World Languages Department Goal

The World Languages Department creates an academic environment that encourages cooperative learning, risk-taking, and higher-order thinking.  The World Languages Department at Hudson Public Schools will help all students to:
  • develop communication skills that will enable them to use a foreign language in real life context;
  • develop literacy skills in a language other than English that are applicable to English learning;
  • use the target language to further their knowledge of other disciplines;
  • develop a deep understanding of the connections among the cultural products, practices and perspectives of the communities of speakers of the target language; 
  • be culturally proficient, recognizing cultural biases and stereotypes;
  • develop an understanding of the relationships between language and culture;
  • further the knowledge of their own culture and language by comparing them to the target cultures and language;
  • access information from points of view only available through the target language;
  • meet college and career expectations in a competitive and global environment.

Program Description







World language globe
 
   Middle School

Students at Hudson Public Schools start learning Spanish or Portuguese in the 5th grade.  At the Middle School level, WL students focus on the cultural products, practices and perspectives of the communities of speakers of the target language, as well as on interdisciplinary content connections with Math, Science and Social Studies.  Vocabulary and linguistic structures are present as a vehicle to explore these topics.  The curriculum is delivered through the almost exclusive use of the target language.   

   High School

Students at Hudson High School continue studying the same language that they began in Middle School.  Starting in the 8th grade, students also have an opportunity to initiate the study of another language as an elective course.  The High School curriculum focuses on the cultural products, practices and perspectives of the communities of speakers of the target language, as well as content from academic areas such as Health, History, Literature, Art, and Social Sciences.  As in Middle School, new vocabulary and linguistic structures are presented as a vehicle to explore these topics.  The curriculum is delivered through the almost exclusive use of the target language in the classroom.  

Heritage and native speakers of Portuguese and Spanish have an opportunity to continue developing literacy skills in their heritage/native language in classes specifically designed for this population.





A. Pimentel

Ana Pimentel
Director of World Language




Instructional Resources