World Language is class offered again this year to our SMS Upper School. “Dynamic Immersion” is the cornerstone of the Rosetta Stone method. By eliminating translation and grammar explanations from language learning, Dynamic Immersion activates students’ own natural language-learning abilities.
They begin to think in their new language from the very beginning—the same way they learned their first language. Students constantly interact with the software by connecting words with images to confirm their meaning — all through a carefully designed sequence that helps you build grammatically-accurate language structure step by step.
It will generally take students about 40–50 hours to complete the content in each level (depending on the language chosen). Remember, each learner is different. Some will use the program on a daily basis or at spend extra time at home, while others will log in less frequently. However, with immersion, the more students use it the faster they will learn it. Students will have many options for their language choice, and we will ask them to choose wisely because they will not be able to change their language setting after they begin.