¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish!
Research shows that a range of cognitive benefits come with learning a second language. In our globalized economy, bilingualism also comes with concrete benefits for job-seekers. The students at St. Thomas are so fortunate to have the opportunity to begin foreign language learning at an early age. This knowledge may easily come in handy in every day experiences now…almost certainly as the students age.
In our preschool classes the focus is basic vocabulary and simple phrases.
In K-5th grades the focus continues to be basic vocabulary but each level the basics become more extensive.
In 6-8th grades the focus is vocabulary and sentence structure. I want the children to be able to have short, but meaningful, conversations. The communication skills will include reading, writing, speaking, listening.
2nd semester I encourage the students to use creative expression and educated response to the creative works of others.
Always there should be a genuine concern, understanding, and respect in social interactions.
If your son or daughter needs additional help, he/she can see me before or after school every Wednesday.