All students, from the Early Learning Program I through sixth grade, receive Spanish instruction. Led by a native speaker, immersion (no english) is used during each class to learn the basics of communicating in Spanish. Students will be able to introduce themselves and family members to people in Spanish speaking countries. They will be able to ask basic personal information questions, such as names, age, favorite color, favorite fruits, family members, and others of interest. This will allow students to feel more confident as they travel with family and friends, as well as they develop skills to meet new friends in North and South America, The Caribbean, and Spain.
Students in Early Learning through sixth grade are exposed to the Mandarin Chinese language through immersion. Units of study are developed around practical topics, allowing the grammar to be learned in a contextual environment. Through a wide variety of student-centered activities, videos, songs, online resources, and language-focused games, students learn the vocabulary, culture, and grammar of Mandarin Chinese and begin to obtain initial communicative competence in the language.