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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-37


World Languages

The School Board believes that instruction in world languages is designed to provide students with the insights and tools to interact with people from diverse cultures in an effort to become globally aware citizens. Students will acquire the linguistic, grammatical, and cultural knowledge needed for oral and written communication in meaningful contexts; develop the communicative skills needed to demonstrate understanding, express ideas and feelings, and exchange information in meaningful contexts; apply the knowledge and skills needed for oral and written communication; and demonstrate an understanding of the diverse perspectives that are represented in their own and other cultures.

Adopted by the School Board: May 25, 2005
Amended by School Board: April 18, 2017