Spanish Language

Spanish language study at MSR emphasizes the 5 Cs of the National Standards of Foreign Language: communication, culture, conversation, connections, and comparisons.

As children develop mastery of the English language at MSR, they’re introduced in the most timely, developmentally appropriate way to the study of a second language. We begin in Toddler by singing songs, playing games, listening to stories, and participating in other activities that help students develop a basic Spanish vocabulary. Later, in dedicated small-group sessions and in multiple whole-group activities, students build vocabulary and master simple conversation patterns. As students progress through Elementary School, their increasingly robust vocabulary allows for a stronger focus on comprehension, pronunciation, conversation, and even writing. And by the time they reach Middle and Upper School, they can express themselves clearly in written and spoken Spanish and engage more frequently and more fully in interdisciplinary studies in Spanish and Humanities.

Learn more about our Spanish Language curriculum within level-by-level Areas of Study:

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TODDLER Areas of Study

SPANISH

As your child develops mastery of the English language, he’s also introduced to another in weekly 30-minute Spanish classes. He sings songs, plays games, listens to stories, and participates in other activities that help him develop a basic Spanish vocabulary.

CHILDREN'S HOUSE Areas of Study

SPANISH

Your child continues to explore Spanish once a week for 30 minutes, using many of the same methods and activities. Now, however, he’s building whole categories of vocabulary and expressions: greetings, commands, colors, fruits, farm animals, parts of the body, months of the year, and more.

LOWER ELEMENTARY Areas of Study

SPANISH

¿Que tal? Spanish language study at MSR emphasizes the 5 Cs of the National Standards of Foreign Language: communication, culture, conversation, connections, and comparisons. In two dedicated small-group sessions per week and in multiple whole-group activities, your student builds his vocabulary and masters simple conversation patterns.

UPPER ELEMENTARY Areas of Study

SPANISH

As students progress through Elementary School and more instructional time in Spanish, their increasingly robust vocabulary allows for a stronger focus on comprehension, pronunciation, conversation, and even writing. Throughout these years, Spanish lessons frequently align with interdisciplinary studies in Humanities and English language.

MIDDLE SCHOOL Course of Study

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UPPER SCHOOL Course of Study

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