Our Spanish curriculum is an exploration of and tribute to culture and its expression through a language different from our dominant national idiom. Through the process of this formal language training, students gain not only greater mastery of the structures of Spanish, but also they gain a stronger sense of the grammatical structures of English and the plasticity of sound and meaning. EHS 7th and 8th graders complete a two year Spanish I course. This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Spanish grammar and vocabulary through exercises emphasizing speaking, writing, listening, and reading. In addition, cultural topics and customs of Spanish-speaking countries are explored through the use of technology, hands on activities, and personal narratives.