A Path to Success
For more than two decades, ISA has been educating bilingual students in an academically and culturally rich environment. Our advanced foreign language instruction with the integration of daily English language lessons embodies grammar and rich cultural education and is taught exclusively in immersion-style by native language speakers.
Our language immersion programs allow children to learn their second language the same way they learn their first — naturally. We teach in the target language using French or Spanish to build basic skills for the future.
Foreign Language Fluency
Starting in 3rd grade, all ISA students are evaluated on their competence and mastery of the Spanish or French language. Spanish students are awarded Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) and French students receive Diplomas of French as a Foreign Language (DELF).
Widely used in schools and summer camps throughout Europe, ISA utilizes the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR), to measure language proficiency. This rating system divides learners into levels from A1 (basic user) to C2 (advanced academic fluency) and allows instructors to assess speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills of each ISA student. In Europe, students now place their CEFR rating on resumes to differentiate their fluency.