Intermediate Spanish Immersion is taught by Sra. Wildfong. Contrary to most foreign language curriculums, students in this course do not learn Spanish in a “rote repetition” manner through vocabulary tests and grammatical worksheets. Instead, Spanish is taught through watching movies, reading books, playing games, and most importantly, speaking the Spanish language while in class.
After learning the Spanish language for just over a month, we were given our first writing prompt, which was to describe our homes. The goal of this assignment was to become familiar with prepositions such as “above, below, etc.” and using them with objects. At first, I was a bit intimidated about writing an entire essay in Spanish, but I simply jumped into the writing process and was able to accomplish more than I knew.
In line with the theme of language immersion from many different angles, one of our assignments was to create class-related memes in Spanish. One of my memes was about our STEM teacher, Dr. Crowthers, who has a fervent distaste for Wikipedia. The other meme was about a skit based on Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” where the group simulated a presidential debate with Thoreau.