Practice, Practice, Practice
Learning a second language can be challenging, requiring repetition to learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Luckily, with GimKit, a web-based “game” that tracks and rewards student study, practice doesn’t need to be boring. Developed by a student for students, GimKit allows World Language learners to earn “money” that they can use to gain points within the games as they practice their language. Thanks to a grant last year from the LFHS Foundation, GimKit is available to all World Language students and it’s described by the teachers as a “huge success!” Rachel Abel, Instructional Director for World Language, reports that the department will continue to use GimKit next year because it “can take a class from barely paying attention to highly engaged in seconds.”
GimKit provides another tool to our students in their quest to master a second language, adding to previous LFHS Foundation investments of SmartBoards, Headsets, Quiz Bowl materials, Foreign language magazines and DVDs, Maps, and more.