The design of the Spanish credit program for the CTECS strives to meet college credit requirements for World Languages based on Common Core Standards and Spanish World Languages course standards. The CTECS Spanish program complies with state standards instruction. CTECS students are offered the opportunity to graduate from high school with an added set of skills by pursuing a foreign language. This pathway provides our students with an added repertoire of academic skills making them college and/or career ready, in order to prepare them for the world of work and enhance their opportunities to navigate the job market of the 21st Century.
The Spanish I and II language curriculum and instruction is based on the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) with the goal of building communicative proficiency and cultural understanding. The CTECS Spanish program follows a blended learning model which provides language instruction during the students’ trade-technology cycle affording them the opportunity of 180 days of time-on-task improving their Spanish language skills.
Blending the best of a variety of media, levels of interactivity coupled with traditional pedagogy students are immersed in Spanish. Students are engaged through both digital on-line instruction and teacher-led instruction which provides meaningful interactions to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Participating in community activities garners for students genuine opportunities to practice and enhance communication in Spanish.