The World Language Program in Lexington One enables students to use oral and written language for meaningful and culturally appropriate communication in the situations they are most likely to encounter in more than one language. Our K–12 program helps students appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity and the contributions of other cultures. Students acquire the language, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective participation in a global environment that is connected economically, socially, and politically.
It is important to introduce foreign languages to our students at an early age. We are pleased to offer an expanding number of languages to our elementary school students. Between our Lexington One Language Acquisition (LOLA) and Partial Immersion programs, we offer the following languages to students:
World languages are now part of the core curriculum for our middle school students. The following languages are offered as part of our core curriculum, in varying levels:
Students previously enrolled in the Partial Immersion program at the elementary school level can continue their studies through the PASSPORT program. In addition to Spanish and French, we will add Mandarin Chinese in 2017 and German in 2020 to this program.
Our high school world language courses offer the most variety and depth of studies. Levels 1-5 of the following languages are offered at all high schools:
Through our Center for World Languages and International Business, we are pleased to offer the following additional languages:
If you have questions or concerns about our World Languages courses, please contact either Dawn Samples, Coordinator for World Languages and Partial Immersion, or Liz Lawrence-Baez, World Languages Lead Teacher. For more information and up-to-date details regarding Lexington One's World Language Program, please visit our microsite.