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Monday, September 28, 2015

Fun in Spanish

Walk by a Spanish immersion class on our first floor, and you are in for a treat: boys may be singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in Spanish, or playing a variety of games, including "Memory."

Teachers are often dressed up in fun colorful costumes, using props to drive home a topic, using playful visual and musical activities to engage our young learners in ways that help them to retain content.

We rolled out our Spanish immersion program at Saint David's several years ago. Our current sixth graders, who were the first class to study Spanish beginning in Pre-K, now have seven years under their belts!

Because our program is aligned with topics the boys are studying in other classes, the concepts introduced in Spanish are familiar to the boys and extend their understanding of multiple disciplines.

Research shows that elementary school study of a second language, in addition to laying a foundation for fluency, results in cognitive benefits, academic achievement, increased self-esteem, creativity, and positive attitudes toward diversity.

Our boys are well on their way!

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