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
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
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
TEACHER: Claudia Andrade & Monica Gutierrez