• World Languages

    Mission
     
    To provide all students the opportunity to develop academic competence, proficiency in two or more languages, a positive self-image, and a positive attitude toward diverse cultures.

    Vision
    To build and expand beyond our existing World Language program models so that all students have equitable and just access to rigorous language and culture learning; develop the ability to view the world from multiple perspectives; and participate and contribute willingly and regularly in our diverse, multicultural, and international community.

    Values
    • All students can learn a second language.
    • Learning takes place in a variety of settings and styles.
    • A proficiency-based approach and use of best practices leads to competence.
    • A substantial body of research continues to support the many benefits of starting second language acquisition as early as possible.
    • A long sequenced, articulated program of study results in higher levels of proficiency.
    • Second language learning fosters a sense of humanity and friendship along with an increasing understanding and sensitivity to other languages and cultures.
    • Second language learning provides insights into one's first language.
    • Learning one second language facilitates the learning of additional languages.
    • Proficiency in a second language is an asset in many careers and for professional advancement.
    • Skills and concepts acquired through a second language transfer to one's first language.
    PPS World Language Standards 

    For additional information please contact Marisol Kruezer (mkreuzer@pps.net 503-916-5381) or Michael Bacon (mbacon@pps.net 503-916-5394).