Foreign Language

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Regina Stingly is the Spanish teacher at Southwood Middle School.

Students in grades 7 and 8 will learn Spanish vocabulary in the following areas: greeting, introductions, telling time, days of the week, months of the year, and expressing dates. Students will also be exposed to the Spanish alphabet, classroom vocabulary and activities, weather expressions, numbers 0-100 ordinal numbers, parts of the body, expressing likes and dislikes, locations/places, foods and beverages, expressing preferences/agreement and disagreement, daily leisure activities and health expressions.

In addition, they will learn Spanish grammar in the following areas: question words and formation, placement of adjectives, introduction of infinitive verb forms, subject pronouns, present tense of regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, present tense of irregular verbs estar, ser, tener, and ir, use of gustar, formation of negative sentences, definite and indefinite articles, and word order in sentences and questions.

Students will also explore the cultures of Mexico, Spain and Latin American countries in context with lesson objectives.

Nicole Johnson is the Spanish teacher at Meadowview Intermediate School.

Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 will receive an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Vocabulary development, pronunciation and cultural awareness are emphasized during instruction. The objective of this course is to teach students to communicate in Spanish and understand cultural differences, perspectives and traditions. Research suggests students who are exposed to foreign language tend to score higher on standardized tests and it also prepares students to be successful in our global society.