World Languages


National Foreign Language Week 2020
Poster by Emily Hellwig.

Thank you to all who participated in our celebration and helped make it a success!

Celebrate Diversity and World Languages with Arlington Public Schools in Honor of National Foreign Language Week on March 4th, 2020 at the Arlington Career Center from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The World Languages Office will host our annual K-12 students showcasing of their language skills. Come watch choirs sing, students skits, and more!

Congratulations! to APS German teacher Silke Reeves who received the Klett Award for the Outstanding Virginia Novice Teacher of German by the Virginia chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German. Learn more about Silke

German Teacher Silke Reeves
German Teacher Silke Reeves

Credit By Exam will take place on November 5th, 2019 at Wakefield High School.

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“Students communicating enthusiastically about a variety of topics and in multiple contexts while enriching their lives and preparing for a successful future.”

Announcements and Resources:

  • For information regarding course offerings and diploma requirements please see: World Languages Programs 2019-20
  • The World Languages Office is excited to host a celebration to honor National Foreign Language Week.
    • When: March 7, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm
    • Where: Career Center, 816 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204
    • Why: To honor Arlington’s diversity, languages and the learning of new world languages.
    • Alpha Mu Gamma is the Official Sponsor of National Foreign Language Week. For the history of National Foreign Language week, please click here.
  • APS was awarded a STARTALK grant for the 11th consecutive year.  The STARTALK grant to teach Arabic and Chinese is a free intensive 3-week summer school program. STARTALK is held during the first three weeks of APS Summer School and is offered for rising 6-8 grade students.  For more information, visit the STARTALK section of the website by clicking the menu link on the left.
  • We had a successful Credit-by-Exam on November 7, 2017.  Students in levels IV and beyond will have an opportunity to test this spring in order to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.
  • Benefits of language learning
  • Secondary Curriculum Frameworks and Language Level Expectations
  • Seal of Biliteracy 

School Board Value:

“All APS students should be proficient in at least two languages upon graduation and should have access to world language proficiency programs regardless of school of attendance.” (adopted as part of the FLES matrix by the Board on December 16, 2010)



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