World Languages Program Overview
The Montclair Public Schools offer a comprehensive language program in six target languages in grades K through 12. Students K-5 may elect to study either Mandarin or Spanish. In grades 6-8 students are also provided with the option of pursuing French, Italian or Latin. Additionally, German is offered at the high school level.
All courses are carefully planned and implemented around a proficiency-based model of language acquisition, as well as the five World-Readiness Standards: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
Students regularly employ the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication to develop their individual proficiency in the chosen target language. Further, students simultaneously acquire an authentic and meaningful understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives found within the target culture.
The Montclair Public Schools strive to provide learners with transferable twenty-first century problem solving skills as they develop their own global awareness and citizenship.
World Languages Curriculum
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Dual-Language Immersion Report as prepared for BOE per the 2/23/15 resolution.
Additional World Languages Resources