God has enriched the world with many different languages and cultures. In order to understand and reach out with the Gospel to people of different cultures, it is important that we understand their language as well as their culture and can communicate effectively with them. At Immanuel we want to provide our students with an introduction to another language so that they can begin to understand and communicate with others of different cultures.

Spanish Broad Goals

From a Christ-Centered Perspective, students will:

Communicate in languages other than English

  • 1.1:    Engage in conversations provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions.
  • 1.2:    Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • 1.3:    Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.

  • 2.1:    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • 2.2:    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

Connect with other disciplines and acquire information.

  • 3.1:    Reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • 3.2:    Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

Gain insight into the nature of language and culture.

  • 4.1:    Demonstrate and understanding of the nature of language through comparison of the language studied and their own.
  • 4.2:    Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the culture studied and their own.

Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

  • 5.1:    Use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
  • 5.2:    Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Curriculum Materials and Resources:

  1. Textbook: Paso A Paso, Prentice Hall Inc. Copyright 2000
  2. Video Series: Paso A Paso-En Vivo, Scott Foresman Inc. 1996
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