According to the TEKS, "the study of world languages is an essential part of education", which focuses on communication and culture. Through our courses, students gain proficiency in expression and cultural proficiency. The LISD world languages (WL) curriculum is proficiency-oriented with performance-based evidence. In each level, students demonstrate skills in the target language along a proficiency continuum.
Our vision is that whether students choose among modern, classical or visual languages, their learning experiences will equip them to communicate in the target language and demonstrate intercultural understanding. The following research-based core practices for language learning (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) frame instruction and assessment to achieve such vision.
- Facilitate target language comprehensibility
- Guide learners through interpreting authentic resources
- Design oral interpersonal communication tasks
- Plan with backward design model
- Teach grammar as a concept and use in context
- Provide appropriate oral feedback
Lewisville ISD offers World Languages for middle school and high school students. In middle school, students may begin taking Spanish for high school credit. In high school, students may choose a classical language (Latin) or modern language (Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, and Japanese*).
*Language offerings may vary by campus