• World Language Curricular Overview

    Hillside students from first through third grade are privileged to have a world language program to develop basic skills in Spanish. Students learn basic Spanish vocabulary, greetings and basic communication. They are exposed to the Spanish culture and its rich history.


    Our world language program consists of TPR, or Total Physical Response, in which students acquire their knowledge visually and orally through games, songs and exposure to the Spanish culture.  TPR is used extensively in vocabulary introduction, sentence building, the teaching of songs and games. TPR activities teach our young students to learn Spanish in an exciting and healthy way by connecting vocabulary to actions and movements.


    The Hillside world language program will enhance students’ education by exposing them to different cultures and preparing them for a diverse and multi-lingual world.