The Sparta World Languages Department endeavors to create a student body of globally oriented, collaborative citizens whose language proficiency enables them to connect with others and develop ever deeper skills to navigate other cultures. Our mission is to educate students to become communicatively competent and invested in exploring the challenges and opportunities our world faces. We strive to develop lifelong learners able to cultivate global relationships and analyze world events through their understanding of cultural products, perspectives and practices.
- All students are capable of acquiring a new language.
- Language acquisition arises through exposure to high levels of meaningful, comprehensible input.
- Opportunities to interact with a new language should transcend the classroom setting and give rise to learners who assume an active role in local and global communities.
- Multilingualism contributes to a more fulfilled life and provides greater personal and professional opportunities.
- Students should be continually assessed, using various instruments, in all three modes of communication.
- Students should be encouraged and enabled to seek out authentic cultural sources which may broaden their personal interests.
- Through learning about the views and practices of other countries we can gain a new perspective of our own culture.
- Learners should have opportunities to reflect on their progress toward proficiency targets, which should be transparent to them.
- Acquiring a new language helps improve cognitive processes which will benefit all academic subjects.
Supervisor of World Languages and ESL
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