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.
Practice Makes Proficiency
ACTFL presents a web-based tool that provides language learners extended listening/speaking practice opportunities as an excellent preparation for the ACTFL Assessment of Performance Towards Proficiency in Languages, AAPPL:
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.
WCL Department Photo
Front Row (L-R): Ellen Spitalli, Dave Davis, Michael Kralovic, Drew Schultz, Barb Watson, Deniece Zinnecker, Mary Warren, Bryant CoboRow 2: Stacy Cunningham, Ellen Hanson, Mike Ortiz, Eric Kaisling, Jeremy Whitt, Ignacio Gamboa, Jennie Franta, Kathy Gasser
World & Classical Languages Staff Directory
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