COMMUNICATION is at the heart of ²ÊºçÆµµÀ District’s world language program, whether the communication takes place face-to-face, in writing, or across centuries through literature.Â Through the study of a world language, students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the CULTURES of the world; in fact, students cannot truly master a language until they have also mastered the cultural contexts in which the language occurs.Â Learning any world language provides students with CONNECTIONS to additional bodies of knowledge.Â Through COMPARISONS and contrasts with a world language, students will develop a greater insight into their own language and culture and realize that there are a multiple of ways of viewing the world.Â Together, these elements enable students to participate in multilingual COMMUNITIES at home and around the world.
Learning experiences in a world language classroom are designed to help students meet the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning of the 21st Century.Â These standards define in a larger context, what students should know and be able to do after a sequence of world language instruction.
Standard 1: Communication – Communicate in a world language
Standard 2: Cultures â€“ Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the world
Standard 3: Connections â€“ Use world language to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge
Standard 4: Comparisons â€“ Develop insight through world language into the nature of language and culture
Standard 5: Communities – Use world language to participate in communities at home and around the world
²ÊºçÆµµÀ Districtâ€™s Language Acquisition Program supports the linguistic and academic success of all its culturally and linguistically diverse students. This is provided collaboratively through a personalized, enriching, and trusting multicultural environment in which culturally and linguistically diverse students develop twenty-first century skills that prepare them to be lifelong learners who participate in a global society.
Middle School World Languages
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High School World Languages
English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Sarah Shanebrook-Smith
Coordinator of World Language and Language Acquisition Programs