The goal of the world languages program is to prepare students to be linguistically and culturally competent in languages other than English. The ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner with speakers of other languages is a key to success in our increasingly diverse global community. Instruction is offered in modern and classical languages, along with American Sign Language. Students are provided the opportunity to use the world language in real-life situations.
Guiding Principles and Beliefs
- Language is best learned in an immersion setting.
- Language function takes precedence over language form.
- Language learners are diverse and grow at varying rates in their language learning.
- Language learning aligns with workforce readiness skills and contributes to college and career readiness.
- Language skills are best measured by proficiency level.
- Students must be prepared to face the challenges of an increasingly pluralistic society.
- The skills required to acquire a world language are basic to the learning process.
- In order to ensure our own future, we must be able to communicate with the rest of the world.
- World languages open doors to other languages, but also to other cultures, people and lands.