• Foreign Languages

    Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Benvenuti! Grata! Kangeisuru! Bienvenue!

    Hello! ¡Hola! Guten Tag! Buon giorno! Salve! Konnichi wa! Bonjour!
    Foreign Language teachers at MMS 
    Mrs. Sarah Kivett
    Español (Spanish) / Exploratory Languages
    Ms. Kwiatek
    Español (Spanish)
    Ms. Charles
    Français (French)
    The state of North Carolina has adopted a set of Essential Standards for foreign language in conjunction with the Common Core standards that will be set in place for the core subject areas.

    The Essential Standards for Foreign Languages will be:
    1.1.   Use the language to engage in interpersonal communication.
          (Interpersonal Communication : Person-to-Person Communication)
    2.   Understand words and concepts presented in the language.
          (Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading)
    3.   Use the language to present information to an audience.
          (Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing)
    4.   Compare the students’ culture and the target culture.
    Foreign Language End of Course Examination

    8th Grade Test
    The 2004-05 school year was the first year of an 8th Grade placement test in Foreign Language. This assessment was designed to determine whether students who have completed 3 years of middle school foreign language are ready to enroll in Level II of that language as 9th Graders, as the program is designed to allow them to do.
    Beginning in 2007-08, the assessment also helps to determine whether students will receive high school credit for their middle school foreign language courses. In order to receive credit for a high school Level 1 course, students must complete the middle school sequence of courses successfully with a"C" or better in the 8th grade course. The exam is divided into three parts and is given in the spring to all 8th graders enrolled in French, Spanish, Latin, and German. The exam is 20% of the overall course grade. The results are then examined to determine the validity and reliability of the test, and it is revised as needed for use the next year.



Last Modified on August 22, 2022