Our Spanish program is based on a highly effective teaching method known as STAC™
How does STAC™ work?
- Senses - Children are taught through all their senses using concrete objects. Words are not just heard, they are seen, touched, tasted, and smelled. Pronunciation is learned through rhythm and music.
- Think - Children associate concrete objects to language and connect previous knowledge with new vocabulary.
- Create - Children use the target language to communicate in real life settings.
By teaching to the whole child through the senses, the language makes a lasting impression as it appeals in a positive way to both the mind and heart.
Music and Body Movement
Children associate concrete objects to pictures. Material sets include card and manipulative. Flavors, Colors, Numbers, Fruit, Table Setting, Insects, Animals, Vehicles.
Children listen and respond with body movement and repetition. Material sets include self-descriptive CD jacket with matching CD. Stories, Songs, Sounds
Three-Part Card Work
Children recognize the written word. Material sets include control card, picture card, and word card. Animals, Vehicles, Greetings, Insects, Flavors, Eating Utensils, Body, Family, Drinks, Food, Numbers, Colors, Clothing, Places
Card Placement Work
Children place words into the appropriate context. Material sets include work board, control card, picture card, and word card. Family, Rain Clothing, Snow Clothing, Insects, Numbers, Greetings, Make-a-Face, Vehicles, Places
Children create and speak the language. Material sets include work boards and a variety of subject, verb, and object cards.