Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  • Q:

    What languages are offered in Duval County?

    A:

    American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. Select the "Language offerings by school" link to the left to see which languages are offered in each school.

    Q:

    Does the district offer world language instruction at the elementary level?

    A:

    Yes. Select the "Language offerings by school" link above to see which languages are offered in each school.

    Q:

    How many years of world language study are necessary for graduation from high school?

    A:

    All DCPS students must earn 2 credits in the same language in order to graduate.

    Q:

    How many years of world language study are necessary for college admission?

    A:

    Most Florida colleges and universities require a minimum of two years of the same foreign language but preference is often given to those students who have studied three years or more of a language.

    Q:

    Can a student take American Sign Language (ASL) in place of a foreign language?

    A:

    Students may take ASL to fulfill the Duval County high school graduation requirement. In addition, the State of Florida recognizes ASL as a foreign language credit that fulfills the two-year requirement for college admission. However, some out-of-state colleges and universities may not accept ASL courses for foreign language credit.

    Q:

    Is it possible for Duval County students to take an on-line world language course?

    A:

    Yes. Currently Florida Virtual School and Duval Virtual School offer on-line world language instruction. Students may earn one credit and satisfy their virtual course requirement if they successfully complete two semesters of the same language.

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    Contact Information

     
     
    DCPS WL Team
     
     
    Ms. Ingrid Carias
    ESOL, World Language, Dual Language Director
      cariasi1@duvalschools.org
    904-390-2202
     
                                     Myra J. Johnson, M.A.                           
    World Languages Specialist
        johnsonm12@duvalschools.org
    904-390-2242