KIDS SPANISH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Learn Spanish, Love Español
The JPLI Spanish Enrichment Program is based on The ACTFL/CAEP Program Standards for Foreign Language Teach model. The program initiates foreign language instruction to 5-7th grade. In accordance with the JPLI Mission Statement, the goal of the program is to "inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners," and develop positive attitudes with "creativity and compassion" toward other languages and cultures. Research shows that the study of a second language in an elementary school positively affects a young child's linguistic progress and general academic achievement. The program focuses on basic Spanish vocabulary which is developed primarily through auditory and visual instruction. The program supports the development of students' listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in Spanish. At the same time, the program also fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity in our community. The curriculum enables students to communicate greetings, introductions, farewells, seasons, weather conditions, names of family members, pets, clothing, body parts, objects in the classroom and at home, feelings, emotions, and other basic vocabulary in Spanish. As a result, the program prepares students for continued foreign language studies in middle school.
Parents will receive a report card grade for each section that assesses your skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural knowledge.