The Metea Valley World Language Department believes that the heart of interaction is the ability to communicate. Language Learning promotes understanding, acceptance, and respect for others. In an increasingly global and diverse society, knowing another language is essential and should be part of every person's education. Learning a new language prepares students to be global citizens by developing an awareness and appreciation of other cultures and perspectives.
Instructional Mission: The World Language Department strives to develop the skills of our students within the Three Modes of Communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational) while enriching their language experience in music, art, literature and history.
Professional Mission: As a member of professional learning communities, we are committed to continual professional development in order to improve our practice and meet the diverse needs of our language learners.
Gabriel Medina Rodriguez
Department Chair, World Languages & EL
Metea Valley High School
English Language Learners
The Metea Valley English Language Learners Department's mission is:
For more detailed information about the English Language Program, refer to the IPSD English Language Learning Program website.
- To foster the linguistic and academic development of English Language Learners in our community
- To develop the personal growth of the English Language learners in our learning community.
Course Selection Information
World Language Course Selection Information
The World Langauge Department offers opportunities for students to take classes in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German and Spanish. For more information on each language, please refer to the following information:
General information about the World Language Program.
- French Club
- Spanish Club
- German Club
- Asian American Club
- Sign Language Club
Seal of Biliteracy
Indian Prairie School District 204 is offering the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.
The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in English and whose second language proficiency level is equivalent to Intermediate-High, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Language proficiency testing takes place in the spring.
A student meeting the requirements for the Seal of Biliteracy will receive this designation on his/her transcript and diploma.
To qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy by their senior year of high school, students must demonstrate proficiency in:
- Earning a minumum score of 4 in the Advance Placement (AP) English Exam
- Earning a minimum score of 21 in the Reading/Writing portion of the ACT exam
- Earning a minimum score of 540 in the Reading/Writing portion of the SAT
- Earning a minimum of 4.8 on the ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs exam
- Earning an Intermediate-high score requirement in each domain
(Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) in the STAMP 4S English Exam
Foreign Language by:
- Earning a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement language exam taken prior to this school year, OR
- Earn a minimum score of I-5 on the ACTFL's Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. The following languages can be assessed with the AAPPL exam: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai, OR
- Earning a minimum score of Intermediate-High in the Avant’s STAMP 4S
language proficiency exam. The following languages can be assessed and accepted
by IPSD 204 with the STAMP 4S exam: Hebrew and Polish
For more information, please contact Rafael Segarra, Director of English Language Learners, at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three steps involved in the process:
- Apply for the Seal of Biliteracy
- You must fill our THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
- Please complete this application and submit any AAPPL and/or STAMP 4S test fee receipts to your WL/EL teacher or the World Language Department Chair no later than January 10, 2019 for AAPPL Test #1 for February 7, 2019 for AAPPL Test #2.
Test Dates and Times:
- AAPPL Test #1: 01/19/19 8 AM-1 PM (Deadline: 1/10/19)
- AAPPL Test #2: 02/16/19 8 AM- 1 PM (Deadline: 02/07/19)
Pay for Your Exam
Provide Proof of Payment
- Provide proof of payment to the testing proctor on the day of the exam.