Root Academy offers daily Spanish language exposure and instruction for every student. Students participate in a daily Spanish lesson as a group from one of our natively Spanish speaking teacher.

Inclusion of second language study enables students to experience different cultures and traditions and to develop an understanding of humanity that creates a dynamic and holistic perspective of the world, aside from the more traditionally understood benefits of second language learning.

Some additional benefits of foreign language immersion:

  • Enhanced levels of meta-linguistic awareness (i.e., knowledge of how language works), which has proven to be important to reading acquisition.
  • Improved performance versus monolingual students on tasks that call for divergent thinking, pattern recognition and problem solving.
  • Additional knowledge and understanding of one’s native language.
  • Greater understanding, tolerance, appreciation and respect for other languages and cultures.​
  • An ability to communicate with other ethnic and cultural groups.

Spanish Language