The man who knows no foreign language knows nothing of his mother tongue - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
The goal of Milwaukee Montessori School’s Spanish Program is to teach students to think and express themselves in another language, thereby gaining a more profound understanding of other cultures than would otherwise be possible. The study of Spanish encompasses the language, literature, history, art, and customs of Spanish-speaking people. In the course of study, students are exposed to different cultures, traditions, and ways of living through video, hypermedia, and trips to cultural events and museums. Our Spanish program is progressive and practiced at all levels of the school, so students may develop competency.
CHILDREN’S HOUSE (AGES 3 – 6)
We begin Spanish lessons at age three when children are most sensitive to language acquisition. Our students begin by learning vocabulary and pronunciation through children’s songs.This helps facilitate memorization and muscle memory needed for correct pronunciation while also transmitting the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1 – 6)
Students in the elementary programs receive instruction in Spanish twice weekly. Students complete online homework and exercises in both written and conversational Spanish.
JUNIOR HIGH (GRADES 7 & 8)
Beginning in 7th grade, we use a variety of specialized Spanish-education tools to prepare MMS students so they may test into higher-level Spanish upon entering high school. Our program has a high level of success; almost all MMS graduates matriculate into honors-level Spanish in 9th grade.