Foreign languages, being both a tool of communication and a gateway to understanding another culture, should have an important place in a young person’s life.  According to all major research studies, the earlier children start learning foreign languages, the easier it is for them to acquire them and master later in life.  The elementary foreign language program uses TPR (total physical response), a method that is especially used for teaching foreign languages to children. It involves a physical response by students, which results in lots of movement and physical activities. It allows students to demonstrate both non-verbally and verbally their understanding of vocabulary, and to connect words to movement and visual images. The method incorporates a lot of singing, pantomime, and acting.  Students begin to read and write at this level.  We meet four times per week, 30 minutes each class.