Mission Statement and Program Goals
Students in the World Language Program will understand the connection of language and culture, discern how a culture views the world, and value its local and global contributions. Students will apply the understanding of cultural perspectives by behaving in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of contexts.
The World Language Program will foster life-long learning for personal enjoyment, and academic and professional pursuits. The curriculum, methodology and assessments are aligned to World Language Standards. The program will administer ACTFL*-aligned proficiency assessments for student placement as well as for program evaluation.
After three years in the World Language Program, students will be able to understand and communicate in the target language approaching survival level in the language, following the ACTFL K-12 performance scale at a minimum level of NOVICE High in all four skills.
After five years in the World Language Program, students will be able to understand, communicate and function in the target language, at the INTERMEDIATE level of the ACTFL K-12 scale in all four skills.
-- DJUSD World Language Program Teachers, October 2010
* ACTFL = American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Adoption of World Language Standards Adoption of Secondary Spanish Instructional Materials for Spanish I, II and II Approval of Secondary Course Titles for Emerson Spanish Immersion Approval of 2010 Spanish Language Immersion Master Plan
World Language Proficiency Standards (ACTFL, ACTFL K-12 Scale, California and correlation chart) College Board World Languages Framework More on ACTFL-aligned proficiency and other district data