Bienvenidos a la clase de Espanol. All of our students will be attending Spanish Classes either once weekly for K- 5, or three times a week for grades 6-8.
K-5 classes are conducted in Spanish for 90% of the class with an emphasis on active listening and responding to show understanding. K-5 students receive 30 minute classes with a variety of hands on games, songs, chants, puppetry, and pantomime to show how they are able to follow along with the Teacher speaking almost entirely in Spanish. This gives students the opportunity to be immersed in the language allowing them to pick up on vocabulary, rhythm, cadence, phrases,and sentence structure etc. before they are formally exposed to Spanish grammar in middle and high school. Grades are based on active listening and paying attention in class.
Middle school classes are conducted three times a week for 30 min. classes. Emphasis on active listening and responding to show understanding continues combined with simple grammar lessons. Classes are conducted in Spanish as much as possible using a variety of hands on games, songs, chants, puppetry, pantomime, as well as proficiency based classwork and homework grammar exercises and graded quizzes, tests, and projects. Students receive 1/3 of their grade based on active listening and paying attention in class, another 1/3 for completion of written or computer exercises and quizzes, and the last 1/3 for written or computerized unit tests or projects covering grammar and vocabulary from units covered in class.