Learning Spanish is a valuable skill that can open up a world of opportunities for students. However, choosing the right Spanish language curriculum for your school can be a daunting task. With so many options available, how do you know which one is the best fit for your students and your school’s goals?
At Sarah’s Spanish School, we understand the challenges schools face when it comes to selecting a Spanish language curriculum.
That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive and engaging virtual Spanish curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of students of all ages and skill levels as well as the requirements of your state, school board, and parents.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Spanish Language Curriculum for Your School
It’s important to consider various factors when choosing a Spanish language curriculum for your school. These include state standards, best practices, and plenty of support in place for teachers and students. Let’s take a closer look at each of these and how you can ensure you’re hitting these requirements in your school’s Spanish language curriculum.
Alignment with State Standards
It’s important to choose a Spanish language curriculum that aligns with state standards and guidelines. This ensures that students are learning the material they need to meet academic requirements and make seamless transitions from one grade level to the next, and onto guaranteed success in middle and high school language classes. That’s why we ensure that all our Spanish teachers are state-certified and up to date on current state standards.
A strong Spanish language curriculum should not only teach the language but also provide engaging and relevant cultural lessons throughout. This allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, appreciate the diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures, and become lifelong Spanish learners. We provide Spanish immersion classes for all our students to ensure they receive a culturally rich world language education.
Taught Using ACTFL Best Practices
A Spanish language curriculum should focus on teaching students using the latest research on best practices in second language acquisition. Look for curricula that incorporate using high-frequency words and phrases taught using question-driven instruction with varying multimedia resources (not just videos!), authentic texts, communicative tasks that facilitate target language use, and interactive activities differentiated for all students’ needs. Using ACTFL best practices helps to keep learning fun and interactive!
Customizable and Differentiated
Every school has unique needs and goals, and a Spanish language curriculum should be customizable to meet those needs. Consider curricula that allow you to tailor the content and pacing to your student’s abilities and interests as well as your master schedule. At Sarah’s Spanish School, we customize the scope for each of our schools to ensure they receive exactly what they need.
Professional Development and Ample Support
A good Spanish language curriculum should include training and ongoing professional development opportunities for the facilitators. This ensures that your Spanish-class facilitators are well-equipped to deliver the program and support their students’ learning. Our teacher portal ensures that your staff can keep up to date and aware of all trainings and learning materials.
Sarah’s Spanish School’s Virtual Program for Schools
Sarah’s Spanish School’s virtual Spanish program for schools meets all of these criteria and more. Our engaging curriculum is well-organized and aligned with state and national standards, and our classes are designed to support students’ language development in a sequential manner.
We also offer flexible scheduling and affordable pricing, making our virtual Spanish classes a great option for schools with budget constraints.
Plus, we offer comprehensive and ongoing professional development and support for your non-Spanish speaking facilitators implementing the program with students, to ensure their confidence in making every Spanish class effective for students and a joy to facilitate.
Book a call with Sarah today to find out how our fun and effective virtual Spanish program can be implemented at your school.