The purpose of the Mercer Island World Language program is to provide students with a comprehensive second -or third- language experience throughout their adolescence. This experience will prepare them for a global, multilingual and poly-cultural environment through tolerance, understanding and the ability to communicate across language barriers.
By the end of fifth grade, our students will reach basic (novice) proficiency in Spanish verbal communication. The program is designed to do this by providing our students with real-life experiences and authentic instruction in the Spanish language. The program’s goal is to develop confidence in speaking, which will translate to developing a higher level of proficiency in a language when moving through middle school, high school, and college.
For more information regarding proficiency goals, please refer to the ACTFL website. You may view a PDF of their guidelines by clicking the link below.