Three dozen students from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s World Language Honor Society visited James Boyd Intermediate School on May 19 to teach world language lessons to the younger students.
Lessons were taught in Spanish, Italian and American Sign Language and included topics such as basic greetings, weather, calendar, sports, food, school and animals. The high schoolers were required to create lesson plans, slides and a game for each lesson. Each participating class at Boyd received from one to three different lessons.
“This was a great way to showcase the languages our high school has to offer and engage our younger students in a different way,” said teacher Nicole Gendjoian, who serves as World Language Honor Society co-adviser with Nicole Correia. “It was also a great learning experience for the WLHS students to be ‘teachers’ for the day. The Boyd teachers loved seeing their former students all grown up, too.”
"The Boyd trip was an enlightening experience for the honor society because for the first time, we could teach the languages we have been learning,” student Nate Tyll said. “It was also fun to see some old teachers.”
"The Boyd field trip was a wonderful experience to share the John Glenn language programs with the rest of the school district,” student Colby Knorr said. “I really enjoyed teaching ASL, as it was a cool way to help bridge a gap over a language barrier affecting many people around our community.”