Kindergartners Are Taking Spanish

By: Angela Salerno
By: Angela Salerno

Children as young as five years old are learning how to speak a foreign language.

This is the first year students at Tallahassee's Roberts Elementary School are taking Spanish as part of their curriculum.

Alison Moreira teaches her kindergarten class colors and numbers using sing-a-long CD's and a colorful frog named Romana.

"If you wait until they are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade, they’re scared and they don't understand. They have a lot of other subjects on their plate, but if we do it now, when there is less going on with the children, they can concentrate on it and see the language as fun", said Alison Moreira, Spanish teacher at Roberts Elementary School.

Moreira said when children take a foreign language at such a young age, other areas of their school work improve.


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