SOUTHEASTERN’S GROWING LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, Easton, MA (January 2020) – During the 2017-2018 school year, Southeastern transitioned from online language courses on Virtual High School to physical Spanish classes taking place during the school day. The important switch offers students a more natural environment to learn and thrive in. As of now, Southeastern is proud to provide students with two Spanish teachers and courses (Spanish I and Spanish II).
In an interview with Southeastern’s first Spanish teacher, since reintroducing the foreign language program, Mrs. Duggan expressed the multiple benefits that come with learning a foreign language.
“Learning a language opens a lot of doors professionally to apply for a job, it also gives students something to write on their resume which puts them at an advantage. This is true whether it may be in a business, trade, or even networking environment!”
She continued to note the popularity of the course and the students’ love for it.
“Since it’s not a requirement, it is a good sign that students are choosing the course for themselves.”
A Day in Spanish Class
Every day, Spanish class begins with a different “Repacito” known as Bell Work. After the Bell Work, Mrs. Duggan goes around the classroom asking each student how they are feeling before concluding with herself. The remainder of the class is taught through a series of slides and mini-games which promotes communication skills. Students are encouraged to accomplish everything in Spanish from reading, writing, to speaking. In this way, students can further enforce their skills while also having fun!
At Southeastern, students choose from 20 career majors in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. Our school combines a rigorous academic curriculum with state of the art vocational and technical studies to help students realize their full learning potential.
The schedule is designed to have students alternate between academic and technical coursework. This process promotes integration of studies and helps bridge the gap between theoretical and practical experience.
The hands-on approach to learning helps connect students to education and provides the basis for life-long learning – an essential skill in today’s highly competitive global market.
Upon graduation, students have the choice of furthering their education in any two or four-year institution or going directly into the workforce.
The Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District consists of a four-year public high school and a post-secondary technical institute. The high school offers 20 career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.
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