World Language

Grade 6
  • Selects from Spanish, French, Latin or Mandarin Chinese for the start of a three-year middle school language progression   
  • Learns relevant vocabulary and its
  • application in conversation, text and writing   
  • Responds to questions and simple commands   
  • Identifies objects, colors, names, dates, family, food and others   
  • Writes words, sentences and characters (Mandarin Chinese)   
  • Explores world culture and traditions through celebrations, artistic expression, and discussions

Grade 7
  • Continues study of Spanish, French, Latin or Mandarin Chinese to complete a three-year middle school language progression   
  • Advances knowledge and understanding of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary   
  • Incorporates role play situations   
  • Learns advanced vocabulary and uses it correctly in descriptive writing and conversations   
  • Responds to questions and commands in world language   
  • Explores world culture and traditions through celebrations, artistic expression, and discussions

Grade 8
  • Continues study of Spanish, French, Latin, or Mandarin Chinese to complete a three-year middle school language progression   
  • Works on proficiency in the more sophisticated aspects of grammar   
  • Works to perfect pronunciation   
  • Demonstrates ability to discuss topics in specific situations using appropriate and relevant vocabulary   
  • Responds to multi-step oral and written direct instruction   
  • Writes creatively, persuasively and reflectively to express complicated plots, emotions and ideas   
  • Responds to questions and commands   
  • Explores world culture and traditions through celebrations, artistic expression, and discussions
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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