Hola! Welcome to the exciting world of Espanol. Spanish is offered from fifth through eighth grade as a curriculum course. The Middle School program combines oral as well as written exercises. The textbook, Glencoe's "Como te Va?" is used mainly as a resource with the thrust of this language program based on the instructor's experience. The objectives for this program are: to appreciate the diverse culture of the Spanish speaking world; to express thoughts and carry on simple conversations in the target language; and to have a basic cache of survival Spanish statements such as, "Where is the bathroom?" Projects include researching a Spanish speaking country along with its cuisine and sharing a dish with the class, Latin dance, research and presentation of current Hispanic people, and Tapas Party with food, culture, music and learning.