Monarch Learning Academy is proud to offer a unique approach to learning the Spanish language through multiculturalism studies, as part of the curriculum for grades K-8.
Our program begins with exposure to the Spanish language through listening and speaking. Elementary school students gain comfort in a foreign language by learning to ask questions: What is your name? Where do you live? How are you today? By incorporating basic vocabulary and simple grammatical structures, students begin making connections in conversation. Through games and songs, students expand their vocabulary in an authentic context.
Cultural studies involving global cuisine and learning about holidays and traditions around the world are also part of the class. History, art, and stories combine to introduce students to celebrations and holidays around the world. Students work both independently and cooperatively on a variety of projects to demonstrate their multicultural learning. By integrating all of these elements into a cohesive program, Elementary School Spanish prepares students for a more advanced language study in Middle School.
The Monarch Spanish curriculum was created and taught by Michelle Rodriguez Raupach, Ph.D., a Monarch parent and an educator with over 20 years experience.