Spanish at Holy Family Parish School is taught in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. The HFK program is an immersion program; which means Spanish is spoken almost all the time while in class. Through immersion, the students become proficient in a more natural way and absorb the language at a faster pace. Culture and history are also an integral part of our program. A language cannot be fully acquired without understanding the intricacies of its people. As part of this focus, every year our students prepare for and participate in a Spanish Mass.
Espanol at HFK
At HFK, we believe in setting high standards for our students; language acquisition comes only after hard work. Having said that, our brains learn better when we are happy, when we move around, and when we sing and/or keep a rhythm. We try to make acquiring the Spanish language fun for students with engaging activities. We sing a lot, work in small groups, play games, participate in skits, and move around plenty! Because our Spanish program is an immersion program; we speak in Spanish for almost all of our class time. Through immersion, the students become proficient in a more natural way and absorb the language at a faster pace.
Our program includes not only the language, but also the culture and history. Culture is incorporated whenever possible, and every year, our students prepare for and participate in a Spanish Mass. By experiencing and participating in an authentic Spanish Mass celebration, the students not only learn Spanish, but also understand the Spanish speaking culture a bit better. Speaking another language places our students much closer to becoming citizens of the world. To play a role as their teacher is simply fantastic!
Specialist – Spanish