Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2007
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District expanding Spanish instruction
After a one-year delay, the Catalina Foothills School District will introduce
its new Spanish-language program to elementary-school students when school
resumes Aug. 13.
Elementary schools will devote 30 minutes of the school day to Spanish
instruction, with students in first through fifth grades learning the language
Mondays through Fridays and kindergarten students learning Spanish four days a
The program means students in the district have the opportunity to learn Spanish
in every grade.
The elementary curriculum will focus on conversational Spanish and the basic
concepts of language, such as greetings. The program will make connections with
other subjects, especially social studies, said Myriam Ortega, who will teach
Spanish at Ventana Vista Elementary School. " ...