2021-22 Course Descriptions

Elementary Classes (5th and 6th)

 

Elementary Art (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $105 per semester

Supply Fee: $20 per semester

Ages: 10-12

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Michelle Kennerk

Curriculum: none

 

This course will study the fundamentals of drawing using four basic mediums: graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and pastels (oil and chalk). We will use a variety of techniques to study line, form, volume, texture, space and value through popular subjects such as still life, portraiture, animals, figure drawing and landscapes. We will also learn how to frame and matte our finished artworks for a final display. 

*If you have already taken this class but would like to take it again, be assured that we will have a different variety of assignments within the same curriculum, so you can strengthen the skills you’ve already learned and apply them to new projects. 

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Elementary Literature

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 10+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Darby Smith

Curriculum: Assorted books 

Curriculum Link: Please purchase or check books out of the library as they are being read. The order of the books and date they are needed will be given at the first class.  The books are listed in the description below.

 

This class will help students develop a love for good literature using classic books of varying genres.  The students will need Because of Winn Dixie, By the Great Horn Spoon, Esperanza Rising, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Tuck Everlasting.  The class will discuss poems in class from the book Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls.  They do not need to be purchased.  Students will learn about literature fundamentals and weekly reading assignments will be given. Homework will vary with the use of study guides, creative projects, and individual presentation work.  Periodic quizzes and tests will assess comprehension and application of the material, along with engaging and fun group discussions. 

 

Elementary Science 

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $15

Ages: 10+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Julie Moledor

Curriculum: Science in the Beginning, by Jay Wile

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/science-in-the-beginning/jay-wile/9780989042406/pd/042406?event=ESRCG

 

Science in the Beginning introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. The beginning of history is given in the Bible’s creation account, and this book uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, energy conservation, the properties of air and water, introductory botany, our solar system, basic zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology. As the students learn about these scientific concepts, they are constantly reminded of the Creator who fashioned the marvels they are studying, and focusing on more than one branch of science during the course of a year keeps the students engaged and introduces them to concepts which they will continue to master throughout their Jr. and Sr. High science experiences. This course will include hands on experimentation and an introduction to microscopy. 

 

Essentials for Writing (A)

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 10-12

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Melissa Weimer

Curriculum: None

 

Essentials for Writing is designed to introduce students to fundamental elements of the writing process. It is ideal for students who need to establish writing skills before they jump into a more intense writing class, like Introduction to Writing. In Essentials for Writing, students will explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing styles, with an emphasis on organization, sentence structure, paragraph formation, editing, and revising.  During November, the student will participate in National Novel Writing Month (NANO WRIMO), setting his or her own word count goal. Over the course of the year, a variety of essays, short stories, poetry, and a research paper will be written.

Essentials for Writing has a two-year rotation of curriculum. These years can be taken in any order or as stand-alone classes.

Essentials for Writing (A) covers the same curriculum as Essentials for Writing (B), but with expectations more appropriate for 10 to 12 year olds. If your student has taken Essentials for one year, they can stay in (A) for their second year as well if it is still age appropriate; they do not need to automatically progress to (B).

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 per semester

Supply Fee: $5 per semester

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

 

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Outdoor activities will include a parking lot circuit (various exercises along the route), softball, kickball and a field run challenge, with an emphasis on learning the proper technique for each activity and playing as a team where applicable.  Indoor activities will focus on individual body weight challenges, some dance and mini kickball as well as other exercise related games. Please note that if we have less than eight students, there will be more of an emphasis on individual exercises. We can only play games if we have at least eight students. 

 

Junior High Classes

 

Debate (Semester 2 only)

Cost: $130 

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 8 student minimum/16 maximum

Prerequisite: one semester of Introduction to Writing

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None

 

In debate class, the student will learn how to build an argument, the proper use of logic, ethics, and emotion, logical fallacies and how to avoid them, thinking on your feet, and how to conduct cross examination. The class will focus on Lincoln Douglas debate, a style of single debaters talking about ethical questions, and topics will be determined during the semester based on the National Speech and Debate Association topics used that year.  Since this class will require extensive research and writing, one semester of Introduction to Writing from Bridges will be required for registration in the Debate class (classes can be taken concurrently). Speech class is not required but highly recommended. Additionally, online video material will be regularly assigned, and access to Internet conferencing software (Zoom) may be required; therefore, a headset with a microphone and video camera are necessary.

