Jump Into Spanish

AFTER SCHOOL SPANISH CLUB

Our Program

Jump Into Spanish! is a lively After-School Spanish Immersion club  for kids from Kindergarten to 3rd grade.   Our program is not a tutoring class and kids aren’t given homework or grades.  

 

Kids learn language by interacting with each other singing, dancing, playing sports and drama.   Spanish is learned naturally from common daily life subjects such as weather and nature, outdoor exercise and sports, family relationships, food preparation, and current events.  
 

Even children with little Spanish are welcome and have fun in our program.   All teachers—and every kid—also speaks English so no kid will be left out of any activity.    

Free Bus Transportation

 from:

  • Rock Creek Forest

  • Rosemary Hills

  • Somerset

  • Bethesda Elementary

Registration and Fees

Please click the PDF icon to download and submit registration form.

Program Schedule

       

Wednesdays (3:15-6.15 pm)   

Saturdays (9:30-11 am)

 

Additional days are possible with minimum of 7 children. 

Our Methodology

 

Our program follows a language method called TPR—Total Physical Response pioneered by Dr. James Asher using songs, storytelling, music, and exercise that require physical movement.  

(http://www.tpr-world.com/).   

 

The academic year is divided into different themes such as:

 

  • How Our Bodies Move

  • Community Life

  • The Environment           

  • Sports and Recreation

  • Our Nation and Current Events

Curricula for Cognitive, Physical and Social Skills

 

  • Emotions: Identifying, understanding and mimicking a whole range of emotions.

  • Colors and Shapes: Identification and recognition within stories or songs – not simply repeating names.

  • Music and Movement: Building physical coordination and confidence. We also celebrate beautiful rhythms and dances from the diverse world of Latin America.

  • Social and Dramatic Play: Allowing children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. Creating a natural and playful space for drama that needs no written lines to memorize.

  • Comprehension: Observation, listening, and following directions through simple commands, and making predictions.

  • Reading: Fostering a love for reading in a new language and word comprehension through illustration and story.

  • Science: Exploration of nature, animals and ecosystems.

  • Social and Cultural Diversity: Developing an interest in and respect for other cultures. Stimulating confidence.

  • Math: Pattern recognition, sequences, numbers, and shapes in different contexts.

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