World Language

Once commonly known as "foreign languages," our courses are referred to as World Languages to emphasize that, in such a global society, no language is foreign--all are languages of the world.

 

PORTOLA’S WORLD LANGUAGE COURSES

Portola’s multiple World Language courses offer opportunities to understand, speak, read, write, and to learn about the cultures surrounding these classes.

 

CA seal of biliteracy

STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY

Learners who demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English may be eligible to earn a State Seal of Biliteracy. “The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) is a recognition from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English” (World Language and Literacy). To learn more about this seal, and the benefits of having it please visit here.