A student holding up a worksheet at Spanish Club at Carden Whittier Private School

Spanish Club


Spanish Club meets after school in room 38 from 2:45 to 3:15pm. It meets on Mondays for Kindergarten and First Grade and on Wednsdays for 2nd - 6th grade.

"Most experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chances are that the child will become truly proficient in the language. A February 1996 Newsweek article made the claim that "A child taught a second language after the age of 10 or so is unlikely ever to speak it like a native." This statement is supported by linguists and has been proven in extensive research studies.
In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with more people, children may derive other benefits from early language instruction, including improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills. Knowing a second language ultimately provides a competitive advantage in the work force by opening up additional job opportunities."

--From "Why, How, and When Should My Child Learn a Second Language?" by Kathleen Marcos