Most frequent questions and answers
At W.P. Wagner, we try to get the students as comfortable as possible with one another in the class. We do a lot of team-based games and activities. Student progress is monitored on a live-updating points system where students can keep track of how they’re doing relative to their peers. It’s all for fun and we like to award prizes at the end of the semester. We also believe that students end up making lasting friendships that last throughout high school and post-graduation. It’s a good way to meet people!
There are a lot of great options available at Wagner, but I believe learning a language is great for your developing brain! A lot of the strategies used in language classes are extremely beneficial for other subjects, such as organizing information in your head and relating it to real-life concepts. You learn how to learn quickly and effectively! Your brains are still developing and research has shown that after high-school it is much more difficult to learn a second language as you get older. Time is of the essence!
Many people do not realize this, but you can use your language mark for your 30 level class to replace a core-subject mark when you’re applying for university! This is a game-changer if you are looking to apply to post-secondary institutions with the highest possible average. Additionally, taking a language makes you much more employable here in Canada, as many government jobs require having French. Punjabi is also extremely useful to have, being the 3rd most spoken language in the country.
Most of the students joining this class starts out with almost zero Japanese knowledge. The teacher will begin instruction from base level zero. Students will learn and enjoy the course, with an approximate 95% pass rate of students in the Japanese 10 class.