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Spanish is taught to small groups of students in grades Jr.K-8 by teachers who are native speakers. The primary grades are taught the basic skills of Spanish with emphasis placed on vocabulary development through games, songs, and arts and crafts. Primary grades students are also introduced to reading and writing in Spanish.

In the upper grades, conversational Spanish is emphasized through “role-plays” and topics in real settings. Conversational Spanish is practiced by placing the students in scenes or places in which they will use the vocabulary they have been taught. The study of grammar is in terms of communication. This early and regular exposure to Spanish aids the students in language acquisition during advanced study in high school and beyond.
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