The Hershey World Language Department supports the District’s mission of engaging all students every day to help them achieve their greatest potential as global citizens through focusing on communicative proficiency within the cultural context of the target language. The Department values proficiency in all five language skills: Listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural competency. Students are encouraged to continue a long sequence of language study and to incorporate language skills into present and future academic, community and professional endeavors.
In alignment with the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, our World Language program strives to lead students to proficiency in the five areas of the standards: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. In our language classes, we promote an awareness of current global and cultural issues and a respect for other cultures and beliefs.