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Elementary

World Languages: Spanish

In third grade, elementary students receive thirty minutes per week of instruction in Spanish. The fourth and fifth grade elementary students receive one hour per week of instruction in Spanish. The program emphasizes active student participation in order to develop listening and speaking skills in Spanish. The primary goal is to expose students to the Spanish language and culture. Students learn and develop practical communicative skills as well as a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation for the many cultures the Spanish language represents

 

With increasing degrees of complexity year by year, students will:

  • Respond to and initiate simple statements and commands;
  • Express attitudes, reactions, and courtesy using short phrases and simple sentences;
  • Express likes, dislikes, and preferences;
  • Describe people, places, and objects using short phrases and simple sentences;
  • Provide and obtain information on familiar topics; and
  • Demonstrate an awareness of culture.