Some of our Spanish classes shared a classroom update video at the March All School Assembly!
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.
- 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)
Ana Farach, Spanish
MA, Universitat Bayreuth
BA, University of Notre Dame