Currently, our school offers Spanish language classes to all grades classes, and Spanish exposure is incorporated into some aspects of our early childhood program. Our teachers bring exposure to through an immersion style with movement, storytelling and music being the main modalities for experiencing the languages and thus, the cultures as well.
The Spanish program in Golden Bridges is designed around six central units. The curriculum features a multi-disciplinary scientific exploration of the silkworm life cycle using real worms. Each grade observes the life cycle while engaging with Spanish at developmentally appropriate levels. Spanish writing components are introduced to 2nd - 4th graders. Students use their journals to practice writing poems, sentences and observations.
Read a detailed outline of the current Spanish curriculum, taught by Maestra Maria here.
“To briefly summarize the aims of language teaching, children should first develop, step by step, a feeling for the correct use of language, then a sense of the beauty of language, and finally the power inherent in linguistic command.”
- Rudolf Steiner
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