Spanish language classes at St. James’ prepare students to interact with each other and the world comfortably in Spanish. Students benefit from thoughtfully sequenced curriculum in all grades, as well as exposure to entertainment, arts, and activities from Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.
The language program at St. James’ aims to develop proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Working to understand another language enhances children’s intercultural awareness and linguistic skills, and learning Spanish in particular provides a pathway to understanding the Spanish-speaking cultures that are part and parcel of Californian history and society. In our immersive Spanish classes, students work toward fluency by speaking in Spanish as much as possible, and a broad range of fun and interactive activities allows them to apply new vocabulary words and linguistic concepts to their personal lives and interests.