Spanish for Middle School
The Middle School Spanish program is going to be both challenging and exciting for the students this year! Building upon the foundation that was laid in the elementary years, students will now be exploring the language and its strucures more in depth. The current wisdom in second langage acquisition is building in students not what they know "about" the language, but rather what they can actually do with the language. With this in mind, the students will be applying their increasing knowledge of Spanish as they use it to communicate across all three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. This will be accomplished via student participation in a wide variety of activities; some examples include creative story writing, current events reporting, designing travel brochures, producing commercials, and role-playing. When students find personal meaning and value in what they are doing, that is when genuine communication takes place!