¡Conocemos Barcelona!

Written by Maria Angeles Salvat. Posted in 1st Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Spanish-Catalan Studies

In 1st grade Spanish and Catalan Studies class we are going to discover Barcelona!

We are all excited because we are going to make a guide of the city.

We are going to learn the neighborhoods, the significant monuments and typical things we can do in Barcelona!

Here are some examples:





For the moment, we did El Barrio Gótico and from there we learn where Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas are. But, we are going to learn more things and we are going to share it with you during these days!

Language Acquisition at BFIS

Written by Núria Araguas. Posted in 1st Grade SAL, 1st Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 2nd Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 2nd-3rd Grade Advanced SAL, 2nd-3rd Grade Beginner SAL, 2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate SAL, 3rd Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 4th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 4th-5th Grade Advanced SAL, 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, 4th-5th Grade Intermediate SAL, 5th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Kindergarten SAL, SAL, Spanish-Catalan Studies

Last Friday we had the opportunity to present our latest parent info session on the topic of language acquisition. We would like to thank all the families who were able to attend and we hope this presentation helped you to understand how we acquire a foreign language. For individuals who were unable to attend, we have included a link to the presentation slides.  Feel free to use the links, books and resources you will find at the end of the presentation as a reference. Additionally, we have also embedded a video in this post that was created by a fellow international school.  The video highlights the importance of supporting the continued development of the “mother tongue” for students who attend international schools where the primary language of instruction is not their first language.

As always, our goal at BFIS is to honor the unique qualities of every child and implement research-based instructional strategies to maximize every student’s potential.  We hope you will find this information helpful and we look forward to continuing to support your children in their language journey!

Language Acquisition at BFIS Presentation Slides

Preparing our carnival masks!

Written by Maria Angeles Salvat. Posted in 1st Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 4th Grade Català

We have been preparing our masks to have them ready to celebrate carnival properly.

The fact that this week at school we are celebrating carnival is a great opportunity for the kids to learn about this tradition and to enjoy it as well. With the Spanish-Catalan Studies 1st Grade class we have been explaining and understanding the meaning of this festivity. The students have been able to familiarize with the vocabulary and we have also had a great time singing the youthful song: ¿Qué disfraz me voy a poner?

To conclude this activity, they have drawn and painted their own masks and will be proudly wearing them these days.

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