The World Language program provides varied language learning opportunities and resources to all CPS students so they can become proficient in one (or more) language other than English. The World Language program is consistent with the current district priorities and its vision of promoting multilingualism, bilaterally and inter-cultural exibility as key contributors to students’ academic success, preparation
for higher education, careers and participation in the global community. The World Language program also supports the expectations set forth for students by the Common Core Standards and focuses on the development of the students’ abilities to think critically, reason, communicate effectively and solve problems that arise in everyday life, society and the workplace, so that they are equipped with the dispositions and the capacity to act on issues requiring global competencies. The program offers World Language studies in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, La n, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and American Sign Language in 128 elementary schools and 223 high schools city-wide.
The three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century are foundational to the AP Spanish Language and...