The purpose of the Mercer Island World Language program is to provide students with a well-rounded second language experience. This experience should prepare them for a global, multilingual environment with tolerance and understanding toward other cultures as well as trigger curiosity in learning and travel.
By the end of fifth grade, our students will reach basic (novice) proficiency in Spanish verbal communication. The program is designed to do this by providing our students with real-life experiences and authentic instruction in the Spanish language. The program’s goal is to develop confidence in speaking, which will translate to developing a higher level of proficiency in a language when moving through middle school, high school, and college.
For more information regarding proficiency goals, please refer to the ACTFL website. The link is provided below.We are working closely with the Sponge School to create our World Language (Spanish) curriculum. Please refer to their website for more information regarding language learning.