Global Languages Hawai'i & Spanish Academy
Language learning is an essential requirement for authentic global education. Global Languages Hawai'i provides language training from classroom instruction, art, play, and culture training/learning, consultation services, and testing, from PK to Professionals.
In this new era of GLOBALIZATION, learning a new language is now becoming a vital part of the preparation for an increasing number of careers. In today's global economy, the demand for language skills continues to grow as governments, businesses, and organizations build relationships that are increasing globally. Learning a new language helps one become a globally cultured, diversity-sensitive individual ready to thrive in a new era of globalization in today's increasingly interdependent global community.
In 1998 a resident of Hawai'i sought to establish a Language Program with higher educational standards and a commitment to individualized attention for all students. Profesora Quiroga-Verhaaf founded Global Language Hawai'i on the island of Oahu. The Motto of Global Languages Hawai'i is: Learning a new language; is a sign of courage, bravery, respect, diligence, kindness, patience, humility, and endurance (Profesora Quiroga-Verhaaf).
Our Mission & Guiding Principles
Global Languages Hawai'i is committed to teaching students to acquire linguistic, cultural, and literary competencies in world languages that are essential to engaging in our diverse global society. As faculty, we prepare students for lifelong enrichment and dedicate ourselves to fostering students' progress in the four skill areas; writing, reading, listening, speaking, and developing cultural awareness as they cultivate productive community connections locally and globally.
We value cultural diversity.
We seek to develop empathy, understanding, and global peace.
We recognize that flexible problem solving requires considering more than one point of view.
We support individual strengths and learning differences.
We encourage an optimistic mindset, happy learning, and the influence of a smile.
7 Principles of Learning a Language
1 Find the method that works for you.
2 Learn about how you learn.
3 Repeat, repeat, repeat.
4 Learn in chunks.
5 Keep a notebook as your textbook.
6 Improve your handwriting when taking notes.
7 Read out loud daily in the target language.
Learning a new language; is a sign of courage, bravery, respect, diligence, kindness, patience, humility, and endurance (Profesora Quiroga-Verhaaf).