Do you love learning languages? Do you like finding patterns and unlocking codes? There are thousands of languages in the world, yet have you ever wondered – what is language? What are its key elements? How do people learn languages? In this class, students will use inductive reasoning reasoning to figure out how languages work. We will learn a bit of Japanese, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and other languages to explore linguistic principles such as word order (syntax), parts of speech, and more. We will then use these fundamentals to create our own fictitious languages and teach them to each other. We will also examine cryptography and coding languages through fiction and history, from Sherlock Holmes to the Navajo Code Talkers. Come along as we dive into the fascinating field of linguistics!
The Wonderful World of Linguistics
For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students
Your Summer of Discovery Awaits
MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating. Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.