Welcome to World Languages

  • Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The Everett Public Schools World Languages program strives to equip students linguistically and culturally to engage effectively with others in global communities at home and around the world.

    By taking a World Language course, students learn about the language and cultures of nations and peoples around the world. Students can also fulfill minimum admission requirements for Washington State four-year colleges and universities.

    Everett Public Schools World Languages program offers French and Spanish at Cascade High School, Everett High School and H. M. Jackson High School. German is offered at Cascade HS and H. M. Jackson HS. Mandarin/Chinese is offered at Everett HS and will be offered at Cascade High School and H.M. Jackson High School beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Culture courses are offered for French, German, and Spanish. Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture will be a course option beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Spanish 1 is offered as an elective for 8th graders at all five middle schools.

    The French, Spanish, German, and Mandarin/Chinese programs are focused on meeting three standards throughout the curriculum:

    1. The student communicates in a second language.

    Level 1 - After successfully completing the first course of secondary school world language study, the student attains a novice proficiency level. Receptive and productive communication (listening, reading, speaking and writing) reflect this proficiency.

    Level 2 - After successfully completing the second course of secondary school world language study, the student attains an intermediate-low proficiency level. Receptive and productive communication (listening, reading, speaking and writing) reflects this proficiency.

    Level 3 - After successfully completing the third course of secondary school world language study, the student attains an intermediate-mid proficiency level. Receptive and productive communication (listening, reading, speaking and writing) reflects this proficiency.

    2. The student develops life skills relevant to community building in the second language.

    Throughout secondary school world language course work, the student demonstrates an increasing awareness of how to conduct him or herself and interact with others.

    3. The student makes connections in the school and community environments.

    Throughout secondary school world language course work, the student connects learning in the world language class with learning in other content areas.

    Contact

    For questions regarding the Everett Public Schools World Languages Program, please contact:

    Georgia Lindquist, Humanities & Literacy Specialist, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs
    425-385-4064

    Beth Shipe, Humanities & Literacy Facilitator, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs
    425-385-4035

    Lara Fullner-Grennan, Humanities & Literacy Facilitator, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs
    425-385-4084