Wo International Center offers a variety of opportunities to experience language and culture at an early age.
Language and Culture in the Elementary School (LACES)
This enrichment elementary language program in French and Spanish is open to students in grades 1 – 6. Two levels, beginning and continuing, are available with classes offered one day a week.
Immersion Language Program
This program provides a cultural and theme-based language environment that challenges students in age-appropriate ways to become capable and confident communicators through activities and play.
Languages offered are Hawaiian (K - grade 3), Japanese (K - grade 5) and Mandarin Chinese (K - grade 3.) All communication is in the immersion languages for some parts of the day (gradually increasing over the year). Classes are offered either three, four or five days a week.
Japanese is now available to students in grades 4 and 5 who have heritage language experience
or have demonstrated strong language abilities in the K – 3 After School Japanese Immersion Program. This is a pilot program and a language assessment may be required.
Students are placed in small groups by age, led by advanced Academy language students serving as teaching assistants under the supervision of a lead faculty member.
The program’s theme-based curriculum allows students to repeat the program, and is designed to allow students with more experience to gain leadership opportunities as they team with those new to the program.
|Program Dates for 2016 – 2017
|Immersion Language Programs
(Hawaiian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese)
|Fall: 8/25/16 – 12/16/16
Spring: 1/4/17 – 5/31/17
|LACES (French, Spanish) – Full Year
||8/29/15 – 12/16/16
1/9/17 – 5/5/17
Days, Times and Fees
See the course catalog or registration application for specific times and fees.
Escorting Grades K – Grade 3
Parents enrolling K – Grade 3 students should review the information about escorting.