World Language

BMS – WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

District curriculum: http://sharepoint.pthsd.k12.nj.us/community/curr.aspx



Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Benvenuti, Welcome!

Students are offered the option of taking either:

Español

Francais

Italiano

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

“Knowing how, when and why to say what to whom.”

The ability to communicate in languages other than English is an important component of a global perspective. Fostering that ability is the special responsibility of world language teachers. Communication skills in a language other than English provide direct access to the minds and spirits of the peoples of the world. The World Languages Department of Parsippany-Troy Hills believes that second language proficiency is an important component in the education of today’s students as they prepare for a productive and rewarding life. It is the ability to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways with users of other languages that is the ultimate goal of today’s world language classroom. In addition to the practical application of communication skills, the benefits derived from the study of a second language are many and contribute to the attainment of our goals for elementary and secondary education by:


  • preparing students for a world in which nations and peoples will be increasingly interdependent 

  • being an additional asset to professional advancement.

  • fostering a sense of humanity and friendship

  • increasing a student’s adaptability to different environments and modes of acting and thinking

  • furnishing the keys to thinking patterns, cultures, and social institutions of other peoples

  • giving insights into the human mind and language itself

  • developing skills and habits that are inherent in the learning process and that result in creative inquiry and critical thinking



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