World Languages

Goals:

At both the elementary and secondary levels, the goals and objectives for World Languages instruction in the Arlington Public Schools (APS) reflect the State Standards of Learning (SOL) adopted by the State of Virginia. In addition to the strategic goals set forth by APS, the World Languages Program aims to reach the goals set out by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) which are: Communities, Communication, Comparisons, Culture, Connections.

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Vision:

Our vision is to have students communicating enthusiastically about a variety of topics and in multiple contexts while enriching their lives and preparing for a successful future. In order to accomplish our vision, world language instruction begins at the elementary level with the Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program and IB Spanish. It expands to multiple languages at the secondary level and continues through AP and IB allowing students to be challenged and to reach advanced levels.

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World Languages Resources:


World Languages is thrilled to welcome students back to school and celebrate our diverse community!

 

The U.S. Department of State conducts study abroad programs for over 1,000 American high school students. H-B Woodlawn Senior was selected and studied Mandarin in Taiwan.

Olivia

Olivia Van Hoey earned a scholarship to study Chinese (Mandarin) for six weeks in Taiwan through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI‑Y) scholarship. NSLI‑Y is a program of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) that promotes the study of several languages. Olivia competed with thousands of applicants from high schools across the country and is among over 400 students to win the scholarship. Congratulations, Olivia!

World Languages End-Of-Year Celebrations

On May 4th, APS World Language teachers shared and celebrated their successes this school year.  They were also treated to some delicious Georgetown Cupcakes! Countywide 5.04.2022

Students in Roseline Berger’s French 4 class finish the year with a Le Petit Prince project. Creativity is highly encouraged and students are evaluated on a short oral presentation about their work.

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Dual Language Immersion Visioning Process:

APS is continuing to develop the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP) framework (www.apsva.us/engage/prek-adult-instructional-programs-and-pathways/). The IPP process will include a visioning process for the K-12 dual language immersion (DLI) program, scheduled to begin in February 2021 for completion by early 2022.

For more information on the Dual Language Immersion Visioning Process and Task Force activities, visit the Engage page.

Access to Task Force Meeting Dates, Presentations and Readings

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Congratulations ATDLE 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Dr. Ana Munoz Gonzalez
Dr. Munoz Gonzalez

We are very proud to share that Dr. Ana Muñoz Gonzalez has been awarded the Association of Two-way Dual Language Education, (ATDLE) 2021 Secondary Dual Language Immersion Teacher of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognize a TWBI/DLI educator who is making significant contributions to his/her community in teaching and promoting bilingualism/bi-literacy for all children.Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez has been a Dual Language Immersion, (DLI) teacher for APS at Wakefield High School since 2016 where she teaches both Intensified Biology and Chemistry in Spanish to our DLI students. Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez is a servant leader whose classroom stands out.  She engages her students in critical thinking as they learn the sciences. Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez  both models learning and gets students excited about their own progress as she is both a teacher and a research scientist.  As a teacher, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez clearly understands the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of the age group she teaches and has created a caring and respectful environment while authentically engaging students in meaningful learning. Using her PhD in Biology as a background, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez had students implement CRISPR gene editing using onions. As a research scientist, she is researching how to make the learning process more efficient according to the biological pathways for the bilingual brain.  In addition to her work at APS, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez is in charge of Españoles Científicos en USA, (ECUSA) educational program for the DC area. In her role with ECUSA, she is committed to closing the achievement gap in science in the Latino community by doing outreach and hands-on activities in Spanish with Latino youth.Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez’ calm nature, intelligence, warm affect, curiosity, belief in students’ ability coupled with rigorous expectations results in excellent student achievement. The 2021 ATDLE teacher of the year is awarded the following: complimentary registration to the 29th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference in June 2021; classroom library selections from Lectorum Publishers and $1000 cash award to support classroom activities.

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