Curriculum

Foreign Language

The Second Most Spoken Language in the World.  Students begin their Spanish studies in Junior Primary and continue through Eighth Grade.  Our program is taught as a separate subject by native speakers to provide an accurate auditory model for pronunciation.  The program combines pedagogical approaches through Total Physical Response and Storytelling (TPRS). 

TPRS uses a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students learn Spanish.  The method works in three steps.  In step one the new vocabulary structures to be learned are taught using a combination of translations, gestures and personalized questions; in step two those structures are used in a spoken class story; and, finally, in step three these same structures are used in a class reading.  TPRS was developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990s.

Our goal is to immerse students in Spanish in a relaxed and fun-filled environment and give them the confidence to express themselves and communicate with other Spanish speakers fluently and accurately.

Junior Primary through Third Grade.  Students gain practical, situation-based vocabulary and conversational skills through the use of songs, puppets, games, reading, and creative writing while learning about the various Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students enjoy practicing their new skills by creating and acting out creative skits.

Fourth through Eighth Grade.  Students begin more in-depth studies in grammar, conversation, reading, and writing and gain a solid academic foundation for their emerging fluency.

 

 

Foreign Language

The Second Most Spoken Language in the World.  Students begin their Spanish studies in Junior Primary and continue through Eighth Grade.  Our program is taught as a separate subject by native speakers to provide an accurate auditory model for pronunciation.  The program combines pedagogical approaches through Total Physical Response and Storytelling (TPRS). 

TPRS uses a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students learn Spanish.  The method works in three steps.  In step one the new vocabulary structures to be learned are taught using a combination of translations, gestures and personalized questions; in step two those structures are used in a spoken class story; and, finally, in step three these same structures are used in a class reading.  TPRS was developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990s.

Our goal is to immerse students in Spanish in a relaxed and fun-filled environment and give them the confidence to express themselves and communicate with other Spanish speakers fluently and accurately.

Junior Primary through Third Grade.  Students gain practical, situation-based vocabulary and conversational skills through the use of songs, puppets, games, reading, and creative writing while learning about the various Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students enjoy practicing their new skills by creating and acting out creative skits.

Fourth through Eighth Grade.  Students begin more in-depth studies in grammar, conversation, reading, and writing and gain a solid academic foundation for their emerging fluency.

 

 

Carden Academy
24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 949.458.1776
Carden Academy
24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 949.458.1776