 

Drama (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $125 per semester

Supply Fee: $5 per semester

Ages: 12+

Class size: 6 minimum/12 maximum

Instructor: Kaylene Williams

Curriculum: None

 

The world as we know it is constantly asking us to show confidence and energy and a drama class is the ideal place to cultivate those skills. This course will provide an outlet for students to explore their creativity and expand their confidence as they learn acting fundamentals through games, activities, and short plays. 

The Fall semester will introduce students to the art of Improvisation.  Although this form of theatre is known for being performed as a form of comedic entertainment, the process of learning improvisational techniques helps foster life skills such as: Creativity, Acceptance, Confidence, Patience, Encouragement, Collaboration and Teamwork.

The Spring semester will still include improvisation while introducing students to the fundamentals of theatre such as: staging, exploring different genres and acting skills.

The course is open to anyone ready to learn what makes the stage so powerful and willing to interact with their peers in meaningful ways.

This class can be taken for multiple years and that is actually encouraged!

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Essentials for Writing (B) 

Cost: $245

Supply Fee:$10

Ages: 12+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Melissa Weimer

Curriculum: None

 

Essentials for Writing is designed to introduce students to fundamental elements of the writing process. It is ideal for students who need to establish writing skills before they jump into a more intense writing class, like Introduction to Writing. In Essentials for Writing, students will explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing styles, with an emphasis on organization, sentence structure, paragraph formation, editing, and revising.  During November, the student will participate in National Novel Writing Month (NANO WRIMO), setting his or her own word count goal. Over the course of the year, a variety of essays, short stories, poetry, and a research paper will be written.

Essentials for Writing has a two-year rotation of curriculum. These years can be taken in any order or as stand-alone classes.

Essentials for Writing (B) covers the same general curriculum as Essentials for Writing (A), but at a slightly higher level with some higher expectations for assignments.

 

Introduction to Writing—Persuasive Writing

Cost: $275

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Emily Peresie (11 a.m. class)

Curriculum: Writer’s Inc. Handbook, 2006 edition. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park will be used for an assignment. (This is also a book used in the Jr. High Literature class.)

Curriculum Link: https://www.rainbowresource.com-Writers-Inc.

 

The work-horse of the Bridges’ writing courses, Introduction to Writing is an excellent overview of persuasive writing. A variety of weekly five-paragraph essays will be assigned, from compare/contrast, to cause/effect, to problem/solution. Students will not only master the art of writing an essay, they will also master the art of persuading an audience. During November, students will write their own novel during National Novel Writing Month (NANO WRIMO), and in the spring, the student will research a topic of his or her choice and write a persuasive paper (MLA style).

*Due to the intensity of the workload, please do not use additional writing curriculum with this class. This class is a prerequisite for Great Books and also Debate.

 

Jr. High/Sr. High Art (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $115 per semester

Supply Fee: $20 per semester

Ages: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum:None

 

This art class will be composed of two parts. The first semester will be learning  graphite. The students will learn the essentials of drawing, composition, values, three dimensional drawing and much more.The second semester will be Watercolor (which includes: utensils, paper weights, stretching, hues, color values, washes, smashing, lifting). The students will learn composition, use of negative and positive space, and many other concepts. If you have taken art before, we will be focusing on different aspects that will help you enhance your knowledge.

This class offers a two-year rotation of projects. If you’ve taken it before, don’t hesitate to join it again!

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

 

Junior High General Science

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $20

Age: 12+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Valerie Thomas

Curriculum: Apologia General Science, 3rd edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.apologia.com/product/general-science-3rd-edition-student-textbook/

 

Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to help middle school students transition in their homeschool work from the elementary/middle school level into highschool. This is a true general science course covering a wide range of the branches of science and explores broad topics such as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, geology, archaeology, biology, and more, with an included focus on Earth Science (astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, and environmental science). Hands-on experiments are included throughout, giving students practical experience as they discover the principles behind science and learn how to record and report data.

