World Languages

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Benefits of Being Proficient in More Than One Language

(From the Center for Applied Linguistics)

Learning a second language at an early age...

  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding of his or her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people he or she would otherwise not have had the chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps the child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives the child a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in many careers in which knowing another language is a real asset.

Elementary

Secondary

Quick Links:

McLean Pyramid Chinese Language Program Parent Meeting

Instructional Services

World Languages

Elementary World Languages Programs

Secondary World Languages Programs

Credit Exam

Virginia Seal of Biliteracy

PALS

Contacts:

World Languages Office
571-423-4602

Gregory Jones
Coordinator
571-423-4603

Hae-Kyung Choi
Administrative Assistant
571-423-4604

Secondary

Christina Oh
World Languages Specialist
571-423-4609

Rudy Smith
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4606

Elementary

Beatrix Preusse-Burr
World Languages Specialist
571-423-4611

Karina Prudencio
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4612

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Last Updated

April 18, 2016