Starting Spanish in Kindergarten!

We use TPR (Total Physical Response)

As the United States economy becomes increasingly globalized, the ability to speak a second language is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Many college graduates, when interviewing for jobs, are asked if they speak another language.

With this in mind, the educational goal for Willow students is to give them a solid foundation in a foreign language upon graduation.

To achieve this, Willow, teaches Spanish to all its students starting in Kindergarten.  The TPR approach engages learners with speaking, listening, story telling and movement.  We incorporate conversation with movement to simulate the natural learning of a foreign language. 

Willow Spanish focuses on:

  • Building beginning and then intermediate-level conversational skills
  • Spelling and writing accurately
  • Speaking Spanish without a script
  • Retaining what was learned
  • Reading and understanding Spanish

Below are Sample Topics Covered. These include:

  • Age, family relations, household items
  • Questions, greetings, introductions
  • Times of day, calendar terms, the weather
  • Directions, locations, telling time
  • Present, past and future tense
  • Apologies and polite requests
  • How to order at a restaurant and give and receive directions
  • Emotions, opinions, and ideas