Welcome to Spanish with Ms. Blackwell at Charlotte Learning Academy. You are in for an exciting year of learning and growth. The objective of this course is to expand student knowledge of both the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and represents the fastest growing foreign language in the United States. As such, a familiarity with, if not mastery of, Spanish will permit students to be more competitive components of the increasingly integrated global economy of the twenty-first century. I look forward to getting to know each of you personally and the great adventures that lie ahead!