The International School of Aruba also offers two levels of Spanish within the World Language program. As in the Dutch program, the most challenging classes are offered to native speakers. The program of instruction for native speakers provides students with the opportunity to maintain, develop, and refine their Spanish language skills. As students improve their oral and literary skills in their own language, they also enhance their literacy development in English. Moreover, students who return to Spanish-speaking countries leave with a solid foundation for continued study, allowing them to make a smooth transition to a new environment.
The Spanish program for non-native speakers is based on the internationally accepted Five C’s of Foreign Language Education standards—Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities—issued by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). From kindergarten through grade 12, we offer Spanish courses that recognize students’ diverse needs to learn a foreign language, whether it is to provide an intellectual challenge, improve understanding of other people or cultures, or simply to fulfill a graduation requirement.