Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The United States must educate students who are linguistically and culturally equipped to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which all students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language, modern or classical. Children who come to school from non-English backgrounds should also have opportunities to develop further proficiencies in their first language.
Mission: To provide students with the
Students will learn through:
- ability to communicate in a language other than English.
- knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
- ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- confidence to use the foreign language outside of the school setting.
Students have a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences. This diversity should be valued and will enhance the learning environment by allowing multiple points of view to be considered.
- Group/Partner work
- Development of their listening skills
- Differentiated activities
- Speaking the language in the classroom
- Selected readings
- Increased use of technology