World Languages

Learn a World Language

Live class instruction combined with the Rosetta Stone program is a winning formula for learning success!

Ensign Peak Academy offers four world languages:

  • Spanish (Live and Self-Paced)
  • German (Live and Self-Paced)
  • French (Live and Self-Paced)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Self-Paced Only)

Weekly live classes are taught by our caring and qualified mentors, to enhance comprehension, provide conversation practice, give fun cultural presentations, and inspire and support self-paced progress in the Rosetta Stone program.

Live world language classes are open to all middle and high school students, including live program and self-paced program students.

World language classes are held on Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 8:50 am.

Students are welcome to take a World Language class with or without taking other Ensign Peak Academy classes. To join a class, new students should submit an application. We will then contact you about enrollment. Returning students may simply email admin@ensignpeakacademy.com to enroll.

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Our live, weekly Spanish class provides an exciting opportunity to practice Spanish conversation and enjoy fun activities, games, and cultural experiences designed to help you improve your Spanish. Live classes support middle and high school students who are enrolled in the Rosetta Stone Spanish program, regardless of level or unit. No extra homework will be required – just encouragement to progress in Rosetta Stone Spanish. (An occasional recipe for a great Latin dish may be shared!)

Carolyn MarriottSpanish Mentor Carolyn Marriott has a passion for learning and teaching. Besides homeschooling her own seven children since 1993, she has years of experience teaching youth in church and academic settings. Recognizing the value of contributing to and gaining from a community, she and her children have participated in homeschool groups in Washington and Utah where she has taught a variety of topics from Spanish, to U.S. History, to Economics. Currently, she serves as chair of Lighthouse Commonwealth of Iron County.

Carolyn has traveled in Chile, Central America, Europe, Canada, Argentina, and the United States, broadening her appreciation for the beautiful world and its people. She served a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University.

Currently, Carolyn lives with her husband and youngest daughter, Lizzy, in their historic home in Beaver, Utah. She loves gardening, eating chocolate ice cream, reading, going on long walks; and she now understands why grandparents brag about their grandkids so much.

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Our live, weekly German class provides an exciting opportunity to practice German conversation, and enjoy an exciting immersive journey into the language, culture, and history of Germany! Whether you have German ancestry or are simply interested in that part of the world and language, you will explore your own personal connection to it and expand your knowledge and ability to communicate. You will learn about German culture and history through explorations into the holidays, music, food, literature, religion, geography, games etc. You will begin to see how culture and history affect our language, how we live, and our view of the world. This will include insights into the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany. You’ll also get fascinating glimpses into other German-speaking countries. You will set and be guided in achieving goals for learning the language and other interests regarding Germany. For those that would appreciate help with their German Family History, we will learn how we can better do that work. All of this will include celebrations of our achievements.

_DSC0167 (3)German Mentor Sarah Hecht has been immersed in the German culture and language from her earliest years. She has spent close to a third of her life in Germany from the time she was two, when her father was stationed there with the US Air Force for over five years. Later, she took German classes in high school. As a young adult, she married a German native, Roland Hecht, and again lived in Germany for over eight years where all of their children were born. They now reside in Arizona, but frequent visits to Germany keep them in touch with family, friends, the culture and country.

Mrs. Hecht (which incidentally means pike, as-in the pike fish), LOVES all things language, culture and history. Nothing could have been better than sharing the Gospel as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Temple Square where both the missionaries and visitors come from around the world. While there, she led tours for people from many cultures and was trained to be a family history assistant as part of her missionary duties.

Later in Germany, Sarah took a German language immersion course, earning a Certificate of German as a Second Language from the International Certificate Conference and the Goethe Institute. Eight years of German communication ensued in such settings as family, work, church and community, where she carried out tasks like translating business documents from German into English and teaching Sunday School classes in German.

Mrs. Hecht has a B.A. in Education and has been teaching in various settings since high school. These include public and private schools, homeschool co-ops, church, private music lessons, and homeschooling her own children for 11 years. Recently, she completed the BYU online course for reading the old German script to better facilitate her German family history work. Sarah loves sharing her knowledge of the German language, culture and history with everyone!

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Our live, weekly French class provides an exciting opportunity to practice French conversation and enjoy fun activities, games, and cultural experiences designed to help you improve your French. Live classes support middle and high school students who are enrolled in the Rosetta Stone French program, regardless of level or unit. No extra homework will be required – just encouragement to progress in Rosetta Stone French.

Bio Picture - Ruben DawagneFrench Mentor Ruben Dawagne was born in French speaking Belgium. He grew up in the southern hills and forests decorated by castles of what Europeans call “the Flat Country”. Raised by a father passionate about French history and literature, he quickly fell in love with his own language and culture. As they traveled together to rediscover the many beauties that the great kingdom of France held, Ruben realized he wanted to learn more about his heritage. He therefore decided to study Latin and Ancient Greek and learned about the changes the language received because of the influence of trade and wars in ancient times.

His grandfather was an orphan who met the missionaries at 15 years old, a little after the end of World War II. He is one of the very first members of the church in the area and co-translated one of the early versions of the Book of Mormon from English to French.

All of Ruben’s friends were a little older than him and received their mission call one by one to serve in many different French speaking countries such as Switzerland, la Réunion, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. He then received his own and, to not fail his friends, was called to serve in French in the Canada Montreal Mission.

Ruben and his wife now live in Mexico with their two little babies where he teaches French and English in a private school. He has understood the influence of French culture in the world, but more importantly, has witnessed the influence of the gospel in the lives of French speakers.

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This course is provided as a self-paced offering only Students study with Rosetta Stone. High School students may earn credit.

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How does Ensign Peak Academy use Rosetta Stone?

  • Ensign Peak Academy has a school account with Rosetta Stone, allowing mentors and administrators to view all student work.

High School Credit for Rosetta Stone

  • High school students who are enrolled at Ensign Peak Academy may earn 0.5 credits for each 3 units completed, for French, Spanish, German or Mandarin Chinese. (Each language has a total of 20 units.) 2 credits of world language are required for graduation, which must be completed during the high school years.

Middle School Grade Reports for Rosetta Stone

  • Middle school students who are enrolled at Ensign Peak Academy will earn a 1-semester grade for each 2 completed units of French, Spanish, German or Mandarin Chinese.

Tuition

High School Live Program Tuition: $350 lump sum or 10 monthly payments of $35, for 2 semesters, which includes 10 months of weekly live classes, and a 12-month Rosetta Stone license.

High School Self-Paced Program Tuition: $225 lump sum or 10 monthly payments of $25, for a 12-month Rosetta Stone license.

Middle School Live Program Tuition: $300 lump sum or 10 monthly payments of $40, for 2 semester, includes 10 months of weekly live classes, and a 12-month Rosetta Stone license.

Middle School Self-Paced Program Tuition: $180 lump sum or 10 monthly payments of $20, for a 12-month Rosetta Stone license.

Rosetta Stone Refund Policy: When a student withdraws from any World Language course, $150 is retained by Ensign Peak Academy to cover the cost of the 12-month Rosetta Stone license. This is due to the fact that Rosetta Stone only sells 12-month licences to schools, payable by lump sum, with no refund. You may transfer your license to anyone who is willing to take over monthly payments or reimburse you for your lump sum payments. Ensign Peak Academy may be able to assist you in reassigning your license to another student, but cannot guarantee that this will happen. In this case, you will receive a report of all completed items, your work will then be deleted from the Rosetta Stone platform and the license will be assigned to the new student, who may select any language and will start at the beginning and not see any of your work.