This class is designed for students with previous Spanish experience! This class is unlike any traditional Spanish class you’ve seen before. Why? Because it is taught in the way your brain wants to learn it- naturally, with a real person, and with researched methods that actually work. Students are motivated as they see how quickly they are learning the language. We teach Spanish proficiency through storytelling and reading. It is a unique, yet highly effective, research based, and natural way to learn Spanish. This method focuses on long-term retention, not just memorization. This storytelling approach is fun, and extremely successful in teaching communication skills. We teach high frequency vocabulary and grammar structures found in common speech and conversational Spanish. Students learn to speak quickly and grammar is taught in context with this method. The class will be a blend of our text, handouts, the study of Spanish speaking countries, weekly readings, authentic online videos/scenarios to watch, cultural outings, authentic food preparation, and the reading of short Spanish novels. If you’ve ever been frustrated after being in a language classroom, left without the ability to speak it, rest assured this class is different! If your child has already taken Spanish with another program, we’ve had no problem with kids transferring into our program after taking Spanish somewhere else. In fact, every student that has transferred into our program from another class loved the change and had a lot of success.