Spanish

Acquisition of a new language should feel natural, comfortable and accommodate to the individual needs and diverse learning styles of each student. Instruction in Spanish requires the teacher to try to meaningfully infuse Spanish language and cultures at all times. We pay particular attention to “listening and practice”- intended to build vocabulary gradually. Listening and practice can take the form of a cooking class, a merengue lesson, role-play, story telling (in translation), etc. Alternatively, we focus on grammatical concepts (e.g., gender, verb conjugation, etc.).  As students gain knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, they will be encouraged to use newly learned vocabulary in various contexts and within integration to other areas of the curriculum such as visual arts, global studies, mathematics, history, theatre and dance.