• Sure, there’s a joy that comes from being able to speak to others in their native language – not to mention a sense of achievement. But part of the fun of learning a foreign language is discovering differences in how people look at the world. It’s fun to think about why dogs "say woof" in English, "wang wang" in Mandarin and "guau" in Spanish. What’s the right word? The dogs aren’t saying.

    It’s also fun to discover words in a foreign language that don't exist in your native tongue. Take the Tagalog word, "gigil", which means “the irresistible urge to pinch/squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished.” Shouldn’t every language should have that word?

    At Pine Street School we are working hard to give our students every opportunity we can find to make learning more meaningful, more relevant and, of course, more fun!  Our World Language progam does all those things and so much more.

    Primary Grades:

    2nd grade are taught Spanish, French for a semester each.  This is a time of great progress in learning for each of the languages.  Our students cannot wait for the next lesson!

    3rd - 5th Grades:

    Starting in 3rd grade, students (with some help from home) pick one of the languages to learn more about.  Third grade students attend either French or Spanish class once a week and build on the basic skills they acquired in K-2nd grade.  Our 4th and 5th graders attend World Language classes twice a week as they prepare for middle school and beyond.  If you have any questions about our program, dont hesitate to contact one of our outstanding teachers listed below!


Phone: 864-586-7815


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Laura Hollar

French Teacher

Phone: 864-586-7816


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Ana Martin

Spanish Teacher