Classical School students learn through written and spoken language, and learning a foreign language helps them develop. Furthermore, learning a Romance language like Spanish contributes to our students’ literacy and helps them develop their English vocabulary.
Students sufficiently exposed to a second language speak their native languages more proficiently. Classical students learn Spanish daily in immersive classes involving little English—students in grades K-6 receive 25 – 30 minutes of daily Spanish instruction and students in grades 7 and 8 receive 45 minutes of daily Spanish instruction.
Students at Classical School begin learning Spanish by listening to understand vocabulary. Early Spanish instruction emphasizes aural proficiency to promote natural language acquisition through repetition of the basic grammar of everyday situations. As students progress they learn more sophisticated, specialized grammar and vocabulary and develop their Spanish conversational skills.