WORLD LANGUAGES & ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
The World Language Department seeks to provide the opportunity for students to achieve linguistic fluency in a second language and to develop cultural understanding of the people and countries where the language is spoken. Within the scope of the level of study, students will be able to perform with reasonable success in each of the following areas:
Students will learn to communicate with others in a language other than English.
- Students will improve their understanding of and ability to communicate in the English language
by comparing and contrasting another language with their own.
ENHANCE CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Students will develop an awareness of and an appreciation for another people’s unique way of life,
the patterns of behavior that order their world, and the ideas and perspectives that guide their behaviors.
Students will learn about other cultures’ contributions to the world and how these contributions have
shaped international perspectives.
EXTENDED ACCESS TO INFORMATION
- Students will connect with other disciplines through foreign language study, enabling them to reinforce
and expand their understanding of the interrelationships among content areas.
- Students will access information in more than one language, giving them a greater range of resources
and richer base of knowledge
INCREASED GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
- Students will respond to and contribute to their communities and the world in a more informed and
effective manner as a result of the global perspective gained in a foreign language class.
- Students will gain additional prospects for further education and career opportunities as a result of foreign language study
French I German I
French II German II
French III German III
French IV/V German IV
Latin I Spanish I
Latin II Spanish II
Latin III Spanish III
Latin IV Spanish IV/V
AP Latin: via DLC
The content of the Modern Foreign Language Standards of Learning is organized around the following seven essential stands:
Listening and Reading for Understanding
Oral and Written Presentations
Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products
Making Connections through Language
Cultural and Linguistic Comparison
Communication across Communities
Learning Objectives English Language Learners
Please contact the ELL Department to schedule an appointment for an English proficiency screening.
The language proficiency screening consists of a listening, speaking, reading, and writing component. Potential ELL students in grades K-12 must take this assessment before they can register in Hampton City Schools. At the completion of the screening, the student will be directed to their school to register. A parent or guardian must accompany the student to the ELL office for the screening to be administered.
It is the parents’ right to refuse ELL services. Once a student has been identified as Limited English Proficient, he/she will be re-evaluated yearly. Parents will be notified of the testing results by mail.
Hampton City Schools requires all potential students to provide the following documents when being evaluated for ELL Services. Please refer to the school registration process for required documentation.
For further information please call the ELL Office at 727-2483.