures, while supporting the North Colonie social studies
While studying the Western hemisphere,
students in grade 5 are exposed to French and Spanish.
Six graders explore German and Russian
to support their study of the Eastern hemisphere.
The program aims to give students a
foundation for foreign language studies and helps them
develop an appreciation for other societies and customs. It
also helps students to decide which language or languages to
study in later grades.