Teaching & Learning
World Languages and CulturesSuzette WyhsSupervisorAngelica GoetzSpecialistDescription
The World Languages and Cultures Division of the Department of Instruction affords students from elementary school 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 or Spanish for Fluent Speakers. 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 program of American Sign Language or Mandarin Chinese.
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.
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