A typical lesson routine may include:
Welcome students and supervised Free Play
We welcome the students by singing a Spanish “greetings song” together. Toys and materials are set out to give each child a chance to settle down and the opportunity to interact with their peers and teacher through Spanish commands and basic expressions.
Structure is introduced with circle-time when the register is taken and the target vocabulary is introduced.
Snack time is an excellent opportunity for language and social development. Talking about what everyone is eating helps enhance Spanish vocabulary.
Free Play in/outdoors : Games
A quick play outside is good for physical development and a chance to use language. Games encourage interaction with peers and help reinforce vocabulary and concepts that have been learned.
Stations for Structured Learning
In this part of the lesson the class is divided in two groups to do an activity, either craft or task-based, building on previously taught language. This time gives the teacher the chance to engage with a small group of children and develop the language learning outcomes specific to the activity.
Closing and Goodbye - singing a Spanish song
This plays an important part of the lesson as it establishes a routine and introduces the concept of time. Everyone knows that after the “goodbye” song, it is time to go home.
This course is for children with no previous Spanish experience as well as those who already have an exposure to the language.
On this course, students will: