Our Mission: In the World Language department, we believe language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Our society requires individuals to communicate, and make comparisons and connections between cultures. The World Language department seeks to advance target language proficiency and cross-cultural competency. Through oral proficiency, we foster curiosity and empathy towards other cultures. By learning the nuances of language, students can understand the multi-faceted dynamics of world cultures and human interactions.
At RUHS, we believe that a minimum of "Novice Mid" proficiency needs to be achieved in order to meet proficiency standards, and to engage as a global citizen. To that end, a minimum of a year and a half of high school study in world languages is a requirement for every student that graduats from RUHS.
Every level of language class builds upon the previous year's material and students that engage in every language course at RUHS should graduate with an "Intermediate Mid" proficiency.
World Language graduation standards:
- Language acquisition behaviors
- Language mechanics
- Cultural appreciation
- Being involved in an exchange
Students in the World Languages department have opportunities to participate in cultural exchanges that have been established with Guadeloupe and Nicaragua.