Patricia TilghmanCoordinator for World Languages
Phone: (757) 603-6443
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World language instruction begins in Williamsburg-James City County Schools in the sixth grade with Latin for Word Power. In 7th grade students may elect to begin a full year of one of four languages: French, German, Latin or Spanish.  After reaching high school, students have an additional world language selection – American Sign Language. Every student in WJCC Schools must have at least one year of foreign language in order to graduate. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for a global society through language and through learning about other cultures. Students have many opportunities for active learning through person-to-person communication and special projects related to the individual language.

Middle School Course Offerings

Spanish I – Grade 8

Course ID: 5510|

This course enables students to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing [...]

Latin I – Grade 8

Course ID: 5310|

This course provides students with the fundamental principles of the language as well as an understanding of the history, culture [...]

German I – Grade 8

Course ID: 5210|

This course enables students to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing [...]

French I – Grade 8

Course ID: 5110|

This course enables students to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing [...]

High School Course Offerings

Spanish Cinema

Course ID: 5586SB|

This course is designed to immerse the student in real-life situations taken from the Spanish-speaking world.Self-expression is stimulated through discussions [...]

Spanish IV

Course ID: 5541SB|

Students develop more advanced communication skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing – with emphasis on the [...]

Spanish III

Course ID: 5531SB|

This course focuses on the use of the language for active communication.Emphasis is placed on developing comprehension, refining writing skills, [...]

Spanish II

Course ID: 5520SB|

Students continue to develop proficiency in all four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.Students will actively participate in contextualized [...]

Spanish I

Course ID: 5510SB|

This course enables a student to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences [...]

Latin IV

Course ID: 5341SB|

Latin IV is an introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry.This rigorous course begins the Advanced Placement curriculum and provides a [...]

Latin III

Course ID: 5331SB|

Students will refine skills learned in Latin I & II.Students will be able to understand increasingly complex texts and will [...]

Latin II

Course ID: 5320SB|

Students continue to develop skills learned in Latin I.These skills provide the opportunity for students to engage with the cultural [...]

Latin I

Course ID: 5310SB|

This course provides students the fundamental principles of the language as well as an understanding of the history, culture and [...]

German Cinema

Course ID: 5285SB|

This course will provide students with the opportunity to study the history and development of Germanic culture through film.Through immersions [...]

German IV

Course ID: 5241SB|

Students develop more advanced communication skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing – with emphasis on the [...]

German III

Course ID: 5231SB|

This course focuses on the use of the language for active communication.Emphasis is placed on developing comprehension, refining writing skills, [...]

German II

Course ID: 5220SB|

Modern language students continue to develop proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and 49 writing.Students will actively participate [...]

German I

Course ID: 5210SB|

This course enables the student to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences [...]

French Cinema

Course ID: 5185SB|

This course will provide students with the opportunity to study the history and development of the Francophone world through film.The [...]

French IV

Course ID: 5141SB|

Modern language students will develop more advanced communication skills in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an [...]

French III

Course ID: 5131SB|

This course focuses on the use of the language for active communication.Emphasis is placed on developing comprehension, refining writing skills, [...]

French II

Course ID: 5120SB|

Modern language students will continue to develop proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.Students will actively [...]

French I

Course ID: 5110SB|

This course enables the modern language student to develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using [...]

American Sign Language IV

Course ID: 5998SB|

Students engaging in this course will experience a more advanced study of American Sign Language.This class continues with an interactive [...]

American Sign Language III

Course ID: 5997SB|

Students will continue to add vocabulary and idiomatic expressions to their pre-existing vocabulary base.Language functions and increasingly difficult grammatical structures [...]

American Sign Language II

Course ID: 5995SB|

Students continue to increase their ASL skills.They will add to their vocabulary and increase proficiency in grammatical features and conversational [...]

American Sign Language I

Course ID: 5990SB|

Students will learn 1,000 signs and acquire knowledge of the manual alphabet.Students learn the language through lessons presented in context [...]

World Language Sampler

Course ID: 5002SB|

This course is a project-based, hands-on class that will provide basic language instruction in the languages presented.It will allow students [...]