"The world is, in fact, flat. In the future, our children will be competing against the best and brightest from every other country."-Kristina Scala, Head of SchoolSpanish instruction at Aspen Academy fosters a love of learning as students acquire a second language. Using the TPRS (Total Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) method, students acquire a broad conversational base of the language. Students act out stories to demonstrate understanding while expressing themselves physically.
Conversational Spanish is introduced and reinforced.
- World Language Instruction Lab
- World Language Technology Lab
- Ethnomusicology Lab
- CULTURAL PROFICIENCY AND ADVOCACY LAB
Through the use of cutting edge technology, students will develop aural, oral, reading and writing skills. Right now 54% of all Europeans speak more than one language, while only 17% of all Americans do. According to one estimate, half the world's people might speak English by 2050. However, that still leaves billions who will not, and will conduct business in another language. Studies show that knowledge of a foreign language brings economic benefits. A 2% annual "salary premium" for speaking another language can result in a 6-digit return upon retirement.
- INTEGRATED PROMETHEAN WHITEBOARD
- CENTRALIZED TEACHER COMPUTER STATION
- MOBILE FURNITURE
- LISTENING CARRELS
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
- ADDITIONAL TEACHER