The Spanish program in Middle School follows the introduction to language in earlier grades. Beginning in Grades 5 and 6, students delve into basic vocabulary and grammar in a curriculum that emphasizes conversation, games, and group interactions. A hallmark of the Green Acres language program is learning about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students study geography, differentiating various countries and societies, from Spain itself to European-influenced Latin America to native peoples of Central and South America.
In Grades 7 and 8, most classes are held in Spanish, as students are able communicate in Spanish much more readily. As in earlier grades, the program comprises both language and culture studies, as students create their own cities, develop travel brochures, and delve much further into geography of Spanish-speaking countries.
Language study at Green Acres presents opportunities for students to broaden their view of the world and expand their knowledge of humanity’s similarities and differences.