 

Junior High Literature

Cost: $250

Supply Fee: $10 

Age: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Darby Smith

Curriculum: Please purchase or check books out of the library as they are being read. The order of the books and date they are needed will be given at the first class.  The books are listed in the description below. The class will also need The Art of Poetry by Christine Perrin. https://www.christianbook.com/the-art-of-poetry/christine-perrin/9781600510410/pd/510410?event=CFCER1 (this can also be found on eBay)

Literature class will help students develop a love for good literature, using classic books of varying genres.  The students will need Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank G. Gilbreth & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, Indian Captive by Lois Lenski, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.  If there is time we will also read The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.  Students will learn about figurative language, literary terms, parts of a story and weekly reading assignments will be given. The class will also be working through the book, The Art of Poetry.  Homework will vary with the use of study guides, creative projects, and individual presentation work.  Periodic quizzes and tests will assess comprehension and application of the material, along with engaging and fun group discussions.  Freshman are welcome to take this class.

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 per semester

Supply Fee: $5 per semester

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

 

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Outdoor activities will include a parking lot circuit (various exercises along the route), softball, kickball and a field run challenge, with an emphasis on learning the proper technique for each activity and playing as a team where applicable.  Indoor activities will focus on individual body weight challenges, some dance and mini kickball as well as other exercise related games. Please note that if we have less than eight students, there will be more of an emphasis on individual exercises. We can only play games if we have at least eight students. 

 

Spanish I (A)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: 

https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

 

This high school level class introduces the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. The student will learn greetings, verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical sentence structure. It also provides a general overview of the different Latin American countries and their customs. Students will start to develop the necessary skill to read and comprehend the language, and they will start to learn conversational skills (the ability to ask and answer questions.) This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

 

Spanish I (B)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

 

Students will learn to communicate at an intermediate level of Spanish, in different settings such as: the bank, store, airport, hotel, doctor’s office, etc. They will deepen their knowledge of grammar, proper pronunciation, writing style, listening and comprehension skills, verb tenses, and intonation in different types of sentences.  They will practice by dialoguing, writing exercises, and interaction with the teacher and their peers.  This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

 

Speech

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/16 maximum

Instructor: Nathan Jarosz

Curriculum: None 

 

Public speaking is one of the top ten fears in Americans. Robin Sharma warned that, “the fears you don’t face become your limits.”  In Speech class, we face our fears head on with a series of speech presentations and skills development exercises.  We will craft introductory and demonstration speeches, learn using body language and vocal variety to build an effective presentation, and develop impromptu speaking skills to give students the self-confidence they need.

Speech is not a science, it’s an art to be mastered.  Advanced speech topics will cover speeches such as storytelling and persuasive speeches.  Presentation techniques such as eye contact and articulation will be taught.  By the end of this class, your student will be able to take the stage with confidence to present to a crowd or confidently tackle an interview.

Students MUST HAVE access to Youtube videos, either at home or at a library, to watch historical and contemporary speeches.  Students will give speeches in front of an audience.  This class sounds very stressful, but it’s a lot of fun! The benefits from learning to speak publicly will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their careers.

 

 

High School Classes 

 

Biology

Cost: $370

Supply Fee: $25

Ages: 14+

Class size: 5 student minimum/ 18 maximum

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Julie Moledor

Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-biology-textbook/vicki-dincher/9781946506450/pd/506454?event=Homeschool|1002430

 

This course is designed to be a college-prep biology class, covering the vocabulary of biology, a hands-on approach to the scientific method, the kingdoms of life, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, ecosystems and more. Students who take and understand this class will be very well prepared for continuing education in Advanced Anatomy and Physiology or any biology courses they may take in college. The class will consist of lecture and laboratory experience, which will include a combination of hands-on experimentation and demonstration to more clearly solidify understanding of the science of life.

