I created this PPT and word doc assessment sheet as an intro to World Languages for 8th graders. Our World Languages curriculum includes intros to Italian, Spanish, and French. Before learning basic vocabulary and phrases of these languages it is important for students to understand what language is, where they are spoken in the world and by how many, what it is like to learn languages, and why we should learn languages other than our own. This presentation will answer all of these questions and more. While students are watching the PPT you can have them fill out the work sheet included.
The PPT is 14 slides, the worksheet is 1 page.