Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
Studying and learning a foreign language can significantly advance a child’s cognitive development, as well has his/her understanding and appreciation of the world. The United States is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, and the Catholic Church has played a particularly significant role in many areas in which Spanish is the primary language. Thus, the OLVCS adminstration has chosen to offer Spanish at all grade levels. The OLVCS Spanish curriculum is guided by the standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
OLVCS elementary students (K - 5th grade) have one Spanish class per week. Elementary classes focus on meaningful vocabulary development through genuinely communicative activities. In addition, students begin to foster an appreciation of the cultures and nations for which Spanish is the primary language.
OLVCS students in grades 6-8 meet twice a week for Spanish. The primary goal of the middle school program is to fully prepare all students to enter Spanish 1 (Experienced) at the high school level; highly motivated OLVCS students may also be able to successfully test into Spanish 2. Further, the program seeks to enable students to appreciate the value of learning a second language and to be excited about communicating effectively with others in a second language.