World Language

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World Language

The curriculum of the World Languages Department supports the philosophy that language and communication are at the heart of human experience. The World Language department recognizes that the ability to communicate in a second language is a desirable, if not essential, goal for all students.  Guided by a proficiency-based approach to instruction grounded in the ACTFL national standards of language learning, the department supports the acquisition of a second language as a life skill for all students.  All courses focus on the five skill areas of World Language: listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture.  Embedded in our World Language curricula are lessons that teach students to:

  • Express ideas in both verbal and written modes. 
  • Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of language, culture, media, and the arts. 
  • Use multiple resources and technologies. 
  • Recognize multiple perspectives while acknowledging individual’s rights to opinion.
  • Navigate comfortably and compete in a multi-cultural global society.


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