¡Ven a A.S.Í. y aprenderás mucho español!
Our program's main objective is to help your child reach full proficiency of Spanish through a comprehensive program that enriches their knowledge of the Hispanic language, culture, geography, and history, and gives them a strong foundation in their interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing skills.
Elementary School Programs
Our elementary program consists of 6 levels
(K-5), which go from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Each level or grade is divided into 8 units that are imparted weekly for 1 hour, from September to June.
In each level, the students have access to online activities, songs, and games which they use at home or on the go, to practice their listening skills and complement the lesson of the week.
Younger students listen to Spanish nursery rhymes or classic songs that Hispanic children grow up listening to such as, "Los pollitos", "Arroz con leche", etc. They are also introduced to Hispanic classic literature such as, Platero y yo, Don Quijote de la Mancha or American classic literature that have been translated into Spanish such as: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne, among others.
Intermediate and High School Programs
Our intermediate and high school programs build on the elementary school curriculum by enriching their every day vocabulary, grammar and knowledge of the culture and history of Latin America and Spain. At the end of the complete program, students would be able to reach an advanced level of proficiency or fluency in their comprehension, speaking, and writing skills.
"To become competitive with educational systems in Canada and Europe, the United States needs to commit to building language programs that start at an early age, continue through K-12, and lead into advanced study opportunities at the college level. We cannot reach this goal with just a year or two of instruction. It will require a comprehensive and articulated instructional program that can convey advanced language abilities coupled with significant cultural knowledge: universal bilingualism."
--American Association of University Professors
We need diplomats, intelligence and foreign policy experts, politicians, military leaders, business leaders, scientists, physicians, entrepreneurs, managers, technicians, historians, artists, and writers who are proficient in languages other than English."