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Spanish Begins in Kindergarten
The Spanish as a Foreign Language Program at BNS focuses on the development of communication skills. The kindergarten class is designed as an introductory course, with emphasis on oral language. The first and second grade classes are designed as a sequence where the emphasis continues to be oral, but with an introduction to written language (reading and writing). The third grade classes are also designed as a sequence and see an increased emphasis on the written forms of the language, and on the production of language. The main focus continues to be communication. The classes meet for one hour per week for Kindergarten to second grade, and one and a half hours per week for third grade.
Continuing into Middle School
By middle school, students are becoming increasingly comfortable with the spoken and written Spanish language. They practice reading, writing, and speaking and by the end of 8th grade will have received credit for high-school level Spanish I.
Our Sunshine Spanish program helps bring all students who need it up to speed with the BNS Spanish Curriculum.