In this class, students don't learn about the language. Students will acquire the language naturally through input. The videos below will go into detail about what I mean by this. I've broken the presentation into short videos (between 2-4 minutes) to chunk the information. I've also included a reflection question after each video to help you process the ideas of the video.
In This Class We Learn to Speak From the Heart
Reflect: What does it mean to "speak from the heart"?
What is "Input" and Why Is It Important?
Reflect: How do people develop the ability to speak a language?
The Right Kind of Input to Speak From the Heart
Reflect: What skill(s) did you develop through practicing?
The World Needs People That Speak From the Heart
Reflect: Given that our planet faces many serious problems, why is it important to be able to connect with people around the world?
I hope the videos above give you an idea of the WHY and HOW of our Spanish class. I also wan students and families to know that language learners will understand much more than they will be able to produce, and that's OK! The image below is a nice visual representation of this idea.