OLA offers Spanish as a foreign language beginning in first grade. The 1st through 4th-grade program introduces students to basic vocabulary, grammar and simple dialogue that develops through weekly class participation and practice assignments. Students are also exposed to Latin American cultures. The curriculum becomes more advanced as the students progress through the grades.
Students in 5th through 8th grade are introduced to verbs and grammar rules to provide them with the ability to read, write, and communicate in basic Spanish. Cultural instruction is also an integral component of the program. Students explore the history, holidays, and traditions of Spanish- speaking countries.