Acquiring a second language has countless benefits beyond expanding one’s communication skills. When we learn another language, especially at a young age, it enhances brain power and improves memory. As well, it improves a speaker’s first language understanding and can improve performance in other academic areas by sharpening new skills.
Our foreign language program for the upper school includes the option of either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Students will enjoy an interactive approach to language acquisition taught by Cindy Aguilar, a native Spanish speaker and Sharon Ou, a native Chinese speaker. Students will become familiar with the foreign language through our thematically based program that emphasizes vocabulary acquisition and conversational skills.