We believe that all students can and should become proficient in a second language. To enable students to gain as great a degree of proficiency as possible in all modes of communication, we present our materials in as many different ways and from as many different perspectives as possible.
We use the target language in all instruction even with beginning students. Our goal is to engage students in purposeful communication within meaningful contexts. We strive to embed grammatical structures within the communicative functions rather than as the driving force of the curriculum.
Our goal is to teach students real-world, authentic communication skills. Our assessment and grading are standards-based, aligned with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the Massachusetts Foreign Languages Curriculum Framework .