Spanish is an Indo-European language and belongs to the family of Romance languages derived from Latin. Spanish and English share common linguistic links with Latin. Through the study of Spanish, students experience and engage with elements of Modern Spain and Hispanophone countries through Art, Film, Literature, Cuisine and Music.
Students will use Spanish to communicate and interact with growing confidence in Spanish while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens of the world.
- Students will use Spanish to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings.
- Students will learn about Spain and other Spanish-speaking territories/Cultures through fun exercises.
- Students will appreciate and acknowledge the inter-connectedness and interdependence of the global communities through languages, culture, histories and economies.
- Students would be responsible for their own learning as they work independently and in groups. (Through scrapbooks)
- Students would use effective language learning strategies as they become life long language learners. (Ultimate goal)
The Importance of Learning Spanish:
The ability to speak and understand Spanish allows students to communicate with Spanish-Speaking people in Spain, Central and South America and around the world, to understand and appreciate the history and evolution of their culture, and develop and benefit.
While Spanish is not only the official language of Spain and Hispanophone countries, it’s also an administrative and widely spoken as a first language in these countries: Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico ; Puerto Rico; Equatorial Guinea: Guatemala,Venezuela, Panama etc…
Although French is by tradition the language of diplomacy, It’s an official language of many international organisations including FIFA, World Bank, World Trade Organization(WTO), International Labour Organization (ILO), CARICOM, The United Nations, The European Union and many others.
In the 21st Century, a strong relationship continues to exist through trade and investment, communication techniques, education, scientific and technological research and cultural exchanges.