Photo courtesy of Jill Taylor Spero.
1113 ¿Se habla español?
Students are soaking in Spanish culture as they learn to master the language.
Taking a holistic approach, Prince of Peace Catholic School has introduced a new Spanish curriculum to its students.
Students learn Spanish vocabulary, sentence structure and grammatical accuracy by listening and repeating a story that is interesting, student-driven and interactive via the TPR Storytelling method. They learn to understand and converse in a second language in a manner similar to how young children learn their first language from their families.
PoP’s new Spanish teacher, Susie Tucker, introduced TPRS to the school. The innovative program focuses on speaking the language, and as a result, grammar follows.
“They just don’t realize that they are learning grammar,” said Tucker, “because they are so engaged in the interactive learning process.”