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Spanish

The Spanish curriculum for kindergarten is designed to introduce students to the Hispanic culture and Spanish language while realizing God’s love and salvation for people throughout the world. The curriculum emphasizes exposure and practice with basic vocabulary. The expectation is that students can recognize the spoken words from various categories and be able to pronounce those words. Students are taught vocabulary words and phrases enabling them to conduct simple conversations in Spanish.

The Spanish curriculum for first and second grade combines the awareness of cultural diversity with expansion of vocabulary and conversation skills. The method of instruction combines the use of visual vocabulary cards, listening activities, Mimio activities, Total Physical Response, and speaking practice. The intent is to build basic conversation skills with Spanish and to gain appreciation for the wonder and diversity of God’s creation. 

The Spanish curriculum for third grade combines awareness of cultural diversity with expansion of vocabulary and conversation skills. In addition, students begin to read words in Spanish. The method of instruction includes the use of visual vocabulary cards, listening activities, speaking practice, Mimio activities, and Total Physical Response. The intent is to build vocabulary and basic conversation skills along with an understanding of the culture of Spanish speaking people.     

The Spanish curriculum for fourth grade combines cultural studies with expansion of vocabulary and conversation skills. In addition, students begin to compare and contrast various grammatical concepts between Spanish and English.  Students listen, speak, read and write in Spanish. The method of instruction combines the use of visual vocabulary cards, listening activities, Mimio activities, and grammar practice. The intent is to build vocabulary and basic conversation skills along with cultural awareness in order to interact with the global community.  

The Spanish curriculum for fifth grade combines cultural studies with expansion of vocabulary and conversation skills. In addition, students begin to compare and contrast grammatical concepts between Spanish and English. Students listen, speak, read and write in Spanish. The method of instruction combines the use of visual vocabulary cards, listening activities, Mimio activities, and grammar practice. The intent is to build vocabulary and basic conversation skills along with cultural awareness in order to interact with the global community. The curriculum is designed to enrich students’ lives by increasing their appreciation for language and culture as well as to equip students with realistic lifelong skills that will enable them to evangelize for Christ and carry out the Great Commission.

Mrs. Diane Lanier