In Whitfield’s Spanish A course students participate in diverse activities that emphasize speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Students develop confidence as they develop a keen ear and speaking proficiency.
These early language speakers recently teamed-up to present for five to 10 minutes on Spanish-speaking countries of their choice. To prepare, they researched geography, culture, people, customs, society, religion, and government. Final presentations showcased students’ knowledge of the countries, their depth of research, preparation and organization.
“This type of project brings the language to life, making it more than just a subject they are learning about in class,” said faculty member Rick Gamp. “When I assigned this project, I challenged my students to create a presentation that would engage their audience and hopefully, help them develop a cultural awareness and an interest in travel.”
Simon Bramblett ’24, Sam King ’24 and Holden Souter ’24 chose Argentina as their country. “This project was really fun to work on and made me want to learn more Spanish,” said Holden Souter ’24. “By the time we finished our research, we all really wanted to go there, meet the people, and learn more about their culture.”