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 simply manipulating grammatical structures. The students will continue using a digital textbook, EspaƱol Santillana.  It will be a blended model of digital and print as the students will continue using two print workbooks.   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. Topics covered this year include life at home, shopping, and food.