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Learning Spanish in Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds

Doherty Spanish teacher Maria-Fernanda Torres teaches Spanish to all students on the Doherty Campus, including our youngest learners in the pre-kindergarten-for-2-year-olds program. During her visits, Torres often engages her students with a modality called story listening, in which she incorporates movement and images she draws on a whiteboard to correspond to her dynamic verbal lesson. During a recent storytelling lesson to Julie Brackett’s pre-kindergarten class, Torres taught the toddlers the word correr, the Spanish word for run. Torres said story listening allows students to learn words in a naturally occurring way.