Spanish FLES/LTC Program
FLES/LTC develops students' language proficiency through language instruction supporting the development of STEAM concepts.
The Foreign Language in the Elementary School/Language through Content (FLES/LTC) Program helps students learn a world language through Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) integrated content. The program provides language learning opportunities to all students in an elementary school from grades K through 6th.
The goal of FLES/LTC is to develop students’ language proficiency and 21st century skills by teaching World Languages through STEAM, with a strong emphasis on Science. Teachers use Project-Based Learning to help students learn another language while developing skills in all areas. Generally, students receive 30-60 minutes of language instruction per week (depending on grade level). This model supports the five goal areas of the national standards for world language (communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities) and is aligned with the Virginia SOL for World Languages.
Below are quarterly guidelines for the lessons taught to each grade level as well as a YouTube playlist of videos used to supplement daily lessons. You will also find a link to general information about the program in FCPS.