This is a continuation of the Sixth Grade Spanish program.  The Spanish course at this level emphasizes oral communication.  The focus will be on communicating a message rather than manipulating grammatical structures. The students will be using a new digital textbook this year called Español Santillana.  It will be a blended model of digital and print as the students will also have two print workbooks.  The new text emphasizes learning how to communicate a message rather than focusing on simply manipulating grammatical structures. In each chapter, the vocabulary, grammar and culture are all interwoven rather than being taught separately, and it makes for a richer experience for the students.   Presentation of real life vocabulary also encourages communication in Spanish.  Because of the way that the text is designed, students develop a deep awareness of and appreciation for the Hispanic culture and language, both within our national borders and on the international front.