During lockdown, we introduced Spanish into our recovery curriculum on Fridays, for KS3 and KS4. These lessons were ¡magnifico! We learned how to count to 10, say and spell the names of colours and how to introduce ourselves and tell people how we were feeling.
The students were afforded the chance to experience another culture not only through the language but also through traditional foods and sweets. We monitored our progress through confidence markers and through the language-learning app, Duolingo – which students are still registered with and can continue their language learning at home!
We continue to offer Spanish as a reward on Friday afternoons for those students who wish to continue their second language learning.