The World Language Department believes in the importance of developing linguistic and cultural understandings in the study of language, which will help students to become active participants in the global society of the twenty-first century.
Students are provided with the opportunity to select from the languages offered to develop skills in all aspects of communication of the language selected. Instruction will promote active participation and the acquisition of communicative skills, as well as the exploration of cultural aspects about the products, practices and perspectives of the people who speak the language.
World Language instruction is intended to provide experiences which attempt to foster respect and understanding of world cultures.
Hunterdon Central will once again be offering Junior and Seniors the opportunity to participate in the Seal of Biliteracy program in the 2019-2020 school year. This program recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated proficiency in English and one or more World Languages.
More information about the program and the testing required to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy will be provided shortly.
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students.
The Seal serves to certify attainment of biliteracy for students, employers, and universities. It is a statement of accomplishment that helps to signal evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen.
All students are eligible to attain the Seal of Biliteracy based on evidence of achieving the designated level of language proficiency in English plus one or more other languages during their high school years. We will be offering assessment opportunities to Juniors and Seniors who are enrolled in a World Language or ELL class, so that they may qualify for this special honor.