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Introductory Spanish Through Sight and Sound

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Subject Categories:
Elementary Class, Global Language

This course provides a fun and engaging introduction to a language that is spoken around the world and right next door. The course focuses on action-oriented vocabulary (verbs) using visual prompts and teaching basic grammar patterns as they occur through simple statements and questions. Class meets twice each week for forty-five minutes to accommodate young attention spans and provide repetition to strengthen the development of language skills. The first semester of the course builds a strong foundation using singular subjects (I, you, he, she, you formal). This focus allows students to jump into speaking and dialogues quickly. The second semester moves to more complex concepts to include plural subjects (we, they, you plural) and extend language skills. At the beginning of each class, students recite biblical verses in Spanish to develop pronunciation, intonation, and speaking skills. During class, students enjoy listening, reading and writing (typing full sentences) in Spanish as well as speaking in Spanish on the microphone for conversation practice. During home study time, students gain further practice and evaluation through listening/speaking exercises (chants, songs, dictation), worksheets, quizzes, and tests.

Grade Levels*:
6, 7
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions

Spanish Sequence: This course is for grades 6 and 7. It is an enjoyable (not required) preparation for TPS Spanish 1A as the next course. Students below grade 6 may not enroll because there is not another course until grade 7.

“The class was great! It helped me learn Spanish very quickly and easily. Also the most fun class ever with the best teacher ever!”

Annalyn M

“Elementary Spanish has been a wonderful class. I have loved learning Spanish words and rules in order to further my ability to communicate with Spanish speaking people. This class has made learning Spanish super fun and provided me with a base to build on for years to come.”

Erin R

“This class was a perfect introduction to Spanish for elementary aged students. The 45 minute classes twice a week were very age appropriate. The teacher really cares about her students’ learning!”

Owen M

“This was my very first Spanish class and I learned so many things! I am so happy that I was able to take this course!”

Grace L

“You should join Elementary Spanish because the class is a lot of fun and you learn a lot of Spanish. It is helpful having the class two days a week because you get a lot of practice speaking Spanish. The teacher is very encouraging and she helps the students not only speak Spanish correctly, but write it as well. Each week we are assigned a new lesson which helps us practice the skills that are being taught in class. The class is being taught at a good pace and I have learned a lot about Spanish.”

Matthew M

“The TPS Elementary Spanish courses are a wonderful introduction to a world language at a steady, comfortable pace for younger learners. The classes provide a great foundation for high school Spanish classes in the future. The curriculum is the best my family has ever seen in a world language class!”

Tammy B
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