Programs & Departments

World Languages

Core Beliefs:  

Students learn best when there is:

  • Maximum exposure to the target language

    • By means of comprehensible input

    • Through use of authentic material

  • Ample opportunity for practice

  • A low affective filter

  • Personalization and real world connections

Students learn best when teachers:

  • Allow processing time

  • Provide feedback

  • Model

  • Create a safe and supportive learning environment

  • Maintain high expectations

Students learn best when they (students):

  • Practice

  • Take risks and learn from their mistakes

  • Engage the material

  • Invest in their own language learning

Why Study a Second Langauge?

What does the research show about foreign language study?

How does language learning support academic achievement?

How does language learning provide cognitive benefits to students?

How does language learning affect attitudes and beliefs about language learning and about other cultures?



Why Study French?

French Advocacy Resources Visit this wiki for all you ever wanted to know about why French is an excellent choice as a second language!

Study Abroad Opportunities 

Rotary International student exchange: information about the student exchange through this International service club.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate site

Colleges and Universities with Strong World Language Programs

Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont)
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) 


How Can Parents Help their Child Be a Successful Foreign Language Student?

Online Resources 


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