One World Language classes are divided into 4 levels. Trailblazers Level for ages 5-8; Explorers Level for ages 8 and up; Travelers Level for more advanced students 10 and up; Voyagers Level for high level students ages 12 and up.
Trailblazers: Classes are for children in preschool to age 5 and Kindergarten to 2nd grade. This is the best time in your child’s life to learn another language! By giving your child the opportunity now, you are ensuring that your child will have the chance to develop native fluency and a native accent.
Our Trailblazer program is designed for these very young students. Using a multi-sensory approach of games, role-playing, puppets, songs, crafts and stories, our Trailblazer students are immersed in target language learning and fun. Through age appropriate thematic units, our Trailblazers develop an “ear” and understanding of the target language.
Our dynamic learning experience focuses on material that is interesting and relevant to children of this age.
Explorers: Once your child is in 3rd grade, s/he can join our Explorer program which is designed for beginning students. These classes are designed for children in grades 3-5. We start beginning reading and writing in the target language in our Explorer classes.
In these classes, children explore the structure of the target language and develop skills for independent and practical communication. As with all of our classes, we use a games-based approach to learning. Students develop their communication skills through a variety of age appropriate games, skits and other fun activities. Using a practical, communicative approach, the students learn their target language in a way that is similar to how they learned their native language.
Travelers: Our Traveler program is designed for children ages 10 and up who have completed the Explorer program or have equivalent language experience. In the Traveler program, children become more independent in their communication skills and learn to express themselves using more complex grammatical structures. By the end of the Traveler program, children will be secure and fluent in the vocabulary, phrases, and language conventions that are expected from advanced beginning learners of their target language. They will have the basic skills and the confidence to explore the language and begin to branch out on their own in terms of vocabulary growth and acquisition.
Voyagers: Children who enroll in the Voyager program have a strong foundation in the basic elements of their target language. They can fluently communicate, verbally and in writing and are familiar with conventional themes. In the Voyager program, they will move quickly through intermediate to advanced material becoming more independent with their speaking, reading, and writing skills. They will build upon these skills, broadening their vocabulary and grammar base. After completing the Voyager program, students will be ready to take advanced classes.