World Languages

The World Language Advisory Committee (WLAC) assists in the continuous review and assessment of world language programming and instruction. The WLAC offers recommendations for improvement of the different APS language programs, including for the addition of new programs, and it reviews other proposed changes. The WLAC also helps to inform the community about APS world language programs and the benefits of learning languages, for example, through community events. The committee welcomes members to present suggestions and concerns, invites content experts to address the committee, and learns about and discusses issues related to world language instruction and learning. It also seeks to collaborate with other committees in designing and implementing true international education for the development of global citizens. WLAC members include parents of APS students at all levels, career professionals in language education, and also Arlington high school students who are studying one or more world languages. The WLAC meets monthly from August to June at the Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. During 2020-21, the WLAC will meet on Wednesday, September 23rd and then every third Wednesday of the month from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

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For additional information about the World Languages Advisory Committee, please contact the World Languages Office at 703.228.6097, or the committee’s Staff Liaison, Elisabeth Harrington at