SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington’s Global Child Program Is Thriving

WILMINGTON, MA — During his report to the Wilmington School Committee at their latest meeting, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand highlighted the success of the Global Child Spanish classes currently being taught at four Wilmington Public Schools.

43 young Wilmington students are currently taking these after-school Spanish classes:

  • 7 at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center (“Spanish Play & Learn”)
  • 13 at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center (“Spanish Play & Learn”)
  • 5 at the Shawsheen Elementary School (“Beginning Spanish”)
  • 12 at the Woburn Street School (“Beginning Spanish”)
  • 6 at the Woburn Street School (“Spanish Theme School Life”)

“Based on my classroom observations and parent feedback, the children are enjoying wonderful instruction in Spanish,” reported Global Child Director Diana Hibner. “Global Child teacher Sonia Hoyes displays a lot of creativity, energy and preparation for their students.”

Global Child has been providing language instruction to Massachusetts students since 1992. Parents are encouraged to jump-start their child’s foreign language education through Global Child. The program emphasizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language. Classes meet once a week for 10-week sessions. In addition to classroom instruction, participants receive a Student Booklet and Audio CD for practice at home. Students will participate in a Parent Visitation class on the final class of each session.

The 10-week winter/spring semester will begin in February and offer classes for both returning and new students. Wilmington Public Schools will share details on the classes once they’re finalized.

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