ERIC Number: ED218983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Experience in the Elementary School: Spanish.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.
Guidelines for teaching Spanish in the elementary school are presented. The program is designed to develop the skills of careful listening and accurate pronunciation and to provide pleasurable learning experiences through dialogues, songs, and games. Spanish is contrasted with English to relate the language experience to other aspects of the curriculum and to motivate students toward subsequent foreign language study. The approach is informal. Specific techniques include: choral repetition, individual repetition, listening to the teacher and to recorded voices, listening to dialogues and stories, grammar development and drills, dialogue practice, singing songs, reading labels, reading and writing simple sentences, writing letters and invitations, memorizing dialogues/poems/songs, reading simple books and magazines, learning about holidays, and learning about other countries and ways of life. The time available for the program is usually 20 to 30 minutes, once or twice a week. Suggested materials are listed. Guidelines for teachers and volunteers are offered, and a suggested lesson plan format for a 30-minute class is presented. Units on the following topics are included: self-introduction; greetings; expressions; colors and numbers; parts of the body; clothing; days of the week, months, and seasons; telling time; vocabulary; the family; and boys' and girls' names. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.
Note: For related documents, see FL 013 099-101.