NPES Spanish classes are filled with Spanish-language activities, games, music, art projects, books, and
more to utilize Spanish in an engaging manner. The Spanish program is based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Language’s five Cs to learning a foreign language:
COMMUNICATION: Students learn how to communicate orally and in writing using the Spanish language in "real life" situations.
CULTURES: Students are exposed to cultures different from their own and develop a
better understanding and appreciation for language and culture.
CONNECTIONS: Content from other subject areas, including Character Education, is integrated into lessons.
COMPARISONS: Students compare and contrast languages and cultures. They analyze similarities and differences which strengthens understanding of their native language and culture.
COMMUNITIES: Students experience field trips, cultural activities, and are given opportunities to hear Heritage speakers at school and in the classroom. They are encouraged to continue language learning outside of the school setting and use what they have learned in their communities.
Read the Curriculum Overview to learn key features of our programming and highlights of important focuses at each grade level.
North Park Elementary School 2017 W Montrose Chicago, Illinois 60618 Phone: 773.327.3144 Fax: 773.327.0331 NPES_info@npeschool.org