Lingua Natal will be an integral of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program at Ocean Knoll Elementary School, Encinitas Union School District, as of September 2011.
Our Spring 2011 pilot program has been a success, and we look forward to intergrating all K-6th graders into our full-immersion Spanish classes as of Fall 2011.
50% of the student population is Hispanic and 50% is English speaking
Mission of the International Baccalaureate:
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
The goal of Lingua Natal is to bring the gift of language and culture & fluency to the non-Spanish speaker and at the same time bring the joy of self confidence and more knowledge of academic language to the native speaker We also believe that by involving all children in learning other languages and about other cultures, we prepare healthier and more productive individuals capable of interpersonal inter-social and inter-cultural exchanges that will result in positive growth in our communities and also in the World community at large.