Today we’d like to introduce you to another Rio Grande Educational Collaborative partner, Instituto Cervantes. By collaborating with Instituto Cervantes, we can offer New Mexico students a high-quality education in Spanish language and culture. This organization is one of the leading resources for Spanish language learning in the world, and we are so happy to work with them to offer students a chance to learn Spanish beyond what most schools teach.
In keeping with our E-CUBED model, Instituto Cervantes programming provides Exploration, Enrichment, and Education to children. Students will build on the Spanish they learn during the regular school day with lessons and activities taught in Spanish. This program results in RGEC students improving their ability to speak and understand Spanish, as well as aiding in English grammar studies.
The program uses a variety of activities that include conversation, arts and crafts, and lessons in history and culture. Students will learn and practice their Spanish speaking skills through guided recreational play, speaking, listening, and storytelling. All activities are designed to be fun and engaging for kids and are planned to correspond with school themes and holidays.
Teaching Spanish through guided play and craft activities is just one of the many ways RGEC uses disguised learning methods to help kids grow and learn.