At Everglades High School, our goal is to ensure all students are career and college-ready and increasingly, this means ensuring they will be able to communicate effectively in another language and navigate seamlessly between a variety of cultures.
Successfully acquiring a second language requires a long, sequential course of study that focuses on student language productions. The goal of our program is language proficiency at a level which will enable our students to compete globally and contribute to our global society in a positive way.
OUR DEPARTMENT FOCUSES ON THE FIVE MODES OF COMMUNICATION: COMMUNICATION
Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures.
Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.
Lifelong Learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
The following courses are available for students:
- French 1-IV
- AP French Language and Culture
- Spanish 1-V
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- AP Spanish Literature
- Spanish Speakers I-IV
Below are some links to helpful sites for students: