Spanish for true beginners is designed to introduce young learners to basic, age-appropriate Spanish by equipping them with the necessary tools to communicate everyday needs and understand instructions in a student-centered fashion.

Lessons are presented in thematic units and delivered entirely in Spanish to ensure the linguistic needs of young learners are being met as they establish a strong foundation in the language.

Objectives

Familiarize young learners with the Spanish sound system and to gently guide them to communicate in real contexts.

Focus on thematic units that are relevant to the world and age range of learners.

Introduce students to topics such as greetings, colors, numbers, letters of the alphabet, shapes, body parts, the calendar and seasons, clothing items, family ties and foods.

Goals

  • Engage in everyday greetings in Spanish
  • Ask and talk about how they are feeling
  • Become familiar with the calendar and associate months with seasons
  • Learn the alphabet (associate sound and letters)
  • Gain an understanding of the difference between feminine and masculine when learning new vocabulary
  • Discover similarities and differences between Spanish and English
  • Start to write and spell words related to thematic units studied in class

Value of language

Science tells us that the best time for an individual to learn a language, is when they are a child. Not only is their brain developmentally ready, but it makes fluency come more easily and rapidly.

By exposing children to other languages at an early age, you are giving them the opportunity to tap into their natural ability to hear and distinguish the sounds of other languages, and their capacity to make sense of what they are hearing.

Also, studying a foreign language "strongly reinforces the core subject areas of reading, English language literacy, social studies, and math.”

Additional benefits to learning a foreign language:

  • Better problem solving skills
  • Better critical thinking skills
  • More creativity
  • Better flexibility of mind
  • Enhanced memory
  • Better multi-tasking abilities
  • All around better academic performance

Learn about our teachers

Homeroom teachers are selected with rigor and care.

Each teacher goes through an application process that screens for content mastery, classroom experience and deep expertise in childhood education.

All teachers must also pass a background check before leading a course.

Homeroom believes teachers deserve to be valued for their experience and expertise. Therefore, teachers make high wages for the classes they teach. This ensures low turnover and helps maintain teacher consistency between classes.

Why small classes?

Homeroom classes are capped at six children to ensure lessons are personalized and effective for each student in the group.

Our emphasis on small class sizes allows children to be involved in the learning process. It also enables teachers to better observe individual progress and provide individualized feedback to improve learning.