Students who graduate with foreign language skills hold a competitive advantage as they enter the workforce. The Center for Digital Education reports that, when surveyed, 97 percent of K-12 and 96 percent of higher education leaders consider training in language and multiculturalism necessary in order to compete within the global workforce.
Yet in 2012, Forbes reported that only 18 percent of Americans speak a second language while 53 percent of Europeans, and a growing number of individuals in other nations, are bilingual. It seems there is plenty of room for improvement and expansion of language education in the states.
Learning a new language can enhance both a student's current education and future goals. Language education impacts many areas of life by:
-Enhancing primary language skills
-Boosting cognitive skills
-Teaching marketable job skills
-Opening doors to more and higher-paying jobs
At Alpha Omega Academy, Christian distance learners have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in foreign language learning to prepare for college and the workforce. Our selection of French and Spanish courses includes instruction in introductory vocabulary, situational conversation, cultural studies, reading, writing, grammar, and more.
Language Courses Available at Alpha Omega Academy
|Elementary French||3-6||Ignitia & SOS|
|Intro to French||7-8||Ignitia & SOS|
|Basic French||9-12||Ignitia & SOS|
|French I||9-12||Ignitia & SOS|
|French II||9-12||Ignitia & SOS|
|Elementary Spanish||3-6||Ignitia & SOS|
|Intro to Spanish||7-8||Ignitia & SOS|
|Basic Spanish||9-12||Ignitia & SOS|
|Spanish I||9-12||Ignitia, SOS, & LP|
|Spanish II||9-12||Ignitia, SOS, & LP|
A combination of interactive curriculum and caring, easy-to-reach teachers provides students with the tools and support they need to flourish in foreign language learning. In addition, online classrooms allow students to communicate with fellow language learners and strengthen conversational skills. French students also have the opportunity to join AOA's French club, which meets weekly to practice the language, study the culture, and allow students to mingle while conversing in French.
Students on Alpha Omega Academy's college prep track are required to take two world language credits. But, as the world becomes increasingly multilingual, exposure to new languages can give any student a competitive edge as they reach graduation. For more information or to enroll in a language course at Alpha Omega Academy, request a free brochure or call 800-682-7396.