 

Chemistry

Cost: $370

Supply Fee: $25

Ages: 15+

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Class Size: 5 minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Kristine Crock                                                             

Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd edition                                                                                         

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-chemistry-textbook-3rd-edition/kristy-plourde/9781946506580/pd/506583?event=Homeschool|1002432

 

This high school course gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare him or her for college-level studies.  The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.  The course will include discussion as well as laboratory experience, which will include a combination of hands-on experimentation and demonstration to more clearly solidify understanding of the material.

 

Debate (Semester 2 only)

Cost: $130 

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 8 student minimum/16 maximum

Prerequisite: one semester of Introduction to Writing

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None

 

In debate class, the student will learn how to build an argument, the proper use of logic, ethics, and emotion, logical fallacies and how to avoid them, thinking on your feet, and how to conduct cross examination. The class will focus on Lincoln Douglas debate, a style of single debaters talking about ethical questions, and topics will be determined during the semester based on the National Speech and Debate Association topics used that year.  Since this class will require extensive research and writing, one semester of Introduction to Writing from Bridges will be required for registration in the Debate class (classes can be taken concurrently). Speech class is not required but highly recommended. Additionally, online video material will be regularly assigned, and access to Internet conferencing software (Zoom) may be required; therefore, a headset with a microphone and video camera are necessary.

 

Drama (Semesters 1 and 2)                                                                                                                                 

Cost: $125

Supply Fee: $5 (per semester)

Ages: 12+

Class size: 6 minimum/12 maximum

Instructor: Kaylene Williams

Curriculum: None

 

The world as we know it is constantly asking us to show confidence and energy and a drama class is the ideal place to cultivate those skills. This course will provide an outlet for students to explore their creativity and expand their confidence as they learn acting fundamentals through games, activities, and short plays. 

The Fall semester will introduce students to the art of Improvisation.  Although this form of theatre is known for being performed as a form of comedic entertainment, the process of learning improvisational techniques helps foster life skills such as: Creativity, Acceptance, Confidence, Patience, Encouragement, Collaboration and Teamwork.

The Spring semester will still include improvisation while introducing students to the fundamentals of theatre such as: staging, exploring different genres and acting skills.

The course is open to anyone ready to learn what makes the stage so powerful and willing to interact with their peers in meaningful ways.

This class can be taken for multiple years and that is actually encouraged!

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Economics (Semester 1)                      

Cost: $140

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 15 +

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Catherine Marx

Curriculum: Abeka Economics: Work & Prosperity in Christian Perspective                                                                                 

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/abeka-economics-work-prosperity-christian-perspective/russell-kirk/pd/274563?event=ESRCG

 

This course will give a basic understanding of the world of economics with an emphasis on Capitalism.  All the major forms of economies around the world will be presented but the emphasis will be on what are the unique aspects of the American Economy even as it faces increased pressures from a global economy.

 

Government (Semester 2)

Cost: $140       

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 15 +

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Caleb Norrick                   

Curriculum: Exploring Government (Student Text 2016 Updated Edition) by Notgrass                                                           

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-government-student-text/ray-notgrass/9781609991005/pd/991005?event=ESRCG

 

This course will cover all the key elements of the United States Government, beginning with the Articles of Confederation and each article of the U.S. Constitution, as well as each of the amendments to the Constitution and the process of amending the Constitution. We will study the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches, covering the key responsibilities of each one and the process of how a bill becomes law.  Various levels of government will be studied (city, county, state), as well as different government systems from around the world. This course is designed to give each student a working knowledge of how our government functions and the importance of every citizen’s participation.

 

Great Books and Great Writing

Cost: $300

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 15 +

Prerequisites: Intro to Writing or teacher’s permission

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Emily Peresie

Curriculum: Please purchase the books listed in the course description. A particular ISBN number is not required.

 

This class will introduce students to a variety of classic pieces of literature, ranging from novels and plays, to short stories and poetry. Students will write a variety of responses, fiction and nonfiction, pertaining to the selections being studied. The main reading selections will be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Night by Elie Wiesel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Class time will consist of a content quiz, presentation of historical background, and discussion and debate about major themes from the text. 

