World Languages

The World Languages program at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities provides students with the opportunity to learn to communicate in Spanish, French and German. The emphasis in these classes is on language proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Instruction is therefore conducted, whenever possible, in the target language. The program also encourages learners to make connections with other disciplines and to appreciate the artistic, and literary contributions of the target cultures. Students develop insights into their own language and culture and therefore increase their understanding of the global community. Language goals are based on standard practices found in The South Carolina Foreign Languages Framework and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, as well as textbook and authentic supplementary materials. Methodology used in language classes is designed to accommodate differences in learning styles and include dialogues, interviews, presentations, readings, or cultural events, to name just a few learning strategies.