At Eisenhower International School, we are creating responsible, global citizens through language immersion and international exchanges.
IMMERSION DUAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL
We are one of two language immersion schools in the district, and we focus on creating fluent Spanish or French speaking students. The process of immersing students in another language for classroom learning allows students to naturally learn from the target language - and they do. Bilingualism increases brain cognition by utilizing the highest levels of thinking, focus and awareness. Bilingual children who are educated in their second language often outperform single language children in their native language. Teachers in immersion classrooms are either native speakers of the target language or demonstrate near-native proficiency. Since students begin the process in early elementary school, their brains are physiologically primed for language learning and they learn the second language proficiently with a near-native accent. Over time, instruction in English is gradually added and, by 5th grade, students are learning 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in the target language.
During their last year at Eisenhower, select students participate in an exchange program with schools in Spain, Costa Rica and France as part of collaborative work with Tulsa's Sister Cities organization.