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World Languages

San Diego Unified School District is committed to providing language opportunities for all students. The District recognizes that in addition to being academically prepared and fully proficient in English, all students benefit from being proficient in another language. The geographic location of San Diego, as well as the diversity of the District's student population, makes the study of languages that much more important. In support of this, the District has made language learning opportunities available to all students through a variety of K-12 pathways which include:

  • Biliteracy programs
  • Language Immersion and Dual Language Immersion programs
  • Language Enrichment programs
  • World Language programs and courses beginning in 7th grade per secondary school offerings

The language programs throughout the District are staffed with highly qualified teachers, follow a standards based curriculum, and are supported by District developed curriculum guides and assessments that measure student progress and inform instruction. The District recognizes that multilingualism enhances cognitive development, divergent and critical thinking, problem solving, as well as promotes communication and understanding in an increasingly global society. In addition to promoting multilingualism among students, the World Language Program within SDUSD seeks to have students:

  • Communicate in languages other than English.
  • Gain knowledge and an understanding of other cultures.
  • Connect with other disciplines and acquire information.
  • Develop insight into the nature of language and culture.
  • Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.