Spanish at Riverbend School
The Spanish program seeks to spark students’ curiosity towards this language. One of the most important characteristic of the Spanish curriculum is bringing theory into practice. Students learn Spanish through a hands on approach that emphasizes practical vocabulary.
The program starts at the Toddler and Primary levels (ages 15 months- 6 years) by incorporating music and concrete materials, which are fundamental elements for teaching and acquiring the Spanish language at this age.
In the Elementary and Middle School programs, the students begin to work on topics that allow them to learn vocabulary, grammar rules, develop reading comprehension, writing, and oral expression. They also explore the cultures and histories of the Spanish speaking world with age-appropriate traditional games, literature, music, cuisines, and art projects.
One of the most important goals is to develop the love of learning languages and to begin to appreciate the world from another perspective.
❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith