Our Lady of Lourdes

HIGH SCHOOL, Poughkeepsie, NY

World Languages

The World Languages Department of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School embraces and adheres to the standards as put forth by ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language.

National Standards in Foreign Language Education

“Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The United States must educate students who are linguistically and culturally equipped to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language, modern or classical.  Children who come to school from non-English backgrounds should also have opportunities to develop further proficiencies in their first language.”