Spanish for Young Beginners (Newcomers welcomed!)
Teacher: Ruth Chavez
Class Fee: $215 or $195 is taking 2 or more classes. Can be broken up into payments.
Mat Fees: $25
Homework: Practice songs and vocabulary learned in class
Prerequisites: Beginning reader
This class is a beginning class for children desiring to learn fundamental Spanish skills and it is also a continuation of the winter class. It is focused on the needs of younger children (such as attention span, peer interaction and academic skills) Every student learns at their own pace, picking up where we left off or learn Spanish from the Beginning.
In this class students will work on Spanish phonics for grades K-2 . We will sing songs from Cancionero Level A by Lada Josefa Kratky Big Book of Songs to help build a basic vocabulary.
Every week we will learn and explore a different Phonetic sound in the Spanish alphabet and vocabulary words that correspond with them. We will learn a new song emphasizing the phonetic Sound of the Week. Students will also engage in conversational opportunities with fellow class mates by practicing common Spanish phrases: such as “Hola como te llamas?”, “Cuantos anos tienes?” the articles “la, el, los, etc.” , the pronouns “ella, el, ellos, yo” we will have as a goal that students will be able to carry a brief conversation in Spanish.
They will engage in hands on activities and crafts that highlight the Phonetic letter, color or vocabulary word/ concept of the week. They will also explore and taste cultural foods from the highlighted country of the week and play lots of games. Students will be introduced and for those continuing further learn the Spanish vowel sounds, Spanish color names and numbers.
Students will also learn the Spanish names of various body parts and what they do through the games we will be playing, and they will complete a small book in Spanish.