foreign language club

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

WES PTO is pleased to offer its Foreign Language Club for Wallingford Elementary School VIRTUALLY again this spring for students in grades 1-5. The WES Foreign Language Club is an extra-curricular, after-school program designed to open students’ minds to new languages and new ways of thinking. Students experience language hand-in-hand with lessons about history, holidays, and even day-to-day life in new cultures. We look forward to having your children join us on this journey!

  • WES Foreign Language Club is WES students in Grades 1-5

    • Mandarin and Spanish 1 classes are open to all students, regardless of whether or not they took classes in the fall.

    • German classes will only be available to students who participated in the fall session. However, if your child did not participate last semester and has basic knowledge of the German language, feel free to email us and we will discuss with the teacher whether your student can join the class.  

All classes will take place after school VIRTUALLY on Zoom for 40 minutes.  Classes will be offered on various afternoons and times. Please double check that your student is available at the time of the class that you are registering for.

Offerings are as follows:

  • Spanish 1: Thursdays at 4:15pm - For students who participated in the fall session

    • This class is for all grade level students who were in the fall session and want to continue their exploration of the Spanish language and learn basic vocabulary and structures

  • Spanish 1: Thursdays at 5:15pm - For new students who did NOT participate in fall session

    • This class is for all grade level students who want to explore the Spanish language and learn basic vocabulary and structures

  • Spanish 2: Tuesdays at 4:15pm 

    • This class is for 2nd and 3rd graders who were in the program last semester 

  • Spanish 3: Wednesdays at 5pm 

    • This class is for 4th and 5th graders who were in the program last semester

  • German 1: Tuesdays at 4:15pm 

    • This class is an introduction to the German language for all grade levels who were in the program last semester

  • Mandarin 1: Wednesdays at 4:15pm 

    • This class is an introduction to the Mandarin language for all grade levels

  • Mandarin 2: Wednesdays at 5:15pm 

    • This is an advanced class for students at any grade level who have previously taken a Mandarin class

*Note: If you have questions about class placement, email us and let us know your student's age and previous experience with the language you'd like to register for. 

Session Dates: Week of 2/22 - Week of 5/10 (10 classes total)
Class 1: Week of 2/22
Class 2: Week of 3/1
Class 3: Week of  3/8
Class 4: Week of 3/15
Class 5: Week of 4/5
Class 6: Week of 4/12
Class 7: Week of 4/19
Class 8: Week of 4/26
Class 9: Week of 5/3
Class 10: Week of 5/10

CLASS SIZE: Our WES teachers have limited their class size to what they believe is best for students on a virtual platform. If you don't see the class you want to register for, it is likely full. We encourage you to try a new option and try again for your 1st choice next year.

TUITION: Tuition for the 10 week session will be $155 ($15.50/class) and need-based scholarships are available. Please complete this online survey and our school counselor, Eryka Weaver, will reach out to you with further information about our scholarships. If you have specific questions for Eryka, feel free to email her directly.