School district may increase foreign language class options

The Yorkville School District is exploring more foreign language class options.

Director of Teaching and Learning Kelley Gallt told the Board of Education on Monday that administrators are considering adding German I at the Yorkville Middle School where Spanish I is already offered. Both languages are now taught at Yorkville High School.

In addition, during the next school year they will survey families of elementary school students to see if there is interest in adding an additional language, such as French or Chinese. If there is interest, another language could be added in the 2017-18 school year.

“We want to make sure we’re matching what the community wants,” Gallt said. Board member Dr. Lynn Burks suggested they look at languages that will eventually help students get jobs in a global economy. Read More

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