For over 20 years, Weston has provided Spanish language education to students at the elementary level. Students in K-5 Spanish engage in meaningful activities in a comfortable environment where they are highly motivated and encouraged to take risks with the language. Spanish teachers use a variety of instructional activities ranging from demonstrations, group and pair work, cooperative learning and peer tutoring, addressing a variety of learning styles and needs. Expectations are flexible and appropriate to each grade level. Students' Spanish skills in the areas of speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural understanding are measured through an assortment of formal and informal assessments.
The FLES program is based on the belief that the study of Spanish language and culture strengthens intellectual skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and the ability to make connections between the various disciplines taught in grades K-5. Individuals who are competent in a second language are an asset to local and world communities due to their enhanced understanding of global concerns.