The exploratory language class is offered to seventh graders as an elective. During a quarter, students explore culture, history, and language in the Spanish speaking world. Students also learn a very basic vocabulary in Spanish which leads to a better understanding of Spanish in eight grade. As for 8th graders, students also learn culture and history in the Spanish speaking world by making connections and comparisons among other cultures and their own. In addition, students learn to converse and write in Spanish to get them ready for high school and their future, as professionals.
In our world, the knowledge of Spanish or any other language is an asset in a wide variety of careers, specially with the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. Bilingualism has become a requirement in many fields as in technology, finance, retail, etc.