Starting at the age of 3 and continuing throughout all grade levels, Spanish is taught through communicative, participatory and culturally based activities. Educators differentiate instruction to reach their students at each of their levels and interests. Educators employ the Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling methodology to encourage the students to communicate in a low-risk environment.
Spanish is a unique and exciting program, exceptional in its frequency of instruction, depth of cultural components, and the dedication and talent of its educators. Students in early childhood, preschool and Kindergarten through Grade Four receive Spanish instruction four times a week.
Lessons are relevant and are integrated with the school’s thematic curriculum. Activities are purposeful with communicative and participatory natural language use and the integration of authentic culturally-based activities, literature, music, realia and art. Course objectives are aligned with the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and utilize Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques for a fun, active and participatory way of learning language resulting in the internalization of vocabulary and grammatical structures.