The primary aim of the International Language program is to present world languages as essential living tools for communication, given the global community in which we live. Employing proficiency-based methods, students develop the ability to use other languages in realistic situations following the standards of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities while developing the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The knowledge, insight, and appreciation they gain for other cultures allows students to develop empathy by broadening their understanding of how others live, think, and interact in ways different to their own. Students build a solid linguistic scaffolding in middle school, which ultimately enables them in upper school to appreciate authentic, unabridged works in various media, and to express themselves with confidence and proficiency in communicating in another language. Sacred Heart schools are part of a dynamic international network with a well-established global exchange and service program. Upper school students may study abroad, and all FR families are invited to host exchange students.
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