Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages. Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive.
Spanish 1 is an introductory course focusing on the grammar and vocabulary necessary to have a strong foundation on which to build. Students will be introduced to the culture and history of the Spanish speaking countries as they explore artists, writers, current events, and geography. Assignments will include short essays, spoken dialogs, and research compositions, and teachers will encourage students to listen for understanding and to begin expressing themselves in this foreign language.
Prerequisite: Students must have a solid understanding of English and/or Latin grammar.