WORLD LANGUAGES – AAA INTRO
Doctrine and Covenants 90:15
“…and study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues, and people.”
The MASTER PLAN for Language acquisition at ASCENT ADVANTAGE ACADEMY includes learning LATIN in the Elementary years and another one or two languages in the Secondary Years.
WHY LATIN? (Taught in Levels 2-6)
It is foundational in that it teaches the structure of a language, as well as exposing the student to a myriad of vocabulary that pervades the English language as well as other “Romance” languages that have a been influenced greatly by the Latin tradition, namely: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and several others.
WHAT NEXT? (Taught in Levels 7-9)
We recommend and offer SPANISH as it is the world’s third most spoken language after English and Chinese. It is also spoken by many Church members, and is an asset when job-hunting.
THEN… We recommend the student become tri-lingual in modern languages by choosing another Language of interest. At this point a student is adept at language acquisition. Therefore, we recommend self-directed study in the the LIVING LANGUAGE SERIES which offers the following: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinee, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, and Russian.