World Languages Curriculum
The World Languages Curriculum fosters fluency in the target language through a deep cultural understanding of communities that use the language throughout the world.
Our curriculum is collaboratively developed by teachers and draws from cultural themes in the advanced placement course framework. These themes serve as points of departure for a comparative understanding of language and spiral throughout the five levels of world languages, such that students are introduced to themes like family and art in the early levels and explore others such as global challenges and citizenship in the higher levels.
Teachers differentiate instruction based on the proficiency that students bring with them to each level. Students who complete five levels of world language in Albemarle County Public Schools are poised to take full advantage of economic, civic, and social opportunities in a multilingual, multicultural global society.
Please refer to the following PDFs for detailed curriculum references for Modern World Languages levels I-IV.
Novice and Intermediate Courses: Exploring World Languages
Level I: Introduction to a World Language
Level II: Academic Communication in a World Language
Level III: Intermediate Studies in a World Language
Level IV: Advanced Studies in a World Language
Director of Elementary Education, ESOL & World Languages - Michele Castner
International & ESOL Office/ Department of Student Learning