Mission

Legados is a non-profit educational and cultural institute with the mission of promoting Hispanism and affirming Latin-Canadian identities through a Spanish program deeply rooted in Latin American culture, literature and arts, all this having place in an intercultural and interlinguistic gathering location.

 

Philosophy

The objective of Legados is to prioritize creativity and imagination, to strengthen Hispanism and affirm Latin-Canadian identities by learning Spanish through an innovative educational program that embraces Hispanic-American literature, arts and culture.

Literature – In praise of reading

Literature – In praise of reading
This is a space to encourage reading books, but also the reading of the world where we live. We aim at stimulating students to be protagonists in their lives. The work modality includes orality: riddles, songs, mythical stories belonging to the family, neighborhood or city where we live. It starts from the recreational and fantastic aspect, going through the encouragement, consulting memories and oral sources and, at the same time, emphasizing the reading of classic as well as Latin American literature.

Why read Latin American literature? Because, as María Teresa Andruetto says, "books are not alone, they represent a tradition that precedes them, they are a mark of a culture and a language".

Spanish in Use
This course is designed to deepen the following competences: oral communication, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar in different contexts and Latin-Canadian socio-cultural contents. We work with authentic material and productions according to our students' interests and needs, in order to strengthen the link with the language and cultures of origin, and therefore facilitate the blend between the present English and French speaker and the Hispanic memory and identity. Spanish in Use
Artistic disciplines

Artistic disciplines
Theater, visual arts, singing and music: these four artistic disciplines are addressed throughout the school year and integrate the Spanish lessons. The artistic dimension lies at the heart of our project in order to contribute to the development of our students' intellectual and emotional potential, as well as to promote affective bonds with the language. We are convinced that immersion in artistic activities mobilizes the individual in the search for himself and his own knowledge, making him more empathetic within his environment. Legados' students acquire solid artistic skills and stimulate their creativity and imagination.

Did you know that reinforcing home language has cognitive, academic, personal, social, intercultural and economic advantages? These factors will help your children have greater opportunities in Quebec and around the world.