Through collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, Chartiers Valley has developed one of the most comprehensive Elementary Foreign Language Programs in the United States. Each day, students in kindergarten through grade five study the Spanish language and culture for twenty minutes. Sixth and seventh grade students learn Spanish during forty minute periods every day. Long-term benefits of this program include greater cultural awareness and global attitudes, improved understanding of geography and history, and increased opportunities to improve student listening and speaking skills. Studies have also shown that by starting a second language study early, children develop a better understanding of language concepts, which will aid them in learning additional languages more easily.
Below, are web pages to assist parents and students in practicing Spanish.