World Language

Boltz Middle School German and Spanish Program

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”    - Nelson Mandela

A Note From Frau Moody (German)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen,” which means that, “He who does not know foreign languages, knows nothing of his own.” I believe that learning another language opens up so many doors of opportunity for students and is the key to countless experiences and discoveries. I feel lucky that I am able to experience this journey with my students every day.

A Note From Señora Siripachana (Spanish)

¡Hola!

In the global society in which we live, how fortunate we are to have the opportunity to learn about other cultures as well as other languages here at Boltz. While studying at Boltz Middle School, students can select from among the following Spanish courses.


World Language Standards

Communication in Languages Other Than English: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Comparisons: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture


German Class Offerings at Boltz Middle School

Exploratory German—6th Grade  

In this class, students are introduced to some of the basics of the German language. This class is meant to provide an idea of what language learning is like. Students learn introductions, the alphabet, numbers, clothing, colors, city places and geography, and directions. Cultural aspects of Germany, including traditions and foods, are also included in the Exploratory German Curriculum.

German 1A—7th Grade

This course is a high school course and earns graduation credit if continued in 8th grade. In this class, students build a foundation of the German language learning about topics such as greetings and introductions, numbers, school, time telling, and free time activities/hobbies. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction. Students also gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of German speaking countries. This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

German 1B—8th Grade

This course is a high school course and earns graduation credit if passed. In this class, students further their skills in the German language learning about topics including family, descriptions of character, expressing interests, and food. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction. Students also continue to gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of German speaking countries. This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

Did you know…

  • Attending college in Germany is free!
  • There are hundreds of study abroad opportunities in German speaking countries.
  • German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world.
  • Over 50 million Americans claim German ancestry and 1.38 million people in the U.S. speak the language. 

Spanish Course Offerings at Boltz Middle School

Exploratory Spanish – 6th grade

In this class, students are introduced to the Spanish language.  Students learn introductions & basic conversational elements, the Spanish alphabet, numbers, clothing, colors, animals, geography and basic expressions of preference.  Cultural aspects of the Spanish Speaking World, including traditions and foods, are also included in the Exploratory Spanish Curriculum.

Spanish 1A – 7th grade

This course is a high school course that earns credit towards graduation if student continues and successfully completes Spanish 1B at the end of 8th grade.  In this class, students build a foundation, in Spanish language learning while engaging in topics that include greetings and introductions, numbers, time telling, school and free time activities/hobbies.  Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction.  Students also gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of Spanish speaking countries.  This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

Spanish 1B – 8th grade

This course is a continuation of the study that was begun in the Spanish 1A course.  High school graduation credit is earned at the end of the successful completion of this course and the district language exam.  In this class, students further develop their skills in the Spanish language by learning about topics that include family, personal interests, and descriptions of character.  Reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are emphasized throughout the year’s instruction.  Students also continue to gain a deeper understanding of cultural topics, including the traditions and food of Spanish speaking countries.  This year-long course is more in depth than the exploratory course offered in 6th grade and requires practice both in and outside of class.

Did you know SPANISH is …

  • Spoken by 500 million people with a growing trend that will reach 600 million speakers by 2050!

  • The 2nd largest native language in the world

  • The 3rd most used language on the internet

  • The official language of 22 countries