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Comparison of preschool, elementary & middle school foreign language programs in the Panama City, Florida area

PRESCHOOLS (in order of amount of foreign language instruction)

Panama City Renaissance School Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 10 hours per week, Spanish – 3.75 hour per week;Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish teacher native speaker of Spanish

Panama City Beach Academy Foreign language: Spanish (a very small amount of sign language), Duration of instruction: Spanish – 1.25 hour per week, Teacher language background: native English speaker with basic training in Spanish

Covenant Christian Foreign language: Spanish, Duration of instruction: 45 minutes per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

South Walton Montessori Academy Foreign languages: Spanish and French Duration of instruction: 30 minutes per week, Teacher language background: native English speakers with basic training in languages

First United Methodist Church Foreign languages: None

Grace Presbyterian Preschool Foreign languages: None

Gulf Beach Baptist Foreign languages: None

Holy Nativity Episcopal School English: Foreign languages: None

Little Lambs Preschool Foreign languages: None

Primary Prep Foreign languages: None

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (in order of amount of foreign language instruction)

Panama City Renaissance School Foreign Language Immersion Program Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 18.75 hours per week, Spanish – 5 hour per week (grades 1-5); Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish teacher native speaker of Spanish

Panama City Renaissance School Standard Program Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 5 hours per week, Spanish – 5 hour per week (grades 1-5); Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish teacher native speaker of Spanish

Panama City Advanced School Foreign language: Arabic, Duration of instruction: 5 hours per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

Covenant Christian Foreign language: Latin, Duration of instruction: 3.75 hours per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

St. John Catholic School Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 1.5 hours per week (grades K – 3rd only), Spanish – 45 minutes per week (only for after school students); Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher is a native Cantonese speaker (click here for information on the differences between Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese), Spanish teacher is a native Spanish speaker

South Walton Montessori Academy Foreign languages: Spanish and French, Duration of instruction: 30 minutes per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

Holy Nativity Episcopal School Foreign languages: Spanish, Duration of instruction: 1 hour per week, Teacher language background: Native English speaker with some background in Spanish

Bay Haven Charter Academy Foreign languages: None

Patronis Elementary School Foreign languages: None

MIDDLE SCHOOLS (in order of amount of foreign language instruction)

Panama City Renaissance School Foreign Language Immersion Program (beginning fall 2011) Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 18.75 hours per week, Spanish – 5 hour per week; Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish teacher native speaker of Spanish

Panama City Renaissance School Standard Program (beginning fall 2010) Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish; Duration of instruction: Mandarin Chinese – 5 hours per week, Spanish – 5 hour per week ;Teacher language background: Mandarin Chinese teacher native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish teacher native speaker of Spanish

Panama City Advanced School Foreign language: Arabic, Duration of instruction: 5 hours per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

Covenant Christian Foreign languages: Latin, Duration of instruction: 3.75 hours per week, Teacher language background: Unknown

Bay Haven Charter Academy Foreign languages: Spanish, Duration of instruction: equivalent of approximately 1 hour per week for the school year (4.33 hours per week for 9 weeks), Teacher language background: Unknown

Surfside Middle School Foreign languages: Foreign languages: Spanish, Duration of instruction: equivalent of approximately 1 hour per week for the school year (4.33 hours per week for 9 weeks), Teacher language background: Unknown

St. John Catholic School Foreign languages: None

Disclaimer: The information provided is based on the best available information as of 1/10/2010. If you have more up to date details, please contact 850-215-8712 and we would be happy to update the information.

 

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