World and Classical Languages
World and Classical Languages Department Philosophy
We believe that language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. They allow us to relate meaningfully with one another. The goals of our instruction of world and classical languages department are to enable students to communicate effectively in the second language, to understand the cultures that support the language, to see connections between language study and other disciplines, and to appreciate what it means to be college-, career-, and world ready.
The world and classical languages classroom will provide an environment conducive to a successful language experience. A rich variety of standards- based strategies and resources will be utilized so that all students can experience both acquisition and learning. Instruction will include realistic and meaningful learning opportunities which provide challenging, engaging, and authentic activities that promote increased proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language.
As a result of our curriculum, instruction, and learning environment, District 203 students in world and classical languages will experience the utility and beauty of the language they study. They will recognize the benefits of reflection and continued learning. At each level, students will have the opportunity to develop increased proficiency in the target language and a deeper insight into their own language, while growing in their respect for the cultures and beliefs of others.
WCL Department Photo
Front Row (L-R): Ed Joyce, Barb Watson, Dave Davis, Ellen Spitalli, Deniece Zinnecker, Ellen Hanson, Piling Chiu, Mary Warren, Tiffany SwansonRow 2: Kathleen Gasser, Ignacio Gamboa, Jeremy Whitt, Mike Kralovic, Drew Schultz, Stacy Cunningham, Jennie Franta, Eric KaislingNot pictured: Elise Katter, Mike Ortiz
World & Classical Languages Staff Directory
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IL Seal of Biliteracy
Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation toward Biliteracy
The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language. The Seal is affixed to the diploma and designated on the transcript.Click here for more information.Click here for the information session notes.Seniors can apply here. Please be sure to be logged in to your Naperville203 Google account to access this form.