In kindergarten and grades 1-2, students learn basic fundamentals of Spanish. They focus on basic conversation including greetings, introductions, and courtesy expressions. Students also learn how to express their feelings and their likes and dislikes. Students learn about familial relationships. They learn vocabulary for items and places around their home, school and community and use this to discuss location and going places. Students enjoy studying art, folklore, music and dance as it relates to indigenous Latin American culture. They also enjoy learning about the importance of The Three Kings Day in Spain and Latin America.
In grades 3-4, students continue to build upon their conversational skills and practice expressing their likes and dislikes as well as their feelings. Students in 3-4 begin to practice their writing and reading in Spanish. Students build upon their vocabulary for items and places around their home, school and community and use this vocabulary to discuss location and going places. Students enjoy studying the culture including holidays like Three Kings Day in Spain and Latin America, and Cinco de Mayo. Students also enjoy studying art, folklore, music and dance as it relates to indigenous Latin American culture.
In grades 5-8, students continue to develop their Spanish conversational skills. They continue to practice reading and writing in Spanish, and they begin to learn basic Spanish grammar. Students practice conjugating both regular and irregular verbs. Students begin to learn basic sentence construction and practice writing simple sentences. They also continue to build upon their vocabulary that can be used in writing and in speaking Spanish. Students in middle school continue to enjoy learning about the culture through the use of photos, videos and research based presentations.