Spanish language instruction is part of the educational program for all Primary and Elementary students. Children are taught through a process of progressive mastery of skills: listening and speaking first, followed by reading and writing. The use of fingerplays, rhythmic verses, songs, visuals and games at all levels makes language instruction more enjoyable and thus more effective. Folk songs both expand students’ vocabularies and introduce Spanish cultural, geographic and historical elements as well. The Montessori technique of hands-on learning is applied through the physical dramatization of information in brief, simple activities and repetitions that encourage a sense of mastery and progress.

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