Spanish Program

 

Language studies support that early age introduction increases the likelihood that a child will achieve proficiency while developing a more native-like pronunciation. Students at St. Ann School begin language instruction at Age 3.

Primary

Students in Pre-K 3 & 4 and Kindergarten learn basic communication skills and concepts through the use of thematic units, (colors, shapes, family, and the alphabet). The children learn the target language by singing songs, playing games, dancing, crafts, and total physical response to commands given by the teacher. Each of these developmental areas enhances language and expands their vocabulary.

Elementary

In Grades 1-5, the curriculum is based on the Muy Bien Series, Levels A and B. This curriculum is based on song, repetition, picture cards, felt boards and games. Children learn vocabulary and also expansion of sentence structure. Different types of assessments are used to determine the level of comprehension of the spoken language, word recognition and conversation. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are built on and expanded in Grades 3 through 5 where emphasis is placed on speaking, reading and writing.

Middle School

Spanish is taught at the middle school level for 45 minutes, three times a week, as well.  The program emphasizes continued acquisition of vocabulary and conversation fluency, as well as proper use of grammar.  The program also seeks to teach and strengthen reading and writing skills, building on the foundation of the elementary grades.  The importance of the Spanish culture is emphasized through the use of integrated technology and the fine arts.  Currently instruction is accomplished through the use of the Muy Bien Series, Level C and D, as well as the use of teacher created materials and commercially available worksheets.

Calendar Events
  • December 2017
    • FriDec15 Kentmere Mass Prepared by 6th Grade
    • WedDec20 Christmas Concert 1:15 PM
    • FriDec22 Christmas Holidays Begin Noon Dismissal - No Aftercare Available
    • MonDec25 Christmas Holidays No School
St. Ann School
2006 Shallcross Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
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302.652.1241 fax
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