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World Language

 

Our Mission

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 
gabriel_medina@ipsd.org
Department Chair, World Languages & EL
Metea Valley High School
(630) 375-1114

 @MVWorldlanguage
#Globalmustang #MeteaLIFE

 


ELL

English Language Learners

The Metea Valley English Language Learners Department's mission is:

  • 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.
For more detailed information about the English Language Program, refer to the IPSD English Language Learning Program website.

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. 

 

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • German Club
  • Asian American Club
  • Sign Language Club


Seal of Biliteracy

Overview

Indian Prairie School District 204 has established 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 will take place in the spring, and the cost will be $20.

A student can also qualify for a State Commendation Toward Biliteracy. This designation would be given in his/her transcripts.

A student can also qualify for a State Commendation Toward Biliteracy. This designation would be given in his/her transcripts.

To qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy by their senior year of high school, students must demonstrate proficiency in: English by:

  • Earning a minimum score of 4 in the Advance Placement (AP) English Exam
  • Earning a minimum score of 21 Reading/Writing in the ACT exam
  • Earning a minimum score of 540 Reading/Writing in the SAT exam
  • Earning a minimum overall score of 4.8 on the ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs exam
  • Earning a minimum score of I-5 requirement in each domain (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) in the AAPPL English Exam, OR
  • 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 (AP) language exam taken prior to this school 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 rafael_segarra@ipsd.org
 

There are three steps involved in the process

1) Apply for the Seal of Biliteracy

  • You must fill out 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 the due dates listed below.

Test Dates and Times:

  • AAPPL Test #1 (10/10/19): 2:45pm-6pm (Deadline 10/4/19)
  • Test #2 (01/25/20): 8am-1pm (Deadline: 01/10/20)
  • Test #3 (02/22/20): 8am-1pm (Deadline: 02/14/20)

2) Pay for Your Exam

3) Provide Proof of Payment

  • Provide proof of payment to the testing proctor on the day of the exam.

 

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