World Language Program Overview
The world languages program focuses on developing and implementing a rigorous sequence of instruction designed to prepare students to graduate with intermediate levels of functional proficiency in a language other than English.
- Students and teachers speak, listen, read, write, view and create in the target language 90% or more during classroom time in order to facilitate target language comprehensibility.
- Students engage in communication tasks in pairs, small groups, and as a class to improve proficiency in the interpersonal mode of communication.
- Students engage in interactive reading and listening comprehension tasks using authentic cultural texts with appropriate scaffolding in order to improve proficiency in the interpretive modes of communication.
- Learning experiences focus on proficiency using a backward planning model in order to prepare students for success on formative and summative assessments in the classroom and in real-time, real-world situations that occur in their physical and digital communities.
- Students learn grammar as concept and in context in order to build greater understanding of the function of language and increase proficiency in all modes of communication.
- Students apply oral corrective feedback from teachers to mediate learning and language development.
CCPS offers Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Please consult your area middle and high school for languages offered. Students taking level I of a world language in middle school will earn high school credit toward graduation by passing the course. Students planning to attend college should note that some colleges do not recognize high school credits earned in a middle school. These students should complete at least two (2) sequential world language credits while in grades 9-12.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does not accept high school credits earned in a middle school. In order to meet NCAA admissions requirements and/or be eligible to participate in college athletics, students must earn two (2) world language credits during grades 9-12.