Bienvenidos a la clase de Español

2016-2017

 contact information:

ernestodiaz@vpsb.k12.la.us

To  schedule a conference, please call LHS at 337-239-3464 

 

This course is an introduction to the study of the target language and its culture. It allows students to perform the most basic functions of the language and to become familiar with some elements of its culture. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing within a given context extending outside of the classroom setting when possible. The context focuses on the students’ lives and experiences and includes an exposure to everyday customs and lifestyles. Grammar is integrated throughout the course and is selected according to the language needs. Students acquire some insight into how languages and cultures work by comparing the target language and culture(s) to their own.

 

Spanish is currently the second language of international communication and the fourth most commonly spoken in the world (this is the mother tongue of more than 400 million people living in more than 20 countries). In the United States there are more than 30 million Spanish speakers, and is the tongue with a highest growth. Also, the demand for Spanish was originated in the early 90s, and which has gradually increased to the present day, is another positive factor that reflects the importance of forming good professionals in this area.