Exploring identity in Heritage Language and the Spanish Language Arts Strand
Spanish is part of the Gordon experience for all students, beginning in the youngest grades.
It’s a core subject that connects every student with communities that are present in every corner of the globe - and provides leadership opportunities for students who speak Spanish daily in their families and neighborhoods.
Basic vocabulary and grammar are presented as part of larger lessons on the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Instruction meets every child where they are, providing written and spoken challenges for every learner. In Preschool to fourth grade, students who speak Spanish at home are invited to participate in Heritage Language, where they can share their own experiences and stretch their learning, and the Middle School’s Spanish Language Arts Strand allows fluent speakers to build their written skills and engage more deeply in literature en espanol.