The Spanish language curriculum harnesses the skills and techniques that scholars have already developed and supports them as second language learners. This curriculum puts learners in the driver’s seat by calling on them to construct and practice their Spanish language knowledge in a way that is meaningful to their own lives.
This program is offered to children ages 3 to 12 years old, and classes are split as per their level of understanding spanish. Children of these ages possess the ability to absorb the language and all aspects of one’s culture and environment without effort or fatigue. This applies to foreign language immersion, as well, similar to learning a native language at home.
Our school provides an opportunity for children to learn Spanish through the experiences presented by a Montessori influenced curriculum. The curriculum utilizes the five distinct areas of the Montessori Approach throughout a school day, which are carefully chosen and applied to instill life-serving skills in our children, such as curiosity, initiative, concentration, decision-making and responsibility. As an aid to this period of child’s self-construction, individual work is encouraged.
The Spanish environment surrounding our activities leads the child to develop a functional use of Spanish at the same time as practicing early childhood educational concepts. The curriculum also incorporates group activities to reinforce the fun of Spanish language in song, movement and games.