World Languages

The World Languages Department emphasizes the need for students to be linguistically and culturally equipped to successfully interact, at home and abroad as citizens in the global community. World language study enhances the understanding of different cultures, ways of life, and of the varied products, practices and values of the world in which we live. It promotes communication, bringing about appreciation of cultural differences through comparisons and helping us to make connections to other disciplines and communities. World language study encourages the exchange of ideas in all aspects of our growing multicultural lives and the communication skills gained enable students to successfully interact in any environment. The department actively supports the vision that all students will develop and maintain proficiency in more than one language.


Academic Expectations

Students will:

  1. Read and appreciate literature (readers, periodicals, articles) with an emphasis on comprehension which helps students to make comparisons and connections to own literature and culture.
  2. Understand the world language as communicated by native speakers and compare it to the native tongue.
  3. Have the ability to communicate orally or in writing with fluency, correctness and clarity in a variety of situations.
  4. Be inspired to recognize their excellence and creativity in the study of world languages.
  5. Make connections between he target language and other disciplines (art, history, etc.)

Social Expectations

Students will:

  1. Recognize the major contributions, products and practices of the target culture and make connections with our own.

Civic Expectations

Students will:

  1. Have skills for understanding and knowledge pertinent to cultural (travel) experiences in foreign nations that emphasize the culture, connections and comparisons to our own and other communities.

World Languages Curriculum Guide