Modern Language Dept. Adopts New Spanish Textbooks
St. Pius has committed to use a new set of books this year in the regular level Spanish program. Mr. Cutter, Ms. Godret and Mr. Neuschwanger went to Denver last winter for the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching to look for materials and reinvigorate professionally.
Realidades was the best choice for our needs. It is a very challenging book with many relevant activities to help students truly acquire the language. We prepared for the change all summer. The language department has master teachers who prepare our students very well for the future. We are here for the kids and we support their language acquisition.
The St. Pius Administration has pushed us to incorporate technology and we have. It is working very well to have the multimedia fireworks that are a big part of Realidades. As a faculty, we are all striving to achieve the ACTFL goal of at least 90% target language in the course. Realidades helps make this goal very attainable.