At ISD, the Modern Language Department provides a dynamic and comprehensive language program. We believe that learning another language and culture is essential for well rounded education and is needed to live and participate in a pluralistic society. It allows for the development of higher level thinking skills, reinforces skills learned and knowledge acquired in all content areas, and opens up a wider perspective on the world as a whole.
The Modern Language Department works as a single team from Grades K – 12 to provide an integrated program for optimal learning. Our French program is as follows.
- All three grades (6th, 7th, and 8th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III, IV, Native.
- French: All the grades (9th – 12th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III, AP French Language.
- Spanish: All the grades (9th – 12th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III.
The Modern Language Curriculum is based on the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) standards.