Spanish culture and language is rich in both its variety as well as its beauty. Evolving over hundreds of years since its origins of provincial Latin, today Spanish is spoken throughout the world for in an ever-increasing range of contexts. From the museums and grandeur of Madrid to the businesses and majesty of Buenos Aires to the step pyramids and industry of Oaxaca to the bodegas and streets of New York City, Spanish is clearly one of the world’s most important and relevant languages. Years ago, Spanish broke the barrier of an all-English television on “I Love Lucy” but now one can see Hispanic characters and the Spanish language on practically every channel throughout the day.
The Linden Public Schools are excited to provide a world-class instruction in a world-class language that has seen its growth expand dramatically over the past fifty years. We embrace and promote the study of Spanish language and culture in all of our schools through our recognition of our Hispanic students, but also the accomplishments of such important figures as Simón Bolívar,
From the earliest grades, students School #2, School #5, and School #6 are given the opportunity to learn the basics of Spanish vocabulary and grammar, which they practice and use in a variety of age-appropriate activities. When they continue to our middle schools, these students have the ability to further their study of the language and culture, improving their spoken and written fluency at every step. By the time our students progress to high school, they have already had many hours of instruction and practice in Spanish and are often able to continue their mastery of the language to the highest levels, including two world-class IB instructors who frequently work with students to make sure they achieve among the highest scores in the state of New Jersey.