K-8 SPANISH

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At St. Agatha Catholic School, the Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes participate in Spanish class. Kindergarten through 5th grade have Spanish class once a week while the Middle School (6th through 8th grade) have Spanish twice a week. Spanish class is highly interactive and listening to Spanish as much as possible is highly encouraged outside of the classroom and at home

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Overall Student Goals

 

  • Learn to appreciate Spanish as a world language and as a powerful second language spoken in the US.

  • Focus on reading, listening, speaking and writing as the four main components of Spanish language acquisition 

  • Use technology to communicate and collaborate with multiple audiences both locally and globally

  • Look to incorporate their burgeoning language skills outside of the classroom, and understand why it is important to continue to practice the language even outside of the classroom

  • Work on grammar structures and vocabulary acquisition

Kindergarten through Eighth grade Students Will Learn

 

  • Useful thematic vocabulary linked to their lives making the transition from English to the target language as relevant as possible for the students. 

  • To understand English/Spanish cognates and to use them as a building block to developing greater understanding of the language

  • To see language and culture as linked

  • To identify ways to use their language skills to help the greater community in line with our school's Catholic values and SLEs

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How to practice Spanish during the summer. 

Watch movies you have already seen, but in Spanish with English subtitles. Try to identify the words. 

Set aside five minutes a day to write at least one sentence.

Listen to a podcast in Spanish

Provided through Kids Like Languages

 

At St. Agatha since: 2021​

E-mail: spanish@stagatha.us

 

TEACHER: Claudia Andrade & Monica Gutierrez

K-8 SPANISH