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FLC Meeting Minutes 10.02.17

October 2nd, 2017

Foreign Language Committee Meeting Minutes

October 2nd, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 5:17 p.m.

The group met to discuss what a community survey would look like. This discussion continued via email to create the survey.

General Topics:

=       Purpose/Goals for Expanding the Program

=       Level of Achievement Desired

=       Rank Your Preference/Priorities for Electives

=       Effectiveness of Current Program

=       Desired Outcomes for Elementary, Middle and High

=       Optional vs Required


Note: We are planning to split the survey into the following grade bands: K-5, 6-8, 9-12. Specify which choices and/or questions will be used at certain levels.

The study of foreign language is an important part of my child’s [K-5, 6-8, 9-12] education.

Likert: Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree

The study of foreign language is important to my child for the following reasons. 

Check all that Apply:

=       Global Citizenship/Cultural Awareness [All]

=       Interest [All]

=       General Exposure [All]

=       Support English Language Development [All]

=       High School Credit in Middle School [6-8]

=       Language Acquisition (Fluency of 2nd Language) [All]

=       Meet Graduation Requirements [6-8, 9-12]

=       College Readiness [6-8, 9-12]

=       College Credit [9-12]

=       Career Path [All]

Should foreign language offerings be optional or required in [K-5, 6-8]? 


On a scale from 1 to 10, how much influence do you think your preference will have on your child’s language selection in [middle school, high school]?

1 - 10

Rank your preference for middle school electives in order of priority.

Foreign Language


Current Events*

Which languages should be offered?

(Rank in order of preference.)


=       Latin

=       Spanish

=       German

=       French

=       Chinese

=       World Languages

=       Sign Language

=       Arabic

=       Japanese

=       Russian

=       Greek

=       Hebrew

=       Dialects of India

=       Korean

=       Vietnamese

=       Danish

=       Polish

=       Italian

=       Portuguese