"The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language" Ezra Pound
SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND ESL, ALMA REYES
OUR MISSION is ... to foster inquisitive, life-long learners who have a positive impact on the world by exploring interculturality through discourse about different languages, cultures and real life experiences. Our department family promotes acceptance, compassion, respect, equity and social justice. We envision a world of respectful, empathetic and globally-minded citizens who think critically, embrace diversity and strive to build equitable and just societies that are free of fear and hatred of the unknown other.
ESTABLISHED GOALS: STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS
WHAT IS THE ELEMENTARY FLEX (Foreign language Exploratory) PROGRAM?
The curriculum uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach and is organized in thematic units to provide meaningful context for academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready. We offer French, German and Spanish classes to all the students at Upper Middle School. Classes meet every other day, for 84 minutes. The Upper Middle School curriculum seeks to provide an appropriate transition between elementary language exposure to deeper levels of language study at the secondary school level.