Learn The Spanish Language To Appreciate Other Cultures
Ascension Lutheran Elementary School's Spanish curriculum is committed to preparing students to be able to communicate using the Spanish language, and to continue their Spanish language experience successfully in middle and high school. Additionally, through the study of the Spanish language and culture, students will increase their global awareness and develop an appreciation for the cultures and contributions of others.
Students in grades K–2 learn basic vocabulary and expressions through songs, books, games, and oral activities. Students have the opportunity to hear and speak Spanish as they learn through units including greetings, calendar, family, classroom, colors, foods, animals, and more.
Grades 3 and 4
In the 3rd and 4th grades students are able to greet and respond to greetings, introduce and respond to introductions, express likes/dislikes, make requests, provide information, obtain information, and express needs at a basic level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Grades 5 and 6
Fifth and sixth graders receive an introductory Spanish course of vocabulary and basic grammar. The curriculum follows the California World Language State Standards. At Ascension this is a two-year course covering the beginning units of the high school curriculum and incorporating vocabulary and grammar relating to the students’ lives. Students will develop an appreciation for the contributions, cultures, and customs of the Spanish-speaking world.