To succeed in the twenty-first century, today’s students need to develop linguistic and cultural literacy, including academic knowledge and proficiency in English and world languages and cultures. But learning about languages and cultures is not enough; rather, our students are provided with opportunities to learn languages and cultures through participation in communicative interactions that prepare them for real-world language use and global citizenship. We believe that language learning needs to be a lifelong endeavor.
Teaching languages at an early age helps children improve their higher thinking skills, and learning about other cultures helps children learn responsible citizenship. They develop insight into the nature of language and culture so that they can participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Oakhill Academy provides rigorous courses in French, Chinese, and Spanish. All courses ensure development in the core modalities of language learning: aural, oral, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to a variety of instructional strategies and authentic context in which to practice these core skills for learning a new language. From Pre-K to 8th Grade, our spiraled curriculum ensures progression and development of the essential skills needed to become proficient in another language.
Foreign Language standardized testing includes: ATCFL Proficiency Testing K-12, LE GRAND CONCOURS – Middle School French Proficiency, and THE CHINESE PROFICIENCY TEST- Proficiency Testing K-12.