Spanish is taught to preschool through 8th grade students. MCA feels it is important to introduce our students to the Spanish language and culture at an early age, and each age is taught at it's appropriate level. Students participate in enjoyable activities which develop communicative competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language. Language acquisition is a positive, nonthreatening, and fun process. During class we play games which help develop and retain vocabulary. The interactive SmartBoard is also frequently used to help students visually and physically connect with Spanish through technology. We understand that learning a new language is a gradual progression!
As students progress into Junior High, we set high expectations to prepare students for high school. Students are expected to converse with each other and perform skits in Spanish. We also have a Spanish-food day; students prepare Hispanic foods at home and bring into class to share with everyone. 8th grade students are expected to learn and recite "The Lord’s Prayer" in Spanish. Each student will develop a love for Spanish and understand the importance and benefit of speaking different languages.