 

Jr. High/Sr. High Art (Semesters 1 and 2)                                                                 

Cost: $115 per semester

Supply Fee: $20 per semester

Ages: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum:None

 

This art class will be composed of two parts. The first semester will be learning  graphite. The students will learn the essentials of drawing, composition, values, three dimensional drawing and much more.The second semester will be Watercolor (which includes: utensils, paper weights, stretching, hues, color values, washes, smashing, lifting). The students will learn composition, use of negative and positive space, and many other concepts. If you have taken art before, we will be focusing on different aspects that will help you enhance your knowledge.

This class offers a two-year rotation of projects. If you have taken the class before, don’t hesitate to join it again!

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Language Arts

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Prerequisite: Intro to Writing (Expository or Persuasive) or Teacher’s Permission

Instructor: Emily Berg

Curriculum: Analytical Grammar by Analytical Grammar Inc.

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/analytical-grammar

 

This course will cover high school level grammar, while also reviewing writing concepts throughout the year to keep students current in their writing proficiency.  It is intended for those students who have completed at least one year of Introduction to Writing (expository or persuasive) and are proficient in junior high grammar. 

The step-by-step approach will prepare students for the rigor of later high school and even college work, while the comprehensive scope ensures mastery. Approaching grammar with the idea that students learn it and then move on, rather than continually re-learning the same concepts over and over, the “spiral” method will help students master grammar once and for all.

Please do not enroll students in a Bridges writing class simultaneously while taking Language Arts.

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 per semester

Supply Fee: $5 per semester

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

 

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Outdoor activities will include a parking lot circuit (various exercises along the route), softball, kickball and a field run challenge, with an emphasis on learning the proper technique for each activity and playing as a team where applicable.  Indoor activities will focus on individual body weight challenges, some dance and mini kickball as well as other exercise related games. Please note that if we have less than eight students, there will be more of an emphasis on individual exercises. We can only play games if we have at least eight students. 

 

Physical Science                                                                                                                            

Cost: $275                                                                                                                               

Supply Fee: $20                                                                                                                        

Ages: 13+                                                                                                                                  

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum                                                                        

Prerequisite: taking Pre-Algebra or Saxon Algebra 1/2

Instructor: Ethan Comfort                            

Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition                  

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-physical-science-textbook/vicki-dincher/9781946506511/pd/506511?event=ESRCG

This high school level course provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the fundamental laws that make it work.  It will provide students with a valuable understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. In addition, we will cover weather, motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, the solar system, atomic structure, radiation, nuclear reactions, and stars and galaxies.  The course involves discussion and laboratory experience, which is comprised of both demonstration and hands-on experimentation to solidify more clearly an understanding of the material.

 

Spanish I (A)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

 

This high school level class introduces the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. The student will learn greetings, verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical sentence structure. It also provides a general overview of the different Latin American countries and their customs. Students will start to develop the necessary skill to read and comprehend the language, and they will start to learn conversational skills (the ability to ask and answer questions.) This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

 

Spanish I (B)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

 

Students will learn to communicate at an intermediate level of Spanish, in different settings such as: the bank, store, airport, hotel, doctor’s office, etc. They will deepen their knowledge of grammar, proper pronunciation, writing style, listening and comprehension skills, verb tenses, and intonation in different types of sentences.  They will practice by dialoguing, writing exercises, and interaction with the teacher and their peers.  This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

 

Speech 

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/16 maximum

Instructor: Nathan Jarosz

Curriculum: None 

 

Public speaking is one of the top ten fears in Americans. Robin Sharma warned that, “the fears you don’t face become your limits.”  In Speech class, we face our fears head on with a series of speech presentations and skills development exercises.  We will craft introductory and demonstration speeches, learn using body language and vocal variety to build an effective presentation, and develop impromptu speaking skills to give students the self-confidence they need.

Speech is not a science, it’s an art to be mastered.  Advanced speech topics will cover speeches such as storytelling and persuasive speeches.  Presentation techniques such as eye contact and articulation will be taught.  By the end of this class, your student will be able to take the stage with confidence to present to a crowd or confidently tackle an interview.

Students MUST HAVE access to Youtube videos, either at home or at a library, to watch historical and contemporary speeches.  Students will give speeches in front of an audience.  This class sounds very stressful, but it’s a lot of fun! The benefits from learning to speak publicly will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their careers.