Oliverian’s foreign language program is aligned with the National Standards for Foreign Language Education, and explores communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Through studying the Spanish language and exploring the diverse cultures of the many Spanish-speaking regions of the world, our students develop a deep understanding of the diverse nature of the global Spanish-speaking population. In their study of the Spanish language, students are taught to speak, read, and write with increasing proficiency. Students also learn to problem-solve, as they are encouraged to negotiate meaning and develop the skills of circumlocution in order to communicate with a limited vocabulary.
Students who have already made substantial progress in their study of a language other than Spanish, and who wish to continue that progress, may be able to engage in an independent study.