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    World Languages and Cultures

           Suzette Wyhs, Supervisor twitter   
     Angelica Goetz, Specialist

    PH: (571) 252-1410
    FX: (571) 252-1802
    The World Languages and Cultures Division of the Department of Instruction affords students from middle through high school the opportunity to study an array of world languages.  
    Students who have studied and attained higher proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation will be eligible to receive the Seal of Biliteracy from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This award encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.
    The secondary world language program begins in grade 7. Choices of languages include French, German, Latin, Spanish (as a second language) or Spanish for Fluent Speakers. Upon successful completion, each course will earn the student a standard high school credit. Throughout high school, students may continue the study at the honors levels of these languages to the Advanced Placement Level or begin a three-year sequence of Mandarin Chinese or a four-year sequence of American Sign Language.
    Through these programs, the LCPS World Languages and Cultures Office provides language skills and preparation for students to have a broad understanding of the world, proficiency in other languages, and knowledge of other cultures.
  • Secondary School Curriculum

  • Languages Offered by Grade Level

  • Communicative Performance Assessments for World Languages (CPAs)

  • FAQs about World Languages

  • Seal of Biliteracy - What is it?

  • Seal of Biliteracy - General Criteria

  • Seal of Biliteracy - Acceptable Evidence for the Award

  • Seal of Biliteracy - Application Process

  • Credit Through Testing - Overview

  • Credit Through Testing - Eligibility

  • Credit Through Testing - Exam Sites