Welcome to the World Languages Website!

A 21st century education includes the study of World Languages and Cultures. Every opportunity for language acquisition offers our students unique advantages for personal growth and future professional success. The study of a second (or third, or fourth) language enhances the student’s ability to master critical learning skills necessary for academic success.

The Florida Standards for World Language instruction are aligned to the ACTFL National Standards:

Modes of Communication

Interpretive Listening

The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts and ideas orally from a variety of culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.

Interpretive Reading

The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts and ideas in writing from a variety of culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.

Interpersonal Communication

The student will be able to engage in conversations and exchange information, concepts and ideas orally and in writing with a variety of speakers or readers on a variety of topics in culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Presentational Speaking

The student will be able to present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Presentational Writing

The student will be able to present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.

Intercultural Standards

Culture

The student will be able to use the target language to gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products and perspectives of cultures other than his/her own.

Connections

The student will be able to acquire, reinforce and further his/her knowledge of other disciplines through the target language.

Comparisons

The student will be able to develop insight into the nature of the target language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and cultures to others.

Communities

The student will be able to use the target language both within and beyond the school setting to investigate and improve his/her world beyond his/her immediate surroundings for personal growth and enrichment.

Professional World Languages Organizations


Department Contacts

Dr. Grace Kellermeier
Electives Coordinator

Email: gkkeller@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext. 20569

Office Specialist
Phone: (386) 734-7190 ext 20678