Spanish Immersion at Bend International School retains the goal of creating a bilingual student community where Spanish is used by students, staff and during classroom instruction throughout the day. In Kindergarten and 1st-grade students are exposed to foundational vocabulary through teacher instruction, activities and games that immerse students in a bilingual environment. As students progress through primary school students are exposed to more Spanish vocabulary and phrases during our school day. Staff in our primary school speak both English and Spanish and switching between the two during the day is common at Bend International School. Teachers lead classroom instruction using the Total Physical Response method of language learning which puts an emphasis on combining physical movements with language instruction.