What is World-Language Immersion?
World Language Immersion offers a rich bilingual experience for students when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. In class, the Immersion-language teacher speaks only in that language and communicates using a wide range of engaging strategies including pictures, songs, games, body language, expressions, and pantomime. Students will also be encouraged to speak only in the immersion language during that portion of the day. You will be delighted how quickly your child becomes a comfortable and competent speaker of French, Mandarin, or Spanish.
Who Can Participate?
Grades K-12 students of varying backgrounds and abilities – students with no previous experience in the new language all the way up to advanced proficiency in the new language.
American Academy offers a separate WLI program designed specifically for grades K-2 students. Learn more about our Kidspot World-Language here.
What Makes Our Language Immersion Program So Successful?
Students focus on expanding vocabulary, improving grammar, reading, math, science experiments, world culture, geography, and exploring career options and planning for their future– all at a fast pace, all in a second language. Students will also create advanced projects that include music, writing, and translating into the new language.