World Languages

world languages
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Aldo Sanchez-Abreu
Executive Director of Bilingual/ESL/WL/Testing
Teresita Eldredge
World Language Supervisor

New Seal of Biliteracy


The New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy is a New Jersey Department of Education initiative. The Jersey City Public Schools is currently participating in this State program to provide our multilingual students with the opportunity to be awarded this



2022 Presentation-New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy for High School Seniors



The study of another language and culture enables students to interact and communicate with others while gaining a greater understanding of and respect for the cultural perspectives and practices of different cultures. World Languages enable students to become multilingual and multicultural resources for society by providing them with an appreciation of state and national responsibilities.

World Languages assist in the development of skills and practices vital to the learning process and facilitates the acquisition of subsequent languages. It provides a competitive edge in career choices and in professional development; offers language enrichment opportunities to students whose native language is English; provides students with a sense of personal satisfaction and enjoyment in their ability to communicate with people from other cultures.

Curriculum Overview

The World Languages K-12 curriculum strengthens the critical-thinking skills through conceptualizing, reasoning, and problem solving. It provides students with the opportunity to learn a language in meaningful conversations, understand and interpret spoken and written language, present information, concepts and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the persoectives of other cultures. Throughout the curriculum, students will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities. 

Course Offerings

High School
  • Spanish 1-3, Spanish 1L - 2L (Native Speakers), Spanish AP Language and Culture, Spanish AP Literature
  • Mandarin 1-3, Mandarin AP Language and Culture
  • French 1-3, French AP Language and Culture

District Programs

  • Spanish ( Grades 3-12)
  • Mandarin (Grades 9-12)
  • French (Grades 9-12)

Student Opportunities 

  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • Student of the Year AwardsPoster Contest
  • China Spring Camp in Partnership with the Confucius Institute (NJCU)


New Jersey Student Learning Standards-

NJ State Seal of Biliteracy

New Jersey Student Learning Standards -

World Languages


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