Spanish Immersion is here!
Crown Point Christian School offers Spanish Immersion for Kindergarten, first grade and second grade currently and will continue adding an additional Spanish Immersion grade each year until the program includes a grade each year through fifth grade. Crown Point Christian School has contracted with Add.a.lingua, an organization that helps schools design and implement Spanish Immersion programs. Add.a.lingua dual language immersion is a method of educating students in an instructional setting that allows them to acquire a second language through subject content instruction, educational discourse, and social interaction in the second language.
The curriculum used in Spanish Immersion classes is aligned with state and national standards of excellence, based on the latest research and child development teaching methods.
The layout of the K-5 component of the Spanish Immersion program is as follows:
Kindergarten: 100% Spanish
First Grade: 100% Spanish
Second Grade: 100% Spanish
Third Grade: 45 minutes of English instruction per day
Fourth Grade: 60 minutes of English instruction per day
Fifth Grade: 90 minutes of English instruction per day
No, almost all aspects of literacy transfer across languages. When your child learns to read in one language, those skills transfer to another language quite easily. Research clearly shows that students in a language immersion program often times score higher on standardized reading tests in English than those students who are only taught in one language. Throughout the language acquisition process, immersion students may be able to read better in one language than the other. However, this is a normal part of learning to read, and eventually immersion students read at or above grade level in both languages.
For more information, please contact our Spanish Immersion Point Person, Lisa Flipse.
Here is a CPCS family’s personal experience: Meet the Housman family.
Here are some 2016 Spanish Immersion Highlights.