For their dedication and completion of the first four years in the International Spanish Academy’s program the students were rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence from the Embassy of Spain in Canada and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
Animal vocabulary has been added to the Grade 4 Spanish for Kids section. The vocabulary is separated into various sections according to animal group.
Mammals in Spanish
We’ve put together a pretty comprehensive list of mammals in Spanish from Baboons to Zebras.
Reptiles and Amphibians in Spanish
Turtles, crocodiles, frogs and more. Find reptiles and amphibians in Spanish.
Fish in Spanish
On our Fish in Spanish page we’ve included all types of sea creatures including crustaceans and molluscs. From anchovies to tuna you’ll find a great selection of fish in Spanish which will come in handy at the aquarium or the restaurant.
Insects in Spanish
Learn the names of some of the creepy crawlies that exist around us. Insects in Spanish features 21 different insects with their Spanish names.
Birds in Spanish
From albatross to woodpecker you’ll find some beautiful birds represented here in our birds in Spanish list.
Monsters in Spanish
If you thought we were only going to give you real animals in Spanish you were mistaken. A scary list of monsters and creatures of fantasy is also included for fun. Monsters in Spanish has the Spanish translation for ghosts, zombies, vampires and more scary creatures.
Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches
Each of our animals in Spanish sections also includes a crossword puzzle and word search puzzle for your enjoyment and to reinforce the vocabulary.
The Edmonton public school system has a number of Spanish programs for kids. If your living in the Edmonton area and curious about the program you can read about their programs here.
The International Spanish Academy
This is a bilingual program offering 50% of the instruction in Spanish and 50% in English. Currently they offer the program in three different schools. Instruction begins in Kindergarten and continues through grade 12. Normally children can only enter the program in Kindergarten or Grade 1.
Spanish Language and Culture
Further options are available for older students. They have a 3, 6 and 9 year Spanish language and culture program which start in grade 10, 7 and 4 respectively. For schools in the Edmonton area offering this program please visit their website.
Our Spanish Bilingual Schools page tries to keep an up-to-date list of schools in Alberta.
The crossword puzzle clues are the English name for the reptile or amphibian. The answer is the name in Spanish for that animal. Open up that Spanish-English dictionary if you need some help or if you’re really stuck, take a peek at the answer key on page 2. 😉
The crossword has 11 different reptiles and animals, a perfect size the kids.
Download Reptiles and Amphibians in Spanish. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or better to open it.
Take a look at more free Spanish crossword puzzles for kids.
With the opening game in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa starting tomorrow we thought it would be great for kids to learn a little Spanish vocabulary for the game of soccer and the World Cup.
By now you have surely heard the official theme song for the 2010 World Cup. More than likely you have heard the English only version. Why not let the kids listen to the English/Spanish version featuring K’naan and David Bisbal.
Do you have a favourite team for the 2010 World Cup? There are seven countries from Spanish speaking countries participating. Why not cheer on one them?
The FIFA website has some more information on each team.
Learning Spanish provides children with so many benefits that the title of the post should really read “Why Wouldn’t You Learn Spanish?”.
- Spanish is the second most spoken language (native language) on the planet? Between 329 and 358 million people speak Spanish.
- Mexico has the largest population of Spanish speakers
- Spanish is an official language of the United Nations
- The USA has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
- Canada has over 900,000 Spanish speakers.
- The majority of Spanish speakers reside in Latin America.
- Spanish is an official language in 20 different countries.
- Fluently bilingual students score higher in verbal and non-verbal intelligence.
- Students studying a second language are superior in memory ability.
- Score higher in reading, language and math.
- Second language education strengthens first language skills.
- Students gain superior cross-cultural skills.
- Students display greater cultural sensitivity.
- More choices for higher education and job opportunities
Benefits of Learning Spanish (for Kids)
Spanish bilingual education programs are growing in popularity in both the USA and Canada. Calgary’s Board of Education is home to one of the most successful Spanish bilingual programs in Canada. From its humble start in 2001 with 150 students it has grown the enrolment to 1800 students in 2009. As of 2009 they are home to Canada’s first high school level International Spanish Academy at William Aberhart High School. Visit their website for more information on their Spanish Bilingual Program.