|World Language Resource Center||Diane Clark|
The mission of the World Languages Department is to equip students linguistically and culturally in a targeted world language, emphasizing the U.S. National Standards of:
- Understanding of culture
- Connection with other disciplines
- Connection with other cultures
- Participation in multilingual communities
Course Offerings and Co-Curricular Activities
These learning standards are achieved by developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a specific world language. To this purpose, the World Languages Department offers instruction in the following languages:
Classroom learning is enhanced by the World Language Resource Center where computer-aided instruction is provided by a set of dedicated PCs and a 32-station Tandberg Sanako 100 system. This fully digitized language learning system is designed to:
- improve student listening comprehension
- develop student speaking and pronunciation skills
- enhance student self-monitoring and correction
- provide real-time guidance and support for students from the teacher
The World Language Resource Center is managed by Diane Clark, a certified paraprofessional.
We also support the following co-curricular student clubs and activities: French Club, German Club, and Spanish Club.
Student Learning Expectations (SLEs)
The World Languages Department has adopted three of the seven ConVal Regional High School student learning expectations:
- Effective Communication
- Effective Use of Knowledge
- Respect for Self and Others
These SLEs are embedded in all courses that are offered by the department.