A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Here at Berewood we are moving to Spanish being the primary modern foreign language we teach. Currently, Spanish is taught in Year 3, 4 and 5 by Mariana Espinel. Mariana's native language is Spanish and she is the owner and director of Mariposa Languages and we feel incredibly lucky to have her teach here at Berewood.
Mariposa Languages is a language company that aims to inspire children to learn Spanish in primary schools and extracurricular classes. Our programme at Berewood includes an exciting international engagement with local teachers based in South America and Spain. The students will be able to connect cultures from their classroom with weekly workshops with our native tutor and use technology to get closer to the Hispanic culture.