Welcome to World Languages
Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Learning to communicate in another language is critical to our students' ability to succeed in a global society. The APS Office of World Languages envisions a future in which all students will develop and maintain proficiency in at least two languages. Our focus is to:
Governor's Honors Program (GHP)
Local schools will begin selecting candidates for GHP. County Interviews will be held in October at the Campbell Building. Dates and times will be posted shortly. Click the link, for more information regarding the Governor's Honors Program.
5th and 8th Grade Assessments
All 5th and 8th grade students enrolled in language courses are assessed annually to determine proper placement in grades six and nine. This allows APS to align instruction and articulate the program, avoiding repetition of material covered during prior years. This school year, teachers are preparing their students for the second year of the assessment by addressing listening, speaking, reading, and writing on a daily basis.
District-Wide Professional Learning
In August 2013 all APS World Language and ESOL teachers received information from Dr. Janet Zadina on brain research and language acquisition. Dr. Zadina isa CLADEA Fellow and the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Science EducatorAward given to “an outstandingneuroscientist who has made a significant impact in informing the public aboutneuroscience.” She has given a TEDx talkand is the author of several booksincluding Six Weeks to a Brain-Compatible Classroom – A Workbookfor Educators.
APS World Language Teachers received this workbook, which will be utilized this year in our year-long, blended PL course. To access the resources that Dr. Zadina shared, click on her website: http://www.brainresearch.us/