• Program Overview

    Program Overview

             In Prince George’s County twelve (12) languages are offered.  They are French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Latin, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and American Sign Language.  Students may take four levels in eight languages, up to seven levels in French and Spanish, and five levels in German, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Latin, and Russian.  Advanced Placement may be offered in all high schools.

             The modern foreign language program is committed to objectives that develop communication skills.  Teachers focus on the Foreign Language National Standards aligned with Common Core, the 5 C’s: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities, and Literacy.  Grammatical concepts and vocabulary are taught in the context of real life situations as students develop accuracy in communicating.  Students are also made aware of the career possibilities open to persons in many fields if they have knowledge and skills in a foreign language.  Students are encouraged to speak the target language from the beginning through many student-centered activities.

             In addition, special strategies are included in the curriculum framework to support the Maryland State Assessment Program.

    ACADEMY OF GLOBAL STUDIES

    Kids of the world


    In the International Relations and Studies Planner students will study world language for four years, be engaged in internationalized classes and have opportunities to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities including guest lectures, cultural events, seminars, study abroad and the Model United Nations.

     

    LATIN PROGRAM

             The Latin program in middle and  high school aims to help students acquire a reading knowledge of Latin, an appreciation for ancient Roman, and Greek cultures and history, and to understand the history of the many English words derived from Latin and Greek.

     

    T.A.G. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

                ICAL (International Culture and Language Program) is designed to introduce students to various languages and cultures, especially Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian,  and Japanese languages and cultures.  In addition, the history and development of languages are also studied and English/Reading skills are reinforced as part of the total course.

     

                

     Level 1 and 2 Spanish, French, Chinese, and Italian are available in most middle schools.  Level 3 is offered in a few middle schools.

     

    Elementary World Languages Programs

    FLES K-5 -  Barack Obama ES, Judith P. Hoyer Montessori, Melwood ES, Montpelier ES, Patuxent ES, PE Williams, and Rosaryville ES

     

    • Chinese Elementary- Ardmore ES, Berwyn Heights ES, and Paint Branch ES.
    • Italian Elementary- Fort Foote ES, University Park ES
    • Russian Elementary- Greenbelt ES
    • French Immersion –K-8 at 2 Schools
    • Spanish - 3 Montessori K-8/ Judith P. Hoyer Montessori, John Hanson Montessori, and Robert Goddard Montessori
    • Spanish/French and six units of different languages in 8 TAG- Accokeek Academy, Capitol Heights, 
    • Glenarden Woods, Heather Hills, Highland Park, Longfields, Mattaponi, and Valley View.
    • Classes: Grade 2 – French and Japanese, Grade 3 – Italian and Chinese, Grade 4 – Spanish & Russian
    • Grade 5 – Spanish, French and Japanese ICAL

     

    Intro to Spanish Magnolia Elementary *

    • STEM through Chines Language at Paint Branch ES
    • STEM through Spanish Dual Language at Capitol Heights ES

     

     

    Middle School World Languages Programs and other languages 

     

    • French Immersion is in two schools – Dora Kennedy French Immersion K-8, Maya Angelou French Immersion K-8
    • Intro to Russian/Russian- Dora Kennedy French Immersion, K-8
    • Intro to Latin/Latin - M.L.K.     
    • Italian – Maya Angelou French Immersion K-8, Samuel Ogle, Benjamin Tasker, Hyattsville, Oxon Hill, Greenbelt  
    • Chinese- Walker Mill Middle School, Kenmoor Middle School, Greenbelt Middle School                                 
    • Intro to French - Nicholas Orem, James Madison, Thurgood G. Marshall
    • Intro to Spanish - All Schools 

     

     

    High School World Languages Programs 

     

    High Schools

    French

    Spanish

    Latin

    German

    Russian

    Italian

    Japanese

    ASL

    Chinese

    Arabic

    Portuguese

    Korean
    A.C. HEALTH  SCIENCES AT PGCC                 X      
    ANNAPOLIS RD ACADEMY   X                    

    BLADENSBURG

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    BOWIE

    X

    X

     

     

    X

    X

     

     

     

       

    CENTRAL (French Immersion)

    X

    X

     

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

       
    CHARLES H. FLOWERS   X   X             X      

    CROSSLAND

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

     

    X

     

       

    DR. HENRY WISE JR.

      X    X                    

    DUVAL

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

    X

     

     

       

    E. ROOSEVELT

    X

    X

    X

     

     

    X

    X

    X

     

     

       X

    FAIRMONT HEIGHTS

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    FRIENDLY

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       
    EDGAR ALLAN POE       X                    

    GWYNN PARK

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    HIGH POINT

    X

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

       

    LARGO

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    LAUREL

    X

    X

     

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

     

     X

     

    NORTHWESTERN

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

    OXON HILL

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    X

     

     

     

       

    PARKDALE

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    X

    X

     

    POTOMAC

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    SUITLAND

    X

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

    X

    X

       

    SURRATTSVILLE

         X              

    X

       

    TALL OAKS VOCATIONAL

     

    X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    TOTALS

    19

    25

    3

    3

    3

    7

    6

    3

    6

    4

    2

      1

     

     

     SUMMARY

     HIGH SCHOOLS  

     French

    19

     Spanish 

    25

    Latin 

    3

    German

    2

    Italian

    7

     Russian

    3

    Japanese 

    6

    Chinese  

    6

     Arabic 

    4

    ASL

    3

    Portuguese

    2

    Korean                   1

    French Immersion 

     School (Central H.S.)