The goal of the Wingra Spanish program is to make the most of our innate language learning abilities. Studies show that the most effective way to acquire a new language is through structured immersion, letting the brain notice patterns and deduce meaning in context. I lead class in Spanish using songs, stories, movement, games and visuals to make things fun and easy to comprehend, and to achieve lasting learning. Units covering key language concepts are connected to the themes being studied in each class. As students reach the older levels, we build on this base knowledge with more reading, writing and presenting in Spanish.