World Languages Curriculum Documents
All 5 U-46 traditional high schools (Bartlett, Elgin, Larkin, South Elgin, & Streamwood) offer French, German, and Spanish courses. Additionally, the International Studies Academy at Streamwood High School offers academy courses in Japanese and Chinese. At 6 of our 8 middle schools ( Abbott, Canton, Eastview, Kenyon Woods, Kimball, and Tefft), both 7th and 8th grade students can take Spanish.
Our standards based curriculum which is rooted in the American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) world readiness proficiency standards and the College Board's Advanced Placement Language and Culture themes, has 4 levels. Students begin at level 1 and complete a level each school year. After completing level 4, students may have the opportunity to take AP Language and Culture. Middle school students who elect to begin studying Spanish in 7th grade will take Level 1A of the curriculum and 8th grade students will take level 1B. Students beginning their Spanish language study in middle school will have the opportunity to take AP Spanish Language and Culture at all five high schools. AP Spanish Literature will soon be available at all 5 high schools.