The Foreign Language Program at CRCA focuses on engaging and challenging the students in the four basic areas of speech, audition, reading, and writing in Spanish. Our Spanish program is for everyone! Students are not required to have prior knowledge of the language. The small class sizes and the personal attention given to each student allow learning and progress to be accomplished quickly.
Students from K5 – 2nd Grade begin with basic greetings, colors, days of the week, months, and seasons. Numbers, and domestic and farm animals are also taught. Spelling and writing styles specific to Spanish are also reinforced, and complemented with other cultural events such as the projects and presentations for Heritage Hoorah Month.
Students in 3rd – 5th Grade build on what they have learned. They continue to expand their vocabulary, using it in day-to-day situations so that their conversations begin to get longer and more complex. Spelling and writing styles specific to Spanish are also reinforced and complemented with other cultural events such as the projects and presentations during Heritage Hoorah Month.
Middle School students may choose to take Spanish as an elective class. This class provides basic grammatical structures and conjugation of common verbs in the present, past, and imperfect tenses. Students learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. Students at a more advanced level learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level with Spanish-speaking people in various settings. Grammar, pronunciation, writing, listening, verb tenses, and moods are emphasized in a variety of exercises and Spanish dialogues.