Why Learn Spanish?
Spanish is one of the top four languages in the world, along with English, Hindi, and Chinese. Learning the Spanish language benefits students in multiple ways: it increases their grammatical understanding of English, broadens their understanding of different cultures, helps them more easily meet requirements for higher education, heightens their marketablility in the workplace, and enables them to communicate with millions of people across the world. Our goal is to give our students the skills they need in order to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and effectively serve and use their gifts and abilities to glorify God.
Five Simple Rules
These simple rules help keep students more engaged in the learning process and foster a positive learning environment.
1. Look and pay attention.
2. Listen so you know what to do.
3. Talk at the right time.
4. Keep your hands out of trouble.
5. Sit the right way.
Spanish Goals and Objectives
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Beginning in first grade, students have the opportunity to choose their own Spanish name. Throughout their Spanish studies, this name will help them to really make learning Spanish a positive and personal experience. All students begin the year by reviewing numbers and colors along with basic conversational dialogue. They become more excited about speaking in Spanish as they develop a wider range of vocabulary and as they better understand proper sentence structure through dialogue and interactive lessons. Students are able to comprehend simple stories and hold basic conversations with their friends. They also gain an appreciation for people of different cultures and an interest in hispanic countries. Choco, the hedgehog puppet, is always around to help students realize that learning another language takes some work, but it can be a lot of fun too!
Students begin with the basics of Spanish by learning numbers 1-10, colors, and simple vocabulary and commands. They enjoy learning about various hispanic countries and cultures and play interactive games that reinforce what they are learning. Choco, the hedgehog puppet, is always bringing encouragement and excitement to the learning environment as he helps make speaking Spanish a fun activity.
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