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Department Goals

  • For students to develop skills in the three communication modes (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) that will enable them to interact successfully with the global community.
  • For students to develop cultural understandings and connections on a deep level that will enable them to be global citizens, enriching their lives and the lives of others.
  • For students to develop 21st skills in the use of technology along with their world language experiences to foster flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and innovation.
  • For students to experience and build on the connections between world languages, world cultures and other academic areas of study.
  • For students to interact and collaborate with the global community, using their world language skills to advance their understanding of world languages, world cultures, and to develop a life-long love of learning languages.

Research and Rationale for Language Study

Students are required to complete a minimum of one year of language study for graduation. One high school credit is earned upon the completion of the 6th through 8th grade sequence at the middle school level and passing the Checkpoint A exam in June.  

For a Regents diploma with advanced designation using a world language sequence, students are required to complete an additional two years of study in the same language at the high school level, completing a three year sequence, and passing the Checkpoint B exam in June.

World Languages Resources