• Modern World Languages and Literature
    The ability to communicate in a second language increases the opportunities to interact with other people and to understand other cultures. As mandated by the New York Standards for Second Language Study, it is essential that every student acquires the skills for communication with others and develops cross-cultural understanding.  In the modern world language classroom, teachers create culturally authentic, language-rich environments where the target language is the medium of instruction and students have ongoing opportunities for communicative interaction, which prepares them for the world beyond the classroom.