At Grove School, Spanish is taught from an introductory level up to an advanced college standard through the University of Connecticut Early College Experience program. Beginning with these introductory classes, emphasis is placed on developing the four basic communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Curriculum is based on the Connecticut World Language Curriculum Framework with support from the American Association on the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Students in the higher levels have opportunities to develop analytical skills by discussing literary texts, visual and performing arts, current events, history and everyday life. Advanced students can join the Spanish Honor Society which has a community service component. It is believed at Grove that language and communication are at the heart of the human experience and our school must strive to educate students to be linguistically and culturally prepared to function as world citizens.
Early College Experience – Spanish
ECE Spanish or Spanish 3177 is a course designed for intermediate-high to advanced and bilingual students of Spanish who have a basic knowledge of Spanish but need to improve their reading skills, oral communication and formal written Spanish. In this course students will study grammatical rules and will develop their writing skills. They will work to cultivate a strong vocabulary through reading articles, poetry, essays, short stories, and texts from a wide variety of well-known writers in the Spanish-speaking world including Sandra Cisneros, Francisco X. Alarcón, Jorge Ramos, Celia Cruz, César Chavez, Julia de Burgos and more.