¡Buenos días! ¿Qué tal? What comes naturally in a real-life situation when you are meeting someone for the first time? Greetings! So, this is how we start our year in the Spanish classroom. Our approach to teaching Spanish is communicative and task-based.
What are the tools needed if you are going to meet someone? How do you go about it? What are the cultural norms when greeting someone, say in Argentina or Venezuela? Are they different or the same as your own? With this approach, students acquire meaningful language competency and an exposure to the rich cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Experiencing different cultural norms provides students not only with a deeper understanding of their own culture, but most importantly helps them become better global citizens.
We strongly emphasize the performance of the language. Whether doing math, playing BINGO or Jeopardy, celebrating El día de los muertos, greeting each other or talking about our daily activities, students are involved in dialogue, role-play, games, dance and singing that are authentic and purposeful.