World Language Philosophy
Pennsbury School District believes strongly in foreign language study as an integral part of a comprehensive education.
As we believe that communication is at the heart of the human experience, it is our goal is to help students to become linguistically and culturally equipped to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and the world.
We believe that the study of another language is important:
to a strong core curriculum
to facilitate cross-curricular study
to acquire study skills
for college entrance
for future career entry and advancement
to achieve cross-cultural communication
to develop insight into language and culture through comparisons and contrasts
to connect with others and acquire information
to participate in multi-lingual communities at home and abroad
to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
The Foreign Language Department of Pennsbury School District strongly supports a curriculum based upon the 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education as delineated in our National Foreign Language Standards. We are committed to providing all our students a full spectrum of opportunities to acquire these new skills.