Through history, art, geography, food, and music, students learn Spanish and are exposed to Spanish culture. Similar to the way a first language is learned, most of the Spanish curriculum is focused on speaking and listening.  Reading and writing are gradually introduced as a natural extension of learning and speaking a new language.  The study of foreign language not only includes learning a new vocabulary and set of grammatical rules. It also involves developing confidence in an entirely new language and becoming more comfortable taking risks and actively participating.  For example, students will often act out scenarios to help learn Spanish from contextual, visual cues.

Below are lists of the major topics covered during the 3 year Spanish sequence.


Level 1

  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Days of week, months of the year
  • Time
  • Weather
  • Spanish Alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary:  Colors, foods, family members, clothing, weather, parts of the house or neighborhood
  • Articles
  • Masculine/Feminine Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Common Verbs & the Present Tense

Level 2

  • Verbs
  • Future Tense
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Punctuation & Accents
  • Adjectives
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence structure
  • Word order
  • Writing and reading

Level 3

  • Past tenses
  • Command form
  • Continued development of vocabulary
  • Adverbs
  • Spelling rules
  • Writing and reading