When I went to school, 2nd language did not start until 7th grade. I am trying to decide if I should start Alyssa next year (will be 3rd grade) or wait until she is older. Just curious what the public school kids do.
We started in Grade 4 at my school, so around 10. I think they may start earlier at the schools here now, but my poor DS will be at a disadvantage because most of the schools only offer Italian and he is likely to have quite a few Italian descent kids in his class, it's a high population base in our town
At the private school I started the kids out at (and Emma still goes to) they started a second language in preschool. But at the public school that my other kids go to now, they don't start until 5th or 6th grade which disappoints me.
In Hannah's school (a private school) they've been teaching her Spanish in Kindergarten. Some of it is actually sinking in, too, she can count to ten in Spanish and knows her colors in Spanish, too. She forgot how to say Thank You in Spanish when I asked her , though. lol.