Student in Spanish Class

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience, and they are increasingly more important in our pluralistic society, in the USA and abroad.

National Presbyterian School begins formal Spanish instruction in Pre-Kindergarten to foster appreciation of both foreign languages and cultures. Early instruction is focused on an active exploration of Spanish language and culture through reading, writing, poetry, authentic videos from the Hispanic world, games, projects, various oral activities; collaborations with art, science, and drama. Emphasis is placed on building a strong foundation in the Spanish language by increasing vocabulary, mastering basic conversational phrases, developing confidence in listening and speaking; acquiring reading, writing and grammatical skills; and exploring Spanish speaking countries.

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Spanish Program Overview

NPS Students excel at

  • Acquiring basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and oral communication skills
  • Understanding and appreciating Spanish and Latin American traditions and cultures
  • Demonstrating an enthusiasm and interest in learning a foreign language

Spanish Enrichment

  • Online learning through various tools
  • Listening to recordings to improve listening comprehension and pronunciation
  • Holiday studies
  • Games from the Spanish-speaking world
  • Student-created videos, plays, and audio recordings
  • Student-led calendar and weather routines
  • Collaborating with other teachers to study the history of Spanish speaking countries to enhance language use
  • Participation in the National Spanish Exam (6)
Spanish teacher in classroom

Ana Farach, Spanish

ABD, University of Maryland
MA, Universitat Bayreuth
BA, University of Notre Dame