Welcome (Bienvenidos) to the Hastings Spanish Department!


Carlos Jacobsen, Sole Burgess,
Rosita Nielsen, Paz O'Brien,
Blanca Davis

Although students are in different classes in our program, we strive to promote consistency throughout the department.  We have developed this overview document in an effort to inform both parents/guardians and students about our purpose and our guidelines. These philosophies and expectations have been developed to promote learning in a positive environment.  They are upheld and enforced with the students in mind---we want everyone to succeed, learn and have fun! Statement of Philosophy for Spanish Courses It is important that the learners of Hastings develop a greater insight into the Spanish speaking world as well as into their own community and ultimately themselves. It is our intent through this curriculum that learners will work towards proficiency as well as become more aware of other cultures, thereby enhancing their global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding.  In our classes, through the study of the Spanish language and culture, we strive to:

  • Promote proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Spanish and cultural awareness.
  • Increase the learners’ communication skills.
  • Develop the learners’ skill of critical thinking.
  • Promote collaborative learning.
  • Foster a sense of humanity and friendship.
  • Prepare the learners to become citizens at local, national and international levels.
  • Develop assets to the learners’ post-secondary study, professional development and career opportunities.


¡Panama 2018!
Join us for a cultural and language immersion trip to Panama in the summer of 2018. Click here for more information.

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Actividad de Sociedad Quijote
Fotos de la ceremonia de iniciación y reconocimiento el 7 de abril 2016 Pincha la foto.