Foreign Languages

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." ‒Frank Smith, Psycholinguist

Our Foreign Languages program is unique, and sets Prince William Academy apart from all other schools, public and private, in the area.

Studies show that children who are exposed to a foreign language from a young age not only have a better chance of developing fluency and near-native pronunciation, but gain more general cognitive advantages as well.*  All Prince William Academy students, from preschool to middle school, study two foreign languages.  All students take Spanish as their primary foreign language, and classes are held three days per week. Students also take a secondary foreign language of their choice; elementary students choose from FrenchArabic, or  Mandarin Chinese, while preschool students choose either Arabic or Mandarin. Secondary foreign language classes are held twice weekly.

Our language classes are taught by native speakers and experts--not language software on the computer! Classes involve real-time interaction, and our teachers utilize various methodologies and resources to craft age-appropriate, progressive lessons. 

View our World Languages Program Overview for more information.

*http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-languages/for-parents/cognitive
http://www.frespanita.com/studies/

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