Elementary Spanish Immersion Program

Oakland Christian School partners with add.a.lingua, dual language curriculum experts, to deliver a comprehensive language immersion program.  This program develops students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural by grade five.  Classes are taught by professionally trained, Christian teachers in their native Spanish language.  Because second language acquisition is best at an early age, students can enter this program in preschool or kindergarten.

 

Early Grades / Pre-K- Grade 2

  • 100% of content instruction (Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Bible) is taught in Spanish.
  • Enrichment classes (Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology, Chapel) are taught in English.
  • All OCS Elementary students share lunch, recess and chapel.

 

Secondary School / Grades 6 - 12

  • Continued immersion in specified classes

 

Upper Grades / Grades 3 - 5

  • 80-90% of content instruction is taught in Spanish.
  • 10-15% of content is taught in English.
  • Enrichment classes are taught in English.
  • All OCS Elementary students share lunch, recess and chapel.

 

add.a.lingua resources

Why join a dual language immersion program?

  • Cognitive Benefits - Positive intellectual growth and mental development.  "Acquiring more than one language may increase the ability to problem solve." (Lyster, 2007)
  • Academic Benefits - Students gain more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.  "Dual language classes appear to increase the Reading and Math achienvement of all students regardless of subgroup." (Wayne, Collier, V. & Collier, K, 2010)
  • Social Benefits - Increased opportunities in academic options, cultural experiences, and future careers.  "Students develop a deeper regard and understanding of various cultures." (Hamayan et al., 2000)
 

Hear From Our Parents, Teachers, and Alumni

We are thankful OCS is offering a full immersion program. It is a comprehensive program taught by loving, certified teachers.  We are amazed at how quickly our daughter has adapted, and we look forward to the many benefits this program will provide for her.
-The Brock Family
I am thankful that God has given us the opportunity to provide a safe environment and amazing education for our children.  I feel blessed to be able to prepare my children for a successful future using the Spanish Immersion program.
-Stephanie Mendenhall, Mom