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FCHS World Language Department 2021 - 2022

Forsyth Central High School offers a variety of World Languages in order to meet the needs and interests of our student body. Proficiency in other languages is an essential skill that allows one to engage in a world that is increasingly becoming more interconnected and interdependent. Our courses focus on the communicative skills (reading/viewing/listening and writing/speaking/signing) as well as intercultural competence to interact with ease within the target culture(s). This communicative piece is the key ingredient which plays a vital role in the acquisition of a second, third, or even a fourth language.

WHAT WE OFFER:

LANGUAGES AND LEVELS

Remember, our courses are taught with a Communicative Focus!
  • American Sign Language I, II, III, IV
  • French I, II, III, AP French Language and Culture
  • German I, II, III, AP German Language and Culture
  • Spanish for Native Speakers I, II, III
  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • Workplace Spanish / Advanced Workplace Spanish

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SEALS

Georgia Seal of Biliteracy

The Georgia Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. This seal certifies attainment of biliteracy and provides employers and universities with a method to identify people with language and biliteracy skills. In order to qualify for the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy a high school graduate must: 1- Complete all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall gpa of 3.0 or above in those classes AND 2- demonstrate proficiency by passing a foreign language advanced placement examination with a score of 4 or higher. For more information, please visit the Georgia's Seal of Biliteracy website.

International Skills Diploma Seal

In today's global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive.

The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies.

It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in a global economy

To be awarded the International Skills Diploma Seal, students need to complete:

  • Coursework in the following areas: (8 credits total) - World Languages (at least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL) - International Focus (at least four credits in course determined to have an international focus, such as international economies, world/non- U.S. History, World Geography, etc.)
  • At least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themse and/or in globabl contexts (e.g. exchange programs, international and language clubs, travel abroad)
  • Twenty Hours of community service involving a global / cross-cultural public service project.
  • Capstone Presentation on the Knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above.

For more information, please contact nwallace@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

Here are some of our students engaged within our World Language clubs, activities and real world experiences.

Created By
Nancy Wallace
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